AfroDJMac has another free Live Pack, MiniBrute Drums For Ableton Live:
These drums were created from samples of the Arturia MiniBrute. First I made a bunch of Ableton Live Instruments (available in my MegaBrute Collection), tweaked and twisted those instruments into drum sounds, and resampled the output of those sounds into Ableton Drum Racks.
It’s a cool example of how you can take instruments and resample them into something totally new. The result is 24 different drum sounds with effects such as parallel compression, lo pass filter, and gated reverb.
I think they have a unique sound and character all their own.
Download the Live Pack at the AfroDJMac site.
Ableton sent word about several free downloads for Live users, featuring the work of artists Hecq, Dauwd & Robot Koch.
Hecq’s new Live Pack is a distillation of his sound aesthetic ? a blend of IDM and glitch, infused with a dose of dubstep elements. It features processed percussion sounds and rhythmic noise loops, punchy kicks and filtered chords.
Here’s an example of Hecq’s work:
See the Ableton site for the free download.
AfroDJMac sent word of his 49th free Ableton Live Pack, Hip to be Square.
It’s a synth made with samples of a square wave made from a Moog Slim Phatty.
AfroDJMac says, “It is equipped with some nice Ableton effects, making it a pretty cool, gritty and thick Square wave synth for Live. Thanks and enjoy!”
You can download the free Live Pack at AfroDJMac’s site.
AfroDJMac sends his holiday greetings to Synthtopia readers – and has a little present for you:
Seasons Greetings Synthtopia!
In celebration of the holidays, I?ve put together a synth for Ableton Live that was made with the sound of musical Christmas lights.
It has a lo-fi charm that immediately transports me back to being a child sitting around the tree on a quiet Christmas Eve. The synth also doubles as a glitchy percussive type thing in the extreme high octaves. I hope you enjoy it and that your Holidays are great this year! Thanks for sharing and helping spread the word!
Get the download at AfroDJMac’s site.
AfroDJMac is back this week with something for Synthtopia readers – an 808 rack for Ableton Live:
This week I have a rack that is made from an 808 Kick drum sample. It allows you to play the 808 bass drum as a pitched instrument, so that it stays in tune with your tracks. It can also be used for bass lines, and, at higher octaves, makes a nice electric keyboard type instrument.
In the video I go over how I made it, so that you can apply the technique to any sample, and then I dissect the individual components of the Ableton rack. Thanks for your support and enjoy!
Not sure what’s up with the vocal mic audio on the video this week – AfroDJMac may have taken our “less discussion and more percussion” rant too literally.
Anyway – you can get the details and the download at the AfroDJMac site. And, if you like what’s he’s doing with his weekly Ableton Live downloads – don’t forget to let him know.
AfroDJMac sends word of another free Live Rack that he wants to share with Synthtopia readers:
This week I have 3 Ableton Live Racks for you. They are all designed to glitch the living daylights out of your tracks. I hope you dig!
He notes that this weeks Live Racks are ‘designed to mutilate, mangle, destroy, and crush your tracks up.
Free Music Software: AfroDJMac wants to turn on Synthtopia readers to his latest free live rack, Nuwave Oven:
Hello, I’ve created a synth using the electronic beeping of my infomercial sensation NuWave Oven. Not only does it cook great, but it makes a cool synth sound.
Act now, while supplies last!
Download Nuwave Oven before midnight tonight at the AfroDJMac site!
Free Music Software: AfroDJMac sent word of a freebie that he wants to share with Synthtopia readers:
Hey Synthtopians, I want to share a Live Synth Work Station I set up in Ableton.
It is set up for 7 virtual synths (all included) and 1 hardware synth/audio input. They are all routed into this week’s Ableton Live Rack, which is a multi FX unit.
I use this setup live and it is great for quickly switching sounds and morphing textures. I thought it would be nice to show a cool way to use Ableton as a Synth playground for live performances.
Check out AfroDJMac’s lates free Ableton Live rack in the video demo, above. You can download it via his site.
And if you give it a try, share your thoughts on what you think of it!