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Using MIDI and Audio Drum Loops Together (Video)

by Ryan Gruss on - 12 Comments

Wondering how to add a little polyrhythmic spice to your 4/4 grooves?  In this video, we use Ableton Live to show you how to take a simple audio...

How to create Ableton Drum Racks with Scrollable Pad Banks

by Cliff Callender on - 1 Comment

One of the biggest time wasters we deal with as producers is sifting through folder after folder of one shot sounds each time we start a song. Luckily, if you're...

Introducing Pocket Drums Vol 1 - MIDI Drum Loops

by Cliff Callender on

Q. What's the magic ingredient in a drum beat that makes it feel good? <div...

5 Ableton Keyboard Shortcuts you Should Memorize Today

by Cliff Callender on - 2 Comments

Keyboard shortcuts are an invaluable tool in a producer's workflow. It may just seem like a minor convenience to not...

Introducing The Art Of Brushes Vol 5

by Cliff Callender on

Do you like warm, natural, punchy and "real" drums? Then Art of Brushes Vol 5...

(Video) Beatmaking With Drum Direktor FNK, Charlie Hunter Loops, and Korg

by Cliff Callender on

Sometimes limitation can spark the best limitations. Today we challenged Cliff, a member of the team here to take one...

4 Ways to Improve a Vocal Before it's Recorded

by Cliff Callender on

So let's assume time travel is out of the question. How can we ensure that a vocalist has a good chance of nailing...

#LoftLessons: Quick Sub Bass Layering in Ableton Live

by Cliff Callender on

  Layering a synth under your live drums can help you get unique drum sounds that fit better in different...

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by Cliff Callender on - 8 Comments

Ahhhh, don't you love the smell of a contest in the morning? One lucky follower on...

Why You Need Mistakes

by Cliff Callender on - 6 Comments

Mistakes make you a better artist. Seems ridiculous right? We all seek perfection, but if everything in life is about balance,...