Musicians Help Japan and Get Sounds

Puremagnetik is matching your $30 and $60 contributions to relief Japan by 100% when you donate by midnight Friday 17th EST. As a bonus, your donation will be applied towards a 6-month or year subscription to the purmagnetik site. I’ve just donated, and you should too! Here is the link to the donation page. Donate to Help Japan Cheers! — Juan

Exploring Sound Design in Ableton Live

Today, let’s dive into the fascinating world of sound design using Ableton Live. Live has become my go-to software for creating unique and expressive sounds. It offers a versatile platform for experimenting with audio, and I want to share some insights into this exciting process. Starting with the Basics: Before we embark on our sound design journey, it’s crucial to understand the fundamental building blocks of sound. Concepts like waveforms, frequency, amplitude, and timbre are essential.

LittleDevil – Kick Maker

Hey guys! So I’ve been really busy with some projects. I’m getting ready to get an EP out, working on some more syzygryd projects, etc. I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted much so here is a little something to keep you entertained until I have more time to do some full how-to or tutorial. Meet Kick Maker — This little puppy looks nice but it will drive your tracks to the next level….

Make a Multiband Stereo Imager in Ableton Live

Make a Multiband Stereo Imager in Ableton Live Multi-band effects units, as the name suggests, are effects that work on multiple bands of audio independently from one another. Some examples of multi-band effects units are multi-band compressors, multi-band harmonic exciters, multi-band stereo imagers, and more. These types of processors are most commonly used in the mastering phase of music production. However, there is nothing stopping you from using them as creative tools.

Happy Friday!!! It’s an 8Bit Invasion

Happy Friday!!! It’s an 8Bit Invasion Well, it’s Friday, and the world has been invaded by pixelated monsters, jumping turtles, and chunky Italian plumbers. AHHHH, save yourselves!!! Your mission: give those pesky little 8Bit insects some of their own medicine with this 8Bit Invasion drum rack!!! If you want to hear what kind of sounds this thing has, check out “ones and zeros” here (or on the player on the right).

APC40 Aid

APC40 users!!! This week’s post is a big shoutout to Hanz Petrov for his incredible work on Python remote scripts for Ableton Live, specifically for the APC40. These mods are, without a doubt, the best I’ve tested so far because they are rock solid! The best part? You don’t need Max for Live for these to work. The two device chains available for download are “Sequencer Aid” and “Chords.” Let’s dive into the details, but first, if you haven’t already, make sure to install the latest version of his script from his site: APC40 Python Remote Scripts.