Though more and more artists are bringing live elements into their tech riders, Saytek is no bandwagoner. His first shows were in 2003, when a Roland MC-909 was at the heart of his setup. 15 years later and the core values are the same – deep, hypnotic house and techno, all performed live and heavily improvised.
A new range of Ableton plugins from Really Useful Plugins are designed to ruin your mix, troll you with insults and generally cause chaos in your set. With their tongue firmly in cheek, the nine plugins included in the Really Useful bundle include instruments, audio devices and MIDI devices that insult you, provide passive aggressive feedback on your music and fill the screen and audio with annoying bee sounds.
Point Blank Music School has years of experience teaching Music Production, and after experimenting with many different developers, the main DAWs they teach with today are Ableton Live and Logic Pro. Both are incredibly powerful tools with limitless potential for you to make whatever kind of music you wish.
Ableton and Envelop have released a set of free spatial sound tools you can use in popular music production software Live 10.
Non-profit Envelop — directed by Christopher Willits — are working to open up a space for exploring 3D sound in music. Now they’ve collaborated with Ableton to release “a set of Max for Live-powered devices for working with spatial audio production and live performance.”
Envelop for Live is most useful for those looking to work in spatial audio and live performance. You will need the full version of Ableton Live 10 Suite to run it.
Ableton Live 10 was announced late last year, but it’s only been the last few days that mere mortal users have been able to get their hands on the tenth version of the popular DAW. With a complete re-design, new devices, under-the-hood improvements and workflow changes, it's one of the most comprehensive updates to Live yet. But has it been worth the wait? We break down the ten things we're most excited about in Live 10.
Ever since Apple's Touch Bar made its debut on the latest MacBooks — we've yet to see its addition as anything other than a clever gimmick.
Well, the gimmickry might be coming to an end as Ableton-centric site pATCHES has created its own unofficial Ableton support for Apple's much-maligned Touch Bar.
“After owning a new MacBook for some time now, I can report back to say the Touch Bar is no gimmick at all – everyday applications like Photoshop, Quicktime, and Premiere get a productivity boost with app-specific toolsets right at the top of your keyboard," states the site.
A new Ableton sampler lets you create lots of tiny loops from one sample using a creative new instrument from Dillon Bastan. The Iota uses granular synthesis technology to loop tiny fragments of a sound, resulting in unique and warped sounds and FX.
Turn Ableton Live into a classic arcade game with new Max4Live devices from Isotonik. The Arcade Series recreates arcade classics like Frogger, Astroids, Space Invaders and Pacman (as previously reported) into four different types of sequencers for idea generation and music-making fun.
A version of Pac-Man is heading to Ableton Live's Max for Live, which has been developed by Isotonik Studios.
Now, it's not the game that we all know and love but instead a specially designed tool that takes cues from the original game and allows Ableton users to control variables like note velocity and length.
The new tool — which has been teased on Facebook (below) — is part of Isotonik Studios' Arcade series which reimagines classic 8-bit games — like Asteroid, Tetris and Pong — as sequencers and other music production tools.
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