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Distinctively, audio is defaulted to an elastic state in Ableton Live.  Logic calls it Flex Time ProTools calls it Elastic Audio  Ableton calls it Warping In basic terms, all of these functions do the same thing. They allow users to automatically or manually adjust the timing of audio without affecting its pitch. Ableton’s…
  • Ableton, Warping, Tempo, Audio, Editing
  • May 23rd, 2022
Introduction Whether you're a MIDI nerd, a keyboard player, or just someone who likes making cool sounds, you should definitely be taking advantage of the Creative Technology Center's ROLI Seaboard. The product currently goes for about $1,200 online, but for as long as you have access to Berklee facilities, the Seaboard is available for use with no price…
  • ROLI, Seaboard, Hardware, Synthesis, Synthesizer
  • May 20th, 2022
EQs, or Equalisers, are one of the most often used effects in a processing chain. They are designed to shape the frequency spectrum of an audio stream, by either boosting or attenuating at a frequency (or a range of frequencies). Most EQs are made up of multiple filters you are able to control at varying degrees. Most DAWs come with a stock EQ plugin. We…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 20th, 2022
Whether you are sound designing, mixing, or producing, using time-based effects like a delay is a necessity. There are endlessly creative and practical applications of delay effects, and Ableton Live’s developers do an amazing job of including a diverse and functional collection of delay plugins with their software package. This article includes a…
  • Ableton, Delay, Echo, Effects
  • May 19th, 2022
 Written by Matt Ho and Maya Wagner Introduction Before Apple purchased Logic and rebranded it into what we know and love today, a company known as Emagic owned the license to the software. This is where the namesake “ES” or “E-synth” comes from. Since the rebrand, Logic has kept six of the original instruments from Emagic’s version of the Software…
  • Logic, Synthesis, FM, Modulation, Frequency, Synth, Synthesizer, DAW, Putin, Native
  • May 19th, 2022
   Written by Maya Wagner and Matt Ho Now it’s time for the moment you have ALL been waiting for… the biggest and badest of the E-Synths is here and ready to blow your minds and transport you into the elite world of synthesis...    Introduction Before Apple purchased Logic and rebranded it into what we know and love today, a…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 19th, 2022
Written by Matt Ho and Maya Wagner Introduction Welcome back to the wonderful world of synthesis! In this collection of posts, Maya and Matt explore where Logic all started with a comprehensive guide to Logic's E-synths! Before Apple purchased Logic and rebranded it into what we know and love today, a company known as Emagic owned the license to the…
  • Synthesis, Synth, Logic, Synthesizer, Analog, Sound Design, Native, Plugin
  • May 19th, 2022
Written by Maya Wagner and Matt Ho Before Apple purchased Logic and rebranded it into what we know and love today, a company known as Emagic owned the license to the software. This is where the namesake “ES” or “E-synth” comes from. Since the rebrand, Logic has kept six of the original instruments from Emagic’s version of the Software. These synths have…
  • Logic, Synth, Synthesis, Sound Design, Logic Pro X
  • May 19th, 2022
Each DAW has its own lingo. There are so many discrepancies in vocabulary between DAWS, that it can be difficult to know exactly which terms mean what. Converting MIDI tracks to audio is one of the most important functions of any DAW, but each one handles the process differently.  In Ableton Live there are two main ways to convert a MIDI track to…
  • Ableton, Bounce, Freeze, Flatten, Audio, MIDI
  • May 19th, 2022
Ableton Live Suite offers three different EQ plugins as part of its native plugin collection. Each of these EQ plugins has its own unique features and strengths. Let’s jump in and explore each one! Channel EQ Features Channel EQ is a basic but important EQ plugin that emulates classic analog three-band EQ consoles. Channel EQ features a nice graphic…
  • Abelton, EQ, Frequency, Mixing, Plugin
  • April 14th, 2022
The Tempo Track Editor provides an overview of the project tempo settings & you can edit tempo events here. Open the Tempo Track Editor,  Project > Tempo Track, or press Ctrl/Cmd-T The Tempo Track Editor is divided into several sections: Tempo scale Shows the tempo scale in BPM. Toolbar It contains tools for selecting, adding, and changing…
  • Cubase, Tempo, Track, Editing
  • April 14th, 2022
Watch as CTC trainer Shirly Gurten shows a session with the creative plugin Shaper from Ableton Live: Max for Live
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • April 14th, 2022