New Live Pack Based On Iconic OSCar Synthesizer

Cluster-Sound-Oscar-300x250Cluster Sound has released a massive Ableton Live Pack, based on the OSCar, an iconic vintage British synth.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

Oscar is based on 64 multi-sample recordings and 285 WAV effects and loops obtained by stressing the subtractive/additive oscillators through the split personality filter.

This Live Pack delivers 271 Instrument Racks, 161 Live Clips and 5 meticulously crafted Audio Effect Racks, an ultra-flexible package delivering one of the coolest vintage synth ever made.

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Free Ableton Live Rack – Rhythmic Pan

rythmic-pan-rackAudiomodern has announced the latest in a series of free Ableton Live Racks, Rhythmic Pan.

Rythmic Pan is a Live Rack with time Sync and time delay options on macro knobs.

It joins Audiomodern’s other free Live Racks, which include a hard snare compressor rack, a rack based on the HAAS effect (an effect for localizing sounds) and a dry/wet rack.

See the Audiomodern site to download.

Pantha du Prince + The Bell Laboratory Do Terry Riley’s ‘In C’ (Behind The Scenes Documentary)

This morning Ableton debuted its new documentary, featuring Hendrik Weber, aka Pantha du Prince, collaborating with The Bell Laboratory in a performance of Terry Riley‘s seminal minimal composition, In C, at London’s Barbican Theatre.

Riley’s In C, composed in 1964, consists of 53 musical phrases, to be played by any number of people on any instruments. The phrases are to be played by each musician any number of times, as long as the musicians stay within a few phrases of each other. Because of the compositional rules of the work, performances can be very different in sound an length.

Members of The Bell Laboratory play the piece on a broad range of percussion instruments. Weber uses Ableton Live on his laptop and samples and loops the percussionists’ instruments, adding his performance to the minimalist classic.
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K-Pop ‘Let It Go’ Cover – Code:MONO With Sachié Amira (Ableton Live Session Download)

Ableton Live Trainer Rishabh Rajan shared his EDM/K-Pop cover (with vocalist Sachié Amira) of Let It Go and has released the Ableton Live session as a free download.

“The vocal processing is all native to Ableton Live, so it may be worth checking out how it was done,” notes Rajan. “No third party plugins in the session so anyone with Live Suite can download it.” Continue reading

MIDI Hack Coming To Sweden May 17 & 18, 2014

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MIDI HACK – a new electronic music ‘hackathon’ – is scheduled for May 17-18 in Stockholm, Sweden.

MIDI HACK is a 24h hackathon sponsored by Ableton, Native Instruments & Spotify celebrating the protocols (such as MIDI, OSC & CV) and technologies that are the backbone of analog and digital music creation.

During this weekend, there will be lectures and performances from artists and creators, but the main focus is on letting participants explore new ideas with electronic music technologies. Continue reading

APC40 mkII Intro Video

Musikmesse 2014: Akai Professional just released their official intro video for the new APC40 mkII, their new ‘flagship’ controller for Ableton Live.

The APC40 mkII features a 5×8 RGB LED clip-launching matrix, assignable A/B crossfader, 8 rotary knobs, 8 channel faders, and a send button for quick access to send busses. The APC40 mkII is USB-powered and supports plug-and-play. Continue reading