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Best of 2018: Max For Live Packs
2018 was a banner year for Max for Live development, with innovation manifesting in a variety of unusual Packs spanning many categories. It wasn’t easy to narrow down, but here’s our favourites.
Dec. 24, 2018
O-Blek By LDM Design Is A Powerful, Probability-Based Sequencer For Ableton Live
Go beyond regular MIDI sequencing in Ableton Live with this unusual stochastic sequencer device that uses probability to determine how patterns are generated - for unusual results.
Dec. 17, 2018
This Online Course Reveals How To Unlock Advanced MIDI Techniques In Ableton Live
Take your understanding of Ableton Live's MIDI tools to the next level with this advanced course from certified Ableton Live expert, DJ Kiva.
Jul. 23, 2018
Ableton Live Advanced MIDI Technique: Manipulating Time & Playback Direction
Here's how to harness the power of the Note section and its tools to quickly and easily create variations on your beats, chords and melodies - with just a few clicks.
Jul. 19, 2018
Ableton Live 10 Hidden Gems: Shaper & Note Echo
Sometimes overlooked in the slew of bigger new features, devices like Shaper and Note Echo in Live 10 can bring whole new dimensions to your productions. Here's how.
Jun. 28, 2018
Review: Manifest Audio Toolkit 001 For Ableton Live
Ableton Certified Trainer Noah Pred took his extensive knowledge of Live’s rack systems and put it to good use in Toolkit 001. Joshua Casper put them to the test...
Jun. 11, 2018
Use ClyphX Pro To Control Any Aspect Of An Ableton Live Set
This powerful scripting language is a great way to take your control of Live sets to the next level. In this lecture, its creator Sam Hurley shows you exactly what it can do.
Jun. 7, 2018
Become A Synth & programming Expert In Ableton Live With This Online Course
Take your Live skills to the next level and learn all about drum programming, MIDI effects and synthesis with this 8-lecture live series of workshops.
Apr. 23, 2018
Review: pATCHES Strum, Free Max for Live Device
Strum is a Free Max Device that allows for guitar-inspired rakes across a series of MIDI notes! Dan Hilse, better known as pATCHES, is back with a very unique and free Max for Live MIDI effect indeed.
Feb. 13, 2018
This Max For Live arpeggiator, riff generator and sequencer turns even the simplest of MIDI patterns into an evolving musical continuum. G.W Childs puts it to the test.
G.W. Childs IV
Aug. 20, 2017
How To Apply Groove Files In Ableton Live To Get Different Vibes
Grooves can be used to change the feel of any part, and they’re quick and easy to work with. AfroDJMac shows you how in this short video.
Jan. 17, 2017
Review: Novation Launchkey mk II
Think of controllers and Novation and you probably think about their capable Launchpad and Launchpad Pro Ableton Live controllers/instruments. If you want keys? The Launchkey mkII aims to please.
Sep. 15, 2016
Ultimate Ableton Live Guide to Saving CPU
If your Live session is making your computer grunt & groan under the workload, then this article from Joshua Casper is for you. Here's a multitude of ways to cut back on the CPU load in Ableton Live.
Jul. 21, 2016
Watch How To Transform Xbox 360 Controller Into Incredible MIDI Controller
If you have an Xbox 360 (wired or wireless) controllers and enjoy making music then you’re about to be very happy indeed. Here’s how to turn it into a MIDI controller for software or MIDI hardware.
Jun. 16, 2016
Ableton Release Live 9.6.1 Update, Focus on Performance & Push 2 Improvements
Ableton Live 9.6.1 features a vast array of improvements and bug fixes. While there's been performance improvements for Live users, Push 1 and 2 users will feel the love in a big way too.
Apr. 14, 2016
Ableton Live Strategies: From Session To Arrangement
Ableton Live's Session view is an excellent playground for generating ideas. The Arrangement area is a great place to arrange, edit, and finish your tracks. Here's how to turn your ideas into tracks.
Apr. 12, 2016
Remixing Tips in Ableton Live: Part 3
Part 3 of our remixing tips for Ableton Live users series sees Ableton Certified Trainer, Noah Pred, exploring slicing to MIDI and converting to MIDI to help your remixes stand proud with the best.
Nov. 17, 2015
Review: Akai Pro MIDImix
Small, compact, solid and as far from expensive as you can get. The new Akai Pro MIDImix promises to be a worthy mixer for Ableton Live producers and G. W. Childs investigates how it fares.
G.W. Childs IV
Sep. 8, 2015
Creative Sequencing Techniques: Using Push & Ableton Live to Control Elektron Analog Rytm
Ableton Live, Ableton Push, Analog Elektron Rytm. All three are capable and great by themselves. But, what happens when you sync them all together? Timo Preece gets inspired in this tutorial.
Apr. 8, 2015
Tracking Korg Volca Beats or Any Monophonic Drum Machine in Ableton Live
Everyone loves their Korg Volca Beats (who wouldn't love this analog drum machine?) G. W. Childs shows how to sync it with Ableton Live and pan the drum sounds for a fuller, more professional mix.
G.W. Childs IV
Mar. 13, 2015
WIN: Novation Launchpad S and Launch Control XL
Do you want to win a Novation Launchpad S and/or a Novation Launch Control XL? Of course you do! Good news: it's easy to enter... simply answer the question below.
Feb. 8, 2015
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