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Kaelin Ellis: The Internet’s Busiest Music Producer

Kaelin Ellis makes you feel like you’re in the room with him. The Orlando-based producer was magnetic during our video call, as if inviting a complete stranger to learn about his creative process through a computer screen was, for him, just another Friday afternoon. And, in a way, it is.…

Watch a Push Specialist Explore the New Updates with Live 11

Alongside many new devices and features, Live 11 comes with some significant updates for Push. From improved expression with polyphonic aftertouch, to generative ideas and randomization via the new probability tools, Push continues to evolve and expand its offerings as a tactile instrument. To help demonstrate the potential of these…

The Science of Practice: New Ways to Develop Your Musical Skills

You’ve heard that practice makes perfect. But what exactly is good practice, and how does it work to create tangible results? In terms of music, we can think of practice as a constant balancing act between artistic expression and scientific rigour. To help us understand this, there are two concepts…

Loop: Five Perspectives on Listening

Some topics are so fundamental to the practice of music making that they come up at Loop again and again, in many different conversations and in a variety of contexts. One such theme is the importance of listening. It’s hard to imagine working on music without the hours spent listening…

Take a Chance: Producing with Probability in Live 11

When singer, composer and producer Mica Levi was tasked with creating the soundtrack for Jonathan Glazer’s alien femme fatale flick Under the Skin, she looked to John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen for some ideas on how to evoke the sound of a living, growing, unknown organism. “[it’s] supposed to be…

Takashi Okamoto: Workflow Tips for Speed and Creativity

We’re pretty sure that, at least at one point, you’ve thought to yourself, “I wish I could finish this track faster!” Whether you’re up against a deadline with a project, or just working on music at your own pace, it never feels good to leave a track unfinished. And working…

World of Sound: Explore Live 11’s Inspired by Nature Devices

Electronic music always rests on a tension between the precision of machines and the irregularities of the natural world. Artists, engineers and product designers have often strived to add groove, nuance and mystery to sequencing and synthesis in a bid to sound more ‘natural’. But what if nature’s influence on…

Arushi Jain: I’m the Space in Between

Indian classical music may date back centuries but it’s in a perpetual state of flux. The tradition revolves around a complex melodic matrix known as a raag, or raga, that has no real translation in the Western classical system. There are countless raags, each of which contain a collection of…

Studies in Sound: Arbour on Lo-fi, Beats and Musical Exploration

Though primarily known for chill lo-fi beats and study beats playlists on YouTube and Spotify, the artist known as Arbour’s origins weren’t exactly auspicious. Like many electronic musicians, the Seattle-based artist (real name Hans Watkins) got his start on a decidedly modest setup. Eighteen years old at the time, and…

Live 11 – coming February 23, 2021

Starting February 23, Live 11 will be available at Ableton.com, or from retail stores worldwide. The latest version of Live lets you create your perfect take with comping, compose with more feeling using MPE, experiment with new devices, and much more. See what’s new in Live 11 > Try the…

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