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NAMM 2019 Saturday: Tune in to Universal Audio Live Stream at 2pm PST to See Huston Singletary Presenting on SINGULARITIES

More NAMM 2019 news.

Presentation and Live Stream

My friend Huston Singletary from Ableton will be doing a presentation today on SINGULARITIES sound design/sampling presentation today (Saturday January 26th) at the Universal Audio booth at 2PM PST. This will also be broadcast on UA’s live stream https://www.uaudio.com/namm which also has a live chat.

SINGULARITIES Free Live Pack

Singularities is a free Ableton Live Pack which you can download from here.

It’s filled with sounds from vintage synths and works with any version of Live 10.

Huston has put a lot of love and experience into recreating the quirks and nuances of classic gear for the Pack’s 40 Instrument Racks, with a focus on using onboard Sampler and Simpler features (like filter envelopes and key tracking) to allow expressive and realistic playback reminiscent of the original hardware.

On top of these instruments, there are plenty of MIDI clips to start ideas, and two retro-sounding Drum Kits. So this is no pair of novelty socks – you’re likely to use the sounds again and again.

Related Links

Check out AfroDJMac’s interview with Huston here where he goes into details on creating this pack.

Last but not least, follow Huston on Instagram where is sharing awesome videos of synth jams and work in progress.

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(Modulate This) Ableton Live namm Sound Design

NAMM 2019 Saturday: Tune in to Universal Audio Live Stream at 2pm PST to See Huston Singletary Presenting on SINGULARITIES

More NAMM 2019 news.

Presentation and Live Stream

My friend Huston Singletary from Ableton will be doing a presentation today on SINGULARITIES sound design/sampling presentation today (Saturday January 26th) at the Universal Audio booth at 2PM PST. This will also be broadcast on UA’s live stream https://www.uaudio.com/namm which also has a live chat.

SINGULARITIES Free Live Pack

Singularities is a free Ableton Live Pack which you can download from here.

It’s filled with sounds from vintage synths and works with any version of Live 10.

Huston has put a lot of love and experience into recreating the quirks and nuances of classic gear for the Pack’s 40 Instrument Racks, with a focus on using onboard Sampler and Simpler features (like filter envelopes and key tracking) to allow expressive and realistic playback reminiscent of the original hardware.

On top of these instruments, there are plenty of MIDI clips to start ideas, and two retro-sounding Drum Kits. So this is no pair of novelty socks – you’re likely to use the sounds again and again.

Related Links

Check out AfroDJMac’s interview with Huston here where he goes into details on creating this pack.

Last but not least, follow Huston on Instagram where is sharing awesome videos of synth jams and work in progress.

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(Modulate This) Ableton Live Free Resources Sounds & Preset Libraries

Solid Sounds Free Live Pack for Ableton Live

Ableton just posted "Solid Sounds". It's  a free Live Pack for registered Live/Live LE users and contains over 400 MB of content featuring 400
loops, 128 Simpler presets and 12 creative instrument Racks in a
variety of musical styles. The library was created in collaboration with Loopmasters.

Samples are loaded under "Samples->Loopmasters".

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Simpler presets are under "Instruments->Simpler->Loopmasters".

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Racks are under "Instruments->Instrument Rack->Loopmasters".

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The racks are setup so that Macro knob 1 allows you to quickly scroll through layers in a rack. Very cool!

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Download this free Live Pack from http://www.ableton.com/solid-sounds.

Mark Mosher
www.modulatethis.com

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(Modulate This) Ableton Live Free Resources Synth: Ableton Operator Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

Installing and Using Ableton’s Free “Designer Drums” Operator Live Pack

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Ableton has released a new free Live Pack called "Designer Drums". You can listen to a preview and download the Live Pack from here.

The cool thing about this collection of drum presets is that they are not samples but Operator synth presets. For the most part the installer integrates presets inside of existing folders so finding all the presets can be tricky. In this article I’ll walk you through installing and finding presets and offer usage tips.

OPERATOR OVERVIEW

For those unfamiliar, Operator is an add-on synth you can buy from Ableton’s web site. If you already own Live, it will cost you EUR 129/USD 159. Ableton is running a promotion for new users that’s pretty amazing – Buy Live, Get Operator for Free.

OVERVIEW OF DESIGNER DRUMS

Ableton’s blurb.

We’re giving all Operator fans some "Designer Drums", a free Live pack with brand new Operator presets. It features classic analog drums, a number of innovative percussive sounds and dedicated drum racks for
instant and intuitive beat-making.

 

DOWNLOAD "Designer Drums"

Download from here http://www.ableton.com/designer-drums. Extract the DesignerDrums_v01.alp file on to your computer.

INSTALLATION

From the file menu select "Install Live Pack…" and specify the DesignerDrums_v01.alp.

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The install requires 24.7 MB. 

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FINDING THE DRUMRACKS, CLIPS, AND INDIVIDUAL OPERATOR PATCHES

image The kit presets are implemented as Drum Racks. They are not installed in their own folder called "Designer Drums" and are instead integrated into "Instruments-> Drum Rack -> Kit" and the new presets are labeled with "(Operator)" in the end of the name. See example on the left.

There are a series of clips saved as live sets in "Library -> Clips -> Designer Drums".

The individual Operator patches that make up the drum racks are again integrated within existing folders in "Presets -> Instruments". For example, there are two 808 high-hat presets (open and closed) at "Presets -> Instruments -> Drum Rack -> Cymbal -> Hihat-808(Operator)".

 

DRUM RACK NOTES

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Most of the Drum Rack presets place Devices in a cluster around the same set of 16 locations which is fantastic if you are using a controller like a Trigger Finger. The Kick, Snare, Hihat Open, Hihat closed are in the same position for most kits which I really appreciate since I like to hot swap kits.

IN CLOSING

Operator had been around a long time and I’ve always liked it. This Live Pack really shows off the range of sounds that can be produced from Operator. Once you start working with the presets you’ll be amazed at the amount of work that went on behind the scenes to create this Live Pack. Thanks Ableton!

MORE OPERATOR LINKS

Mark Mosher
www.modulatethis.com