AfroDJMac has released Easy Sub Bass, a free Live Rack designed to easily add sub bass to any synthesizer in Ableton Live.
Sub bass is an important part of many types of electronic music. It is not so much heard as it is felt. It can give a track tremendous power.
For this free Ableton Live Pack, I have created an instrument rack that features two different chains. The first contains a simple sine wave synth that provides the sub bass. The second chain is almost empty, leaving room for you to drop any instrument you’d like to add a little sub bass to.
Side chaining is a very effective way to get your tracks to react to each other. I wrote an article about sidechaining for Sonic Scoop’s blog, check it out for some background and creative uses. Anyway, Ableton Live has three devices that can be side chained together: The Compressor, The Gate, and The Auto Filter. This week will deal with the Compressor.
Sonic Scoop has published A Study in Resampling: Part 1, an article by AfroDJMac.
As part of my column on SonicScoop.com, “Sound Smack with AfroDJMac,” I’ve published the first article in a study of resampling in Ableton Live.
Resampling is a really powerful way to recycle sounds, instruments, and musical ideas into something entirely new. So download the Ableton Live Set below, complete with two drum racks I resampled from chords I played with my Teenage Engineering OP-1 Rack, two slice to midi presets, and the sample audio files that include a rhythmic pattern made with the AfroVolt Pack. Then, please head over to SonicScoop.com to read the full article, I think you’ll find it inspiring.
I have been writing a column for them in which I go over some useful production techniques, my last one was about creative uses of side chaining, and this time I go through how I like to use an awesome piece of free software called Paul Stretch. Paul Stretch allows you to stretch audio into unimaginably long lengths. Check out the article, complete with a tutorial video, at Sonic Scoop and download the instrument rack below! Have fun and enjoy!
The Paul Stretch Rack is a free download at AfroDJMac.