Ableton Push Tip: How to Toggle Fixed Full Velocity for Pads

I switched to Ableton Push as my primary controller four years ago then upgraded to Push 2 in 2015. It’s become my primary "instrument". I love the pad sensitivity. However sometimes after a long day of typing at work, I want to play music without piling on repetitive strain. And sometimes I want to record... Continue Reading →

Isotonik Studios Max for Live Generative Sequencers Arcade Series Returns

I'm a huge fan of Isotonik Studio's work so I was happy to see The Arcade Series Returns. I'll hopefully have time to dig into these sequencers soon - so for now, I'm spreading the word on a what looks to be a very cool set of Max for Live devices. The Arcade Series Returns is a... Continue Reading →

Ableton Acquires Cycling ’74

It was announced today Ableton Acquired Cycling '74. Congrats to all my friends at both companies! As someone who uses Ableton Live and Max for Live on a daily basis I'm pretty excited to see where this acquisition takes both products. Even as two separate companies, the combination of Live and Max for Live have... Continue Reading →

Video: Late Night Sound Design: Granulated Resynthesized Bell

Video of a short improv with Max for Live Granulator II, Convolution Reverb; Ping Pong Delay; Frequency Shifter. https://youtu.be/7H3YljBCFww

Reminder – Ableton Sale Ending January 11th – Consider Operator and Max for Live

A reminder - the Ableton Sale Ends January 11th - save 20% on Live, Live upgrades, Max for Live, Push, and Live Packs. Can't Make The Leap to Suite? Operator - FM Joy! If you are an existing Live user and you can't make the jump to Suite, you may want to consider picking up... Continue Reading →

Winter Projects with @uheplugins Zebra 2: Sound Design, New Max for Live Device, and Refining Lemur Patch

Winter is here in Boulder, CO. This time of year I tend to do a lot of sound design work next to a nice warm fire :^) I traditionally pick one synth to focus on and create patches from INIT. This year I picked an old favorite, U-He's Zebra 2. I've already got 70+ patches I've... Continue Reading →

Ableton University Tour Makes Four Stops in Denver in May 2016!

This spring, we’re visiting campuses across the globe as part of the Ableton University Tour: a series of free events at which our Certified Trainers will demonstrate the music-making capabilities of Live, Push and Link. Open to students, faculty members and staff as well as to the general public, the meetups are a great chance... Continue Reading →

Using Ableton Resampling to Distill Custom Zebra and Rayblaster Programs Into Octatrack (or any Sampler)

I've been invited to perform as part of a drone collective this Sunday a the Textures Ambient Showcase in Denver (Facebook invite). The show has these rules. 1) one synthesizer per player 2) all inputs into main mixer/pa (no indie rigs) 3) play single note holds only – focus is on sound manipulations & effects... Continue Reading →

What’s New in Ableton Live 9.5 Mindmap

I created "What's New in Ableton Live 9.5" using MindMeister. Check out my public Mindmeister channel for other maps related past version of live and synth tech in general. Note the What's New in Live 9 mindmap has 14K+ views - woot! Note - I'll add a separate map for Push 2 soon.   https://www.mindmeister.com/maps/public_map_shell/605822580/what-s-new-in-ableton-live-9-5-by-mark-mosher-http-www-markmoshermusic-com?width=720&height=500&z=auto&presentation=1

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