Plugin Boutique has launched a sale on Sample Magic, offering a 30% discount on Ableton Live Racks and popular plugins such as Magic AB 2 and Boost Pro. The sale also includes the Sample Magic Plugin Bundle comprising Boost, Klip and Magic AB 2. Boost is a simple, powerful mix finalising utility designed to get […]
“Ableton Workshop & Natasha Kmeto Live Wednesday, April 24th, 6pm @ CV
Get ready Portland! This coming Wednesday we’ve got a great FREE Ableton event planned that starts off with a special live performance by the always dynamic multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer and Portland heroine Natasha Kmeto, followed by a set of Ableton Live 10.1 demos.
Fidelity? High-quality sound? No – degradation! And if you don’t have a ragged VHS deck or cassette Walkman handy, these free effects racks in Ableton Live will sort you out.
Downgrade is the work of Tom Cosm, long-time Ableton guru. There are five effects:
— plus if you give him literally US$1 or more (you cheapskate), you get an additional Stutter rack.
Basically, you get loads of controls for manipulating downsampling, tape effects, saturation, distortion, modulation of various kinds, echo, vocoder, and more. It’s a sort of retro Vaporwave starter kit if you’d like to think of it that way – or an easy, dial-up greatest hits of everything Ableton Live can now do to make your sound worse. And by worse, I mean better, naturally.
Ableton have been gradually adding all these digital downsampling features (early on) and simulated analog tape and saturation effects and nonlinear modulation (more recently). Tom has neatly packed them into one very useful set of Racks.
Notice I say “Racks,” not Max for Live devices. That means these will mostly run on different editions of Live, and they’re a bit easier to pick apart and adjust/modify – without requiring Max knowledge.
Sample Magic has released a new Ableton Magic Racks series installment Bass Engine Rack, taking head-on one of the fundamental aspects of all electronic music: bass and low end. Introducing Ableton Magic Racks: Bass Engine Rack – expertly sampled from a host of classic hardware to build a one-stop shop style bass rack. Get to […]
Isotonik Studios has announced availability of Sempler Pro, a sample sequence manipulator by Noiss COKO designed to create complex patterns by performing simple actions. The whole device is exclusively driven by its integrated sequencer, which among other parameters allows to set a different starting point, size, pitch, level and delay amount for every single step. […]
Producertech has launched The Art of Sampling, a new video tutorial course that covers all of the core concepts of sampling. Sampling is perhaps the most popular means of creating musical parts in modern production, inherent in a vast number of applications, from drum construction, to leads, to FX. This course covers all of the […]
Producer Tim Cant takes the new Maztek X Neurofunk Basement sample pack for a spin in the latest Loopmasters tutorial video. Tim tackles the tricky topic of creating a neuro drum and bass drop in Ableton Live. Neurofunk is one of the most difficult styles of dance music to create, but in this video, you’ll […]
Plugin Boutique has launched a 30% off deal on Sample Magic’s plugins and Ableton Live racks for the next few days. The sale includes Ableton Racks packs, the Klip instrument and drum machine and BLOQ vintage synth and drum machine for Kontakt, Boost and Boost Pro effect plugins, Magic AB 2 mixing reference tool, and […]
Published on Mar 13, 2019 Point Blank Music School
“For this extra special deconstruction, Ski Oakenfull was joined by Adamski himself to delve into the magic behind his global Seal-featuring hit, ‘Killer’. Shown here is also the Roland TR-909 and the Ensoniq SQ-80.” And the Yamaha RX120.
Cluster Sound is offering Rekkerd readers a massive discount on its Membership, allowing you to get a lifetime 90% discount on all its products for just 49 EUR (instead of 99 EUR). The Membership is not a monthly subscription but a single payment which provides access to a number of benefits including: Lifetime 90% OFF […]