AfroDJMac sends his holiday wishes – and has a special Christmas-themed free download for Ableton Live for you:
The Christmas Bells Instrument is the 114th Free Ableton Live Pack I’ve released. It is made up of samples of church bells, as well as a Yamaha DX7 bells preset.
You can mix between the two layers of sound and sculpt them with effects and filters to fit your Holiday Music Making Needs.
Here’s the official demo video: Continue reading
Isotonik Studios shared this video demo of LaunchSync PRO.
LaunchSync PRO extends on the functionality of the free LaunchSync device, by adding four banks of MIDI-mappable controls that will dynamically follow the Red Box of the Master Controller. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This synth jam combines a live mashup with a guitar-driven vocal synthesis lead. Continue reading
Novation recently introduced the Launch Control XL – a new MIDI controller that they call ‘the ultimate controller for Ableton Live’.
Novation now offers a wide variety of controller options for Live:
It’s great to have so many options – but where does the new Launch Control XL fit in?
Novation released the original Launch Control, right, last year. It’s a smaller MIDI controller, designed as a companion for the Launchpad S.
The Launchpad S is primarily an 8×8 grid controller. The original Launch Control is designed to be an add-on that brings 16 knobs and 8 pads to your system.
The new Launch Control XL is still designed to be a companion to the Launchpad S, but the XL version takes everything about the original up a notch.
How does this fit into your Live workflows? Let’s take a look… Continue reading
Today’s computers blow away the computers that were available in 2001, when Ableton Live was first introduced.
Back then, if your computer had a 1 Ghz CPU, 256Mb of RAM and a 20GB hard drive, you had it pretty good. Now, processors are 30-40 times faster, computers have 100 times as much RAM & terabyte hard drives are common.
But, as computers have gotten faster, our DAWs have added features and our expectations have gotten higher. So, even with today’s faster computers, you’ll still run into situations where you need more power than your computer has to give.
In this article, guest author Doug Beney offers 10 ways to improve performance in Ableton Live. And, if you want even more information, we’ve included a collection of resources at the end of the article that you can check out. Continue reading
Developer Stephan Vankov of TET Music let us know about Uzi – a new Max For Live note repeater that allows you to quickly perform and program complex rhythmic parts. Continue reading
Developer AppBC has released an update to touchAble, its iOS Ableton Live control app.
touchAble, available for both iPad and iPhone, that offers advanced control of clips, mixer, devices and more in Ableton Live.
touchAble 3 is designed to be easier to connect and set up, offers access to devices in racks and more.
Here’s the official intro video to touchAble 3: Continue reading
In this video, Chris Stack of experimentalsynth explores using the iConnectivity iConnectMIDI4+ audio/MIDI interface to record audio from Animoog on his iPad directly into Ableton Live. Continue reading