100 Free Crash Cymbal Audio Samples from MusicRow

100 Free Crash Cymbal Audio Samples from MusicRow

100 Free Crash Cymbal Audio Samples as WAV or for Maschine/Ableton from MusicRow Free until March 30th, 2015 100 heavily processed crash sounds, that will add special metallic flavor to any electronic music production. A high resolution acoustic cymbals recording is the initial source of this sound collection. These raw crash sounds passed through various guitar pedals, Moog filters, Roland space echo, Spring reverb, Bit crushers and digital distortions. Then we chopped, layered and processed it again – to get this extraordinary collection of pumping and punching crushes. Available as a Maschine Expansion, an Ableton Live Pack or as WAV files for use with any other DAW. CLICK HERE to choose your format and download for...
Introduction to Ableton Live Free from Berklee College of Music

Introduction to Ableton Live Free from Berklee College of Music

Learn Ableton Live’s most powerful tools and how to use them to take your musical ideas from conception to final recording. Click Here To Sign Up Free About the Course In the past, Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) were programs used only by audio engineers with a highly specific knowledge base, on machines inaccessible to most people. But over the past 10-15 years, DAWs and the act of recording music have evolved from being a luxury of the few to being available to the masses. Ableton Live is one such application. Used by an extremely broad range of music creators, Ableton Live not only facilitates the work of engineers, producers, and writers in professional, home, and mobile studio settings, but it is also a powerful platform for musicians on stage, in the DJ booth, and elsewhere. In this course, you will explore some of Live’s most powerful and useful functionality: MIDI programming, audio recording, warping and processing, looping editing, mixing, performing, file management, and troubleshooting. Meant to be a springboard for those who are new to Ableton Live and/or DAWs in general, this three-week course will provide you with a strong knowledge base for using Live to take your musical ideas from conception to final recording. The course breaks down the many barriers of entry into music technology and encourages all those who wish, to create fearlessly. Note: If you do not own Ableton Live 9, you can download the free, fully featured Ableton Live Trial. The trial version will allow you to save and export your work for 30 days. If you use the trial version, do not download...
Using MIDI in Ableton Live

Using MIDI in Ableton Live

We’ve collected a few videos from Ableton about using MIDI in Live. From its 1980’s origins as a technical standard allowing electronic instruments to communicate with one another, MIDI has also become a versatile technology for sequencing and manipulating virtual instruments. We’re going to look at some killer tips and tricks for mastering MIDI in Live. MIDI – Established in 1984, the Musical Instrument Digital Interface is a musical device communication standard that describes a protocol, digital interface, and connectors which allow a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers and other related devices to connect and communicate with one another. A single MIDI link can carry up to sixteen channels of information, each of which can be routed to a separate device. Devices are connected to each other via a 5-pin DIN MIDI cable or more common now with standard USB cables. Devices can connect to each other using 3 port types: MIDI In, MIDI Out, and MIDI Thru where MIDI In receives note and control data, MIDI Out sends it, and MIDI Thru replicates incoming data to downstream devices. MIDI can send an incredible variety of data from note on/off, velocity, and volume to patch changes and note data from keyboards and other MIDI devices to DAW’s such as Ableton Live. Note data, once captured, can be edited even so far as changing the original sounds (patches) to other sounds from other MIDI devices and computers. Although MIDI is an incredibly complex technical topic, in its simplest form one can plug a cable from MIDI Out to MIDI In and fire notes from both the played and...
TouchAble App – Ableton Live Controller for iOS Devices

TouchAble App – Ableton Live Controller for iOS Devices

TouchAble is “THE” controller app for Ableton Live. Countless artists around the globe – from bedroom producers to award winning artists – use it on stage, in their studio or while on the road. TouchAble 2 has been completely redesigned from the ground up, with stability and performance in mind – as well as an array of new and improved features. Control Ableton Live with your iOS Devices The New standard of Controller apps for iPad. ~ DE:BUG Magazine TouchAble offers no-compromise control of Ableton Live from your iPad. Its modular interface allows you to split the screen to show two modules at the same time – or to maximize the surface area of a single module. And if the size of one iPad is not enough, you can use TouchAble with as many iPads as you want! Each module offers full feedback from Live, making sure you always know what you are tweaking. The Modules Include Clips – The Clips Module is a TouchAble representation of your Session View. Launch Clips and Scenes, Solo and arm tracks, or open up the loop controls to quickly loop a running Clip. TouchAble 2 introduces an overview that allows quick access to any position in the set. Live 9 Users can use this module to manage their Live Set – Create or delete Tracks, Scenes, Clips and even stop buttons – without ever touching your Computer. Edit MIDI Clips with the new MIDI Editor – Drum Mode makes it easy to lay down a drum loop. Chord Mode allows for precise note placements and lengths – in any scale you want....
ill.GATES Offers ToneDen Artists $50 in Free Music Tools & Training

ill.GATES Offers ToneDen Artists $50 in Free Music Tools & Training

Here’s access to $50 of ill.GATES ill.Methodology products. Take a look over at ill.Methodology if you must, but $50 goes a long way there whether it’s for templates, sound packs, sound libraries, synth presets, courses, live sets, and more. Hi there ToneDen Artists… My name is ill.GATES and in addition to heavy international music touring, I also teach electronic music production and make music tools for my site http://illmethodology.com. I know it’s not easy starting out making music and I really do believe in what the guys at ToneDen are doing, so we have decided to gift ToneDen subscribers each a $50 store credit on our site that you can use towards workshops, sample packs, Ableton templates or whatever else tickles your fancy. Enter the code at check out and BOOM! $50. Free money. CLICK HERE TO GO TO ToneDen TO GET YOUR PROMO CODE Note from the team: To get your promo code, simply log into ToneDen or create a free account if you haven’t yet. Your personal promo code will appear in the Notifications Section. Again remember that you get your Discount Promo Code at ToneDen and it can be applied to your purchase at illmethodology.com. Top 3 Music Industry Success Tips Sneak Preview Take The Plunge – Nobody likes a tourist. If you are just getting your toes wet to see if ‘this whole music thing is going to pan out’ it’s a huge turn off for anyone in the business. The music industry was built on passion and boldness… Pay It Forward – OK: so you’re committed, you’re in it to win it, you’ve made...
Novation Launchpad App for iPhone & iPad [FREE]

Novation Launchpad App for iPhone & iPad [FREE]

Novation Launchpad App is a free app that lets you make, record and share music instantly on your iPad, simply by triggering and mixing sounds on a grid. Want to make and remix music on the go? Easily make and remix electronic music on the go using your iPad or iPhone, then record and share your performances online. Make & Remix Music On The Go Create and remix electronic music by combining loops and sounds Huge catalogue of free, world-class Loopmasters content Perform a unique set with powerful, dynamic DJ effects Create, record and share original music on your iPad Import your own sounds or download cutting-edge soundpacks Connect the app to your Novation Launchpad hardware for ultimate tactile control The all new grid and effects section is ergonomically adapted for the iPhone user. Launch up to eight loops at a time from an 8×6 grid Easily mix with eight volume sliders and eight filter sliders Apply powerful live performance effects Access a free professional sound library Control using any Novation Launch product Output to Audiobus-compatible apps, including GarageBand and Cubasis Control Launchpad App with any other Novation Launch product Get Creative – To start creating original music on your iPad, simply trigger sounds using a beautiful 8×6 grid. Everything you launch will stay synchronised and locked in time, whilst you use sliders to mix and apply a range of powerful filters and effects. Making music has never been so much fun! Launchpad App Comes Loaded with a whole Library of Loops & Sounds Designed to complement our Launch Family of products, Launchpad App comes loaded with a whole...
Music Producer Matthew Jonson On Synthesizer Music Production

Music Producer Matthew Jonson On Synthesizer Music Production

Here’s a great pair of music production videos by producer Matthew Jonson from his synthesizer lair in Berlin, Germany. He’s got an amazing collection of vintage analog synths as well as some digital outboard effects. It’s interesting to see how he composes and puts tracks together with gear ranging from from Ableton Live on his Macbook Pro to Jupiter synths, a Prophet 5, and old-school drum machines and rack effects. Whether solo, with Cobblestone Jazz, Modern Deep Left Quartet or his label Wagon Repair, quality is always priority number one for Mathew Jonson. The restless Canadian producer is constantly striving to develop both his composition and studio chops. His sound has earned him deep respect internationally, among his production peers as well as the DJ community. So, we thought it was high time we paid Mathew a visit in his well-equipped Berlin studio for a Slices Tech Talk on Electronic Beats TV. In this next video hear Mathew talk in intricate detail about how he uses outboard gear in creating a bass line with ambient effects. Thanks and a shout out to Electronic Beats TV for the interviews! Check them out for more awesome music production content like...
5 Tips for Fast & Furious Songwriting – Subaqueous Music, Ableton Certified Trainer

5 Tips for Fast & Furious Songwriting – Subaqueous Music, Ableton Certified Trainer

I want to dive into techniques in Ableton Live for fast songwriting. These tips and tricks will help you stay creative, bust out songs, and feel confident in how you are spending your time. If you’re not using Ableton Live or want to read the article on taking your time, it will look at the bigger picture of how artists can better manage their time. 1. Good Old File Management Nothing says “I am an artist” like spending a day going through your files. Every successful musician I know is ruthlessly efficient with their sample library. We each have our own way of managing our files as well.  Here is what I do with my Sample Library… Here’s the rest of the list 2. Taking Good Notes 3. Start a Track From The Foundation Up 4. Fully Using Session View 5. Mixing it Up Be sure to check out Lynda.com for lots of awesome Ableton Live Training (Free 7 Day Trial) and here’s a LINK to the full Subaqueous Music...