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Twisting Sounds with Ableton Live

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    Timothy explains the specifics of this course.

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    Samples into Synths

    Learn how to create single and multiple cycle synths from your existing sample collection.

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    Extreme Warping Techniques

    You can easily make complex sounding textures and effects using a sneaky workaround of Live’s Warping limits.

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    Max4Live LFO

    Discover how to use multiple LFOs to generate randomized effects for your source material.

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    Complex One Knob Effect

    See how to create complex single knob macro mappings for any device in Live.

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    Unlinked Envelopes Pt. 1

    Timothy demonstrates how to use and abuse the ability to have clip envelopes run in their own timelines.

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    Unlinked Envelopes Pt. 2

    This video explores session automation and how easy it can be to use it to expand into unlinked automation envelopes.

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    Convoluted Processing

    Learn a seldom used trick to mangle existing, or create brand new audio involving the Max4Live Convolution Reverb.

Product Overview

Ableton Live lends itself to some wild sonic manipulation and sound design, and in this video tutorial series, EDM music producer Timothy Allan shows you some of his coveted tips and tricks for making unique and crazy sounds.

After a brief introduction, Timothy demonstrates how to create single and multiple cycle synths from your existing sample collection, followed by extreme warping techniques, showing you how to make complex sounding textures with Ableton Live’s Warp engine.

After that, Timothy reveals how to use multiple instances of the Max4Live LFO to generate randomized effects, as well as how to create a complex, single knob macro to map any devices you want, for creative control.

Moving on, Tim shows you how to go crazy with the ability to unlink clip envelopes and run each in their own timeline.

Finally, Timothy explores how to use the Max4Live Convolution Reverb to mangle sounds and create something brand new.

Whether you’re new to using Ableton Live for sound design, or just looking for some new techniques for your bag of tricks, don’t miss “Twisting Sounds with Ableton Live”!

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Twisting Sounds with Ableton Live is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 21 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extremely helpful! I learned so much from this tutorial. I always learn something new from every tutorial I watch on Groove3. Great stuff!
Date published: 2021-01-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very fancy! I couldn't help but be surprised at his creative approach. So many inspirations. love it!
Date published: 2020-12-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thank you Thank you very much Tim, great class once again.
Date published: 2020-11-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Superb So versatile, great explanation of the multifaceted power
Date published: 2020-06-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful I am very exited about everything this has to offer. Thanks for new tips & tricks!!
Date published: 2020-04-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from exactly what i was looking for that wave crazy
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent ideas to break the cycle These are some simple yet powerful concepts for humanising your dance music productions. Timothy Allen is engaging, informative and straight to the point. In comparison to some instructional videos I've watched I've probably picked up more useful information from this short series than some five times as long. In a word, brilliant.
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Interesting, Good, Yet Somewhat "Offbeat" Techniques to Inspire Creativity Interesting, good, yet somewhat "offbeat" techniques that can inspire creativity in your music making process. Specific to Ableton Live, with some techniques requires Suite and/or Max for Live, this rather short series of videos gets directly to the point. Overall, it was a good watch with takeaways of things to try.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thanks! Your tutorials are awesome. Full of energy and really fast but without being felt like you're racing off. Nice
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from To get or not to get? If you're new to Live, this would be VERY informative. If you know your way around Live, you may use a thing or two around here. I know I found a few gems.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice creative effects summary Well explained, direct to the point, most of all, useful material.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This is GOLDEN! I had to come back a few times to this, very informative and easy to learn. GREAT ALL AROUND
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Source of new ideas Interesting ideas. Provides some cool inspiration, does require prior knowledge of the software. would be nice to see these used in more contexts.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome. Really cool tricks and tips! Full of cunning little noise mangling ideas. Well worth it for any sound designers and electronic musicians.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Mr Really good, Fun to learn as the tutor explaining is quite enthusiastic. So no nodding off throughout.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Quick and Informative Nice concise tutorial. It had some great idea on how to get more out of ableton straight out of the box.
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from cool ideas but poor video The video is jumpy and not synced with the audio, which makes it basically impossible to follow when the dude says "I'm just going to go here and do this" without saying what it is he's doing, and theres no way to see what he's doing because the video isn't synced. For a tutorial about a technological process one would think that they could manage to make a decent video that runs smoothly and is synced with the audio.
Date published: 2016-08-28
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from fun & solid exposure of some of live´s capability single cycle resynthesis is very exciting! abuse of convolution, too, but live suite is recommended – or max4live. Had some heavy trouble with the update rate of the video – don´t know if it´s a problem of my computer, a very old macbook, but usually i don´t experience such trouble. sound was ok.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great collection of tips and tricks There's some really interesting ideas and tricks to alter your sounds pretty dramatically in this course. It's gonna keep me busy for a while. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Some great ideas! Some great ideas in here! Clear/concise. Thank you for sharing.
Date published: 2016-08-09
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