Bringing the Unseen to the Scene

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Ableton Live Instant Mappings for Korg microKONTROL

I've spent many hours discovering how to instant map my Korg microKONTROL to Ableton Live using the UserConfiguration.txt file, MidiPipe(optional), and the Librarian software that comes with the microKONTROL.  I have successfully mapped the first 3 scenes of my microKONTROL to control various parameters in Live without having to Map them manually in midi map mode. The reason I made this tutorial is because I wish I could have had access ...

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Keith McMillen QuNexus Review

The Keith McMillen QuNexus is a powerful and versatile midi controller. Each key has pitch bend, pressure sensitivity, velocity sensitivity and aftertouch. You can really use it to make your synth patches responsive and expressive. Channel rotation allows you to send midi data to multiple channels at once, so you can pitch bend or modulate them independently. You can also send CV (control value) to other synths or devices. The QuNexus has ...

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Ayla Nereo's Hollow Bone Remixes

Alya Nereo's Hollow Bone Remixes compilation is now out on Jumpsuit Records. It features remixes by E O (a.k.a. Eric Oberthaler), Kyrstyn Pixton, Random Rab, Makhana, Mbanza, Antandra, Scott Nice, Ryan Herr Music, SriKaloGY, AtYyA, Kalya Scintilla, D.V.S*, The Human Experience - David Block, Lemurr, saQi, Queued Time Music aka Walking ॐ Om / DJ Osmosis, Living Light and ill-ēsha. The compilation is an amazing journey through world music influences, bass music and ...

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5 Ways to Create Gated Patterns in Ableton 9

Gate Effect with Sidechaining Using the gate effect in Ableton Live, you can create interesting gated patterns to the beat by turning on sidechain, and selecting a rhythmic pattern to receive audio signal from. (note: If you select a midi drum rack, you can also select any one of the drums individually) Then all you have to do is play with the threshold, attack, decay and release to get the sound just right.   Add ...

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Future Bass Pads and Talking Bass with Xfer Serum

This is the first in a series of live streams I plan on doing. The focus will be on sound design, and in this episode, I create some future pads and talking bass techniques using Xfer Records' Serum. I hope you learn something. Follow me on social media to get updates about when I'll be streaming next.

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Lennar Digital Released a 64bit Version of Sylenth1

Lennar Digital released a 64bit version of Sylenth1 today. It’s a free update for existing users, and it has a sexy new skin! I recently switched to using Ableton in…

World Music Sample Pack (Free Edition)

Antandra has compiled a free world music sample pack of exotic instruments. This pack is a preview of a premiere pack that is available now via Pro Samples. Inside the download, you will find…

How to Make a Beat in Ableton Live

In this video, I share a few straight forward techniques for beginning to intermediate Ableton Live users. One of the methods is specific to Ableton 9.5, but most of them…

LostinSound Released a FREE 45 Track Compilation!

LIS V/A 004 is the Spring compilation 4.19.15 for Bicycle Day. Featuring 45 free songs submitted by various artists to support the relaunch of LostinSound.org. The compilation is mind-blowing from…

5 Ways to Create Gated Patterns in Ableton 9

Gate Effect with Sidechaining Using the gate effect in Ableton Live, you can create interesting gated patterns to the beat by turning on sidechain, and selecting a rhythmic pattern to…

Not by Happenstance – Harmonic Resonance

Is there hope for healthy harmonious harmonic oscillation happening happily not by happenstance? All of matter (and therefore energy) can be expressed in either waves or particles. However, when speaking…