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Creative Resampling in Ableton

Resampling opens up a lot of creative potential when producing music in Ableton. I find it especially handy when I want to add a bit of randomness to a composition, because you can record the random variations in and edit them down into what actually sounds good to your ear. Let's say for example you have a BeatRepeat, LiveCut, or other glitch effect on the track with randomized settings. ...

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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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Psytrance Sound Design Using Ableton

by DJ Story This tutorial is for learning some basic sound design theory to get you started making custom psytrance sounds from scratch.  I can't stress enough how important it is to just dive in and start getting your hands dirty.  The more you get familiar with how the different wave forms sound at different qualities, octaves and frequencies the sooner you'll be able to whip up the sound in your head without ...

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Ableton Tutorial - Rhythmic Gated Patterns

In this tutorial I share a technique for turning any texture, pad, or soundscape into a tight rhythmic stuttering pattern. It's accomplished using sidechain options of the gate effect in Ableton Live. This type of effect is something you hear in a lot of psy dub, psy trance, and psybient music. You hear it used in many songs by artists like Shpongle, Ott, Bluetech, Phutureprimitive, and many more.

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Mirror Me (Zenon Rec.) Interview

DJ Story: Great Music! Are you using Ableton? Mirror Me (Zenon Rec.): Yep. All Ableton. Synthesizing, sampling and resampling. A minimalist approach. DJ Story: Any plugins? Mirror Me (Zenon Rec.): Oh yah. FM8, Sylenth, Massive, and many more. DJ Story: What did you use for the bass? Mirror Me (Zenon Rec.): I don't remember. Either Sylenth or UltraBass MX I think. DJ Story: What about that ...

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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…

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