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KVR Challenge 2021 – Download Free Plugins From This Year

KVR Challenge 2021 What is the KVR Challenge?    KVR Audio is an online, global community dedicated solely to music and audio applications. They are perhaps best known for hosting the KVR Developer challenge, where developers submit their plugins and the best ones are upvoted by the community. The best part? All plugins are free to download.   In a world with a rising number of bedroom producers, there is a real need to create new sounds and stand out from the pack. New plugins can help a producer do just that. Furthermore, some of the plugins from this year have simple & stripped back user interfaces. Some existing plugins, while powerful and effective, can be quite intimidating to use –  especially for producers who are just starting out.     Five cash prizes are awarded to the top entries and a wildcard pick. Prize money is sponsored by the community-funded …

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Getting Your Tracks To The Finish Line – “Scenery” On How To Get It Done

Getting Your Tracks To The Finish Line Finishing Your Tracks Thousands of producers can produce a great sounding 4-bar loop, but only a handful of them can convert it into an arranged track. From those producers, only a few can create an arrangement that has dynamics, modulation, and carefully chosen sections that combine to tell a story. At Beat Lab Academy – we’ve learnt that there’s one simple thing that sets apart these producers from the ones stuck in a loop – and it’s that they practice getting their tracks to the finish line. Exercising these sonic skills – such as arrangement, mixing, and mastering will undoubtedly help you be more productive & efficient in your music journey.  In this article – we interview Scenery, an Australian producer who set himself a challenge to finish a 2-track EP every month for a year. Below, he shares strategies that have helped …

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Chain Selector Display – Live Performance Utility

Chain Selector Display Ableton’s Instrument Racks allows us to quickly switch between instruments in a Live Performance thanks to the Chain Selector. At the request of Flying Lotus (2020 Producer of the Year nominee), we have developed a custom live performance utility that shows the currently selected chain in a big pop up display. It is now available publicly for the first time. Check out the video for more info. Video Tutorial Requirements Ableton Suite 10.1.30 or higher Max 8.1.8 Installation 1. Download 2. Copy to your user Library/Presets/MIDI Effects/Max MIDI Effects * This works both on Mac and Windows Claim Your Download in the Box Below ARPrice id=115 The Beat Lab Academy Blog has a huge number of free downloads and a way for you to learn how to use them. Click here to check out our course catalog for Super Producers and DJ’s.  

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Keyfinder for Live – Key Detection for Ableton

Keyfinder for Live Ableton Live 11 has introduced the long-requested feature Comping. We are still waiting for pitch correction (Auto-Tune) and key detection (exp: Mixed in Key), until then, Max for Live to the rescue! In collaboration with Omar Costa Hamido, we created a Max for Live devices that connect with the free Keyfinder app from Ibrahim Sha’ath to give us Key Detection directly inside Ableton! Setup is fast and easy. And it even renames the clip with the key after it finishes the analysis. There are images of the Circle of Fifths and the Chamalot Wheel for easy reference to be used in Harmonic Mixing, sampling, and remixing. Simply load the device to an Audio Track. Load audio clips, Launch the clips and hit Find Key. Video Tutorial Requirements Ableton Suite 10.1.30 Max 8.1.8 * Although successfully tested on a windows machine. The free companion app Keyfinder is no …

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Ableton PUSH – Go Beyond with Max for Live (Free Download)

Top 12 Max for Live Devices for Ableton PUSH Ableton PUSH 2 is the most comprehensive controller for Ableton Live. So much so, it feels like an instrument in its own right. With all that the PUSH has to offer, you can go above and beyond with the help of Max for Live. So if you own Ableton Suite 10. Check out these awesome free devices.   Expression Control   This device is Built-in the Core Library and is often overlooked. It gives us access to the most common MIDI Expression control. Most notable for us PUSH users is the Aftertouch (Pressure Sensitivity). This can give us the ability to map the Aftertouch to anything we want. Some common mapping would be to the Filter Cutoff, Fine Tune (Pitch), and Reverb amount. Use the Ableton search bar to find this device under the Max for Live Category. Aftertouch Vibrato   …

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Drum Buss Key Follower – Play the Boom Section (Free Download)

Drum Buss Key Follower   The new Drumbuss Audio Effect in Live 10 is an efficient powerhouse of processing. It has a built-in compressor, clipper, saturation, distortion and Transient shaping. Ableton added to that their secret sauce in a low resonator that can take create some enormous 808-ish bass out of any audio with some low-end content. The best part about it is that you can tune the resonating bass note using the Freq knob.     Now thanks to Max for Live we are able to play the Drumbuss’s Boom section!!! Scroll down for the free Download the tutorial video for a more in-depth look. This device was Developed by Dez. Modded by Yeuda Ben-Atar for Beat Lab.   Setup   The DrumBuss Follower is a Max MIDI Effect and thus needs to be loaded on a MIDI track. Create a new MIDI track and load the DrumBuss Follower. …

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