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Quick Ableton Live 9.5 filter tips

Ableton Live 9.5 is out – with nice new analog-modeled filters.
Here’s two quickies relating to them.

1) The new analog-modeled filters can self-oscillate, so by setting the resonance really high (goes up to 125%) and adding some drive (by using the MS2 filter, for example), you can create sinewave type of sound if you play a sample that’s silent.

2) If you have a sample that’s just noise or something similar, crank up the LP filter resonance all the way up to 125%, add some reverb, and you can create a nice bleep sound that you can play melodies with.

Badass plugins post

Plugins galore!

This one’s been in the air for a while: to write about the plugins I use the most. I don’t have an absolute massive ton of plugs, and as I’ve become more experienced, I’ve tried to adapt the “less is more” and “learn a few tools inside out” philosophy with plugins, but I suppose still have/had a few too many “waiting to get used” (I actually ended up deleting a few while going thru the list, trying to pick the ones I’d write about).
For this one, I’ll concentrate on the effects Continue reading Badass plugins post