Max for Cats is generally known for his fantastic Max for Live devices. What many may not know is that he also has a passion for synths that borders on obsession. He indulges it with the new Ableton Live Pack,
I've noticed that a lot of people don't use the User Library in Ableton Live. It can however save you a lot of time and effort in the long term. Here are four video tutorials that show you everything you need to know about the User Library. Including a small secret tip especially from me.
There are a lot of free Live Packs available from Ableton alone, but a lot of people don't even realise it and thus, miss out on some quality presets and loops. Not all of these Live Packs listed below will be available for everyone. This depends on the type of license you have for Ableton Live. Just follow the links and see if you can download them for free.
Ableton have passed half a million likes on Facebook and as a thank you are giving away a free Live Pack containing 100 specially-made, new presets for the Live devices Operator, Simpler, Impulse, Electric, Analog, Collision, and Tension. All these new sounds and effects will work with any version of Live 9.
We all have experienced this before. We finally have time to sit down to make music and nothing comes. The creative spark is simply not there. This article tells you different approaches to overcome this creative drought.
While saving presets in the User Library might be an old hat for you, this tutorial could still serve as a reminder to actually do it. It always gives some helpful tips on ordering presets in the User Library, so that you have quick access not only from within Live, but also Push and other MIDI controllers that offer this feature.
I thought that maybe some of you might be interested in reading about the Max for Live devices that I found the most useful this year. Not to be confused with a best of list. Granted, I didn't get to make that much music so this post could look totally different within a few months now that I do. They all filled a particular need for what I wanted to do. With great results.
For those of you regularly following this blog, the look of this free Max for Live device might seem familiar. It's also made by Benniy Bascom, the one who made the fantastic Polyrhythmus. Automat lets you recall any parameter settings in your Live Set by simply naming your clip according to its presets.
ModeAudio is a loop and sample provider that specialises in a number of soundware types, including audio and presets for Ableton Live. They offer a 500 MB sized download that includes music loops, drum samples, SFX samples, sampler patches, MIDI loops and field recordings taken from a number of packs across their catalogue.
This is the first of two video tutorials that explain the User Library in Live 9. In it, I show you how the User Library works and what can be done with it within Live's Browser.