Our Masterclass Vault is Open! FREE Access Until August 13th Yo Fam! During the lockdown earlier this year, we decided to do two months’ worth of in-depth online Masterclasses in different styles and genres. We’re excited to announce that the recordings from those zoom masterclasses are now available for immediate access, completely FREE on our site! Please enjoy streaming all 10 online Masterclasses taught by Ableton Certified Trainer, Yeuda Ben-Atar. Masterclass Styles Include: → Afrobeat → Drum Programming → EDM Production → Future Bass → Future Funk → Future R&B → Hybrid Trap → Indie Electronica → Melodic Trap → Tropical House Enjoy FREE access to the vault UNTIL AUGUST 13. We’ll continue to add more videos to the Masterclass Vault so make sure to subscribe to our newsletter for future updates! …Read More
MIDI technology has remained one of the most influential advancements made to music production ever. MIDI keyboards are a staple in the producer's toolkit, letting us communicate between our machines since the 1980's. The one-man-band was hardly realized before the ability to control multiple devices at one time from one place happened, thanks to MIDI. While it's been nearly 40 years since the invention of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface protocol, and while other facets of music tech have moved forward we have seen few significant improvements made to MIDI in this century... until MPE.
MPE is an abbreviation for Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression, which transforms the way to express your playing on MIDI instruments. Normal MIDI messages are limited in that they are applied on a channel-wide basis, messages apply to every note at the same time; if you throw your pitch bend up on that sweet Diminished chord then each note you are pressing is going to bend. MPE utilizes MIDI in a way that allows control over multiple parameters of every note, on each note individually. New controllers have emerged in conjunction with MPE communication to best utilize the expanded capabilities of the technology, i.e. the ROLI Seaboard:
Sound Recipes #3: Future House Bass You can check out previous Sound Recipes HERE This type of sound uses Frequency Modulation (FM) to get a plucky metallic sound. We will use 3 layers inside an Instrument Rack: Low Mid wide FM Bass Mid-High Distorted FM Bass Sub Layer We’ll be using Operator exclusively to create all the layers of the sound Low Mid wide FM Bass By default, Operator function as an FM synth which is exactly what we want. Meaning that only Oscillator A is audible. Oscillators B, C & D do not output any sound but rather alter the sound with Frequency Modulation. It is common to use Sine waves for FM synthesis and we’ll stick with those. Turn up OSC B volume until you hear the sound change. Now you can adjust the Envelope to be shorter to give us that pluck character. Turn down …Read More
Basslet – The World’s Most Portable Subwoofer We’re currently living in an age where possibilities are endless. Since the creation of the laptop we’ve been able to create amazing pieces of music and art unrestricted to a studio space. One possibility that’s soon coming to life is a subwoofer that you can wear around your wrist. This breakthrough technology is called the Basslet. The Basslet is created by the startup company Lofeit, and its founders come from leading music tech companies Ableton and Native Instruments. The device has been in production for nearly two years. It can be connected to any device: Laptop, smartphone, gaming console, virtual reality headset, DJ mixer.. you name it! This technology expands our audio experience to a new level. As we all know lower frequencies beneath the 100-125 Fhz range are better “felt” than heard. This makes it a must-have for producers who …Read More
Fractal Harp- Mind Bending Midi Mutant Instrument As electronic music grows more a part of our music standard, we see more efforts to integrate our classic idea of instruments with the future. Check out this mind melting performance by Jay Wasco using a fractal harp. Part slide-harp, part 5-string bass, part midi controller! The Fractal HarpRead More