Ableton Moves Beyond The Manual & Publishes Its First Book

Making Music by Ableton

Ableton has just released its own book on music production called Making Music: 74 Creative Strategies For Electronic Music Producers. Written by sound designer and composer Dennis DeSantis, the book is a collection of tips and questions to ask yourself during the production process.

[NAMM 2015] Video: Novation Launchpad Pro Talkthrough

Novation Launchpad Pro

On show at the Novation booth here at NAMM 2015 is the company’s latest controller for Ableton Live called the Launchpad Pro. Building on the success of the much-loved Launchpad series, the Launchpad Pro retains the intuitive features and ease of use that made the previous Launchpad generations so successful.

Making Your First Tune: A Guide For DJs, Part 4

The Mixdown

In this final tutorial, we’ll adjust the levels of the individual tracks in your production so your levels don’t go “in the red”. We’ll also add some compression plugins to your drums and bass, as well as a limiter to the mix bus. Finally, we’ll create a mixdown of your production so that you can upload and share it with friends.

10 Producer Stocking Stuffers Under $100

Santa's Studio Console

With the holidays in full swing and only a few days left before Christmas, you’d better start making that list before Santa starts thinking twice! Why not kick off the new year with a resolution to start producing your own music? Here are 10 gift suggestions for DJ/Producers starting out that won’t cost you an arm and a leg…

Making Your First Tune: A Guide For DJs, Part 3

Studio Sound

In this week’s training we’re going to focus on adding depth and space in our song. I’m going to introduce you to two important effect plugins that ship with Ableton Live called reverb and delay, and I’m going to explain what they are exactly, and how they can be used in the context of your production.

Making Your First Tune: A Guide For DJs, Part 2

Ableton Live

Having gone through the installation and set-up steps in the first tutorial, as well as getting acquainted with Ableton Live’s interface, we’re now ready to take the next step in creating your first tune. In this week’s tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a Song Map that’ll jumpstart your music production arranging process.

Making Your First Tune: A Guide For DJs, Part 1

Hands Up, DJ!

The producer is the creative mind that makes the material for DJs to throw the crowd into a frenzy, and is the main reason why so many DJs today want to make that transition into a DJ / producer: It’s the holy grail of modern DJing, and the logical next step for most successful DJs who want to step their game up.