5Pin Media has released House of Sylenth a new MIDI Focus series sound library.
Take one of the decade’s finest and most successful synths, combine with one of the decade’s most talented and prolific House producers… Voila: HOUSE OF SYLENTH by 5Pin Media!
If you thought Sylenth’s full potential had been realized and exhausted, think again!
Adam Shaw taps into his vast experience and knowledge of Sylenth1, to serve up a Bank of 64 presets that span Deep, Tech, Progressive and Electro genres complete with 64 top notch matching MIDI files.
Adam makes full use of Sylenth’s stellar FX section to devastating effect throughout, not to mention extensive modulation capabilities.
Ableton Live8+ users are in for a major treat as the combined patches and MIDI files feature multiple parameter automation, showing off the dynamic and expressive potential of the bank. Let’s face it, in this modern age static sounds just don’t cut it.
The sound library costs £17.95 GBP.
More information: 5Pin Media / House of Sylenth
Ableton has updated its Live 9 music production software for Windows and Mac to version 9.0.3.
Changes in Live 9.0.3
- Improvements and feature changes:
- Added a new skin: “Disco”.
- Added a new option to the “Record/Warp/Launch” preferences pane: “Start Transport with Record”. If activated, the transport will start immediately when clicking on the Session- or Arrangement-Record buttons. If deactivated, it prepares for recording as in Live 8, so you have to launch a clip in Session View or click the ‘Play’ button. You can hold down the Shift modifier key when clicking on the record buttons to invert the behavior temporarily.
- When recording automation on top of an existing automation envelope, and quickly clicking on different positions in parameters like sliders, X/Y pads, etc., Live now records a latching automation envelope instead of jumping back to the previous value.
- The Compressor device does not clip input signals at +20 dB anymore.
- Added control surface support for Novation Launchkey series.
- Added control surface support for M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32.
- Added a user satisfaction survey. After several hours of usage, Live will ask you to rate the software on the next startup. You can submit a star rating or simply dismiss the survey.
- Updated manual, lessons and translations.
- Bug fixes:
- The Trial version of Live 9.0.2 could hang on startup.
- Live would not work as a ReWire slave on Windows.
- The performance of the Ableton Index process has been improved, especially on OS X.
- The Ableton Index process would sometimes not scan all folders after adding them to the sidebar.
- The Ableton Index process could block the GUI during saving and exporting of Live sets, presets or clips.
- Scanning folders containing a huge amount of files could take longer than necessary.
- The Browser would not update its content pane after a change in the file system if the selection was somewhere outside of the Browser.
- Expanding the Audio Unit folder in the browser’s “Plug-ins” label could be slow for users which have a lot of library content installed.
- Live would not save a clip self-contained after dragging it to the Browser and confirming the name of the new clip by clicking anywhere outside of the Browser.
- The Session Record button would not turn off if the recording was aborted, e.g. by stopping or deleting the currently recording clip, disarming a track, etc.
- Under certain conditions, MIDI notes would not get recorded into a clip slot after deleting a previous clip.
- Overdubbing into MIDI clips could unnecessarily bloat the undo history file.
- Fixed a graphical glitch which could occur in the representation of the filter curve in EQ Eight’s Frequency Display.
- Several MIDI control surfaces would not correctly shut down after quitting Live, e.g. motorfaders on the Mackie Control would not return to zero, Axiom Pro devices would not exit Hypercontrol mode, etc.
- The “Project Mix IO” control surface would not work.
- The channel strip buttons on the Mackie Control XT would not work.
- Fixed a bug where the key navigation in track headers would not work properly when certain control surfaces are selected.
- When using control surface scripts, the blue hand would sometimes not map to any device, e.g. after creating a device and then deleting it by using undo.
- Live could sometimes crash on quit in case a faulty MIDI remote script throws an exception in the Python console.
- Fixed a crash which could occur in Live Intro when right-clicking on a drum rack chain.
- Changes for Push:
- Using the touch strip to change banks in drum racks now requires to pick up the current value, to avoid changing banks accidentally while playing.
- Fixed incorrect intervals in the Locrian scale.
- The velocity curve setting would reset to the default value when opening a new Live set.
- Changing the pad sensitivity settings could be slow if a drum rack was in focus.
- Updating the LCD display could be slow when switching between Drum and Note mode.
- The Push LCD could remain blank and no mode would be selected after holding the ‘Browse’ mode button.
- Fixed a bug where ‘Browse’ mode would be exited after swapping a Max for Live instrument.
- Tracks created by dragging an instrument would sometimes not be automatically armed if Push is connected.
- The “Arm Exclusive” preference would not be respected when Push was connected.
- Fixed a bug where recording wouldn’t work properly if the default clip launch mode was set to ‘Toggle’ mode.
- Fixed a crash which could occur when using the ‘Quantize’ function.
- Fixed a crash which could occur when using Push to delete a device whilst recording automation for this device with the mouse.
The update is now available to download at Ableton.
More information: Ableton / Live
Minimal System Instruments has announced that its Ableton Live Packs are available at a 50% discount for a limited time.
Minimal System are huge fans and avid users of Ableton Live. As such we designed a range of Live Packs to compliment this fantastic DAW. From instruments to effects and everything in-between you are sure to find what you are looking for with Minimal System’s Ableton Live Pack range.
Minimal System Ableton Packs
- Analogue Ableton and Compressors Bundle – Get the Analogue Ableton Toolkit and the Analogue Compressors pack together as a bundle. Now £3.99.
- Analogue Ableton Producer Toolkit – The pack contains 68 Instruments, presets, and racks designed to add analogue character to you mixes. Now £2.50.
- Analogue Ableton Producer Toolkit 2 – Analogue Ableton Producer Toolkit 2 is the follow up to our extremely popular original Producer Toolkit Live Pack. Now £2.50.
- Analogue Compressors – This pack consists of seven audio effect racks that accurately model real hardware comressors from the Minimal System studio. Now £2.50.
- Analogue Filters – If you are looking for the sound of true analogue filtering from directly within Ableton Live then this pack is for you. Now £2.50.
- Future Sounds of Operator – Our new range of Live preset packs starting with ‘Future Sounds of Operator’ aim to give you a powerful sonic arsenal that will enable you to concentrate on creating stunning music. Now £2.50.
- Modular Toolkit – This pack contains ten audio effect racks designed to bring the sound of hardware modular synthesis in to Ableton. Now £2.50.
- Studio Tools – Studio Tools focuses purely on high quality and innovative racks for mixing and mastering audio and adding effects to your tracks and live performances. Now £2.50
More information: Minimal System Instruments
Abletunes has announced the release of Escape by Nick Mentes, a new Electro House template in its Artist Series.
Nick Mentes is a French DJ, producer and remixer. After a slew of successful EP’s on 17:44 Records, Cr2, Hed Kandi, Weplay, the Paris-based has gathered support from some of the biggest DJís such as Roger Sanchez, Greg Cerrone, Dabruck & Klein, Tristan Garner, Jesse Voorn, D.O.N.S, David Vendetta and many more. His releases can be found in countless compilations worldwide such as Dj Mag “Space Invaders Mix by Joachim Garraud”… Nick is set to do big things this year so don’t miss what’s soon to become a rising superstar!
Escape by Nick Mentes features
- Includes 2 audio tracks, 19 MIDI tracks, and 3 return (send) tracks.
- Instruments: Simpler, Impulse, Sampler, Operator, Sylenth1.
- Suitable for Progressive House, Electro House.
- All files are royalty free.
- Requires Ableton Live 8.2.7 (or higher), and Sylenth1 v2.2.
The template costs $29 USD.
More information: Abletunes / Escape by Nick Mentes
Millertone has announced the availability of the SYNDR Volume 1 & CLAP! sound library bundle for Ableton Live.
We’re pleased to offer the SYNDR v1 and CLAP! multi-sample Ableton Live Packs together as a heavily discounted bundle for only $59 USD (download) until April 30.
That’s a $24 (29%) savings. And yes, you can also get the bundle on disc for only $69 USD.
SYNDR volume 1 features
- Over 8600 Samples of the Legendary Synare PS-3.
- Dozens of Drum and Percussion Kits and Menus.
- Chromatic Instruments (basses, keys, leads and more).
- 164 Live Clips (drum loops) organized into 26 Sets.
- 10 Live Sets & 2 Demo Songs.
- 2904 Samples of the Boss HC-2 Hand Clapper.
- 8 Drum Racks.
- Over 60 Instrument Racks.
- 363 Simpler Instrument Hits .
- 129 Live Clips.
- Two fully arrange Live Sets.
The bundle is available for Ableton Live 8.3 and up (including Live 9).
More information: Millertone
Kevin Kripper has released version 1.4 of the Spectrum Analyzer S8, a spectrum analyzer for Ableton Live.
Spectrum Analyzer S8 is a multiple-track real time spectrum analyzer. It lets you visualize the spectral content of 8 stereo tracks simultaneously.
You can use it as a frequency overlap detector and actually see which part of the spectrum every single instrument uses. The ideal solution for mixing!
Max for Live version of Kevin Kripper’s Spectrum Analyzer S8.
Changes in Spectrum Analyzer S8 v1.4
- Update to Live 9.
- Now S8 is post-fader.
- Add a “Show Parameters” button (On/Off)in S8_Receive module.
- Add descriptions in Live’s Info View.
The Max for Live version of Spectrum Analyzer S8 costs $3 USD. A standalone version is $5 USD.
More information: Spectrum Analyzer S8 M4L