Hi-hat sounds in classic analog drum machines often come from white noise shaped with envelopes and filters. Follow a new tutorial from Future Music magazine, and you'll learn how to make a variety of noise-based hi-hats using Ableton Live's Analog synthesizer and Saturator effect.
You're probably familiar with certain basic instrument sounds - a guitar, a piano, an analog synthesizer, a classic drum machine. You might be less familiar with using sounds such as a tea kettle or a car starting up to get musical results. In a new tutorial, macProVideo contributor G.W. Childs IV explains how to sample and process household items for some surprising results.
In another new tutorial for macProVideo, Gary Hiebner dives into the new Glue Compressor in Live 9. Listen to the sound examples and hear how the Glue imparts its warm character as a drum bus, on the master channel, and as a sidechain compressor.