Drum Racks are a powerful tool for organizing and playing virtual drum kits, featuring sampled and synthesized sounds alike. In a new article for MacProVideo, G.W. Childs IV shares some tips for mapping your kits, using send effects, and more.
With Ableton Live 9, there are new options for automation - including recordable automation in Session view Clips and curved automation. Traditional uses for automation introduce gradual changes to select parameters. While this is a great and useful way of using automation, there are some more unusual and creative ways to automate in Live. In a new tutorial article, MusicTech Magazine's Liam O'Mullane reviews some of these techniques - from disabling the grid for freeform drawing to choppy effects with repeated automation, and more.