The last few weeks I have been deep at work with new tunes and productions. I wanted to keep this blog going, so I collected a bunch of the new Kicks I am using in my music. Below is a download link for these powerful kicks that have been designed to bring a loud and full punch to your mix.
More to come!
I've really loved a lot of the free audio effect racks by PerforModule. We have been talking about doing a guest rack / effect for each other and I was stoked to see what he sent me.
PerforModule put together a Live Pack that has a unique way of adding sub bass by sidechaining it to the Kick. A lot of people use the Sidechain of a Compressor or Gate to take out sub bass. In this case PerforModule is using it to add sub bass. The cool thing about this is it's also following whatever note you are playing in your bassline. That way the Sub Bass always works with the key your track is in.
Here is an audio example of the effect:
This Rack uses Operator, so you will need Suite to use it. Download this below for use with Ableton Live 9.05 Suite.
I'll be releasing a new Live pack on PerforModule as well, so keep an eye open for that. Hint... It has to do with Kicks.
I have always loved the sound of dub, especially the groove found in deep dub. In all my music I have grabbed techniques and sounds from dub. In working on a new track I wanted to get some nice organic sounding drums in Ableton Live. I went back to an old recording I did at London Bridge, where we recorded a bunch of one shots with an antique drum kit. I edited it down to make a complex and adjustable drum rack.
Below is a video that walks through the (aq) Dub Drums. There is also a free (aq) Dub Drums Light for free download after the video. There is also the One Shots and Dub Drum MIDI to download below. These can be used with any DAW. Check it out, and enjoy this in your productions.
USB Splash Drive Out!
I'm excited to announce the release of my USB Splash Drive. After a super successful Kickstarter, this product has now gone public. The USB is 8gb's of massive Ableton live resources, live sets, remix packs, samples, instruments and more. It also has my entire discography in FLAC and mp3 as well as interviews for fans to know more about my music.
Until November 24th you can get %30 off. Just order the USB Splash Drive and put in code below.
Coupon Code on Check Out:
Thank you to everyone that helped make this product a reality. It's years of work and I am so glad to share it with the world.
Order it, plug it in, and play.
In the last few months I have been experimenting with AMS files for Operator. Operator lets you edit and change the waveform for your patch by drawing them in the user section. You can then export this waveform as an AMS file.
The .ams format is saved to the User Library/Samples/Waveforms (in live 9) folder via an option in the right click (PC) or Ctrl click (Mac) menu. Ams can then be imported back into Operator by dragging them from the Browser onto one of the oscillator's display areas. Ams can also be loaded into Simpler or Sampler.
This way if you make a really interesting waveform you can save it for future usage and even drag it into Simpler as a waveform.
I’ve made a collection of 20 AMS files for you to play with. If you are Logged in you can just download these for free and then drag them in your production to play around with them.
If you want to dive in a little deeper then check out this free utility for making your own massive library of AMS files.
Ableton Live gave users a powerful tool to make and install Live Packs. A Live pack is basically a self contained Live Project that has all the files and racks found within it. It can be a great tool to share a track with a collaborator, buy new complex sound packs, or share instruments. This tutorial will run through how to install a Live Pack.
Here is a quick video on this, or the text walk through below itl.
To install a live pack you can do one of two things. First would be to open Ableton Live 8 or 9. Then navigate to the File Menu. There you can choose "Install live pack" and then navigate through the browser to the pack you wish to install. Or you can double click any live pack to automatically open Ableton Live and start installing.
After that you will be asked to choose where to download the Set. It will then install all files and folders to this place. When it is done, the installation window will close and you will be left on the same blank set you started with. You must then navigate with the "File --> Open Live Set --> Where ever the set was downloaded" to open the sets found in the Pack.
When you open this set you can see the instruments, audio effects, or whatever else is in it. I would also like to point out that you can have multiple Live Sets in one Live Pack. Lets say you have all your drums in one live set, and all the original instruments in another and so on. This can be great for collaboration with multiple versions of a track as well.
I have another note here for Live 9.05 users. Live 9 sometimes only goes to 67%, or 80%, or even 50% and then closes the installation window. The files have actually completely downloaded, but for some reason it doesn't go to the full 100%.
After you have downloaded your packs have fun using them!
I made a video on managing files in Live 9 that might be useful in understanding the differences in the library of live 8 and 9l. Also check out my massive library of Ableton Live Packs for unique instruments, custom drum racks, Audio effects, and even my Live performance set.