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 […]

Learn to use Logic’s stock distortion plug-ins in our latest Logic Tips video

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This week in our Logic Tips series, Jono Buchanan walks us through the different types of distortion that Logic Pro X has to offer. Breaking down each plug-in, Jono demonstrates how using distortion creatively can alter the power of an instrument and alter harmonic content in the sound. In our Logic Pro Tips series, MusicTech’s Logic expert Jono […]

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 […]

Our latest Logic Tips video explores sidechained gates

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This week in our Logic Tips series, Jono Buchanan shows us how a sidechained gate can create interesting textures which evolve with the track in Logic Pro X. Last week we looked at alternative approaches to sidechain compression but, as Jono explains this week, compressors aren’t the only utility that can be affected with sidechain […]

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 […]

How to create an old-school hip-hop beat in FL Studio

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There’s a lot of nostalgia for recreating classic sounds these days, and a lot of producers work tirelessly to recreate the vibes and feelings of the beats from yesteryear. Most of these beats are actually quite simplistic, compared to contemporary beats, but that does not mean they are easy to make. So today we are […]