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
ModeAudio, in collaboration with AfroDJMac, has released a free Ableton Live pack – ModeAudio Drums.
The pack contains 32 drum samples from ModeAudio’s drum library, 2 Drum Racks, 2 custom drum clips, AfroDJMac’s additional track of 12 automated FX clips, plus an Ableton Live 9 template project to contain them.
Here’s AfroDJMac taking the pack through its paces: Continue reading
AfroDJMac has a new free Live Pack, Electric Guitar Synths. It is the 100th free Live Pack that he has shared.
Here’s what he has to say about it: Continue reading
AfroDJMac has released a free Live Drum Rack based on the Korg Volca Beats drum machine.
Here’s what he has to say about the free Live Rack:
The Korg Volcas have been an internet sensation. I have a free Ableton Drum Rack featuring the Volca Beats. It should give everyone a nice taste of what that little beast has to offer!
Here’s a video introduction to the free sound library: Continue reading
AfroDJMac is back with a free Live Rack that features ‘dreamy, glitchy’ piano:
I’ve got a pretty cool free Ableton Live Pack for you. It’s made with samples of my Mom’s Piano. It’s not your traditional piano sound however. It’s got a lot of tweaks to give it character and charm. You can hear my family in the background of some of the samples, manipulate the timbre of the sound drastically, and use aftertouch to alter the pitch slightly. I think it’s a lot of fun and I hope you do too.
Here’s a video preview: Continue reading
AfroDJMac has introduced The Mega Brute Collection for Ableton Live – a commercial collection of 50 instrument racks, made from samples of the Arturia MiniBrute.
Here’s what he’s got to say about the collection:
The idea behind the Mega Brute Collection is to expand the capabilities of the hardware synth while using its rich analog sound. The Ableton instruments add many diverse effects and polyphony, allowing for the entire range of sounds from basses, leads, to pads and rhythmic arpeggiated patches. The download comes with a 4 song instrumental EP I’ve created, using only instruments and effects from the Mega Brute Collection. I’ve also included the Ableton Live Project files the EP was created in, to give an inside look as to how these instruments can be used in a production.
AfroDJMac has released a new Ableton Live Collection created from tuned metallic wind chimes, WindChime Synths:
The Ableton Live Pack includes 5 Instrument Racks, 4 Drum Racks, 4 Effect Racks, plus 10 additional presets. These Ableton Racks are quite diverse and easily manipulated with macro knobs. A couple of the instruments use wind chime samples that were recorded directly to reel to reel tape, adding to the organic feel.
AfroDJMac created an EP, WindChime Ambience, that demonstrates the WindChime Synth pack. You can preview it below:
Here’s another Two Minute Ableton Live Tip from AfroDJMac – dealing with Side Chain Compression.
Details at the AfroDJMac site.