Ableton Live 9 Quick Tips: 3 Ways to Bypass Effects in Tracks

By | October 6th, 2016|Ableton Live Tutorials|

This is a question I've seen pop up over the internet again and again and I thought I'd shed some light on the topic. While there's a bypass button in some other DAWs that allow you to simply temporarily turn off

Oblique Strategies No. 54

By | September 28th, 2016|Oblique Strategies|

Mute one track.

Free Mellotron Live Pack Bundle (10 Packs)

By | September 14th, 2016|Freebies|

The Mellotron is an electro-mechanical, polyphonic tape replay keyboard from 1963 that became popular after the Beatles had used it on some of their songs. This bundle contains 10 Live Packs full of Mellotron sounds. Each note was individually sampled

Chord Pitcher – Free 4 Voice Max for Live Pitch Effect

By | September 9th, 2016|Max for Live|

Chord Pitcher is a Max for Live audio effect that can re-pitch a sound to 4 different ratios in real time, to up to four octaves up or down. This can be great to use with any monophonic instrument, synth

Gain Staging in Ableton Live Done Right

By | September 7th, 2016|Music Production Tips|

Have you ever noticed that a sound is different when you run it through effects at a high or low level? That’s one of the reasons why gain staging is so crucial. However, 80% of the time I’m mixing someone else’s work,

Referencer – Fantastic Free Max for Live Mastering Tool

By | September 2nd, 2016|Max for Live|

If you master your own tracks in Ableton Live and have Max for Live, you're gonna like this free Max for Live audio effect by Alex Philipp. Referencer helps you compare your mastered track to commercial tracks or pink noise.

63 In-Depth Synthesis Tutorials by Sound on Sound

By | August 31st, 2016|Music Production Tips|

Synthesisers are as popular as ever and possibly getting more so every year. If you're new to synthesis and things still seem a bit daunting, don't worry. The music magazine Sound on Sound has an amazing long running tutorial series on

5 Free Max for Cats Devices in a Neat Bundle

By | August 26th, 2016|Freebies, Max for Live|

Last week, a new cat has been added to the Max for Cats collection. BENGAL, a semi-modular FM synth, available on Ableton. As you may know, there are also great Max for Live devices to be had on Sonic Bloom.

Oblique Strategies No. 53

By | August 24th, 2016|Oblique Strategies|

Keep the mistake. Highlight it.

BENGAL – New Semi-Modular FM Synth by Max for Cats

By | August 18th, 2016|Max for Live|

Max for Cats have been responsible for OSCiLLOT, a modular Max for Live synth and Ableton’s best selling Live Pack. And of course various fantastic Max for Live devices available on Sonic Bloom. Now they’re back with BENGAL, a semi-modular

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