Master gating and sidechaining in Ableton Live in our latest video tutorial

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Lesson fifteen of our Ableton Live Tutorials series introduces you to gating and sidechaining within Ableton Live 10. Gating can be an essential tool in dynamic processing, removing unwanted noise from a source signal (key input). Liam O’Mullane guides you through the parameters present on Live’s Gate effect. We also explore utilising the sidechain option […]

Point Blank Tutorial: mau5trap’s Rinzen walks us through his track ‘Torus’

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Techno producer/DJ Rinzen has paid a visit to Point Blank HQ, accompanied by his original Ableton Live project file of Torus. The track was released in 2019 on deadmau5’ mau5trap label, with collaborations from Marbs and Evan Casey. In the video, Rinzen walks us through Torus in enormous detail, sharing the techniques used to beef […]

Back to basics: Introducing Keyboards to Ableton Live

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Sometimes a keyboard part is about performance, sometimes it’s about using other techniques to make an interesting sound and then a musical part from a less-than-exciting source sample. It really doesn’t matter if you’re not one of the all-time great keyboard players. Fortunately Live has many tools that can help to build interesting parts from […]

Watch how to program automation in Ableton Live 10

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Once mastered, automation can be an easy way to add variation and progression to instruments, tracks, groups and projects as a whole. Ableton Live has some interesting automation, including creating fades that a human could never achieve. Our new Ableton Live Tutorials video, presented by our expert Liam O’Mullane, breaks down the basics of Live 10’s […]

Learn an alternative approach to sidechain compression in Logic

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Sidechain compression was traditionally used in radio as a means to ‘duck’ volume levels of a track for the presenter to talk without interference. This trick got into the hands of us producers and is now a common trick in electronic music. In this week’s Logic Tips series Jono Buchanan explores the techniques in Logic […]

Make instruments from audio clips in this week’s Ableton Live Tutorial

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In this week’s Ableton Live Tutorial, Liam O’Mullane demonstrates how to turn audio clips into playable instruments in Ableton Live 10. If you want to snag a sample and replay a melodic part with it, this function is incredibly useful. Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include: Exploring the interface Arrangement […]