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3 Techniques + Random MIDI Effect Cheat Sheet (Free Download)

3 Techniques + Random MIDI Effect Cheat Sheet We continue with our Ableton Effects cheat sheet series. Check out the previous cheat sheets and techniques by CLICKING HERE. The entire collection is available to Beat Lab students and alumni. The Random MIDI effect can randomized incoming MIDI notes. In combination with other MIDI effects you can get many different useful functions. Let’s check out a few of them. Scroll down to the bottom to download the free cheat sheet. Fill Maker A post shared by Beat Lab (@beatlabacademy) on Jul 25, 2017 at 6:25pm PDT 1 Note Drum Beat A post shared by Beat Lab (@beatlabacademy) on Sep 29, 2015 at 7:05pm PDT 1 Button Chord Progression A post shared by Beat Lab (@beatlabacademy) on Mar 26, 2018 at 2:12pm PDT Random Cheat Sheet We made a cheat sheet for you to quickly reference all the functions of the Random MIDI …

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DLYM – Imaginado Releases FREE Delay Modulator Plugin

DLYM – Imaginado Releases FREE Delay Modulator Plugin Imaginado recently released a free plugin called DLYM, a Delay effect with an internal LFO (hence Modulator). Imaginado is known for its popular DRC synth it released last year and its class of iOS apps for controlling Ableton Live and Traktor. DLYM produces a chorus and flanger effect that is modeled from the DRC effects engine. As per usual with Imaginado’s plugins, DLYM has a clean and simple interface adhering to the flat design world, with a minimalistic approach in mind. The plugin has the following features: 2 processing modes – ‘Analog emulation’ and ‘Dimension style’. 6 time syncable modulation waveforms – Sine, Square, Saw, Triangle, Sample & Hold and Filtered Sample & Hold. Adjustable stereo spread. Crossover/cutoff to control frequency range of the effect. Built-in preset/patch manager. Imaginado also said this on their website, “Whether you’re looking to add just a touch …

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Autotune for Ableton Live (Free Download)

Autotune for Ableton Live We’ve modded Cycling 74 Autotuna which is included in Max 7 Pitch and Time Machine pack. Now you can easily select which scale you want to pitch correct. Update! 1.1!   Aaron Levitz kindly upgraded the device to now include all the Mods!! Download below *Please note that you need to have Max4Live in order to utilize this device, which only comes with Live Suite. Installation 1. Download 2. Copy to your user Library/Presets/Audio Effects/Max Audio Effects Free Download The Beat Lab Academy Blog has a huge amount of free downloads and a way for you to learn how to use them. Click here to check out our course catalog for Super Producers and DJ’s.

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R&B Lead Harmonizer Trick + Pitch MIDI Effect Cheat Sheet (Free Download)

R&B Lead Harmonizer Trick + Pitch MIDI Effect Cheat Sheet We continue with our Ableton Effects cheat sheet series. Check out the previous cheat sheets and techniques by CLICKING HERE. The entire collection is available to Beat Lab students and alumni. The Pitch MIDI effect is the most simple effect in Ableton Live that let you traspose your keyboard or block MIDI notes from going to the instruments. Check out the video below for a cool trick with the Pitch and Scale MIDI effect. Scroll down to the bottom to download the free cheat sheet. R&B Lead Harmonizer Pitch Cheat Sheet We made a cheat sheet for you to quickly reference all the functions of the Pitch MIDI effect. More Tips? Have more tips and secret ways you are using Ableton’s Pitch? We would love to hear from you. Please feel free to hit us up here on the website or on …

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Top 12 Instruments for NI Reaktor (Free Download)

Top 12 Instruments for NI Reaktor (Free Download) Native Instruments Reaktor has been around for ages and the factory synths that come with it like Razor, Monark, Form, and Rounds to just name a few, are incredible. But Reaktor is a complete DSP environment to build your own instruments and effects. And the online user library has been growing for over a decade so we decided to round up the best ones from recent years. We chose ones that not only sound good but also have a friendly and good looking interface. Clear out your schedules. MONOVOKS Created by David Frappaz. Fat, vintage, filthy and distorted. Inspired by the Russian synth Polivoks from the 80’s. Specs 2 OSC Noise Generator LP/BP filter with Env 1 LFO Built-in Soft/Hard clipping Download GIMMICK Another one from David Frappaz. Beautiful design and clear layout. Beast. Specs 3 Osc (including supersaw designed by João …

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2 Techniques + Ableton’s Note Length MIDI Effect Cheat Sheet (Free Download)

2 Techniques + Ableton’s Note Length MIDI Effect Cheat Sheet (Free Download) We continue with our Ableton Effects cheat sheet series. Check out the previous cheat sheets and techniques by CLICKING HERE. The entire collection is available to Beat Lab students and alumni. The Length MIDI effect is a simple and often overlooked but you can create some interesting functions with it let check out 3 of them. Scroll down to the bottom to download the free cheat sheet. Fingers off Keyboard Noise Sound   Group an instrument into a Rack Layer with any clicking sound Load the Note Length on the clicking sound chain and set it to trigger by Note off 2nd Hat Swing   1. Layer two hats on one pad of a Drum Rack (Drag one sample and then drag another on the same pad while holding CMD) 2. Drop the Note Length on one of the …

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Mammut – Insane FREE Sound Design Plugin

Mammut – Insane FREE Sound Design Plugin Swedish research center – Notam – recently released a plugin called Mammut which is a free sound design tool that can turn your sounds into total insanity. The plugin works on a frequency wide level so that any transformations made affect the whole spectrum, this way very specific minor or major changes be made to yield crazy results. The developer stated the following, “Mammut is a rather unpredictable program, and the user must get used to letting go of control over the time axis. The sounding results are often surprising and exciting. Mammut is also ideal for common operations such as filtering, spectrum shift and convolution and it provides an optimal performance.” Basically what you have is a frequency shifter and an EQ that can be used to warp audio into something far more mangled than the initial sound. You also have the ability to edit …

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5 Advanced Chords + Ableton’s Chord MIDI Effect Cheat Sheet (Free Download)

Ableton’s Chord MIDI Effect Cheat Sheet   We continue with our Ableton Effects cheat sheet series. Check out the previous cheat sheets and techniques by CLICKING HERE. The entire collection is available to Beat Lab students and alumni. The chord MIDI effect is a simple yet powerful effect especially if you are looking to play complex chords with only one not. Combining the chord effect with other MIDI effect can result in extremely useful tools like melody generators, complex arpeggios and automatic drum fill makers. Here are 5 different chord formulas for you to test out. Scroll down to the bottom to download the free cheat sheet. Major 9th – Smooth and Lush Major 7th Add 2/6 – Gospel Fullness Minor 9th – Dark and Soulful Minor 11th – Urban Jazz Minor 11th Open Voicing – 5th Stack Chord Cheat Sheet We made a cheat sheet for you to quickly reference …

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