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There are many ways to achieve Frequency Modulation (FM) in ACE. The "Cross" knob adds "cross modulation" which is equivalent to analog FM. This knob can be a bit confusing because if you turn up the knob after initializing a patch you'll hear no effect. This is because the knob... Read more →


Happy New Year! My resolution last year was to go deeper with fewer synths. It’s one of the few resolutions I managed to keep – lol. Absynth is one of the synths I focused on in 2012. While it was my first virtual instrument (started using it back in 2002... Read more →


In this post I offer some tips on setting up the Tenori-On for use with Ableton Live as a Synth Rack. I’ll also cover how to compensate for MIDI Timing Issues. CONFIGURING THE TENORI-ON FOR USE WITH ABLETON LIVE When I use the Tenori-On with Ableton Live, I don’t use... Read more →


Drumaxx Released Name Your Price Image Line has just released a new Percussion Modeling Instrument called Drumaxx made by Maxx Claster. Drumaxx includes 130 drumkits, 900 drum patches, 200 drum patterns. If you use Sawer, Sakura, Morphine, Poizone, or Toxic Biohazard instruments, then you are familiar with Maxx’s work. Image... Read more →


FAW Circle Synthesizer Tip: 1.0.2 Update and How To Reduce CPU Load

Future Audio Workshop has released the 1.0.2 update to their fantastic Circle Software Synthesizer. You can download it here. According to FAW: In this update we have included a CPU economy mode in the setting pane. This allows Circle to use less CPU for a minimal reduction in audio quality.... Read more →


Ableton Live Tutorial: How to Use an External Audio Editor to Tweak Samples Within a Clip

In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to configure an external audio editor within Live, then invoke this editor to tweak audio within a clip. In this case I'll be using the external audio editor to a normalize the audio within a clip, but you can use the... Read more →