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All About Max for Live Packs | PitchLoop 89

All About Max for Live Packs | PitchLoop 89   Created in collaboration with Robert Henke, this Ableton 11 Max for Live device is based on an early digital effects processor. The outcome is jittery glitch effects, delayed digital shimmers, and outlandish vibrato. Watch guest host Lillian Frances breakdown this unique device for sound design and beat making. Video Tutorial su_youtube_advanced url=”https://youtu.be/CeLxElsRTPc” width=”400″ height=”200″ autohide=”yes” rel=”no” fs=”no” modestbranding=”yes” For more on Max for Live Packs check out our All About Max for Live Packs Playlist. Subscribe for more awesome tutorials!   About Lillian Frances Lillian Frances is a sonic collager hailing from Sacramento, CA. Frances attended Beat Lab in 2015 and 2019 and has since taught Ableton courses at The Library of MusicLandria in Sacramento. Her unique alt-pop style has been compared to Lorde, Sylvan Esso, and Billie Eilish. Her 2018 EP, Timeism, was praised by NPR’s Heavy Rotation, Indie …

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Should I Buy It? – Audio Realism ABL3

Should I Buy It? – Audio Realism ABL3 In this edition of Should I Buy It? Yeuda has whipped out a powerful Acid Bass plugin, the ABL3 from AudioRealism. It’s a 303 emulation that does a fair job of recreating the real thing, all from a neatly packed plugin. Watch the review video below, then our breakdown below that.   su_youtube_advanced url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUw9UQjS9kw&feature=youtu.be” width=”400″ height=”200″ rel=”no” modestbranding=”yes”   su_divider top=”no” su_box title=”Audio Realism ABL3 Rating: 8.5/10″ style=”glass” box_color=”#333333″ su_row su_column size=”1/2″ Pros: – Goes above and beyond the original TB-303 with many modern features – Pattern Editor is efficient but it’s nice to be able to use the Classic Editor as well – Great features like loading TB-03 patterns, convert MP3 recording to patterns, load tuning files and randomize everything – Awesome Pattern Generator /su_column su_column size=”1/2″ Cons: – No Direct MIDI Out? – Preset management and loading can be better …

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Freebies Round-Up – Beat Lab Tools Collected

Freebies Round-Up – Beat Lab Tools Collected We’re dedicated to providing affordable education to the entire music community, so we’re always giving away plugins, videos, tutorials, etc. Money may be tight, or you’re just looking to save up any way, so we gathered some of the best free resources Beat Lab has to offer. In this article, we’ll go over some of our most popular freebies. Check them out below! su_divider top=”no” Beat Lab Autotuna     Ever wanted your vocals to sound like Post Malone or Daft Punk? Well now is the perfect time to try it out. With our free download, you’ll be able to autotune your vocals with total ease. Make sure you have Max for Live, otherwise the device won’t work. If you don’t have Live Suite then now is the perfect time to upgrade! Check out Ableton’s free 90-day trial of Live Suite, or take …

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Should I Buy It? – United Plugins Review

Should I Buy It? – United Plugins Review In this week’s episode of “Should I Buy It?” Yeuda takes a look at five plugins under the United Plugins umbrella. United Plugins is a cohort oof plugin developers that banded together, they are – FireSonic, Sounddevice Digital, JMG Sound, and MeldaProduction. We’ve covered MeldaProduction’s products in the past on the blog, so this time we’re going at it with a new perspective. Watch the review video below, and read the breakdown below that.   su_youtube_advanced url=”https://youtu.be/J_mNQMRunBo” width=”400″ height=”200″ rel=”no” modestbranding=”yes”   su_divider top=”no” divider_color=”#d2d2d2″ size=”1″ Breakdowns su_box title=”Front DAW Rating: 8.5/10″ style=”glass” box_color=”#333333″ su_row su_column size=”1/2″ Pros: – Simple and straight forward plugin – Sutble (That might be a good thing) /su_column su_column size=”1/2″ Cons: – Too subtle (Still might be a good thing) /su_column su_divider top=”no” divider_color=”#d2d2d2″ size=”1″ Get FrontDaw for $53 here. /su_row /su_box     The first plugin …

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Should I Buy It? – DS Thorn Synthesizer Review

Should I Buy It? – DS Thorn Synthesizer Review DS Thorn is a Spectral synthesizer plugin designed by Dmitry Sches (hence the DS before Thorn). Yeuda goes over the synthesizer and boy it seems amazing, we think you’ll be excited too. Watch the video review below, and read the walkthrough below that.   su_youtube_advanced url=”https://youtu.be/-TfpD6BZD4M” width=”400″ height=”200″ rel=”no” modestbranding=”yes”   su_box title=”Rating: 8.5/10″ style=”glass” box_color=”#333333″ su_row su_column size=”1/2″ Pros: – Enable preset switching with the keyboard is amazing!!! – Spectral Synthesis Oscillator and Harmonic filters are a great way to build complex tones with ease – Although modulation is not visualized the ability to map every single parameter (even voicing and poly mode!) to a modulator makes it extremely flexible. – The easily accessible limiter can make things very loud! – Glitch Sequencer is awesome and fun to use. The Seq presets and the Glitch Sequencer presets really shows it’s …

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Arturia MicroFreak Review – A Fun & Freaky Compact Synthesizer

Arturia MicroFreak Review – A Fun & Freaky Compact Synthesizer This week we have the pleasure of sharing with you our review of the Arturia MicroFreak. The MicroFreak is true to its name as being a freaky freaky synthesizer. It’s packed full of different amazing waveforms that allow experimentation to the fullest. It has a riveting form factor with its PCB Keyboard and single digital oscillator layout. We love it and wish we could have kept it. Watch the full review below!   su_youtube_advanced url=”https://youtu.be/6wP5hpTwYrk” width=”400″ height=”200″ rel=”no” modestbranding=”yes” https=”yes”

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