Max for Live can be very daunting but don’t be afraid, it’s worth the time you put into it. Over the next month I’ll point out some key capabilities of Max for Live that I enjoy through tutorials, demos, roundups, and reviews. As a part of Max for Live Madness, The Producer’s Kitchen is doing […]
Updated 3/29/2017. Here a video of Surreal Machines’ Transient Machines a full fledged Transient Designer. If you want to spring the cash, it’s well worth it. If not the tips below will work well enough. This forth tip (see the third tip) from Cristofer Odqvist, the writer of the book “Making Sound“ give a the tip on […]
This third tip (see the second tip) from Cristofer Odqvist, the writer of the book “Making Sound“ suggest making a delay unique by simulating an overdriven tape delay sound. Try inserting a distortion plugin followed by a low pass filter on an aux before your delay to simulate a tape delay driven hard. #mixing — […]
This second tip (building a bit from the first) from Cristofer Odqvist, the writer of the book “Making Sound“ shows how to add width and clarity by panning harmonies of a chord. Two similar instruments playing the same chords, use different voicings or octaves and pan them L/R. It adds width, depth and detail. — MusicProductionTips […]
This tip shows how to create washy reverb harmony to fit behind a melody. In the coming weeks I’ll share a few more tips from the book, “Making Sound“. Any melody line (vocal or instrumental) can be made richer by adding a harmony part, sending it to a reverb and muting the dry sound. — […]
A lot of different genres of music use noise risers, it’s the thing that goes whoooooosh as a song build to a climax. Some people don’t understand that it’s a simple effect to make. Learning little sound design tricks like this can take you a long way and save you time and money. In this […]
The Random MIDI device is one of the most slept on devices available in Live. You can have a lot of flexibility, fun and obvious randomization with it. Most people don’t use it because they don’t know where to start and what the parameters mean. First off Random is a MIDI device so it doesn’t […]
In this video of Tasty Samples we take a look at a Live Pack Loopmasters Mixtape for Ableton Live and how to sample from one of the bass loops on Push.
The Slate Everything Bundle comes with a lot of great preamp, console and compressor emulators to name a few. Here is an example of a quick and simple drum mix using the Virtual Mix Rack. Listen to the drums go from simple to fat in a few steps. If you are interested got to http://slatedigital.com/sign-up/ and […]
iZotope recently introduced, Neutron, a new suite of plugs targeted towards help people achieve a higher levels of focus and clarity in their mixes. Neutron uses analysis and metering with award-wining audio processing to help you mix better and faster.