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BIP – Bounce In Place Max4Live Device

BIP – Bounce In Place Max4Live Device Valiumdupeuple recently released a device called BIP or Bounce In Place, a Max4Live Device that does exactly what it is titled. The device will bounce your audio or MIDI clips post fx in one simple click. It looks like the device has simply automated the process of resampling as it functions by soloing then creating a new track below the highlighted ones, arming it, switching the input to resample, activating the recording, stop the recording, then disarm and unsolo the tracks. It happens in under a second which makes it a realistic alternative to simply creating a shortcut for freezing and flattening tracks, which doesn’t give you a copy of the track like BIP does anyway. Here’s what the developer said, Everyone’s waiting for a “bounce in place” feature in Ableton Live since ages. Well, if you have M4L, here’s the one-click-only solution device, with easy Push implementation. Place the device …

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How To Be Prepared When Performing

How To Be Prepared When Performing Playing a live show can be a really stressful situation depending on the type of person you are. The sound is deafening, there’s a crowd screaming expecting a certain level of entertainment from you, plus there are bright lights everywhere and unless you have the zen qualities of monk levitating on Mount Kailash, you might have a hiccup in your performance here and there. With that being said, the skill of performing can be honed the same way producing can be. Here are 5 things to keep in mind to help your next performance go as smoothly as possible. 1: Know Your Crowd/Venue and Figure Them Out. Don’t even start preparing your set until you’ve got this figured out. It seems simple but sometimes you need to really think about it. When you first start DJing or playing shows with your band, you need …

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Loop Slicer – Max for Live

Simpler Loop Slice Optimizer – Max for Live A-Z Labs is a programming company that creates simple single patch plugins designed to work with your Ableton workflow. They are responsible for straight forward and super helpful plugins like “Already Played,” showing you which clips you’ve already played in a lengthy DJ set. Today, we are focusing on their new release, the Loop Slicer, a plugin that optimizes the functions available in a simpler. The key features of the Loop Slicer include: A separate uncluttered interface that has been solely optimized for effective Slicing Additional Slicing Features that are not even available natively in Simpler: Nudging the start and end of a slice via (mappable) encoders Selecting and previewing the current, previous and next Slice from within the interface Slicing in real-time or via the Insert Marker Works out-of-the-box for Push 1 and all other supported control-surfaces that give access to device’s …

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Use Drums as a MIDI Controller | Subaqueous

Use Drums as a MIDI Controller In this video Isaac Cotec, a certified Ableton trainer, explains how to convert live drums into a MIDI controller. The only thing you need is a free VST plugin called KTdrumtrigger, drums and some cheap mics, (Cotec uses a set of piezo mics that you can grab here at Amazon.) Check out the video to get a full explanation. Great for any musician trying to enhance their live performance or to add a human feel to your tracks.    

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Sound Recipes #2 – Trap Horns

Sound Recipes #2 – Trap Horns     In this video we check out how to take the Orchestral Brass Live Pack (free download for Ableton Suite users) and process it using only Live’s built-in devices and Free plugins. The Plugins Softube – Saturation Knob The free plug-in Saturation Knob is a modeled output distortion that can be used anywhere you need some grit. Use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy your drum loop.       Nomad Factory – Bus Driver Bus Driver is an optical compressor that provides a wide range of compression effects, reminiscent of the best vintage compressors made in the ‘60s. Nomad Factory designed an Output Stage Soft-Clipping to eliminate digital clipping at any output level and produce a smoother distortion characteristic. This feature is in addition to the Tube-Driver Saturation Modeling included in Bus-Driver. …

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EPROM Shares Some Secrets

EPROM Shares Some Secrets   Eprom is described as “unleaded physical power and giddy destruction,” by Resident Advisor’s, Andrew Ryce. To put it in other terms, EPROM is dirty. A veteran of the game and a master of his craft, his words should be listened to with careful attention. In the video below, EPROM runs walks us through his live setup and how he performs. Equipped with a Mac, Ableton, and a MIDI Fighter, EPROM shows us how to do it with sensible ease.  

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Glotch – Free Glitch Sequencer

Glotch – Free Glitch Sequencer   Artcraft has recently released a new Max for Live glitch-sequencer plugin called Glotch. The simple but useful plugin, is equipped with four different glitch functions, a standard high and low pass filter, a resolution knob, and a smooth knob, which all come together as a handy glitch-sequencer. The plugin is arranged in a grid with 32 beats, (eight bars,) that you can alter and assign to individual beats. You are able to shorten the loop of the glitch down to a single beat. Each bar is also equipped with a power and value parameter which effect how much of an effect the glitch parameters have over your sound. Glotch has a delay, reverb, and reverse effect, which are the most standard of the parameters. The most interesting would be the cyclo effect which is where the true glitch sound comes through. A randomization button is …

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Santuri Safari – East African Live Pack

Santuri Safari – East African Live Pack   It’s an absolute delight to see and hear such ambitious projects as this one. A brand new instrument rack has been developed by Ableton’s own Emile Hookenhout, (a.k.a Behr,) that captures the excitement and authenticity of a revitalized East Africa. Attempting to stick as true as possible to the cultural roots of the instruments and sounds recorded, Hookenhout came up with the Santuri Safari Instrument Pack. East Africa is going through a refreshing look at their regions music, revitalizing it into something totally new. Musicians from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are working to move the regions sounds towards the global trend of electronics. Though with limited access to recording studios and equipment, the emergence of labels and collectives such as Santuri, who is taking it upon themselves to represent and put the region on a global stage, and third parties like Hookenhout, are allowing the …

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