Ableton Live 8 Tips, Incorporating How To Sound Like Steve Reich

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Ableton’s Dennis DeSantis talks about some of his favorite production techniques for making use (and misuse) of groove extraction and the frequency shifter in creative, unexpected ways.

Dennis is a founding member of Alarm Will Sound and a talented composer, so this definitely falls beyond some of the usual Live techniques. Part I: Groove extraction for more humane grooves.

This is part of a series of Ableton Live videos put together by CDM’s Peter Kirn. More of this awesome series below.

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Part II: Steve Reich Ensemble, eat your heart out.

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Part III: Not your usual frequency shifter – apply this new plugin to tune percussion


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