Ableton Live Tutorial: Understanding the Session & Arrangement Views

June 5, 2013

Ableton Live distinguishes itself from other DAWs by being dual-focused. This duality is centered around Live’s 2 view modes: Session and Arrangement View. Watch this video to learn about Ableton Live’s session and arrangement views and how they interact with each other.

Maschine Tutorial: How to Timestretch Samples

May 31, 2013

Today is the final day of The Month of Maschine 2013. In this video we’ll be looking at Maschine’s timestretching capabilities. Timstretching was added in the 1.8 update and allows you to change the BPM of a sample. For example, you may want to use timestretching if you created a pattern using one of Maschine’s drum kits and want to add a drum loop sample that is at a different BPM.

The DJ Podcast LIVE 004 – May 28, 2013

May 30, 2013

This session of The DJ Podcast LIVE is different from our previous streams. Instead of focusing on creating a track in Maschine, I started working on something that will hopefully be featured in a future video. The idea was to visualize how parallel waveforms would look in Traktor Pro 2. This feature has been requested for years, but has never been implemented. I tried my best to come up with one way that they may look if implemented.

Maschine: How to Share Projects & Kits

May 13, 2013

Work collaborating on a project with others, it is important that every sound in a project is shared . Maschine makes this process really simple. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to save your projects and kits with the samples that you’re using.

Maschine: Recording Count In

May 10, 2013

Recording count in, an option found in more traditional audio editing applications, gives you a countdown before recording starts. Hold Shift and then press Rec on the Maschine hardware controller to use the recording count in function. The countdown will last for 1 bar and will turn on the metronome. Watch this video tutorial to learn more about Maschine’s recording count in function.

Maschine: Sample Editing

May 8, 2013

Maschine’s wide array of sample editing features allows you to spend more time creating and less time staring at render bars. Press the Sampling button in the top left corner of the controller to enter sample editing mode. Alternatively, you can press the sample waveform icon underneath the piano roll icon next to the arranger. Once in sample editing mode, you can make changes to the sample in the selected sound slot. Watch this video video tutorial to learn how to use Maschine basic sample editing and more advanced audio editing features.