Ableton Live

Novation’s Launchkey Series Adds 88-key Edition

Novation has introduced Launchkey 88 – Novation’s first 88-key MIDI keyboard controller.… Read More Novation’s Launchkey Series Adds 88-key Edition

Ableton’s free Learning Synths site now exports, records, and adds more exploration

Learning Synths, Ableton’s free site intended to teach synthesis basics, has added some compelling new features. You can now save and share your work and explore sounds in new ways.
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Music Theory Hacks: Easy Hooks and Melodies with Broken Chords and Arpeggios

In this tutorial, Point Blank’s Course Content Developer, Chris Martin, demonstrates how you can use broken chords and arpeggios to write affective hooks and basslines. This technique can be used across a range of genres from trap to techno when writing catchy melodic hooks or basslines. Taking inspiration from Maya Jane Coles’ 2011 track, ‘What They Say‘, […]

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Free Ableton Instruments Feature The Eerie Sound Of The Musical Saw

Hand saws can be played as a musical instrument by bowing the edge, creating a haunting vocal sound, similar to the sound of a theremin.… Read More Free Ableton Instruments Feature The Eerie Sound Of The Musical Saw

Tutorial: Make Future Bass Chord Arps Like ODESZA & Flume

In this tutorial, Point Blank LA’s Everett Pearson shows how you can make a future bass-style chord arp synth in Ableton Live like ODESZA and Flume. Popular in the realms of future bass, all the way to techno and beyond, staggered synth plucks and chords progressions are a common go-to in electronic music. Using this technique can […]

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Videosync, AV tool for Ableton Live, adds more shaders and formats and expressive tools

Quick! Make visuals for that track! Uh… yeah, normally visual tools aren’t nearly as immediate and playable as music ones. And that’s where Videosync comes in – now with a vastly expanded feature set belied by today’s 1.1 release.
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Free Markov Variations elegantly morphs between Ableton Live settings with chance

Max for Live creator Dillon Bastan has created one of their best yet – automatically using controllable Markov Chains to shift settings via Ableton Live’s new Variations feature.
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