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7 Key Live Performances from Ableton LOOP

Ableton Loop At Home Ableton’s Loop Summit was due to take place from April 24-26, but the Ableton team adapted to the current global situation by going digital and hosting Loop At Home. Ableton invited music creators to tune in each morning for an inspiring series of talks, masterclasses and...

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Elevator Artist Spotlight - Duvz (Soma Records)

For our first Elevator Artist feature, we are shining the spotlight on Duvz, a DJ/Producer from Dublin who broke onto the international stage after winning the Soma Records x Splice Producer Challenge in 2019. We first came into contact with Duvz at our Ableton Bootcamps in Dublin and he was one...

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Drum Racks & Vintage Roland Drum Machines

Roland TR-909, TR-606, TR-707 and TR-808 Drum Machines collage. The Drum Programming course on Elevator Program has been a gateway for many artists to our music production philosophy. This course is also the foundation module of ‘How to Make Electronic Music’ and through the Drum Programming...

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Win a place on the Artist Development Program

This week we are giving away a free place on our 6 month Artist Development Program!! In honour of the Roland TR-606 Drum Machine, we will pick a winner on June 6th 2020, with the closing time for submissions being June 4th at midnight (GMT). ABOUT THE ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM The Artist...

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Take the 90 Day Ableton Challenge

You’ve heard the news!! Ableton is offering a free trial of Live 10 for 90 days. Why not make the most of it and take our 90 Day Ableton Challenge. Create, produce, mix and master a track in 90 days, or go further and create a 4 track EP. If you are new to Ableton - Enrol in our free course...

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Producing & Programming Hi-Hats

This week we will look at producing and programming hi-hats. It is essential that you get your hi-hats correct, use good source content, EQ like a pro and know what Ableton plugins to use to add presence. To get the dancefloor going, your hi-hats need to pop. Hi-hats are often played endlessly...

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Rhythm Programming & Production Techniques

It is always worth exploring programming drums and percussion in more depth. While kick drums and hi hats can add the drive to your composition, percussion adds the groove and can keep a track interesting throughout. Producers can focus on rhythm programming using polyrhythms and additive...

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Overcoming Writers Block

What causes writers block? It happens to the best of us. Producers sit down in their studio and for some reason, they just cannot formulate any ideas or they formulate ideas that are not up to their personal standard. It can be frustrating, demotivating and is completely normal. Some of the...

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Will Kinsella (Hybrasil) music production advice with Attack Magazine

Elevator Program founder and creator of the Artist Development Program, Will Kinsella, recently shared his production tips with Attack Magazine. We break down his five main points from the article: Master your synth and drum machine His first piece of advice is to learn the fundamentals of...

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Ableton Drum Programming Tips

Whether you are making big room Berghain techno or jacking FUSE London house music, the drums set the tone of your record. When you sit down to start your track, be clear on where you want that track to be played - what is your vision for it? What sound system do you see it on? Is it a...

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