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VHS Drums – Retro Drum Pack from AfroDJMac

AfroDJMac released a drum pack for Ableton Live this week featuring 600 samples of drums recorded to VHS tape and back into the computer. VHS tape is known to have colored audio in a unique way, often adding saturation and the occasional pitch drift. The samples were collected from vintage drum machines, synthesizers, and acoustic kits. The pack features 30 drum racks appropriately named after 80’s icons and sound beautifully reminiscent of the era. The drums are also organized into folders by type (kick, snare, cymbal, etc.) and even in selector kits for quick experimentation.

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MSE Synthesizer System – New Synth by Max for Cats

Max for Cats just released their newest soft-synth and it is jam-packed with some powerful features. The system includes an individual synth module, “the Quad” which is 4 of the synths stacked into one instrument, and the SEQ8 step sequencer.

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MSpectralPan – Free Spectral Panning Plugin

MeldaProduction recently released yet another forward-thinking tool in their vast library of plugins, called the MSpectralPan. The plugin allows you to pan by frequency, in this way you can sculpt and shape the tone of your sound with precision. Anyone familiar with mid-side processing will understand the implications here, you can create width and dimension in each individual track based on the frequency spectrum. Moreover, this plugin includes modulation by sidechaining, LFOs, level followers, and step sequencers.

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DRUMR – FREE Ableton Live Pack for Unique Drum Design

Ableton Live meeting-place and website ELPHNT released an Ableton Live Pack recently that you can use to shape and design your drum sounds; it comes with an awesome collection of sounds neatly packed into an intuitive Live rack. The 8 macro knobs are assigned to select from the pack of sounds, then shape the sound which allows you to create a kick or a hi-hat from the exact same source sample. It’s an extremely easy and fun way to create your own unique drum sounds, so if you’re tired of packs or just want to build the perfect snare then this is probably for you. Watch the video below for more details about the Pack, and follow the link after to download for free.

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Mastering the ‘gram – 5 Instagram Tips for Showing the World What You Do

Whether your a DJ, Producer, Band, or Visual Artist it’s likely that you utilize social media as a platform to share your art. If you aren’t then you should! If you are using Instagram as one of your core platforms then we have 5 tips to share with you so that you can up your Insta’ game and enjoy from the potential influx of business you get.

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Ableton Live 10 Announced…But What’s Still Missing?

Ableton has officially announced the upcoming release of its most recent version of the Live DAW software, also including updates to its Push 2 controller; the details of what’s included has been covered numerous times today so we wanted to ask the harder question – what’s still missing? Join us below as we cover some things we wish were in the new version and we hope to see sooner rather than later.

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