Author Archives: Jimmy
I am constantly putting together workshops in the Austin Area.
the best place to keep current on all the Ableton Events in the Austin Area
is at the Austin Ableton User Group Meet up page
Working with sampled drum loops is a lot of fun, but some times you may find you want to change or enhance the individual sounds of the drums in ways that is not possible with a single wav file. Another issue could be that you found the perfect beat but there is no clean drum break in the source so that you can just sample a clean drum back. What you can do is manually extract the beat into a midi clip then use what ever drum sounds you want to layer with the original sample or just use the midi file on its own.
Adam Fangsurd pulled out these effects during one of the Wednesday Night Ableton workshops. I thought They were very interesting and creative free pluggins, check them out.
“ClyphX is a MIDI Remote Script for Live 8.1.5 or later that provides an extensive list of Actions related to controlling different aspects of Live. These Actions can be accessed via X-Triggers (Session View Clips, Arrange View Locators or MIDI Controls). Each X-Trigger can trigger a single Action or a list of Actions.”
Simply amazing!! And its Free!! I use Clyphx extensively in my live performance set.
Clyphx was developed by the brains behind Native Kontrol
Native Kontrol offers some serious expansions for the mpd32, apc 40, ohm 64, livid block,
the korg nano series, the padkontroller, and the launch pad
Basic drum programming with Ableton Live .
by Jimmy Allison
Austin Ableton Tutor
This tutorial is an introduction to midi drum programming using Ableton Live and Drum Racks. To start off we will be making a basic 1 bar drum loop, and then quickly expand the basic drum loop to dynamic 32 bar drum pattern.
The first thing we need to do is open Ableton Live and load a drum rack into a midi track.
To load a drum rack Open the live browser, select the live devices, open the instrument folder, open the drum racks folder, open the kit folder, and select a drum kit.
Just in case you don’t follow the Ableton blog.
Ableton artists Spektre and Loopmasters assembled Spiral Pulse. It is an exclusive and unreleased full track, available as a free Live Pack from Ableton Live.
Great chart to reference when mixing
This image is from http://www.independentrecording.net/irn/
The guys over at AbletonOp are always cranking out awesome free content for Ableton Live. Check them out!
I can not wait to get my hands on one of these!
The QuNeo by Keith Mcmillen instruments will be a definite game changer in the Ableton community. with a street price of $200 its a no brainer.
I will be demoing Keith McMillen products at during SXSW so if you want a sneak peek before release keep your eyes out. As soon as I know my schedule I will post it here