The quality of sound you can get for under AUD$400 in your home studio in 2019 (well, basically 2020 now) has imporved dramatically over the last decade. Gone are the days of over-emphasised thumping bass and screeching tinny high-ends on entry level monitors, now you
Tutorial: Ableton Live Workflow – Using the Max For Live Step Divider to Generate Rhythm & Melody Ideas
It’s holiday season and you’ve got some free time to start working on some tracks. You open up Live hoping some inspiration will hit, but nope – you got nothin’, zero, nadda. If you’re using Live 10 Suite, here’s a sure fire way to get things rolling
Being less bound by traditional song structure and very friendly to on-the-fly improvisation, Techno is a genre of music that lends itself extremely well to hardware music gadgets. Even the weirdest bleeps, bloops and textures can find a home in Techno, in fact, they’re encouraged.
Something that is little known and doesn’t seem to receive the attention it should (at least in my opinion anyway) is Maschine’s ability to control hardware synths right from the controller. Native Instruments has created stacks of presets from different synth manufactures all with pre-mapped
In early September, the Noisegate team went to the BIGSOUND festival/conference in Brisbane to host music-making workshops with Ableton Live. In my ‘Push New Ideas’ presentation, I demo’d a performance setup using Ableton’s Push controller, that was controlling external hardware synths and drum machines (see
In early September, the Noisegate team went to the BIGSOUND festival/conference in Brisbane to host music-making workshops with Ableton Live. In my ‘Push New Ideas’ presentation, I demo’d a performance setup using Push 2, that was controlling external hardware synths and drum machines (see video below).
Parallel compression is a great way to add a lot of compression without sounding like you’ve added a lot of compression. Duplicate a track, compress one, don’t compress the other. The idea is to crush the hell out of the track, and subtly blend that
Apple’s macOS 10.15 Catalina update is due to arrive in October, and despite being packed full exciting interface and functionality enhancements, the underlying framework alterations can adversely affect compatibility with (and thus negate your ability to use) the music production software and hardware that you
Wondering how you can take your synth sounds to the next level? Most synth heads will be familiar with the age-old trick of running their rig through an array of effects pedals for further sonic exploration. Another way to achieve similar results is to run
Since its inception, Native Instruments’ Maschine has been one of the foremost hybrid hardware/software music production systems, designed to harness the power of your laptop through a dedicated controller. Providing far more functionality than simply finger-drumming, Maschine’s 16 coloured pads have become iconic, and featured