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17 Amazing Ableton Live Tutorials

17 Amazing Ableton Live Tutorials
Ableton Live is a DAW that's not only good at producing music, but it's also useful when you're playing live. It's available for both PCs and Macs, so just about anyone can use the software. One of Live's unique features is its session view. This is a non-linear grid for recording and playing your music ideas in any order. The program can deal with MIDI and audio, supports VST instruments, and has great looping features. It is flexible for musicians, and loved by DJs. The program was first released in 2001, and version 8 came out in April of this year. This article was previously published on the AudioJungle blog. Last week’s article covered Live’s history and features. 1. Ableton have their own Youtube channel of useful tutorials. 2. "Ableton Live is about making music. 3. This video show you how Timofey works with Ableton Live to make electro house music. 4. 5. "Huston Singletary takes you through the process of recording guitar tracks within the Live 7 Arrangement View." 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Ableton Live | SOS Tutorials, Techniques & Workshops Previous 100 Ableton LIVE NOTES workshops Groove Mechanics Ableton Live tips & Techniques Trouble finding your groove? Come with us as we dive into Live's Groove Pool... Group Therapy Ableton Live Tips & Techniques Track grouping is one of Live's most powerful tools for managing your tracks in both Session and Arrangement view. Simpler Pleasures Live Tips & Techniques Simple and sophisticated sampling are both on offer with Live's Simpler and Sampler instruments. Max Power There's something for everyone in Max For Live, as we'll see while we explore the best devices MFL has to offer. Making Notes Live 9’s new audio-to-MIDI converter has some off-the-wall uses. Live For Tomorrow We get hands-on with the new and improved features of Live 9. Crafty Comping Live offers all the tools you need for quick and convenient comping: you just need to know where to look. This Year’s Model Try some guitar-amp modelling with Live, a couple of plug-ins and a bit of know-how. Smooth Operator Ableton Live Tips & Technique

The Master Set of Ableton Live Tutorials |ZeSoundSuite Dot Com First and foremost I'd like to apologize for the stagnation of posts as of late. There was way too much on my plate and I was simultaneously hit with some personal issues I had to figure out. I had to do some major prioritizing with a very important new job as well as new mixing & mastering clients. Ze Sound Suite is in its infancy so unfortunately it got pushed to the back burner while I got all these other responsibilities under control. I really love teaching and love sound even more, creating this blog is a dream that has manifested itself into reality no matter how small it is. No... I discovered Nick's Tutorials while randomly geeking out and doing some searching for new things to learn. At Nick's Tutorials there is a wealth of video tutorials on Ableton. Sound Design in Ableton Live: Analog: This 3 hour and 40 minute tutorial video aims to answer all of your sound synthesis questions as well as serve as an in depth guide into Ableton's most powerful instrument; Analog.

Granulator by Robert Henke Granulator II is a Max4Live synthesizer based on the principle of quasi-synchronous granular synthesis. It creates a constant stream of short crossfading sections of the source sample, and the pitch, position and volume of each grain can be modulated in many ways to create a great variety of interesting sounds. Granulator II also offers two multimode filters in series to further shape the resulting timbre. Granulator II is the latest incarnation of a series of granular based synthesizers I wrote for my own usage since the additon of real time audio processing to Max in 1997. [0] Listen to a more complex sound example of Granulator with a singing bowl as sound source embedded in a bit of long reverb. ____________ D o w n l o a d _ G r a n u l a t o r _ I I _ h e r e_______________ This instrument is the result of lot of love and dedication. In case you really enjoy the instrument, and you are going to use it for your own artistic works, I would love to get something back from you.

10 newbie mistakes when writing in Ableton 10 Newbie mistakes in Ableton Here are some common newbie mistakes people make when writing in Ableton. This isn’t all Ableton specific as some tips apply to music production in general. 1. This is a fairly common but huge mistake when working with Ableton. I suppose it can be pretty misleading to see an option called “Auto-warp” and wonder why your songs aren’t syncing up to tempo perfectly. Here’s are a few videos to get you started. For Ableton 8: For previous versions of Ableton: 2. A common mistake for people who are new to Ableton is assuming that the session window (the window with all the boxes for clips and scenes. For example you will have a clip on audio 1 in your session window but audio 1 in your arrange window is empty. Once you understand how the session and arrange windows are intertwined, it will make complete sense what is happening. 1 instrument per track. If you have ever programmed a drum machine, clips are similar to patterns on your drum machine. 3. BS – Spectrum Vst

Ableton Live Tutorial: Learning Operator with Faux M.A.N.D.Y. – Booka Shade Sounds You’ve seen the splashy “sound just like –” headlines in various music magazines. But imitation is, after all, an essential form of musical development. Something magical happens as you try to imitate something – you begin to hear it differently. Sometimes you wind up nailing something exactly, and in the process discover how you might make your own, unique sounds. And sometimes, the process of translation falls apart, and instead of an imitation you go somewhere else altogether. By popular demand, our friend and Live performance guru Gustavo Bravetti has unveiled the secrets behind a sound in his own performances, reminiscent of a tune that’s well-loved in certain circles: How to program a “M.A.N.D.Y vs Booka Shade – Body Language” like sound, on Ableton Live’s Operator.Note that I’m using Live8′s Operator. As Gustavo points out in comments, this is all about using a simple example as a window into learning Operator. Hope this is useful to your synth programming. - Streaming Tutorial-Videos & HD Training Downloads for Audio, Graphics, & Video Editing Software 鍋炊きご飯の炊き方:白ごはん.com ご飯は鍋で炊くとほんとうにおいしい!ぜひ一度鍋炊きの炊き方を覚えて挑戦してみてください!味の違いもさることながら、思ったよりも 簡単であることにも気づかれるはずです。それは『米さえ浸水させておけば、そこから20分とかからず炊けてしまう』から。 【 鍋炊きご飯の材料 】 米 … 炊きたい分量の米水 … 浸水させた米と同量(同体積)の水※詳しい分量は下記レシピを参考にしてください 【 鍋炊きご飯で使う鍋 】 鍋 … きっちり蓋のしまる鍋ならなんでもOK※今回は“文化鍋”を使って鍋炊きをします 文化鍋は吹きこぼれ防止のはねがついているので鍋炊きに適しています。 スポンサーリンク まずは米の研ぎ方 一昔前よりも精米技術が向上して、米は洗うだけでよいという声もあります。 【 美味しいごはんの情報のまとめ 】 ・炊飯器でおいしく炊くヒントやコツ ・美味しい米のとぎ方 ・ごはんに適した美味しい水の条件のこと ・土鍋で炊くごはんの基本【 補足 】 ・米を研いだ後に浸水させるのは、炊く前に浸水させても、前日でも、一食前(晩ごはんで炊きたいなら昼ごはんの時)でもいいのです。

VIDEO! The 45-Minute Practice Routine: Get Organized to Optimize Your Time Behind the Kit (January 2014 Issue) by Mike Johnston When I sit back and think about the thousands of questions I’ve been asked by students in my eighteen-year career as a drum teacher and clinician, I would have to say that at least 80 percent of them have to do with practicing. It’s a scary thing to think about sitting down at the kit and dedicating yourself to improving, just to find out that you were practicing incorrectly or focusing on the wrong subject. Having a road map like the one we have here, the 45-Minute Practice Routine, will help you feel more confident on your journey. Before we get into the specifics of the practice routine, it’s important that we define the difference between playing and practicing. Practicing, on the other hand, is when you work on something that you desire to improve, with precise focus and attention paid to every detail, including touch, groove, feel, technique, and timing. The 45-Minute Practice Routine is something that should be filled out before you even get to the kit.

Ableton Live’s Analog: A Synthesizer Tutorial April 10, 2010 by Ryan Ableton’s Analog synthesizer (introduced in version 7) is an attempt to recreate the vintage sounds of yesterday. Featuring 2 alias free oscillators, 4 Waveforms (sine, sawtooth, rectangle and white noise), two independent multi band filters, 2 syncable LFOs, and a range of other features, Analog easily stands up next to its hardware counterparts. The Basics Of Synthesis Every analog synthesizer generates its sounds from an oscillator, the most basic type being a sine wave. All Of This Hertz My Head! All sound is made up of vibration. An example of a sine wave. 1 cycle is reached once the wave has reached its lowest point, its highest point, then back to the lowest. A guitar string being plucked will vibrate thousands of (cycles) times per second. Sounds range from about 20Hz to 20,000Hz. Some common sounds you can associate with on the frequency spectrum. Here is what a pure sine wave played by Ableton’s Operator Synth at 440Hz. The raw sine wave generatd by Operator.

Ableton Live Tips With over 1,000 free devices in the form of instruments, audio effects, MIDI effects and tools to extend the ability of Ableton Live, who could pass up using Max for Live? M4L devices come in all shapes - and if you want, they can be edited and customized to meet specific needs. Today, Lenny Kiser shares how to use 5 essential Max for Live devices to improve your productions and live performances. Read More » Integrating a hardware synth into an Ableton Live production workflow can really improve your workflow, as well as create some awesome and powerful sounds. Read More » Having the ability to control powerful effects during crucial moments in a set - and in Ableton, setting up instrument racks of unique effects is useful both during a show and in the studio. Read More » Mad Zach rocking two Midi Fighter Spectras, serious finger drumming dexterity! Read More » Read More » Read More » Last month, French house producer Fred Falke came to San Francisco to perform at Mezzanine. Read More »

Mind-Reading Computer Takes Images Straight out of Your Brain Japanese scientists at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Labs have successfully built a machine that can read your mind - or at least getting images straight from your brain: A Japanese research team has revealed it had created a technology that could eventually display on a computer screen what people have on their minds, such as dreams.Researchers at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories succeeded in processing and displaying images directly from the human brain, they said in a study unveiled ahead of publication in the US magazine Neuron.While the team for now has managed to reproduce only simple images from the brain, they said the technology could eventually be used to figure out dreams and other secrets inside people's minds. Link | Article at Pink Tentacle - via Gizmodo

10 ways to triple your productivity & make more music 12 ways to triple your productivity & make more music Whether you are gearing up for a new year & reflecting on the accomplishments of last year or your catching yourself in the middle of the calendar year with less productivity than you would like, I want to share some techniques that should really help to step up your game. In all honesty, I’m naturally a pretty lazy guy. These tips below are discoveries I have made to battle my own laziness, fatigue & creative anxiety. 1. Take a break first. 2. Face it, it’s all bullshit & if you keep at it, you’re life is going to waste away. If you really want to get WAY more done, cut your social network checking to 2-3 times a day and only after you’ve put in some real creative work. 3. 4. 5. Once the timer goes off, it’s time to commit to making music (or writing this blog) & set the timer once again. Sometimes I’ll break songwriting down to different tasks. *Edit & effect each loop for my own purpuses *Construct a 32 bar intro *Create an Outro 7.

Macユーザー必須の神アプリAlfredの基本的な使い方とか設定方法とか その1(検索&アクション) | MacBook Air とWordPressでこうなった 超絶便利なランチャーアプリ Alfred の使い方や設定方法です。 Alfred はとにかく多機能で、その機能は別のアプリで良いんじゃないの?という事まで出来たりするので、初めからあれもこれもと手を出すと収集が付かなくなります。 なのでせっかく Alfred をインストールしても、どこから手をつけて良いのかわからない・・・。 ということで、Alfred の基本的な操作方法や設定方法をちょっとでも参考になればと思い記事にしてみます。 インストールの方法は「Mac ユーザー必須の神アプリ Alfred v2 本体と Powerpack をインストールしてみる」をご覧ください。 Alfred の基本的な使い方(と特徴) いわゆるランチャーアプリの類いは、あらかじめ登録しておいたアプリなりファイルなりをキーボードショートカットなどで一発で開く(起動する)事が基本的な挙動です。 Alfred の場合、あらかじめアプリなりを登録しておく必要はありません。 また、アクションも単純にアプリやファイルなどを起動したり開いたりするだけじゃなくて、メール送信したり、ターミナルで開いたり、ファイルパスをクリップボードへコピーしたり等等、様々なアクションを実行する事ができることができます。 Alfred v2 からは、オリジナルのアクションを作成する事も可能となり、より強力になっています。 Alfred では、あらかじめアプリなりを登録する必要はないので、なんらかのアクションを実行したい対象項目を毎回検索して特定する事になります。 なんか面倒くさい・・・。 と、思った人は大間違い(笑)。 とにかく、Alfred のインクリメンタル検索は速くて心地良い。 というわけで、「対象項目」を選択して「任意のアクション」を実行する、ということが、Alfred の基本的な使い方になります。 どうでしょうか? <もくじ>・ 基本的な 3 つのインターフェース ・ 最低限の設定をしてみる ・ Alfred ウインドウで対象項目を検索してみる ・ Alfred ウインドウから「Open」アクションを実行する ・ Alfred ウインドウから「Open」以外のアクションを実行する ・ Finder から直接 File Action を実行する ・ File Navigation で対象項目を検索してみる ・ まとめ (3) File Action