Part of a new set of Creative Tools in Live 9 Suite, the MonoSequencer is a versatile Max for Live device for sequencing notes and expressions. In a new two-part tutorial, Max creators Cycling '74 demonstrate some of the features of Mono Sequencer.
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.