Improv with Ableton Live, Push 2 and Max for Live Devices FlexGroove and Granulator II

https://youtu.be/uJPAnkVrJmY Here is video of an improv with Ableton Live and Push2 I streamed to Facebook Live earlier today. The video is a download from my FB live stream so low rez but you'll get the idea. I improvised it all on-the-fly. Prior to playing I setup a few tracks such as a Simpler containing... Continue Reading →

Video: "Predator" – An Predator – An Original Ableton Wavetable Preset by Mark Mosher

Updated this post to link to YouTube video. Check out this video of new Ableton Wavetable preset I'm working on from "init". I call it "Predator". https://youtu.be/mMaOGiuCls4 FYI - Back in February 2018 I contributed 5 original presets to FREE The Round Wavetable Pack by AfroDJMac with sounds by AfroDJMac, Isaac Cotec, Thomas Glendinning, pAtches,... Continue Reading →

Isotonik Studios Releases ADM DRUMS by AfroDJMac + A Video Walkthrough of this Epic Collection

Isotonik Studios and my friend and amazing sound designer AfroDJMac just came together to release ADM Drums by AfroDJMac. The collection contains drum samples and presets made over the years by the prolific AfroDJMac which were then curated and organized by Isotonik Studios' resident Ableton Live Pack expert Animus Inviduous (aka PerforModule). An amalgamated collection of... Continue Reading →

New Videos from Ableton to Help You Learn Live 10 and Push 2

Ableton has released a large number of new videos to help your learn both Live 10 and Push 2. You the playlists for these videos (along with their other playlists) by visiting https://www.youtube.com/user/AbletonInc/playlists. The latest videos are also featured on Ableton's web site at https://ableton.com/learn-push and https://www.ableton.com/live/learn-live. The Learn Live page categorizes videos by Overview,... Continue Reading →

Ableton Push Tip: How to Toggle Fixed Full Velocity for Pads

I switched to Ableton Push as my primary controller four years ago then upgraded to Push 2 in 2015. It’s become my primary "instrument". I love the pad sensitivity. However sometimes after a long day of typing at work, I want to play music without piling on repetitive strain. And sometimes I want to record... Continue Reading →

Ableton University Tour Makes Four Stops in Denver in May 2016!

This spring, we’re visiting campuses across the globe as part of the Ableton University Tour: a series of free events at which our Certified Trainers will demonstrate the music-making capabilities of Live, Push and Link. Open to students, faculty members and staff as well as to the general public, the meetups are a great chance... Continue Reading →

Ableton Push Impov: Vinyl Needle Drops in Drum Racks (Real-Time & Step Automation)

Working with the Elektron Octatrack has gotten back into sampling big time. Some of the things you can do with an Octatrack - like per step automation - can also be done with Ableton Push when working in "Note" mode in drum racks. One you turn on a note in the step sequencer, you can... Continue Reading →

Manipulating a Percussive Soda Can Sample using Pad Pressure on Ableton Push #MadeWithLive

I recorded the sound of a pen striking a half-full soda can. I loaded this into Sampler and went to the MIDI panel and mapped "Aftertouch" (pad pressure) to "Loop Length" with a value of -100. Now pad pressure modulate the loop length. Here is a video of this sound design work in progress - http://youtu.be/Ld5KWyGs9_M.... Continue Reading →

Boulder Electronic Music Events: Thursday April 24 Ableton University Tour + Mixed Signals Concert Friday April 25 at 8pm

I wanted to turn you on to a few electronic-music events that I will be participating in this week in Boulder. Boulder, CO Date: April 24 School: University of Colorado, Boulder Time: 11am (faculty meet), 2pm (break-out sessions - student only), (Public Event @ 6:30pm) Presenter(s): Mark Mosher (Artist), Ben Samples (Artist), Dave Hillel (Ableton)... Continue Reading →

Intro to Ableton Push at April 8 Boulder Synthesizer Meetup

I’m doing an “Intro to Ableton Push” talk Tuesday April 8th at 7pm at the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup. Event is free but seating is limited so if you live in the Denver area and would to attend RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/The-Boulder-Synthesizer-Meetup/events/172555802/. Mark Mosher Electronic Musician Boulder, CO http://www.ModulateThis.com http://www.MarkMosherMusic.com http://www.FearCannotSaveUs <<< New Cinematic Electronica Album

How to Use ElectraX Synth with Ableton Push Pad Pressure and Use Ribbon Controller Like a Mod Wheel

I finally got my hands on a Push. I’m going through songs in my existing live show and tweaking synths to be even more expressive with Push’s aftertouch and ribbon controller. In this post I’ll be focusing on the wonderful ElectraX synth by Tone2 Audiosoftware but the same concepts apply to any synthesizer that allows... Continue Reading →

Ableton 9.1 Beta – Dual Monitor Support, Push Melodic Step Sequencer

Others have reported on the Ableton Live 9.1 beta but I wanted to mention it here in light of the Maschine updates and since I use both Live and Maschine. First off here is the announcement page - https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/live-91-announced-dual-monitor-support-push-step-sequencer-and-more/. The big features are: Dual monitor support allowing. Push can new dew melodic step sequencing as... Continue Reading →

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