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Quick Tip : Subtractive vs additive equalization
When enhancing your sounds with EQ there is a fine line between a light sweetening and an over-colored, or over-hyped end result. Most of the time any negative results are due to too much additive equ
Jan. 14, 2011
How To Use Ableton Live - Audio and Instruments part 1
So you have just installed your shiny new version of Ableton Live and you're ready to make a dent in the music industry. Well that's great, but before you construct your Magnus opus there are a few th
Jan. 7, 2011
Quick Tip : How to achieve low latency
Unfortunately latency is something that effects everyone who creates and mixes music in the digital domain. Although it's something that's ever present it can be managed and if dealt with correctly it
Jan. 3, 2011
Drum Rack as an Organization tool in Ableton Live
Drum Rack is one of Ableton Live's most powerful tools. Many people think of it as a way to build a drum sound for a particular track. You can use this tool to organize whole libraries of sounds, and
Dec. 27, 2010
Quick Tip : Creating noise based synth FX in Ableton Live
Creating synth effects patches is always a lot of fun but sometimes it's tough choosing the right oscillators to use. If you want a fail-safe sound source that should work with any project, I'd strong
Dec. 19, 2010
Recycling FX Tails In Ableton Live
You can create epic effects and transitions in your music tracks by using, or re-using, reverb and delay tails. Mo Volans shows some quick and easy ways to do just that.
Dec. 14, 2010
Creating BT Inspired Glitch Edits - Part 3
Every Digital Musician has their own secret techniques. It could be an instrument setting, editing technique, routing or plug-in that helps define their sound or inspire their creative process. These
Dec. 8, 2010
The Sine Wave Song
Ableton Live is a fantastic program. The only complaint that I continue to hear about after about 7 years of using Live is the fact that you cannot record automation in the Session View. This problem
Dec. 4, 2010
Ableton Live - Rise of the Machines
Through the years, a new story has developed. Starting with the industrial revolution, a storyline evolved as a morality tale warning mankind about his inventions. The base of it is " Man invents obj
Nov. 26, 2010
Sine Wave Modulation in Max for Live
As any audio engineer will tell you these days, automation in a Digital Audio Workstation is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Back in the old days, on an analog SSL console you would have to rid
Nov. 15, 2010
Laptop DJ's suck
One of my friends is deep in the Paul Oakenfold camp. They put me on the list for his show, and off I went to see the new spectacle. Paul's new LCD DJ booth was quite incredible. Its a beautiful LED w
Oct. 28, 2010
Big things are really small: Auto Modulation in Max for Ableton Live
Auto Modulation in Max for Ableton Live One of the wonderful things about max for live is the fact that you can modulate any parameter in Ableton Live that is automatable. For example, using a si
Oct. 24, 2010
Hack into Sound With Max Msp. and Ableton
Sound Hacking in Max4live Spectral analysis is one of the more advanced ways to exert more control over your audio material. Electronic Musicians have been using this technique to refine the timbral q
Oct. 12, 2010
Hands-On Control with Ableton Live - Part 2
Touching it up with TouchAble I'm in the studio after a fresh update to Ableton Live. I haven't showered, my HP tablet died, I couldn't get TouchAble to work last night, and our water heater is on th
Sep. 17, 2010
Ableton Live Tutorial - Hands-on control of Ableton Live with LiveControl Control Freak
Hands-on control of Ableton Live with LiveControl Control Freak If you have ever used a computer mouse with Ableton Live in Session Mode, you know that once the beat is rolling, it is a little inco .
Sep. 2, 2010
7 FREE VST Plugins for Cubase or any VST-Host
Cubase 5 from Steinberg comes bundled with some great instrument and effect plugins. From Loop Mashers to reverb units, filters, compressors... But, I'm a firm believer that you can never have too m
Apr. 2, 2010
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