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Spectral Sound: A Look at Live 11’s New Spectral Devices

Spectral Resonator and Spectral Time are two devices introduced in Ableton Live 11. Both break sound up into partials and process it in ways that range from melodic, lush, spooky and futuristic, to stuttery, dissonant, glitched-out and metallic. Though the resulting sounds from each device are distinct, the two are…

Loop: Five Inspiring Performances

Since 2015, we have had the privilege to welcome several thousand music makers, artists, developers, technologists, and teachers from around the world to join us in Berlin and LA for Loop - A Summit For Music Makers. Looking back over past editions, we are reminded of those inspiring weekends of…

Live 11 is coming

Create your perfect take with comping, add more feeling to your music using MPE, and be unpredictable with tools for working with chance. Experiment with new devices, infuse your productions with new sounds, and discover ways to do more on stage. Find out what’s new in Live 11.

Explore Live 11 at Ableton Community Events

With the release of Ableton Live 11 just around the corner, Ableton Community Events are the perfect way to discover the new features in the latest version and connect with a group of like-minded musicians, producers and artists in your local area. Ableton Community members are arranging online events all…

Bringing It Back Home: How Gordi Made Our Two Skins

The sonic textures on Australian indie-pop musician Gordi’s atmospheric album Our Two Skins not only accent her songwriting, but also tell a story. Throughout the record Gordi, aka Sophie Payten, contemplates themes of family – the single Sandwiches is a tribute to her late grandmother – and identity, as well…

Justus West: Nurturing Creativity

“How I look at musical talents is almost like X-men” says Justus West when referring to the musical superpowers of the people he considers genius. “You can almost trace it back to when they first discovered their power, and it’s always some traumatic moment in their life. They set off…

Just Feeling It: Mapping Liv.e’s Musical Evolution

Dallas native and In Real Life artist Liv.e (pronounced Liv) is quick to credit her family for nurturing her love of sound. Between her father playing keys for regional blues and gospel acts, her mother singing in the local church, and her brother Taron Lockett drumming for Erykah Badu and…

Knxwledge: Staying in ‘Go’ Mode

Knxwledge might be the only person on earth prepared for 2020. “Quarantine is regular over here,” remarked the 32-year-old producer over a video call from his home studio. Long before staying inside was a mandate, Knxwledge was streaming it live with Earl Sweatshirt. And before livestreaming was one of the…

Evolutionary Techno: DJ Bone’s Journey Through Production

Technology is intrinsic to techno – it’s right there in the name. Influences that fed into the Detroit-born genre were already testing new modes of musical expression, but techno heralded a more decisive break away from tradition fuelled by the runaway developments in electronic music equipment. In modern terms at…

Unlock New Sonic Possibilities with Collision

On first impression Collision appears to be a unique instrument geared towards emulating the kind of percussive, organic tones you get by hitting objects with sticks and mallets. While it can certainly cater to that task, an open-minded approach can result in a full array of sounds from drums and…

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