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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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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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APC40 Python Scripts Review

APC40 Python Scripts Review

When I first got my APC40, I was amazed by the out of the box functionality.  I had done my research, and knew that it was what I wanted.  It offers a lot of flexibility in the studio and for live performance.  I still had this feeling like there must be more though.  I started experimenting with it, and noticed I couldn't use a midi translator with it, and I was frustrated ...

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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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Peter J Harris

The Best DJ Software for Producers, Performers

By Peter J Harris As an electronica producer for over 10 years, I’ve worked with all kinds of software platforms and hands down, one app rises above the rest for…

Ableton Lowpass Filter

Using Filters to Mix Music

By Arthur Andersson Although it’s possible to create a decent mix without any filters at all, they are sometimes very useful. In addition they can be used to change the…

DJ Story Music Website Launched!

DJ Story has a new official site.  It features his music on soundcloud available as free downloads, his latest news, twitter updates, podcast of archived DJ mixes and more! Check…

Live + Reason Rewire Tutorial

Ableton Live + Propellerhead Reason Rewire Tutorial

How to route your sounds and devices from Propellerhead Reason to Ableton Live using the built-in rewire feature. There are 2 methods covered in this video for bringing sound from Reason into Live. The technique you use is up to you and your music production style.

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…

APC40 Python Scripts

APC40 Python Scripts Review

When I first got my APC40, I was amazed by the out of the box functionality.  I had done my research, and knew that it was what I wanted.  It…