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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
  Ableton Live’s Simpler: The Basics by Maya Wagner Ableton Live can do a lot. However, its most reputable aspect may very well be its sampling abilities. Whether you have Live Lite, Standard, or Suite, learning how to use Simpler is something well worth your time.    So, what is Simpler? Simpler gets its name from its comparison to…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 20th, 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
Written by Matt Ho and Maya Wagner Logic has SO many tools. The cool thing is, you can actually have two tools selected at a time. When you cmd + click, you can access your second tool. We always have our cmd + click toolset to the all-powerful marquee tool.  What is the marquee tool? The marquee tool is one of the most versatile tools offered by…
  • Logic, Tools, Marquee, Split, Region, Workflow, Tips
  • May 18th, 2022
The concept of bouncing seems to be one of the most misunderstood and confusing terms for beginners in music production. It seems like every DAW calls this something else, and every DAW has a different way of doing it. Below I have included some frequently asked questions regarding the topic: What the heck is bouncing? How is bouncing different than…
  • Logic, Logic Pro, Bounce, Bouncing, Exporting, Freeze, Freezing, Export, Stem, Stems
  • April 14th, 2022
Introduction Logic’s Auto Sampler is an incredible device that has been around for a really long time! It just recently got an interface update with Logic 10.5 and it provides a super cool way to capture hardware synth patches or save software instrument stacks with effects into one sampled instrument! Auto Sampler basically takes an audio signal and uses…
  • Logic Pro X, Sampling, Sample, Auto Sampler
  • April 14th, 2022
by Maya Wagner Logic 10.5 has been the talk of the town within the music production community since its release this May. The update is BIG news. Many think Logic modeled its features on a need to “catch up” with Ableton Live in the performance, sequencing, and sampling departments, and I definitely agree.  This post will go over each new feature…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base, Logic, Plugins
  • April 14th, 2022
by Maya Wagner It was something Logic was missing. The reason many users turned to third-party plugins and even other DAWS…  Well… have no fear… The Logic Sampler is here!! Yes, Apple finally did it. Logic users now have access to a full-blown stock sampling instrument in Logic Pro! This post will go over the basics of the sampler and even…
  • Logic, Sampling
  • April 14th, 2022
All versions of Ableton Live come with the Simpler. In contrast, the Sampler is $99 dollars on its own, or included with Ableton Live Suite.  So, it’s assumed that the Sampler is bigger and better than Simpler, but what are the actual differences? What can you do with Sampler that’s worth an extra $99?  Well, the short answer is that Sampler is…
  • Ableton, Sampling, Sampler, Simpler, Synthesis
  • April 14th, 2022
You’ve probably heard that Ableton being referred to as the “queen of sampling.” Well… maybe not in that phrasing. But if you know anything about Ableton, you probably get that it's a sampling beast. A sampler is a multisampling tool. It can be used for many different purposes, but with a quick Google search, you’ll find that the biggest and most common…
  • Ableton, Sampling, Sampler, Synthesis
  • April 14th, 2022