Tutorial: How to Make Nasty Filtered Bass in Massive & Ableton

May 11, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Ever wanted to find out how to create that effective glitch bass sound in Massive, then check this tutorial out:

BASS SOUND DESIGN COURSE: http://vespers.ca/shop/lessons-and-workshops/audio-weapons-ableton-live-inter… How to make a glitch hop style bass patch in Native Instruments Massive synth using a saw wave oscillator, unisono detuning and pan spreading, bandpass and daft filters, macros, pitchbends, and filter frequency automation. Using Ableton Live as a host. Tutorial by Vespers, Certified Ableton Trainer.

Step sequencer: PASTO is here!

May 2, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Pasto is a multi-touch 32 step sequencer suite built in Ableton, TouchOSC and OSCulator.

more info, audio examples and downloads:

Video: Having a bit of improv with some new kit

April 9, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s a nice new video from Cranda11, check it out:

Having a bit of improv with some new kit. The bassline is done with the original MeeBlip; there are four two-measure MIDI clips in Ableton, and I’m randomly switching amongst them using follow actions. All drum and percussion sounds were created on a Yamaha TX81Z, then imported to and edited in the Maschine software.

Gear used: MeeBlip, MeeBlipSE, Native Instruments Maschine Mikro, SammichFM, DSI TETR4, Eventide Space, Eventide TimeFactor. Recorded with Ableton Live in one pass of live improv.

Little Phatty + Ableton Corpus = Pseudo-Talking Bass

March 2, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Little Phatty running through Corpus effect:

“I randomly play around with Corpus settings. The Little Phatty “patch” is unchanged throughout. It’s simple on “Calibration” with the filter wide open and just a single saw oscillator enabled. Towards the end of the video I get close to a “talking bass” kind of patch (hence the “pseudo”.”

Moog Little Phatty Stage 2

Ableton Corpus

iOS jam – NodeBeat, SoundPrism, and Lemur

February 5, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

An iOS jam using NodeBeat on an iPad 2, SoundPrism on an iPod Touch, and Lemur on an iPhone 4. Audio is passing through a PreSonus 1818VSL into Ableton Live, and Lemur is wirelessly controlling effects in Ableton. All audio is from NodeBeat and SoundPrism, and the tempo-sync’d delay on the drums is NodeBeat’s echo.

Octatrack + Sylenth1 + Collision + Revolution = Minimal Saturday

November 6, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Octatrack sequencing the revolution, sylenth1 and collision while providing the drum sounds. Minimal techno/acid jam.

Elektron Octatrack
Future Retro Revolution

Lennar Digital Sylenth1
Ableton Collision

OSX Lion fix for Ableton Live

August 14, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

There’s a new beta of Live supporting Mac OSX Lion.



Max for Live: The Monolake Granulator

April 2, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

After more than a decade of obsession over granular synthesis, Robert Henke aka Monolake releases his signature Granulator for Max for Live. Get the instrument for free here: http://www.ableton.com/granulator

Through April 2011, save big on Suite 8 and Max for Live: http://www.ableton.com/maximized

Note: The Monolake Granulator requires Ableton Live 8 and Max for Live.

New device originaly created for the Plastikaman Live tour

October 27, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Liine has released a free Max For Live device, Kapture, that was originally created for Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman Live tour.

The sounds and sonic signatures in Plastikman Live are heavily reliant on complex configurations of sends, returns and feedback loops, as well as combinations of instrument and effect parameters. Liine’s challenge was to build a system to manage this huge number of parameters in a live scenario.

Kapture is the solution that they came up with. Similar to a preset management system for the whole of Ableton Live, it lets you “Kapture” the state of your set.

More info on Kapture:

We’re now very glad to be able to release it to the public and to see how other people use it in performances and in the studio. Kapture is not a polished mainstream product but something developed for a very specific show. However, we think that it’s something that many people will find very useful if they are willing to get their hands a little dirty and tweak it to fit their setup.

We aim to continue releasing bits and pieces like this from the Liine Laboratory, more rough and ready experimental/custom devices and works in progress, alongside the polished, premium products such as Griid.

Kapture requires Ableton Live 8 and Max For Live.

The Bridge – elements of DJ performance and production

September 22, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Ableton and Serato have announced the release of The Bridge, a software partnership which brings together elements of DJ performance and production.

The Bridge spans the gap between music production and DJing, creating a natural link between Ableton Live and Scratch Live. The Bridge provides a powerful fusion of DJ and production tools, opening a world of opportunities for DJing, remixing and live performance.

The Bridge 1.0 features

  • ‘Ableton Transport Control’ allows tight synchronization between Ableton Live and Serato Scratch Live’s interface with ‘Ableton Transport Control’.
  • The ‘Ableton Player’ opens a window into Ableton Live’s Clip View to launch samples or tracks in real time with Scratch Live.
  • Tight Beatgrid implementation ensures that the ‘Ableton Player’ stays locked to the swing of any set.
  • Serato DJ performances can be recorded as Ableton Live Sets, complete with song placement and fader movements with ‘Mixtape’. (Fader and EQ automation only available when mixtape is recorded with Rane TTM57 SL and Rane Sixty-Eight)

The Bridge requires Scratch Live 2.1.1 and Ableton Live 8.2, which both are now available.

Changes in Scratch Live v2.1.1

  • Ultra Knob effects for 1 Knob performance control of advanced effects.
  • 32 new Ultra Knob effects and 28 new Super Knob effects including “Echo Out” and “1 Knob HP/LP Filter”.
  • Plug and Play support for the Novation Dicer Scratch Live controller.
  • Full integration with the Pioneer CDJ-2000 and CDJ-900 in “Advanced HID Mode” including library navigation, album art, overview display, and responsive platter control.
  • Support for The Bridge, which allows DJs to playback Ableton Live sets through Scratch Live, trigger clips within Scratch Live from the Ableton Player and record mixtapes as a multi-track Ableton file.

Changes in Ableton Live v8.2

  • Support for The Bridge, our collaborative project with Serato. The Bridge is free for users of Live/Suite 8.
  • Amp, an audio effect that models guitar amps and cabinets. Amp is free for Suite users.
  • Some changes were made to the Help Pages regarding how to report a crash and how to contact support. When restarting Live after a crash, Live produces a file named “Ableton Crash Report… .alp”, whereas choosing “Get Support..” in Live’s Help menu produces a file named “Ableton Status Report… .alp”.
  • Bugfixes, details in the release notes.

The Bridge is free for anyone who owns Serato Scratch Live compatible hardware, and a registered version of Ableton Live 8.

More information: Ableton / Serato

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