Ableton Live's native effect devices are excellent tools for both subtle and extreme sound design. Two new tutorials from MacProVideo cover the wilder end of things, looking at digital distortion effects with Redux and Erosion, then making "demonic" voice effects using the Vocoder a transposed sample.
One of the original effects to come with Max for Live, Buffer Shuffler became an even greater powerhouse with Live 9. Reorganize audio, sequence stutters, program wild pitch and frequency shifts, and more. If those effects sound intimidating, you'll find them surprisingly easy with Buffer Shuffler. In a new article, AskAudio Magazine's Gary Hiebner has the details on how to get started.
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If you're interested in different stutter and pitch effects in Live, give Beat Repeat a try.