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Black Friday Deals For Music Producers & DJs (2022 LIVE!)

We Find The Latest Deals (So You Don’t Have To!) It’s that time of year again when people queue up in the cold and rain and wait for hours outside shops to get their hands on some discounted goods. Luckily you don’t too! We’ve searched the internet and picked all the best deals to ensure …

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Is REAPER Good For Making Beats? (Worthy, Or To Be Avoided?)

I think REAPER is not the best music production software for making beats right out of the box since it does not come with any virtual instruments or audio samples. However, if you have your own collection of virtual instruments and samples, REAPER can be pretty good for beat-making. Making Beats In REAPER With all …

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Ableton Live Lite Limitations (Has It Got Enough Features?)

Ableton Live Lite limitations can be easily overcome with a few hacks.  Create several projects and link them together and suddenly you have way more than the 8-track limitation that everyone laments. Select the right instrument type, expand it and you explode from one track to over 30! So Ableton Live Lite limitations are challenging …

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Can You Run Ableton On A MacBook Air? (Answered)

With the introduction of Apple Silicon, the MacBook Air is now capable of running even the most demanding apps and software, including Ableton Live, which as of version 11.1, has native support for all Apple Silicon chips. To Mac, Or Not To Mac Sometimes, you may wish to do music production on your computer, especially …

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Is Pro Tools Still The Industry Standard? (The Go-To DAW?)

Although many people argue that Pro Tools is no longer the industry standard, in my opinion, it still is. The reason for this is its widespread use among professionals and higher-up industries such as film scoring and pro-level mixing/mastering.  Industry Standard DAW These days, many people argue that Pro Tools is no longer the industry …

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Can You Use Mainstage Without Logic? (The Low-Down!)

MainStage can be used without Logic. Apple MainStage is an entirely different software from Logic Pro and is for live performance instead of music production. Both MainStage and Logic are excellent software, but they are independent of each other.  Using Logic Without MainStage It can be tricky sometimes to know what specifications you need to …

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Reaper vs. Logic (What DAW Should You Be Using?)

Although they do have their differences, REAPER and Logic are both incredible DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations). REAPER is excellent for recording/tracking, while Logic is great for modern music production. Whether you should go with Logic or REAPER depends on your preference and your audio/music production needs.  REAPER And Logic Shootout  When comparing two incredible DAWs …

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Can Logic Pro Run On An Ipad? (For The On-The-Go Producer)

No, unfortunately, Logic Pro cannot run on the iPad. There is not currently an iPhone or iPad app for Logic Pro. However, there is an app called Logic Remote that you can use on your iPhone or iPad to control the Logic session running on your Apple computer externally. Logic Pro For iPad  The fact …

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Ableton Drum Buss Alternative (Emulate Its Audio Effect)

Ableton’s Drum Buss is a stock plugin that simultaneously applies various audio effects. It’s a great way to process drums or shape bass sounds. You can use other stock or third-party plugins to achieve a similar result or even the Audio Effect Racks to create your own “Drum Buss.”  How To Emulate Ableton’s Drum Buss …

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Best Ableton Grooves (Add Some Swing To Your Tunes!)

The whole point of using grooves is to add those subtle extra details to a part that breathes a little more life into it. My favorites for this are: Beguine Accent 16ths Calypso Accent 16ths Cha-Cha-Cha Shaker 8ths 127bpm Hip-Hop Wonky 16ths 80bpm Rock Fatback Accent 16ths These grooves seem to get the dynamic range, …

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Best Way To Learn Ableton (Become An Ableton Pro In No Time)

There are many ways to learn Ableton. These include completing a course, searching YouTube for great videos and instructors, learning from blogs and other online resources, but best of all rolling up your sleeves, getting down and dirty in Ableton, and just using it. Learning Ableton It can be pretty overwhelming taking on a task …

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Ableton Bitcrusher (Ultimate Guide)

Ableton has a built-in Bitcrusher plugin called “Redux.” A Bitcrusher is an audio effect that applies digital distortion. This is achieved by changing the signal’s sample rate and bit depth. Other parameters such as ‘Dry/Wet’ can be altered to shape the sound further.  Does Ableton Have A Bitcrusher? You might not realize that Ableton has …

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Best Sample Editor For Ableton (Deep Dive!)

Finding the best sample editor for Ableton can be a challenging task. As far as live performance is concerned, “Sampler” is a clear winner. But Ableton’s native features may be all you need if you’re only looking to edit your audio. Does Ableton Have A Sampler? When talking about sample editing inside Ableton Live 11, …

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Best Ableton Reverb (Plus Some Of Our Favourites!)

Ableton Live comes with three reverb effects – Reverb, Hybrid Reverb, and Convolution Reverb. They are all useful in their own right, but Hybrid Reverb (a new effect included in Ableton Live 11) is best due to its versatility. This is because it uses both convolution and algorithmic reverb types. Why Do You Need So …

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Pitch Correction Vs Autotune (Head-To-Head Comparison)

Pitch correction manually tunes the vocals in your track so they are on key. At the same time, autotune is an automated version of pitch correction that tunes your vocal track based on parameters you set. Pitch correction is corrective, and autotune is more of a vocal effect. Tuning Vocals  Tuning plays a major role …

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