Creativity can be messy and chaotic. It's often more important to quickly get ideas down when you're in the flow than to keep things tidy. Yet, once you get to the mixing stage, keeping order in your Live Set helps
Another year is coming to a close. 2016 was another difficult one for me due to health issues. There'll be lots to look forward to for next year though - for you and me... Let's have a look at the
In this new tutorial in my Ableton Live Insider Tips video series it's all about the clip launch modes, that are only available for clips in the Session View. I explain the four available modes: Trigger, Gate, Toggle and Repeat.
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,
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
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,
When I was asked about the different files types in Ableton Live in two consecutive Skype one-to-one sessions recently, I figured that it might be useful to write a tutorial about them. Because admittedly, there are quite a lot of
In the last few weeks, I've concentrated a lot on showing you different ways of enhancing your workflow in Ableton Live. This time, we're looking at working with specific Live devices. Namely Operator, EQ Eight and Multiband Dynamics.
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
I keep getting messages if I know or could make a video course on programming with Max for Live. There are quite a lot of resources out there, but some can be hard to find. So here's a collection of