Learn which of Ableton Live 10’s distortion types is best for you

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Ever wondered which of Ableton Live‘s Audio Effects is best for adding distortion, grit and presence? Thanks to a variety of different distortion effects, Live can be used to sculpt all sorts of instruments. Saturator, Dynamic Tube, Amp, Cabinet Overdrive, Pedal, Glue Compressor, Auto Filter, Redux and Vinyl Distortion all get the tutorial treatment from […]

Voice recording with Ableton Live 10

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The sound of a voice can add a human touch to any composition, whether it’s a melodious vocal performance with lyrics or a few carefully selected spoken words. It’s all too tempting to turn to sampling and borrowed a capellas to conjure that kind of warm and personal ambience but you shouldn’t rule out recording […]

Ableton’s at-home Loop Summit happens this weekend

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Ableton’s at-home edition of their annual Loop Summit is set to begin tomorrow (24 April), kicking off a weekend of music-making challenges, talks and artist performances. From 24-26 April, music-makers can tune in to the broadcast on Loop’s website, which will remain available to watch throughout the weekend. Each day of Loop’s at-home event starts […]

Learn how to easily link up multiple instruments and effects in Ableton Live 10

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After taking a deeper look at Drum Racks in Ableton Live 10, Liam O’Mullane now walks us through Instrument, MIDI Effect and Audio Effect Racks. In the same way that Drum Racks can layer up sounds, Instrument Racks let you combine multiple instances of MIDI instruments to create one, unified instrument that you can control. […]

Using Drum Rack to layer up sounds in Ableton Live 10

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Layering your instruments is a great way to add depth to your tracks and is quite a commonplace technique in music production. In this week’s Ableton Live Tutorials video, Liam O’Mullane demonstrates how Ableton Live 10‘s Drum Rack can make this process swift and clean. In this particular tutorial, he uses drum sounds, layering clap […]