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Free Ableton Live Pack by Dennis DeSantis

Eariler this year, Computer Music magazine had a special issue on Ableton Live 6 with an exclusive Live Pack designed by Dennis DeSantis. The issue sold out making the Live Pack difficult to come by. Good news, Ableton has made the Live Pack available for free on their web site,... Read more →


M-Audio Announces Vista Compatibility for 2nd Quarter 2007

Article update: M-audio has released a ton of 32-bit drivers for their products - see this post. I just received a press release indicating M-Audio will offer drivers for most of their products for Vista by the end of this quarter. "Los Angeles, CA, May 30, 2007—M-Audio®, a leading provider... Read more →


Tutorial: How to use the Axiom 25 with Ableton Live and with Live's Impulse Drum Sampler

+ Ableton provides a free Live Pack containing three custom programs for M-Audio Axiom series keyboards. These programs contain mappings that allow you to control Live's transport, switch scenes, launch scenes, control volume, control instrument/effects parameters, trigger clips, and play impulse sounds with the Axioms drum pads. This article offers... Read more →


Join Me In Voting for Blake Lewis - Lets Put An Ableton Beatboxer on the Map

Article Update: Obviously the show is over and Blake got 2nd. If you found this article, you might be interested in knowing the Blake uses a program called Ableton Live. This program is extremely popular for composing, producing, as a recording studio, mixing, mashups, djing, and performing live. One of... Read more →


Hey Live Lite Users - Ableton Has Announced an Upgrade Path for ALL Lite Versions

If you have got Ableton Live bundled with another product, now is your chance to upgrade to the full version. In the past, upgrade paths were limited. Now Ableton is allowing upgrades from all bundled packages which include M-Audio, Digidesign, Korg, Line 6, E-MU, Focusrite, Novation, Tascam, Allen & Heath,... Read more →


Torq News - Software Update and New Video Tutorials

First I want to mention that M-Audio has released the Torq 1.0.4 update for Mac 10.4.9 and Windows XP SP2. Grab it here http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=support.drivers. Second, they have also created a set of free online video tutorials for Torq on their M-Audio University. Read more →


Espionage and Other Free Presets for Ableton Live 6 by The Covert Operators

Looking for some free presets for Ableton Live 6? Checkout the Covert Operators download page at http://www.thecovertoperators.org/archives/category/downloads/. The newest download they offer is Espionage - a collection of sounds from from their past and future commercial projects. Presets include select sounds from SoundWrecks, Surgical Tools Vol1, and previews from the... Read more →


Awesome Video of Ableton Live User and American Idol Contestant Blake Lewis Beatboxing Live at Columbia City Theater Halloween 2006

I was watching American Idol a few weeks back and saw brief video clip of Blake Lewis arranging a song with a laptop. It looked like he was running Ableton Live, but it went by so fast I wasn't sure. Last week he specifically mentioned that he uses Ableton Live.... Read more →


Propellerhead Reason used for Music in the Amazing "Doll Face" Video by Andy Huang

I just saw the "Doll Face" video and was so blown away I had to post it. I did some digging around and found an great interview with Andy Huang, the creator/director/composer of this film. According to this interview Andy used Propellerhead Reason for the soundtrack. Check out the interview... Read more →


Deckadance on sale - here is a link to save an additional 10% off of sale price!

Image-line's new DJ tool Deckadance has now released and is available from their online store. It's on sale for $149 (normally $179). Use this link and get an additional 10% off for a total savings for $44. This link will also save you 10% on all Image-Line products in their... Read more →