@Ableton “Spectral Textures” Live Pack is Now Free

Ableton released a new Live Pack called Spectral Textures. The Spectral Textures Pack is now free. New sounds can bring new ideas, so we’ll be offering more free sounds soon.https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/ideas-offers-making-music-home/ You can download the pack here https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/spectral-textures. One part field recordings and one part additive synthesis, Spectral Textures is a unique instrument that blends together... Continue Reading →

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 and Pics of Favorite Moments with Percussa AudioCubes from the First 9 Years

Looking Back I got my first set of Percussa AudioCubes in late 2009. They have informed and inspired so many of my songs and have been an integral element of my live performances throughout the years. With my 10th anniversary approaching this year I thought it would be fun to look back at some of... Continue Reading →

Good Read: Ableton Interview “Jon Hassell: Possible Musics”

Ableton just released a fantastic interview with New York trumpeter and composer Jon Hassell. The interview covers among other things his studies with Stockhausen, his coining of the term "Fourth World",  his early work with Fairlight CMI, work with Bob Moog on a sound sculpture, with lots of inspiring information on his practice and art.... 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 →

Spending Some Quality Time with Ableton Wavetable Using Live 10 Pen Tablet Mode on Surface Pro 4

I can't make it up skiing on this snowy Colorado Saturday so I'm spending some quality time with Ableton Wavetable. I'm making some custom presets running Live on my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with Live 10's new Pen Tablet Mode. It's a pretty fast and wonderful to use the pen to work with Wavetable! Mark... Continue Reading →

Live 10 is Here – Watch Video Lessons

Ableton just released the final version of Live 10 today. I wanted to pass along a link to a set of videos they have to help you learn Live 10... https://www.ableton.com/en/live/learn-live/. The videos offer an overview of Live 10, Setup, Interface, Instruments & Effects, and Workflows. In a related note, I've been running 10 in... Continue Reading →

Ableton Live 10 Announced!

Ableton Live 10 has Been Announced! If you haven't heard, Ableton Live 10 was announced today. Woot! Create bolder sounds with Live’s new devices. Stay in the flow with a multitude of workflow improvements. Do even more away from the computer with Push. Build your sound with a curated library. And get the unlimited potential... 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 →

Winter Projects with @uheplugins Zebra 2: Sound Design, New Max for Live Device, and Refining Lemur Patch

Winter is here in Boulder, CO. This time of year I tend to do a lot of sound design work next to a nice warm fire :^) I traditionally pick one synth to focus on and create patches from INIT. This year I picked an old favorite, U-He's Zebra 2. I've already got 70+ patches I've... Continue Reading →

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