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All posts by Yeuda Ben-Atar

6 New Free Max for Live Devices You Should Know About

6 Free Max for Live Devices You Should Know About The free online library Maxforlive.com is getting bigger by the day. It might be hard to tell which devices you should download and how they can help with your productions. Here are 6 free Max for Live devices you should check out: Nylon – Strum Your MIDI   This device is a one-note-chord MIDI effect with a twist. It allows you to delay each note to emulate a strum. You can change the Speed, Curve, Velocity and randomize the strum for an authentic sound. You can even make a pattern of chords and trigger them with one note. Very easy to use. Just place on a MIDI track followed by an instrument and start hitting notes. DOWNLOAD HERE and check out other cvolm Max for Live devices HERE Trigg.Me – Tap Your Computer to Trigger MIDI These two devices allow you …

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Sound Recipes #3: Future House Bass (Free Download)

Sound Recipes #3: Future House Bass     You can check out previous Sound Recipes HERE   This type of sound uses Frequency Modulation (FM) to get a plucky metallic sound.   We will use 3 layers inside an Instrument Rack: Low Mid wide FM Bass Mid-High Distorted FM Bass Sub Layer We’ll be using Operator exclusively to create all the layers of the sound Low Mid wide FM Bass By default, Operator function as an FM synth which is exactly what we want. Meaning that only Oscillator A is audible. Oscillators B, C & D do not output any sound but rather alter the sound with Frequency Modulation. It is common to use Sine waves for FM synthesis and we’ll stick with those. Turn up OSC B volume until you hear the sound change.   Now you can adjust the Envelope to be shorter to give us that pluck character. Turn down …

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Ableton Spectrum Cheat Sheet (Free Download)

Ableton Spectrum Cheat Sheet (Free Download)   Ableton’s Spectrum Analyzer is an essential tool for mixing/mastering engineers and sound designers. It can be somewhat confusing on how and when to use this meter so we thought we would release another free cheat sheet from our complete collection that we give our students in Beat Lab’s Certification Program. The spectrum will display the frequency response of any sound. This can show us the notes that the sound plays and any frequencies that might be too loud or too quite. We can then go and use EQs, Filters, compressors and other processing tools to change the frequency response of any sound or even our entire mix. You can also use the Spectrum to compare commercial track frequency response to your own tracks to make sure you competing in quality with the tracks in your genre. You can download Spectrum cheat sheet below. Be sure to …

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Best Way to Integrate Maschine & Ableton Live | Student Questions

Best Way to Integrate Maschine & Ableton Live     Another student question video is up. For this one we also added a blog post so we can give you a step by step on how to set it up. Maschine is a very powerful sequencer but if you are an Ableton Live  user it might be a somewhat complex to set them both up to work in best way. Multi-Out From Maschine First load Maschine to an empty audio track. Load a Drum Kit or make your own. Then switch to the Maschine’s mixer.   3. From here you can start routing each Pad to it’s own Ext. output. 4. In Ableton Live, Open 15 new Audio Tracks and select all of them by holding shift. 5.Change “Audio From” to Maschine and set the monitor to In   6. Finally select the correct Maschine output for each track. (You …

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5 Auto Pan Techniques + Free Cheat Sheet

5 Auto Pan Techniques + Free Cheat Sheet We coming back with another free cheat sheet and five techniques check out the Frequency Shifter Techniques here. This time we are covering the Auto Pan. Great effect not only for automatic left right movment but also side chaining, gating and phasing. This cheat sheet is part of the full collection we offer our students but, we got another free one for you (HQ PDF at the bottom of the page). 4/4 Side Chain   Turn the Amount all the way up Turn Phase all the way down to switch Auto Pan to a Gater Sync the Auto Pan Change Rate to 1/4 Change Wavehape to Saw Turn Shape to 25% Invert Waveshape   This technique works great for 4/4 side chain. You can play with the shape to get different dynamic response. You can play with the Offset to change the groove of the …

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How To Use The New Features In Ableton Live 9.7

How To Use The New Features In Ableton Live 9.7 **Check the newest update (10.1) features HERE Live’s new free update to version 9.7 makes the new Simpler even more quick and efficient with two new slicing modes – Beats & Region. For PUSH users, you can now change colors of tracks clips and drum rack pads! Control the Inputs/Outputs routing of any track, Change the drum rack layout to a new 16 velocities mode and much more. Lets check out those new features. Simpler Slicing Modes There are 3 new slicing modes in Simpler. Transient Simpler will detect the transients (peak of audio) in the sample and will place a slice on each transient. You can control the slicing sensitivity with to reduce the amount of slices. Beat New slicing modes, allow for slicing by even beat divisions. Use the division to decide the value for slicing. This option …

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5 Frequency Shifter Techniques + Free Cheat Sheet

5 Frequency Shifter Techniques + Free Cheat Sheet Our first free cheat sheet on Ableton’s Looper received great positive feedback from ya’ll producers. This is part of the full collection we offer our students but, we got another free one for you (HQ PDF at the bottom of the page). This time we covering the Frequency Shifter. Sometimes overlooked the frequency shifter can be a very useful studio tool with some tricks up his sleeves. Can create chorus and phasing effects, as well as alien/robot voices, but there are some other uses for frequency shifting. Lets check out few tips for using the shifter. Instant Percussion Sound Design     Add a Frequency Shifter to your drums group Turn Frequency all the way down Resample This technique will shift all the frequencies down 10000Hz. Which will result in a very low, stretched noisy type of sound. You can even throw a Gate after …

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Ableton Preferences – CPU & Licenses/Maintenance (Tutorial Video)

Ableton Preferences – CPU & Licenses/Maintenance We’re continuing our Ableton Preferences series. This time we cover the CPU tab and Licenses/Maintenance tab. Check out the entire series HERE. CPU Licenses/Maintenance

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