MIDI Translation – MIDI to Keystrokes

There are certain function and keyboard shortcuts a musician would like to use during a mixing or a live session that are not MIDI mappable. In this tutorial I am going to show you a way of mapping virtually any keyboard shortcut to your MIDI controller extending the functionality of your live set or mixing … Read More

Add Rhythmic Variations with Gated Vocal Effects

Gated Vocal effects are a cool way of adding extra rhythmic variations and dynamics to you tunes. Especially, genres like progressive and psy trance make extensive use of those techniques enhancing the overall rhythm and adding a sense of spirituality, if you like. I am going to be showing you various ways of achieving this … Read More

Single Low/High Pass Filter for Ableton Live

In this quick tip, I’m going to show you a neat way of implementing a low/high pass filter using the Auto Filter device in Ableton Live. By that, I mean that we are going to be able to construct a filter that goes from a full low pass to a full high pass with the … Read More

Smart Mixing in Ableton Live

During a traditional DJ mixing session we need to be able to keep an even volume level during a transition and also keep a good spectral balance by utilizing EQ. I am going to show you a quick method of setting up a set in Ableton Live to achieve just that using sidechain compression. We … Read More

How to Add Variation to Drum Loops in Ableton Live

In this tutorial we’re going to examine some quick and easy ways of adding more variation and interest to our drum loops. Other kind of loops can also benefit, as well, depending on the providing material. Ableton Live 8.0.9 is the DAW of choice here and we are going to be utilizing native effects and … Read More

How to Record a Professional Electric Guitar Solo

In this tutorial I am going to show you an easy and great way to record a professional electric guitar solo for your production. The tutorial is geared towards guitarists that already have some experience playing the guitar but are not so technically trained so they can play a fast guitar solo. I am going … Read More