Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

#4 Sample-based Oscillators

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!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

#3 . Single samples

Today I have a Live Pack I made using ony two samples.  One is a cymbal, used as a lamp shade from the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.  The other is a customer transwave I made some Time ago.  It’s mostly pads, but it shows you what you can do inside Ableton if you’re not afraid of FM and granular synthesis.

Download Cymbolized

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

#2. Multiband FX

Today I have, for you, some multiband effects for live. There are 5 Racks in here, ranging from a useful stereo image tool, to various forms of audio mangling.

Have Fun!

Multiband Fun

Friday, September 17, 2010

#1. Beginnings (a.k.a. The sculptor)

So this is what it's about: design.  Whether it be a new sample or loop library, or just a damned good mix of a damned good song, we do it every day.

Today, it's about subtractive shaping.  Creation only by removing.  So here's some eq racks for Ableton live 8.0.  Three subtractive Eq's, one tilt, and two quasi parametric.  If anyone mixes a song with only these eq techniques, I'd love to hear it.

Subtractive EQ