At the completion of last year, I had been producing, mixing and mastering a fresh, new 4 track EP called In the Wild, released on Westwood Recordings and available now […]
In my last chords tutorial, I covered some basic music theory tips to help you write better chord progressions for electronic music. The things we covered were voice leading and […]
The Glitch Bitch is an Audio Effect Rack I originally designed for DJing. It was first released back in 2012 with the DJ templates included in several of my packs […]
In a recent video we covered the new Max 4 Live Bass Synth with the new Ableton Live 9.5 update. If you didn’t get a chance to catch the first […]
Hey guys and gals! In this video we’re going to be covering some of the updates to Auto Filter that came out when Ableton updated Live to version 9.5. There […]
What’s up guys! Got some fresh news for ya! Ableton just released a killer bundle of new synths with their latest Max 4 Live Essentials Collection. This bundle is free […]
A while back I started a little series of daily Facebook posts with some percussion sound design tips. I had tons of requests to consolidate them into one place, so […]
Protip 1 Okay, until I can do a full tutorial on advanced percussion snare design, I’m going to post a few tips here. Percussion pro tip #1: Choose the best […]
In this tutorial video, Myagi, our resident sound design expert, walks us through how you can use series and parallel routings to wildly alter your sounds. He demonstrates this technique […]
Ableton compressor tip: Try out Opto mode. It simulates the reaction of an optical compressor circuit. It’ll be a bit more sluggish, and can be nice on basses or vocals. […]
Hey there champion! We want to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Vespers community. We are honoured to have you with us on this epic journey of […]
In the final tutorial video of this series, we cover how to bring the bass to live using modulation. Many of the effects parameters we set up in previous videos […]
In this tutorial video we get deeper into the use of effects. Things kick off by using the resonators device to add pitched delays that accentuate the sound of the […]
This video is all about sub bass. Our main bass patch from the last video is going to be heavily processed with effects, so we want to create a separate […]
In this tutorial video we start processing the main bass we created in Massive. To do this we use a series of effects in Ableton Live. The instrument rack allows […]
In this video tutorial we use Native Instruments Massive to make the first part of our neurofunk / neuro-hop reece bass. We use 3 oscillators: the melofant, dirty throat, and […]
Download my free Ableton e-book & sample pack. In this video I show you inside one of my work in progress tunes and discuss how to get realistic hi hats […]
In this bass tutorial video from our audio weapons online course, I show you how to create a sub bass patch in Operator, Ableton’s FM synth.
In this tutorial video from our audio weapons online course, we’ll create a multi-band effects rack for bass by using an Audio Effect Rack.
In this bass tutorial video from our Audio Weapons Online Course, I show you how to create a bassline in Native Instruments Razor synth.
In this tutorial video, I show you how to use Ableton’s Autopan device to create gate style stutter effects, synced to the project tempo, on a bass patch. Then I […]
In this mixing/mixdown tutorial in Ableton Live, Jake Perrine, Certified Ableton Trainer shows us how to use sidechain compression on a delay on a return track. This technique is useful […]
Vespers, Ableton Live Certified Trainer, discusses the best things to upgrade on your audio production computer. We discuss hardware such as RAM, solid state hard drives, SATA drives, data doublers, DSP cards like the UAD-2, and sound cards like the Apogee Duet.
Ableton has just announced a groundbreaking partnership with SoundCloud, “THE” wide-spanning, live streaming, social media platform for musicians. SoundCloud has risen to fame amongst musicians who use it to upload […]
Jake Perrine, Ableton Live Certified Trainer, and author of Sound Design, Mixing and Mastering in Ableton Live, speaks about Mastering your music. He’s been teaching musicians like you for over 10 years and is an incredibly talented individual.
In this video tutorial, Jake covers: compression settings, using EQ Eight to add top end “air” to the vocal while removing unwanted frequencies, gating, and the use of reverb and filtered delays on return channels. Loads of great tips here, enjoy!
Here’s a tutorial video on how to set up and use Native Instruments Massive synth with Ableton Live. When I was exploring sound design and synthesis possibilities with Native Instruments […]
I recently traveled down to Orcas Island in the US to interview Jake Perrine, author of the book Producing Music with Ableton Live. Jake is a Certified Ableton Trainer who […]
This video is about focus in the studio and how to deal with distractions. Enjoy! Here’s an awesome blog post from a neuroscientist about this topic as well. Click […]