Bringing the Unseen to the Scene

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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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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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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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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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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

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.

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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…

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…