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Ableton Live 10<br/>Beat Juggling

Ableton Live 10
Beat Juggling

In this video I will explain a method to use the Drum Rack of Ableton and use that to beat juggle.

The idea here is to define different sliced up samples, throw those inside the Drum Rack. Map the midi notes with those. And then later you can define different midi patterns to juggle any beat in anyway you see fit. But do that live... as in live... within Live.

I will just add, I did a similar 'idea' inside Propellerhead Reason back in the days. But it required a lot more work to pull this idea off. I am just saying, it can be done... but... it requires a lot of work (in the context I am doing this).

3 months ago
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Ableton live 10  Berlin School template Version 3

Ableton live 10 Berlin School template Version 3

In this video I will be hopefully helping out a guy called Roger. He asked a question about defining patterns in terms of berlin school and using that in combination with Ableton Live.

To be honest, the way of thinking is totally different once you are common with CV. You will have to redefine CV patterns and use Midi effects to create those patterns.

In this video I will be defining a chaos pattern based on ratchet sequencing, pitch altering, scaling and randomizers to pick up changes for pitch correction. Throw in a wide range of settings to control basically everything, you should be set to go.

I might add, I am using some plugs from max 4 live for this one (which came by default with the Ableton Live Suite 10).

4 months ago
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Ableton live 10<br/>Berlin school patterns

Ableton live 10
Berlin school patterns

In this video I will be hopefully helping out a guy called Roger. He asked a question about defining patterns in terms of berlin school and using that in combination with Ableton Live.

To be honest, the way of thinking is totally different once you are common with CV. You will have to redefine CV patterns and use Midi effects to create those patterns.

In this video I will be defining a chaos pattern based on ratchet sequencing, pitch altering, scaling and randomizers to pick up changes for pitch correction. Throw in a wide range of settings to control basically everything, you should be set to go.

I might add, I am using some plugs from max 4 live for this one (which came by default with the Ableton Live Suite 10).

4 months ago
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Ableton Live 10<br/>Sylenth1 Introduction tutorial

Ableton Live 10
Sylenth1 Introduction tutorial

Hi I am Hydlide
In this sylenth1 video tutorial I am going to do a quick tour through what sylenth1 has to offer. While I am using Ableton suite 10 as my DAW, it could be used in many daws.

The first positive things about sylenth in a nutshell:
- it screams analog
- quick and easy access to sound design
- 4 oscillators
- awesome filters
- basic effects such as delay, reverb, chorus, compressor etc

I might also note that during my exploring days of sylenth I will be creating my own custom bank which I am going to provide for free once it is finished.

The initial goal with this custom bank is to start with 128 patches which are arpeggiator based.

You can get sylenth1 here: https://www.lennardigital.com/sylenth1/

Have lots of fun, and I will talk to you later

4 months ago
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Ableton Live 10<br/>Cyber monday and buying too many plugins

Ableton Live 10
Cyber monday and buying too many plugins

Hi I am hydlide, welcome to my vlog.

In this case, I am referring to cyber Monday. While I have bought myself many plugins during Black Friday and Cyber monday or 2018. I do feel the need to counter argument the idea "you do need all those plugins"... made by an artist on reasontalk.

I am not going to link up the video directly because I do not feel the need to do so. But the argument that was made is that you do not need this specific plugin... because you don't need it...

And this is where I have to disagree on many levels. In this video, I would like to clarify why I feel this way because I am better at click baiting then them...

And second, I just wanted to get this chain of thought off my chest because I just needed too... Because a: they are generalizing, and I am not. B: this is my own personal journey and they are just "them".... and C... I have I have my own reasons to just make this video, because I do not need to explaind myself.

Anyway, Cyber Monday looks cool. since there are some awesome deals. That reasontalk didn't understand this very well... that is their problem, since they made a statement "do not buy every plugin"... and that is 'their' statement and they do not understand this idea anyway...

this is the article I am referring too anyway:

https://www.reasontalk.com/2018/11/you-dont-need-that-new-plugin/

4 months ago
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Ableton Live 10- creative LFO patterns

Ableton Live 10- creative LFO patterns

Hi I am Hydlide
welcome to my Vlog. In this video tutorial about Ableton Live 10, I will showcase how to deal with LFO's and use them as an external source. While in this video I will be using Max4Life (Ableton Live Suite). Which comes with a wide range of nice utilities.

The idea in this video is to create an LFO that is non-existing by default. We could call it an organic pattern if you will. While I am using Ableton Live as a DAW, it will be applicable in other DAWs as well using this method.

4 months ago
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Ableton Live 10<br/>the secret of envelopes

Ableton Live 10
the secret of envelopes

Hi I am Hydlide. Welcome to my Vlog.

Today I am going to talk about a 'hidden' feature inside sessions which has an impact on the envelopes. Envelopes are normally linked with the duration of a session.

If you play long live session have a sequence running for a long period time, you can (if you want) alter different behaviors while progressing over time

This can be done manually, or this can be done with a creative set of envelopes that are unlinked with the sequence itself.

4 months ago
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Ableton Live 10<br/>Black Friday Sales 2018 are on

Ableton Live 10
Black Friday Sales 2018 are on

Hi Hydlide, welcome to my vlog.

Black Friday Sales for VST plugins are already starting. I have noticed a lot of price drops of the https://pluginboutique.com shop. While looking around I also noticed a price drop on Studio One (50% off). And the list goes on.

In this video, I will present a few toys (quickly) on what I got so far to fulfill my VST plugin needs.

First up, is BlackHole. A Reverb that is nonexisting from where I sit at. Because of gravity, length, and modulation.

https://www.eventideaudio.com/products/reverb/reverb/blackhole

While the original plugin (as hardware sits) around $599 and the VST plugin usually sits around $199. I got this device for 69 Euro (I made an error in this video so you can post on some Reddit that I lied in this video too... I will give you that one for free since I mentioned 96).

Next up is Hybrid. A synth normally around $99 (the last check I did was $120 even).

You can cash grab this for nothing here:

https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/4-Synth/1545-Hybrid-3

Make note the above two will require an ILOK account to register.

Last I am throwing quickly on the table is the upgrade for Native Instruments Komplete 12 Ultimate edition.

I bought this for the full upgrade price ($400) because these upgrade will not go on sale (as I read before while getting Komplete 11).

Not that this really bothered me, because there are enough Thrills you can get out of Komplete 12. I will most likely do an in-depth series about Komplete 12 pretty soon (expect December this year, because it would build up to the release of Massive X in 2019).

So this is my Black Friday 2018 sale video for now. Please let me know in the comments below what you have found in regards to massive price drops. I would most likely want to check them out and see it fits in my needs.

Happy shop hunting!

4 months ago
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Ableton Live 10 Berlin School template setup

Ableton Live 10 Berlin School template setup

I am Hydlide

today I am creating a Berlin School genre template setup. While I did make myself a starting point on creating a drum and bass template, I wanted to give this idea (Berlin school) a shot. Because I do believe Abelton Live and Berlin School fit pretty nice together, but they require a different thought process to pull this one off.

The main concept I am going with this one is base my idea on an earlier setup I did 2 weeks ago, but expand that idea. Berlin School is all about LFO's and Envelopes and there is a way to use that idea in sessions. While I am not really talking about that concept (I will get back to that in a different video) but the whole twist I am doing with this setup in particular is to mimic the idea of modular synths, using rotaries to twist settings around in different ways I see fit.

4 months ago
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Crossfading Effects In Ableton Live 10

Crossfading Effects In Ableton Live 10

I am Hydlide
In this video I will continue my journey exploring features inside Ableton Live 10. Today I am going to look at Instrument Racks and Audio Effect Racks. The theory behind a Rack device is that it contains one or more devices in serial or parallel based on how they are defined in the rack itself.

The main benefit you will be getting from instrument Racks is that you can define a single macro to connect to multiple settings inside the instrument. So with a twist of a knob, you can change the sound in different directions.

Next, to this, you have settings such as keyboard ranges, velocity settings and chain to setting different ways to control a sound. One thing that I find very useful is the crossfade method between overlapping devices. A subject I will be talking about in this Ableton Live 10 video.

Next, I will be talking about Audio Effect Racks. These have one major difference because they do not have a midi input by default (yet: it can be done).

The chain section is the most obvious route to go to since in that case, you can map the chain with a macro rotary. And use the rotary to connect to any midi device. While making use of that midi device you can slide through the different effects in any way you see fit

5 months ago
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Ableton live 10 and Launchpad Pro

Ableton live 10 and Launchpad Pro

Hi I am Hydlide
In this Ableton Live 10 video, I am mainly going to talk about the launchpad pro. I will give a brief history on how I used to use this idea. While currently I am still in the early progress to translate a lot of those concepts of a live performance setup (in the realm of Drum and Bass).

Eventually my goal here is to have a complete live set which I can play for hours and throw in all kind of different angles and directions as I personally see fit.

While this is still early work in progress (because I am learning a new DAW and learning to adapt my new workflow all at the same time) I might eventually build myself a second template that fits in the realm of Berlin School and adapt that technique inside a live template like the way I am doing right now.

Personally, I think the Launchpad Pro is a great addition as playing a DAW (same could be said for Ableton Push 2).

Since it integrates perfect with a DAW like this one. And I am seeing the potential there to play a set of instruments and make that a song later.

Normally I prefer to take a "crazy" route first before making things rather simple later. Because I want to know what the potential is before making real songs more or less.

And I see a lot in the combination of Ableton Live 10 and the Launchpad Pro from Novation.

5 months ago
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Ableton Live 10 and Serum CPU issues explained

Ableton Live 10 and Serum CPU issues explained

I am Hydlide welcome to my Vlog

Today I am going to talk about Serum from Xfer. While Serum most likely does not require that much of an introduction. It is a wavetable synthesiser that allows you to go through the position of the wavetable by twisting a knob (position).

Serum has an awesome UI to customize your sounds. And it has a lot of options to make the sound even cooler (Unison, Poly count, Oversampling, quality settings and so on).

While scanning through the internet (yes... I actually do that, while I believe a lot of people do not) I started to notice a trend that a lot of people have been asking the question: Why is Serum so CPU intense? Why does Serum causes a lot of issues on the computer itself and so on.

Even better, Xfer themselves did an interview about explaining why certain options are there, yet you do not always need them.

Hence, I am touching this subject. Because this may help you to use Serum as a VST and it may help you understand about the inner workings of this awesome plugin.

5 months ago
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