Free-running oscillators for Ableton (analog-ish goodness).
A semi-automated sampling template (done, just need to upload).
So last night, while I was working on a song, I realized I needed some Acid bass lines, and not liking most plugins, I set out do to it myself (it’s just so much more personal that way). Since I was pretty thrilled with what came out, I decided to share with you! Hooray! (for my 7 readers)
It’s pretty straightforward stuff in here, The macros are self-explanatory, or you can just open the info view and get a brief description.
With both work and life.
I did have some time to sample a rubber band being plucked, and mangle up some multisamples (by cheating)
There are 3 presets, one of them is reminiscent of a DX7 bass, the other two presets are pads and ambience stuff
Today, I present a live pack that may either be useful, or useless depending on how you see it. At least it’s fun, and was fun to build. We have a pack of heavy guitar presets, just three of them.
The first is just power chords, with decay, drive amount, and a few extra goodies thrown on as macros. The second is the same patch, sans chords for leads, and the such. It can also do harmonics if you play it right. The third is a split of the two. for those that can play with two hands (not me)
These presets can be rather CPU heavy, as there was a lot of programming going on in the background, and a lot of effects on the chain, but the are playable, and respond to velocity in an interesting way.
Now for something to tide you over, An E-Piano Patch, one Layer is multisampled, The other layer is all synthesis.
Are fun. Everything we hear can be broken down to some kind of simple waveform. The cool thing about Ableton is, If you take a longer sample, and set the loop point so a waveform only repeats once, Both Simpler and Sampler act more like a synth playing a static waveform than a sample.
How can this be useful, you ask?
Well, if one were to arrange a lot of these samples from end to end into one auio file, you’d have something like a wavetable. Then you could Freely select any waveform in the file freely, and at will.
This can open up lots of new possibilities, that are best heard and played with instead of talked about. So today’s live pack is something I made a long time ago, starting in Live 6 and added on to until now.
Inside the pack, you’ll fnd a couple of drum kits, about 15 or so intrument racks, and a few basic presets. Have fun!