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:
Andrew Apanov from XSSRAcademy let us know about a new freebie they’ve released for Ableton Live users:
We have JUST published something really cool. This is a free bundle of packages with over 100 dubstep bass samples, dozens of Massive presets (all samples and presents created and used by Mars), two full Ableton Life projects of Mars’ tunes, including a track that was in Beatport Top 10, and an Ableton Live instrument.
The Loop Loft has introduced its first Ableton Live Pack – The Art of Brushes:
Taking one of our most popular collections of loops and samples, we meticulously customized every aspect to integrate seamlessly inside of Ableton Live. We produced a complete series of Live Sessions that will instantly get you up and running with a variety of drum grooves and fills and also supplied hundreds of clips, giving you endless options. The drums racks consist of samples taken directly from the loop sessions, providing the ability to create your own beats from scratch or utilize MIDI grooves, keeping the sonic characteristics consistent with the original loops.
With styles ranging from funk, jazz, folk, ambient and rock, The Art of Brushes Live Pack will provide you with the grooves, sounds, flexibility and inspiration you need to push the envelope inside of Ableton.
Sound artist Micah Frank has released Tectonic – a free album of music generated by earthquakes.
The video, above, documents the Tectonic sound sculpture, which creates sound in real time, triggered by earthquakes as they occur across the globe.
A integrated system between Max/MSP, Google Earth and Ableton Live processes a stream of real-time data that is translated into synthesis and sample playback parameters. When an earthquake occurs, seismic data is relayed to the system, sound is produced and Google Earth immediately flies to the coordinates of the latest earthquake. Continue reading →
Ableton has released a pair of free Live Packs for users of Ableton Suite:
We say thanks for a great year with two free Live Packs.
Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, to show our gratitude for a rockin’ 2010, we are stuffing stockings with two free Live Packs. ‘Tis the season and a new Pack from Everett Bradley will have you and yours pop locking around the Christmas tree with a funk-filled take on Tschaikovsky’s Nutcracker. We are also happy to pass along a Live Pack gift from Wires.Under.Tension’s Christopher Tignor. Christopher has put together a set of string-based loops dashed with a little Bronx-flavored hip-hop.
We wish everyone a very happy holiday season and look forward to a tuned up 2011.
Note: The Live Packs use instruments that are only available as add-ons or as part of Ableton Suite. If you open one of these Packs and you don’t own all of instruments that it uses, or you are using Live Intro or Live Lite, then Live will run with saving/exporting disabled.