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AMAZING Drum Tutorial - Ableton Live Tuts With Ableton Pack Free

Here we have a brand new tutorial from Kameron Rogers, great producer From USA. Here we talk about how to add some movement, add creative ideas to your drums, several ways to breath some life into your drums. How to create drum movement by transposing, drum tuning, automations, send & returns, groove pools & digital effects. 

Akai APC Help Center

If you are just out of the box your new APC 20, here is the right place for you to learn all your secrets. If you have not bought this and thinking of buying one, this is also the right place for you, I will give all the information necessary to make your decision. Whenever we buy a new'' toy'' whole childhood comes up. From the time we bought until the time that this really working. If the purchase is done online anxiety is much larger, we check daily where the package is the tracking code. If the purchase is made in the store is less anxiety. More on both were really looking forward to'' play'' with the new toy.

Learn ''Lazy'' With X-Press 2

X-Press 2 first rose to underground prominence through the tracks "Muzik Express" and "London Xpress". X-Press also gained plaudits on the club scene for regularly parading in clubs with their multi-decked (up to twelve decks with three DJs) sets.

Their debut US single "The Sound" peaked to number one on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1996. 2001 saw the release of their album Muzikizum which contained two more US dance chart entries: "Smoke Machine" (number thirty one) and "Lazy," which peaked at number one in 2002 and also peaked at number two on the UK Singles 

DJ TECH TOOLS > Wax To Tracks Contest

From DJTECHTOOLS website, i have to promote this contest. 
DJ’s out there are really interested in production, but many aren’t sure how to get started, or haven’t had the opportunity to really dive in. We want to fix this – so we’re announcing a competition that aims to both educate on the topic of production and find members of our community who have it in them to produce some killer tracks! Learn how to enter and what it entails after the jump.

JUST RELEASE Step-By-Step System to Create A Mountain Of New Fans!

At this point, it’s safe to say that a lot of musicians aren’t sure what the future holds. There are numerous paths they take, and only hope to come out successful on the other end. Whether it’s a new marketing service that promises to identify your “superfans” or an Internet radio service that promises to grant you millions of new listeners within the first week, there’s a surplus of startups claiming they can fix the many problems musicians face.
Each year the online community and the outside world become more integrated. With the ease of social media and growing hunger for up-to-date information, musicians seem to be forced to deliver fans news on what they’re doing, thinking, and planning every step of the way. 

Free Racks from PerforModule

Composer Animus Invidious has shared a wealth of custom devices for Ableton Live 9 via the PerforModule series. PerforModule devices include practical and more experimental effects, and range from one-knob "instant"-style trigger effects to more subtle and complex multi-effects.

Talking about Melody

This tutorials shows a different way of how to capture melodies, how to make them sound better in their tracks. Introduce a concept outside the box how to make your melody.

How To Structure A Track

One of the most common issues new producers having, is turning that 8 bar loop they made into a full-fledged song. You've spent hours crafting a funky groove, you can't stop bobbing your head to it, and all your friends assure you that it's easily the greatest sounding bit of audio (all 2.3 seconds of it) they've ever heard. So, how do you take this little bit of an idea, and turn it into something that people will want to listen to over and over again?

Subtractive Structuring in Ableton Live

Do you ever get stuck in going from a good loop in Session View to a full track in Arrangement View
Have you ever tried all ways to organize, reorganize, most can not align their ideas on the computer screen?

Processing of Vocals Using Melodyne and Ableton Live 8

This is an exceptional plugin that is very useful for countless creative/remixy/sound-designy reasons as well as being a great practical workhorse pitch corrector. 

Melodyne is quite rightly a big name in the world of music production. The creator is a genius for following through on a wish that so many producers must have had for a long time. The big deal about Melodyne is that you can manipulate complex polyphonic material as if it were a MIDI track. 

Live Streaming Workshop w/ DJ Sasha and Your New Realese - Involver 3

On Wednesday March 6th Dubspot hosted a live streaming workshop with legendary DJ/producer Sasha, who shared techniques for performing and producing with Ableton Live in support of his latest album Involver 3, scheduled for release March 18th on the Ministry Of Sound imprint.

Maxxi Soundsystem Bass Style in Operator

Maxxi Soundsystem is cleaning up at the moment. Here, Tom Lonsborough our Ableton Live tutor talks you through how to make a deep filtered bass sound using Live's Analog device from scratch a la Maxxi. 

Convolution Reverb in Ableton Live 9 Suite

Convolution Reverb in Ableton Live 9 Suite

In audio signal processing, convolution reverb is a process used for digitally simulating the reverberation of a physical or virtual space. It is based on the mathematical convolution operation, and uses a pre-recorded audio sample of the impulse response of the space being modeled. To apply the reverberation effect, the impulse-response recording is first stored in a digital signal-processing system. This is then convolved with the incoming audio signal to be processed. The process of convolution multiplies each sample of the audio to be processed (reverberated) with the samples in the impulse response file.

Layering Samples and Drum Sequence 4

In part two of this Ableton Live tutorial series on creative composition and production techniques, Professor Nalepa shares some great tips for drum programming and sequencing he picked up from fellow Dubspot Instructor, producer Matt Shadetek. 




Dubstep in Ableton Live with High Rankin Music

Heres we have another great tutorial for those who loves dubstep. 

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Dear Producers and Enthusiasts

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>> Julio Bashmore - Battle For Middle You from the Everyone Needs A Theme Tune EP released by PMR Music.
Recreate Bashmore's bass from 'Battle For Middle You'
A series of production tips from Mixmag & Paul Nolan

How To Produce Nu Disco 1980's Soul Funk

>> A tutorial using Ableton live8 and reason4. I have put together a 1980s style soul/nu-disco piece, using 808 and 909 drum samples with various vst synths, also demonstrating some chords and a few other synth riffs to take some inspiration from. 

Creating a Club Track: 10 Mix and Arrangement tips

For many of us, the dream is not to get our tracks on the radio, but played in the clubs. However, if you want DJs to pick up your tunes, you need to ensure that they're dancefloor friendly.

Tempo changes in arrange window

This tutorial demonstrates how to make tempo changes in Ableton Lives arrange windows.

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Swinging a Beat Manually

How to swing a beat (give it "groove") manually in Ableton Live.

External Audio Routing in Ableton Live

It's easy to set up audio routing in Ableton Live to send each channel of audio to a dedicated soundcard output. Watch this video to learn how to configure Ableton Live's soundcard and channel routing settings for use with an external mixer.

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Free Tech House Template by NedBass

  • On another trip through cyberspace i found this great artist Nedbass. He shares and sells templates created by him, with great quality and creativity, share and disseminate!

Here a free tech house template made by this Algerian Producer. His name is Ned Laidi and   >> here your Soundcloud page.


Counterpoint/Melody - How to write better your music

Counterpoint - Lesson 1: Melody


 >>The Basic Functions of Harmony <<

At it’s core, all music can be considered an interplay of tension and release. The degree of tension can come from dissonance vs. consonance, orchestration, dynamics, or a hundred other musical elements. The key to using tension and release is balance. With too much tension and no release the tension can become unbearable and the music unlistenable. On the reverse side, if the music is too neutral with little to no amount of tension it can be dull and lifeless.

One reason great chord progressions sound good is because they are well balanced in their use of tension and release. In this tutorial we’ll examine the very basic steps of harmonic progressions to understand how this balance works.
This tutorial assumes you have a basic understanding of music theory. You should know what notes make up what chords and understand what something like “the four chord in the key of A” means. If music theory is completely foreign to you, you may want to check out some introductory lessons before proceeding.
We’ll begin by discussing the basic functions of the three primary chords in a major key, followed by some musical examples of how these chords are used.
Understanding how certain progressions work will help you in creating your own music, but like all music theory the concepts in this tutorial are not meant to restrict you. The rules are made to be broken, but you have to be conscious that you’re breaking them before you can know if you’re doing it effectively. As Twyla Tharp writes in The Creative Habit, “Before you can think outside of the box, you have to start with a box.”


The functions of harmonic progression can be broken down into three basic elements: Tonic, Subdominant and Dominant (I, IV, and V respectively).
These three chords are the quintessential backbone of almost every song you’ve ever heard. If you play guitar, the chances are pretty good that the first three chords you learned were G, C and D and as soon as you had those three chords under your belt your song repertoire skyrocketed. Let’s take a look at what these three chords are.
The Tonic is our home chord. It’s the I, the chord that feels solid to start on and provides a firm resolution to end on. In the key of C the Tonic is C, and it doesn’t much more complicated than that.
If the Tonic is home, the Subdominant (or IV chord) is like going out for a trip. You’re leaving home to discover something new, moving yourself forward in new directions. Although you could turn right back around and go home again, once you’ve set out on a journey you’re more apt to keep exploring. In the key of C the Subdominant is F.
The Dominant (V chord) is when we’re ready to go home. Of the three, it’s the chord with the greatest amount of tension and need for release. In the key of C the Dominant is G.

A Little Theory

We can understand why the Tonic, Subdominant and Dominant chords have different degrees of tension by comparing the notes that make up each chord to the root of the key. The chords with greater dissonance against the root have greater tension.

G Perfect 5, consonant
C Unison, consonant
D Major 2nd, dissonant
E Major 3rd, consonant
A Major 6th, consonant
B Major 7th, dissonant
C Unison, consonant
F Perfect 4th, dissonant*
G Perfect 5th, consonant
Consonant vs Dissonant:

*According to Persichetti, a perfect 4th is considered dissonant when in a consonant context.
The Tonic has three consonant intervals when compared to the root of the key. The Subdominant has two consonant intervals and one neutral/dissonant interval*. The Dominant has one consonant interval and two dissonant intervals.
With the most dissonant intervals, it makes sense that the Dominant would be the chord of greatest tension while the Tonic would be the chord of greatest relaxation. The Subdominant acts as a sort of middle ground, not very tense but not quite as settled as home.

Example Progressions

All this theoretical talk doesn’t do us much good if we can’t hear it being used in practice. These are all progressions you’ve heard thousands of times, but how often have you taken a moment to actually pay attention to why they’re working?
We’ll start with the most basic progression with these three chords, I IV V I. Notice the increase in tension and then the release from the G to the C in bar 4. This progression is so obvious because it has a perfect structure of build and then climax at about 3/4 of the way through.

The next progression gives us a different effect. I V IV I becomes tense more quickly and then eases out.

The IV to I cadence is not as firm or satisfying as the V to I, but it has it’s own effect. Also notice that the V chord moving to IV does not give us the same kind of build in tension as IV to V. We’re going from a chord with 2 dissonances with the Key center to a chord with only 1 dissonance. The effect is more like backing off than building up.

The 12-Bar Blues

The basic 12-bar blues is a perfect use of this concept. Here’s a typical simple blues progression:

The first four bars establish our home base. They make it clear that we’re in the key of C and C is our center. In Bar 5 we move to the IV chord and things start getting more interesting. The shift is only a little tense before settling back home at Bar 7. Then in Bar 9 we move to the V, our moment of greatest tension. Bars 9 and 10 are the climax of the piece, which relax back on our home chord of C at Bar 11.
This basic structure has been used so many times because of it’s perfect balance of storytelling. In only 12 bars we’re able to establish what we’re talking about (Bars 1-4), move the story forward (Bars 5-8), build up suspense and climax (Bars 9-10), and then round the story out and conclude back at rest (Bars 11-12).
The Jazz Blues is a common reharmonization of the basic form. Notice that although the progression may sound much fancier and more complex, the core structure of tension and release is exactly the same.

You can see now how the Tonic, Subdominant and Dominant serve as the basic structure of tension and release. All other harmony is just degrees of tension and color.

For Songwriters

Being aware of how your harmonic progressions manipulate tension and release can be a valuable tool for helping you tell your story. As an example let’s look at the first verse of Hey Jude. As if you’re not already familiar with it, here’s the basic eight-bar progression:

Here are the lyrics that land on each new chord:
  • C Jude
  • G Bad
  • G Sad
  • C Better
  • F Remember
  • C Heart
  • G Start
  • C Better
The lyrics on C, our Tonic, are “Jude”, “Better”, “Heart”, “Better”. Jude is who this whole song is about, and “Better” and “Heart” are both very positive words. They are all reinforced by the tonic.
“Remember” is telling Jude to pay attention to something important, and the IV chord works to pull us away from the I chord and grab our attention without being tense.
“Bad”, “Sad”, and “Start” are the words used on the V chord. “Bad” and “Sad” are obvious negatives, reinforced by the dominant tension. “Start” is a little more interesting. As he sings “Then you can start…” we are on the V chord, suspense has been built and we are at a high point in harmonic tension. Then when he tells us what “you can start” to do, (”make it better”) we relax and land on I. The V to I progression follows the tension and release of the lyric.

For Composers

The possibilities of how to use this manipulation of tension and release should be obvious to composers, especially those who write for film or other dramatic situations. The harmonic progression can be a solid spine for a cue, leading the listener in exactly the right places to feel greater tension and suspense or to relax and feel at ease.
Although you are generally going to want to make things a little more interesting than I IV V, the basic uses of these three chords should form the backbone that you then use other harmonies to add color and flavor to.


For this tutorial you'll need Sylent1,Ohmicide distortion, eq (fabfilter pro q) and compressor...
This tutorial shows you the basics how to make 909 distorted kick used in hardstyle music genre. 

Layering a Kick Drum with a Sine Wave

This little vid will show you how to enhance the bottom end of your kick drum by mixing in a little bit of sine wave. Because of the fundamental properties of a sine wave, when you pitch it down, the resulting tone is clear and smooth - no extra harmonics clutter things up like you will encounter with other waveforms.


Pump Up The Volume - The History Of House Music

Heres the  fascinating three part documentary from 2001 on the history of house music, from its early days as NY disco to the massive European and International scene it has become, via the major people and clubs who pushed it forward. Watch and learn and share!




Essential Subtractive Synthesis [Filters]

This is a series of basic synthesis workshops. We assume you're not entirely new to synthesizers, but you're not an expert either. Today we look at filters.