Ableton Tutorial: Reggae Sub & Palm Bass Rack
Apr25

Ableton Tutorial: Reggae Sub & Palm Bass Rack

Free Download of ┬áthis Bad A$$ Instrument Rack!! I have been on a bit of a reggae kick lately. I needed a reggae bass machine that is easy to set up and sounds natural… but, with that deep thick sub that the club kids love. The best way, I figured, was to build something myself. Below is what I have come up with after a couple of hours playing around. This instrument rack has two other instrument racks buried inside it. I used a...

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Ableton Tutorial: Multiple Outputs for Kontakt (made easy)
Apr15

Ableton Tutorial: Multiple Outputs for Kontakt (made easy)

Setting up Kontakt for multiple outputs. Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player is a beast. The instrument packs that are availible for it are beasts. Together they form Voltron… and then some. However, ┬ábeing a beast takes its toll on a computer’s CPU. Luckily, Kontakt comes built with digital out puts to help ease the load. This means we can have multiple virtual instruments (VSTi) inside on instance of Kontakt, and...

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Windows 7 Disk Repair Loop Fix
Mar29

Windows 7 Disk Repair Loop Fix

Nothing Can Stop Me from Making Mediocre Music!! First is the background of the story. If you don’t like my brilliant and comedic style of prose and you only want the steps on how to fix this issue I suggest you skip ahead to the bullet points. Here in Brazil, especially in the poor neighborhood where my English School is, the energy grid is in shambles. So is water distribution & accessibility, the school system, any sense...

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Ableton Tutorial: Default Templates – Why / How / Mine
Jan06

Ableton Tutorial: Default Templates – Why / How / Mine

Save Time / Make a Default Template I was watching my friends from K Theory doing a Pyramind Elite Session on Pyratube’s youtube channel when I noticed Dylan talking about setting up templates and defaults in order to save time. Now, he prefers using Reason. I prefer using Ableton. So, I figured why not get a short video out to you guys about my default set up. I have briefly mentioned this before in this video about saving a...

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Ableton Tutorial: Basics: Exporting / Rendering a Track
Dec18

Ableton Tutorial: Basics: Exporting / Rendering a Track

Exporting the final product! This is a video response to a question from a member of the facebook community. I am actually a bit surprised I haven’t touched on this topic as it is essential. In fact, it’s what we are all trying to do. Exporting or rendering the final track is my favorite part of the process. It means I have completed something and who doesn’t like that feeling? This video tutorial covers a few things...

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Ableton Tutorial: Starting a Song: Dramatic & Romantic Sh!t
Dec16

Ableton Tutorial: Starting a Song: Dramatic & Romantic Sh!t

Let’s get this song started! This lengthy video tutorial is a walk through on making a “song starter” project. This is what I call my projects when I just use presets and simple midi arrangements to get things cooking. ┬áVariation, fine tuning, custom patches and everything else comes, for me, after the “balls” of the track has been laid down and what I hear is already getting me excited. In this one, we...

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