Ableton Impulse: The Drum Machine You Didn’t Know You Had

Have you ever had an impulse to just slice up a drum loop and make a drum kit out of it in Ableton Live? Of course, you did! it’s an unavoidable part of producing music in a DAW.

The sheer fact that Ableton Live can transform any sound into a playable instrument makes you start to explore the endless possibilities of sampling. In that spirit, we got an impulse to talk about Ableton Lives drum sampler called “Impulse”.

An Introduction to Ableton Analog

You’ve heard it a million times “analog just sounds better” or “I only use analog synths”. Well, the devs at Ableton Live heard it too.

They knew analog wasn’t some magic that happens when you power up a hardware synth unit. “Analog” is a texture and like any texture, you can find it in Ableton Live. Today we are checking out Ableton Lives Analog soft synth.

How To Use Ableton Live’s Drum Rack

There is no better way to start a song than jamming out on a drum rack with your midi controller.

Drum racks are an essential tool in modern music production. They make life easier for producers and spark up the creative process. Every modern daw has its own version of a drum rack, but we are going to talk about the Ableton Live drum rack.

Sampling In Ableton: Learn How To Sample As The Pros Do

Back in the 80s when people thought of sampling they imagined the Fairlight CMI. Back in the 90s people when people thought of sampling they imagined the Akai MPC. Today when people think of sampling they imagine Ableton Live and it’s no surprise when this daw has two sampler instruments! In this article, we are going to dive deep into the sampling powerhouse that is Ableton Live.

What Is Sampling?

Sampling is a modern art form in which the artist uses a sampler as their instrument to write music. Samplers are modern instruments much like synthesizers. Most of the time they look alike, but the big difference between these two instruments is that samplers don’t generate sound by themselves. Samplers need a source of sound and require you to provide them with an audio recording. That recording can be anything, a guitar, full song, foley… you can feed any type of recording into the sampler and play it back as if it was some kind of synth patch or drum kit.

Today every daw has its own sampler. Even your phone has sampler apps! So to be part of this art form is as simple as downloading a daw or an app or you can go old-school and buy a hardware sampler.

Helpful Music Production Tips for Beginners

Producing your own music can be extremely rewarding and fulfilling. Being able to write, record, and release your own songs is a satisfying process. But it can also be really overwhelming.

Where do you start with all of the equipment, software, and know-how? There’s a wealth of information and tutorials on the internet, but sometimes that just contributes to the noise.

Luckily, we’ve got you covered. We’ve written a handy guide to music production that will help you get started. Read on to learn more!

What is Wavetable Synthesis

What the heck is wavetable synthesis? Well, we’ve all heard those talking wavetables in Native Instruments revolutionary soft synth Massive which defined the sound of the electronic music scene recently. But there is a lot more to wavetable synthesis than talking bass patches.

In this article, we are going to take a deeper look at this amazing form of sound synthesis.

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Ableton Wavetable: How to Use Live’s Wavetable Synthesizer

Wavetable is the latest addition to the suite of instruments and synthesizers in Ableton Live. The new synth uses wavetables as a source of waveform generation. Wavetable can sweep and scan through different waveforms to create insane new synth textures.

There are a lot of moving parts in Ableton’s Wavetable so let’s dive into each section of this modern synth device.

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