AfroDJMac has released a free Ableton Live instrument, made by sampling a 1970’s Univox bass.
The instrument was recorded coming through a guitar amp, a bass amp, and a room mic picking up both amps. You can mix between the two.
Controls on the Device rack allow you to morph the bass into something totally new.
Here’s a video demo of the free Live instrument in action: Continue reading
This video, via Rishabh Rajan, takes a look at how to use the new Percussa Wireless AudioCubes with Ableton Live. Continue reading
Rhythomatix, a new Live Pack, is now available from Sample Logic and Ableton.
Developers are calling Rhythomatix an “arsenal” of percussion sounds and loops, intended for creating “epic” builds – whether layered together exclusively, or with other sounds from your library.
The 442 sounds included in Rhythomatix are derived from both real-world acoustic material and from synthesis – ranging from tiny blips and bongo hits to cavernous explosions. The Pack comes with a generous amount of processed percussion sounds from all around the world. A few synths round out the selection and add color to the mix.
This 30 min video, via Ben Hovey, is an overview of Ableton Live 9 basics. Continue reading
Yesterday, Ableton released two new synthesizers, Ensemble and DiGiTAL. These Max for Live instruments are available from Ableton’s new Pack partner, Max for Cats.
Surreal Machines,a new company co-founded by Ableton’s Matt Jackson and collaborator Pete Dowling, has released Dub Machines – Analog Echoes in Live, a new pack of two Max for Live delay effects, Magnetic and Diffuse.
Modeled on classic tape-echo machines, Magnetic features multiple physical tape models and three virtual tape heads to choose from. Using convolution reverb, impulse responses from a variety of classic reverbs and machine noises are also available. Continue reading
Audiomodern 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.
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.