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How to Extract a Drum Groove in Ableton

September 29, 2012

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In Ableton you have the ability to take the groove of any audio or MIDI clip and apply it to the groove of your own clips.  This is useful in many situations.  If you stumble on an old breakbeat and really like it, you can drop it into the groove pool and extract it. Here’s […]

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How to use Automation to Create Space for your Kick Drum

May 24, 2012

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Creating a harmonious kick-to-bass relationship is often the hardest thing to get right in a mix.  This has a lot to do with both parts commonly sharing a lot of the same frequencies.  Without some TLC, the typical end result is either a bass that drowns out your kick, or extreme spikes in volume where […]

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How to Share an Ableton Live Session

May 1, 2012

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With technology advancing at such a rapid pace, we now have access to more resources than ever before.  The Internet has provided a medium for connecting the world, and in doing so, it has changed so many things about the way we create and produce music.

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Bass Ducking in Ableton Live

April 23, 2012

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Side-chaining techniques have been around for decades.  Despite their long-standing hold among music professionals, they’re still misused and misunderstood by inexperienced producers and engineers alike.

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How to make a Fat Dubstep Synth in Ableton

April 21, 2012

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Ableton Live is a DAW capable of some amazing things.  Among that long list, is the ability to create multi-layered instruments using the Instrument Rack.  This allows you to stack multiple virtual synths on one track. Layering several sounds to create one large sound is a popular practice in modern music production.  Being able to […]

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How To Create a Daft Punk Vocoder In Ableton Live

February 16, 2012

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Vocoder effects are fairly common in modern electronic music.  When used tactfully, they can give your production lots of flair and character. In this demonstration, we’ll take a look at how to create a Daft Punk style vocoder in Ableton Live.   Take a listen to our audio sample: vocoder example new Note: The instrumental […]

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How To ReWire Ableton Live Into Logic Pro

February 3, 2012

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Logic Pro and Ableton Live are heavy-hitters in the elite circle of Digital Audio Workstations.  Both programs have come a long way and both are very well rounded.  I’m primarily a Logic Pro user, but I will say that Ableton Live is the most complete DAW I’ve used.  If you own both of these programs […]

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