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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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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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World Music Sample Pack (Premium Edition) Vol. 1

Pro Samples proudly presents this comprehensive World Music sample collection offered by Antandra. It contains a wide variety of single-notes, articulations and phrases that can be arranged in endless rhythms and melodies. There are 28 beautifully recorded instruments from Africa, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, South America and Europe to bring your music to life. There are also atmospheric layers and dynamic drum hits and loops that give beats flavor and depth. If you enjoy world music, and ...

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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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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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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…