How to Send a MIDI Program Change to Absynth in Ableton Live

 (Click Image to Enlarge) Absynth’s “Program List” is a great way to organize your favorite presets for studio or performance work. You can also use it as a list of MIDI program changes. In this article I illustrate how this works with step-by-step instructions on how to to use MIDI program change in Ableton Live... Continue Reading →

New Mindmap: What’s New In Ableton Live 9.1

I published a new Mindmap on “What’s New in Ableton Live 9.1”. Even though this is a point release there are quite a few new features. Dual monitor support and lots of Push updates in this release. View the Mindmap here. You may also want to check out my “What’s New in Ableton Live 9”... Continue Reading →

View Mindmap of What’s New in Ableton Live 9

Every month I host the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup which is the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This month I delivered a “What’s New in Live 9” talk along with Darwin Grosse from Cycling ‘74. To prep for the meetup, I dug through the Ableton web site and Live 9 manual and then documented the new... Continue Reading →

Listen to “Falling” Sound Design Experiment with Live 9 + Max for Live Convolution Reverb Pro Using IR Made with Pitch-to-MIDI Absynth Patch

I was experimenting with Live 9’s new pitch-to-MIDI and Max for Live Convolution Reverb Pro a few days back and come up with this idea.     Here is the process I followed. I started with a vocal sample by the wonderful artist Snowflake (CC-BY-NC faccmixter.org/files/snowflake/37827). BTW I remixed one of her tracks last year... Continue Reading →

Watch Max For Live Mono Sequencer Primer Videos

Via http://cycling74.com/. Matthew Davidson, the developer of the new Mono Sequencer device, gives us a quickstart primer on using this creative MIDI effect. Watch for new videos over the coming weeks! Live 9 Mono Sequencer - Episode 1 Live 9 Mono Sequencer - Episode 2 Mark Mosher Composer, Performer Synthesist Boulder, CO

Live 9 + M4L Tips: Modulating Buffer Shuffler 2.0 Patterns with LFO

I’ve really been enjoying the new and refreshed Max for Live devices in Live 9.  Buffer Shuffler 2.0 is really great. Here is a fun tip. 1) Create a variety of patterns 2) To cycle through the patterns, drop in the LFO M4L device. Click the map button and then click on one of the... Continue Reading →

Photos form the Ableton Live 9, Max for Live and Push Premiere Event the University of Denver

I attended the Ableton Live 9, Max for Live and Push Premiere Event the University of Denver on Wednesday February 27th. Ableton Certified Trainer and electronic artist Orville Kline joins Darwin Grosse from Cycling 74 for a unique performance and presentation covering the new features of Ableton Live 9, the potential of Max for Live... Continue Reading →

Ableton Live 9 and Push (Velocity and Pressure Sensitive Controller) Announced

Live 9 has been announced along with a brand new controller called Push. I’m going to include a few videos below then send you over to Create Digital Music where Peter Kirn who has fantastic hands-on experience and coverage with the betas. Oh, and you should check out the re-launch of Ableton's web site. What’s... Continue Reading →

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