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:[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/24982650[/vimeo]
See the Ableton site for the free download.
British producer Dauwd (Dauwd Al Hilali) makes music out of such seemingly disparate sources as old jazz records and field recordings from nature.
When making a beat, Dauwd seeks out “natural rhythms,” which he defines as: “[finding] a groove in something that perhaps you wouldn’t expect, for example maybe a recording of an object falling and rolling on the ground. There would be an infinite amount of detail in this, where you could isolate any part and work with the ‘natural groove/rhythm’ it creates. This would be impossible to recreate through MIDI alone, and gives a really organic sound.”
Dauwd demonstrates his workflow in a free Live Pack, downloadable from his label’s site.
Finally, Ableton has released this video, featuring Robot Koch demonstrating the tweaks in Live that let him create his distinctive grooves:
You can download Nano, the track featured in the video, at the Ableton site.