It's been quite a while since I made these video tutorial about all the extra features you can unlock with the help of the Options.txt in Ableton Live. Back then they made a huge splash. You may already know them,
This week, the Musikmesse is happening in Frankfurt again. There are some products directly aimed at the use with Ableton Live and since this is a site about Ableton Live, I'll focus on those.
For me, actually making the beats I heard in my head was the hardest part when I got started with producing. Liquid Rhythm, a beat generator made by WaveDNA, makes building beats and adding variations and breaks very simple.
One of my favourite plug-ins when I was still producing on a Windows machine was dblue Glitch. Now the plug-in has been revamped and is also available for Mac OS X and even Linux. In 32- and 64-bit. It's no longer free, but Glitch 2 comes packed with new features.
If you use multiple VST plugins and effects in Ableton Live, the CPU usage can quickly skyrocket. With the freeze function you can reduce the amount of real-time processing and thus increase the number of plugins and effects that you can use in your Live Sets. The DJ Podcast explains it all in this video:
If you want to use plug-ins in Live, they need to be set up first whether it's VSTs or Audio Units (Mac only). It's an easy and quick process when you know how. This tutorial will guide you step by step through it.