Martin Delaney

Back to basics: Adding melody and harmony in Ableton Live

Dressing your beats in memorable melodies and rich harmonies may seem like a daunting task but Ableton Live has a host of tools to help you through the process. Here we guide you through them.

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.

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!
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