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7 Tips For Pitching Ideas, From World-Class Improviser Jason Mantzoukas

Jason Mantzoukas is good in the room. Any room. Whether it’s on stage improvising, or presenting to executives. Here, his tips for pitching.<p>Nothing is worse than watching a bad improv show. The mixed signals. The gut-wrenching silences. The awkward bits of forced interaction in search of a unifying …

12 quick and dirty music theory tips

<b>If you want to take your 'untrained' compositions to the next level, the easiest way to do it is by developing a basic knowledge of music theory.</b><p>If …

Mastering a Pop/Rock Song with Ian Shepherd - Warren Huart: Produce Like A Pro


How to tune your kick and bass to stop them from clashing

<b>There are many production tricks for curing kick and bass problems, but nothing beats choosing the right sounds and programming them appropriately to</b> …

Sound Production in Ableton Live for Musicians and Artists

This course is also part of the program:<p>Course Description<p>This course provides hands-on experience in producing, mixing, and sound design with a …

How to push or pull drum tracks to increase or reduce urgency

<b>Perhaps the most underappreciated skill of a great studio drummer is the ability to 'push' or 'pull' the overall timing of a groove at will.</b><p>'Push' …

How to layer acoustic and electronic drum sounds

<b>For many computer musicians, it can be all too easy to fall into the trap of dividing drum sounds cleanly into 'acoustic' and 'electronic'</b> …

Ableton Live Tutorial: Optimizing Sound Quality

<i>Achieve optimal sound quality in Ableton Live with this guide of recommended practices and program settings.</i><p>Overview<p>Ableton Live excels as one of the …

Wicked Parallel FX Racks Trick in Ableton


Ableton Tutorial: What Is Quintuplet Swing? (Neo Soul, Drunken Drummer, J Dilla, Wonky Groove)

Neo Soul

Ableton Live: Asymmetry, Polyrhythms the State of Non-Alignment

It’s no secret that one of the essential keys to producing innovative, forward thinking art is to break away from norms and think outside the box. …

Ableton Live Tutorial: Sidechain Compression

24<p>SHARES<p>What is sidechain compression, or sidechaining? Used famously by Daft Punk and other early electronic music pioneers, sidechain compression …

Creating Mood & Tension with Tonal Layers


Tech Tip - Follow Action in Ableton.


Ableton Live Tutorial: Creative Rhythm Programming


4 Ways to Eliminate Bad Frequencies

Music Theory Tutorial: Parallel Harmony in Electronic Music

<b>Multitalented musician Michael Emenau a.k.a. MNO investigates parallel harmony and its use in modern electronic music compositions.</b><p><b>Editor’s Note:</b> …

Top 5 Features of KICK 2


Ableton Live Racks: From Basic To Beyond

I love racks. I use them in everything for everything. They can simplify things or make others completely and ridiculously intricate. We shouldn’t be …

Now You Can Easily Map Your MIDI Controller to Max/MSP Patches

Mapping MIDI controllers to music software can be easy or painful depending on the software. Mapping a controller to control a Max MSP creation was …

Ableton Live Tutorial: Humanise hi-hats and drum grooves with LFOs


Ned Rush = Complex Bass Done Simpler


This free Ableton pack lets you use the grooves from any Radiohead song

<b>From ‘Creep’ to ‘True Love Waits’.</b><p><b>Radiohead</b> fans can now use the grooves from any of the band’s studio album tracks in their own productions thanks …

Anatomy of a beat: 8 key elements

<b>The drum kit - real, virtual or electronic - is used in many different ways, depending on the genre in which it's being put to work. The individual</b> …

7 Tips For Designing Racks In Ableton Live

Ableton’s Racks essentially comprise a modular sound design system and figure prominently as one of Live’s more powerful features for sound designers …

Ultimate List of Ableton Drum Programming Tutorials by PML

Here's a list of our Youtube Drum Programming tutorials for Ableton Live:<p>0. Drum Programming Session - Berlin Melodic Techno Style<p>1. How to Make EDM …

Automatically Change Synth Sounds When Launching Clips in Ableton Live

Max for Live Madness: Tape Stop with Pitch Drop