Josh Spoon has announced the release of The Joy of Racks, a new tutorial video series on Ableton Live racks.
The Joy of Racks is a video series of 20 videos where I will teach you the ins and outs of Ableton Live racks; great for beginners and intermediates (experts you could learn a few things too). Here are some of the things you will learn.
- The different types of racks you can create in Ableton Live
- How to build racks that can help you streamline your production and live performance
- Grow your creativity to build racks that represent you.
I will also include Instrument, MIDI, Audio and Drum racks for you to use in your projects; 31 in total. The videos are applicable for Live 8 and up but the downloadable racks are Live 9 only. Few will have Live Suite effect in them and I will have (Suite) in the title. I have tried make substitutes for Standard users where possible. In the event that it’s not possible for me to make a substitute, you can replace that functionality with your favorite VST.
The video series is now available for purchase for $50 USD. A teaser (3 racks, one tutorial video on a HAAS effect rack + the rack itself) is available to download at no charge.
More information: Josh Spoon / The Joy of Racks
Wobblophones has announced its Summer Sale, offering up to 50% discount on its sample libraries for Kontakt and Live.
The summer heat is on and it’s melting our prices! A good moment to refresh your sample collection and still have money left for summer cocktails!
Can’t choose between Kontakt or Live? We have the new ‘better together’ deal. Get the Kontakt and Live versions of our products together for an exceptionally low price.
After adding a Live or Kontakt version to your order, you will be shown the ‘Better Together’ option in you shopping cart.
Wobblophones Summer Sale
- Tunelle 30% off: $62.30 / €52.50 / £45.50.
(Regular: $89.00 / €75.00 / £65.00)
- PriZm 40% off: $27.00 / €23.40 / £18.00
(Regular: $45.00 / €39.00 / £30.00)
- Blue Triangle 50% off: $7.50 / €6.25 / £5.00
(Regular: $15.00 / €12.50 / £10.00)
- PriZm + Blue Triangle bundle 40% off: $30.00 / €27.00 / £21.00
(Regular: $50.00 / €45.00 / £35.00)
The sale ends July 31st, 2014.
More information: Wobblophones
Sample Logic has launched Rhythomatix, a collection of hybrid loops & kits for Ableton Live.
RHYTHOMATIX is a massive collection of morphed hybrid tempo-synced audio loops and kits made for electronic, industrial, pop, and cinematic music production. Sample Logic has created a dynamic jaw-dropping set of production-ready loops and kits all derived from real-world acoustic sample material and synthesis.
Taking it one step further, RHYTHOMATIX incorporates Live’s powerful instruments and effects all racked up only the way Sample Logic can, truly “blurring the line between music and sound design.” The creative design of RHYTHOMATIX pushes the boundaries of music production by using the intuitive performance controls of Ableton Live.
The clips (audio loops) and drums (kits) are seamlessly integrated into Ableton Live, which makes for a smooth workflow and intuitive user control. Each clip and rack uses Live’s Rack format, with eight Macro Controls meticulously mapped to provide powerful performance options and customization on the fly. This also means that all of the kits and loops are ready to be MIDI-mapped to a control surface or touch screen interface and automated directly in Live.
- Instruments: 339 Clips/loops, 16 Kits.
- Effects: Beat Gate, Hi-Cut Filter, Filter Resonance, Filter LFO Rate, Distortion, Reverb, Delay, Arpegiator, Vocoder.
- 871 MB Direct Download.
- Mac/PC Ableton Live Standard or Suite Version 9.0.1 or higher is required.
The Live pack is available for purchase for $79.99 USD.
More information: Sample Logic / Rhythomatix
Novation has announced Launch Control XL, the “ultimate hands-on controller for Ableton Live”.
It helps you focus more on your music and less on your laptop, by providing 16 buttons, 24 knobs and eight faders, all of which integrate seamlessly with Live to give you total hands-on control.
When combined with Launchpad S’s intuitive 64-button grid, this provides extraordinary simultaneous control over Ableton Live’s session view, mixer, effects and instruments. Crafting the perfect mix has never been easier!
Launch Control XL features
- Get immediate hands-on control over Ableton Live.
- Tweak your sound using 24 knobs with multicoloured indicators.
- Enhance your live performance by combining with Launchpad S.
- Get precise control over your levels with eight rugged faders.
- Create your own control layouts by freely assigning any control to any function in Ableton.
- Take it anywhere: it’s tough enough to handle any live situation.
- Plug straight into Mac, PC or iPad and start performing.
- 16 multi-colour buttons for immediate track focus and key mixer controls.
- Includes Ableton Live Lite software and Loopmasters sample collection.
- Control all MIDI-compatible iOS software via Camera Connection Kit.
More information: Novation / Launch Control XL
Twolegs Toneworks has announced the release of Late Night Deep House Chords Vol. 1-3, a sound library bundle for Ableton Live.
This Live-pack bundle contains all sounds from the original LNDHC Volume 1-3 packed in easy-to-access Instrument Racks for each chord instrument.
The sample source-material is all created from scratch using a variety of software and hardware synthesizers, including the famed Virus TI, the gritty Waldorf MicroQ, the smooth u-he DIVA, the fat u-he ACE, the versatile u-he Zebra 2 and the dirty frequency manipulator FXpansion Cypher (DCAM).
Late Night Deep House Chords Vol. 1-3 features
- WAV Samples at 44.1kHz/16-Bit quality.
- almost 1 GB of sample content.
- 48 Main chord sounds.
- 48 Instrument Racks.
- 8 Bonus Instrument Racks.
- 9-12 Different chord variations in each Instrument Rack.
The bundle is available for the introductory price of $19.95 USD until July 31st, 2014 (regular $29.95 USD).
Additionally, most Twolegs Toneworks products are 50% off through July in a Summer Sale.
More information: Twolegs Toneworks
Beatmatch has announced 808 Grooves, a free Ableton Live project created using the sounds of Roland’s most iconic drum machine – the TR-808.
Mix, edit and build your own minimal techno grooves using 40 pre-recorded drum sequences or play around with 8 complete grooves with synth loops & basslines included in the download. Project files require Ableton Live version 8 or newer.
808 Grooves features
- 2 Ableton Live Project Files.
- 8 Groove Presets.
- 40 Audio Loops.
- WAV Format.
- Size 57 MB.
The pack is a free download at Beatmatch.info.
More information: Beatmatch / 808 Grooves
Loopmasters has launched Nais Ableton Live Projects Pack 1, a new ClickSound pack featuring 3 construction templates for Ableton Live.
A seriously speaker shaking collection of Ableton Live projects all available in one heavy-duty download.
Unlocking your creative genius has never been so easy with the help of Clicksound’s Ableton Live Construction Templates. With the lock and load simplicity of each template, plus the highest of music production standards, you will quickly be discovering your new music horizons.
Nais Ableton Live Projects Pack 1 features
- Ableton GlitchHop Project — A super charged GlitchHop banger ready to be reworked and sculpted in to your very own Glitch style track. At 100BPM this template has all the power and heavy bass grind of the GlitchHop sound including cone blasting basslines and blisteringly sharp drums and FX. All of the tracks have been exported as WAV files to a separate construction folder, meaning you can import any or all of the samples in to any DAW such as Logic Pro X or BitWig Studio.
- Ableton Breaks Project (requires Native Instruments Massive) — Basslines with anger management issues are the order of the day with this project! Using the awesome power Native Instruments Massive this project lays down the foundations for a seriously furious breaks track in Ableton Live. Featuring crisp, sharp, punchy drums, percussion and effects, along with a bassline that could crush concrete, this project will without a doubt inspire and feed your appetite for the Breaks sound of today.
- Ableton Electro Project (requires Sylenth1) — Taking the current sound of Electro this project merges elements of Electro House, Breaks and Big Room in to one professionally engineered project. Featuring an infectious lead melody, driving basslines and percussion that cuts through ‘like a knife through butter’, this project serves as an excellent sonic palette of inspiration for your next Electro style project in Ableton Live.
The template pack is available from Loopmasters for £16.95 GBP.
More information: ClickSound / Nais Ableton Live Projects Pack 1