Posts Categorized: Tutorials

Ableton’s Operator – 13 advanced tips

Ableton Operator is a small FM synth which comes with Ableton Live Suite. Operator may seem limited to familiar traditional FM sounds but it is capable of much more. Here I show thirteen advanced tips and a few ways to use Operator’s lesser known features to create bigger sounds. and a few you might not […]

Ableton guitar amp simulation and effects

I have been using Ableton’s built in effects for guitar recently and despite owning a few other VST based sims I’ve found the Ableton effects in racks to be much more useful, because of the ability to shape them to my requirements. So, I’ve provided four of my (many) guitar amp experiment racks for you […]

Ableton tip : mono safe bass

Collapsing your bass frequencies to mono while maintaining stereo imaging is something you may want to do for a variety of reasons, but there’s a simple way to do this with just the basic Ableton devices in a rack. The rack is attached to this post, but you may as well pretend to read this […]

Ableton tutorial : PWM in Operator

Operator is Ableton’s FM synth and while it allows the user to design their own waveforms you might think it’s not possible to do  PWM in Operator, in fact there appears to be no Pulse wave available in Operator so using Pulse Width Modulation to morph from a square wave to Pulse wave seems doubly […]

Ableton Tutorial – Looper insert FX (feedback #2)

Overview of this tutorial In this Ableton tutorial we’ll take a look at the Ableton Looper and how a hidden feature can enable it to become more of a creative tool for producing unique pads and effects. This is the second in a series exploring the creative power of feedback in Ableton Live. In the […]

Tutorial – Ableton audio feedback part 1

Introduction This tutorial is the first in a series covering feedback in synthesis and production, and how it can be a fun way to create new and interesting sounds with a seeming life of their own. Exploring feedback techniques can bring a complexity and uniqueness of sound to your tone palette, it is a sound […]

Tutorial : generative music in Ableton Live

ableton generative music

Generative music in Live Here is a brief tutorial on making generative music with Live. This tutorial first appeared on the Ableton Live Forum, in 2007 – so the examples were made using Live 6.07  and will work with any version of live later than that. What is generative music? Generative music is where you […]