Based in Toulouse, France, Les Siestes Électroniques hosts concerts, workshops, and club nights focusing on emerging and established electronic musicians and digital artists. Last Fall, Les Siestes Électroniques sent a delegation to Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to conduct Ableton Live workshops with local musicians.
Ableton Live 9 comes with a number of exciting new sound packs, including Soniccouture's Konkrete Breaks. Featuring drum kits, individual samples, and MIDI breaks assembled by six London-based artists, Konkrete Breaks is a malleable set of drum sounds and MIDI clips that work easily in Live. We spoke to James Thompson, sound designer and co-founder of Soniccouture, about the making of Konkrete Breaks.
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.
The forthcoming Ableton Live 9 contains an enhanced set of audio effect devices for mixing and mastering. We sat down with Daniel Büttner, the head of our Sound Team, to discuss the improvements to these new devices, and how they came to be.
Ableton Certified Trainer DJ Vespers starts a new series of tutorials with a special guest, renown sound designer Myagi. Follow along as Myagi demonstrates how to use Analog, Ableton's analog modeling synth, along with Live's native devices, to create a riser effect for transitions in your tracks.
Continuing in a recent series that's seen him tackle Avicii and SBTRKT, among others, Point Blank instructor Ski Oakenfull now sets his sights on "White Noise", a collaboration betwee up-and-coming acts Disclosure and AlunaGeorge.