Martin Delaney

    Review: Arturia Pigments 2

    Pigments was already an interesting and dynamic instrument, but this latest update promises to elevate Arturia’s acclaimed soft-synth into a whole new dimension.

    Review: Novation Launchpad X and Launchpad Mini Mk3

    It’s hard to believe that Novation’s now ubiquitous Launchpad concept is a decade old, and to mark the occasion we have a very special new ‘X’ version, as well as an update to the increasingly.

    Back to basics: Introducing Keyboards to Ableton Live

    A keyboard part can be anything from a one-finger piano riff to a complex, evolving pad, but utilising keyboards can be a bit daunting for the uninitiated, so let’s find some ways to make them more approachable.

    Back to basics: How to build a bass part in Ableton Live

    You like bass, right? C’mon, everybody does! Bass is important, sure, but there are so many tools, so many technical and creative choices to be made about how to use it.

    Review: Roland MC-707

    Roland bolsters the Aira range with the MC-707 – complete with beats, sounds and effects – but is this a groovebox fit for the 21st century?

    Back to basics: Working with audio beats in Ableton Live

    Last time we created a beat using MIDI programming and a drum rack, but with Live, audio samples are just as flexible. Now we can twist a drum loop to do just about whatever we want.

    Back to basics: Building beats with Push and Live

    There are days when Ableton Live 10 looks like a far more complex beast than it was back in 2001, but the good core stuff is still there. Let’s prove the point by making a straightforward beat!

    Back to basics: How to use Ableton Live 10 and Push

    Ableton Live has reached version 10 and it’s come a long way since 2001. Now we’re starting a new back-to-basics series which will bring you right up to date with the latest versions of Live, and Push.

    Review: Isotonik Studios CrossFire

    Isotonik’s CrossFire is a script that adapts the Akai Fire hardware controller for FL Studio to control Ableton Live. Find out if it’s going to give your workflow a new lease of life.
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