Category Archives: Ableton Tutorials

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Direct Video Response (DVR) Examples: Minimal Techo in Ableton Live

Declan McGlynn, Apr 13, 2014  If you’ve ever taken an online course with us, or have been following our online networks you’ll probably have heard the term DVR before. But what exactly is a DVR? Direct Video Response
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Todd Terje – Delorean Dynamite Deconstruction (Part One)

Declan McGlynn, Apr 11, 2014  Before his breakout smash Inspector Norse, Todd Terje was known among the disco elite as a master of edits, beefing up both classics and rarities with his groove-infused loops and drums as well
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How to Build a Max for Live Device: Part 3 – Controls and Automation

Declan McGlynn, Jan 20, 2014  Whether it’s through owning Ableton 9′s flagship Suite, surfing its forums or following Point Blank’s free plugin series, you’re probably well aware of the power
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How to Build a Max for Live Device: Part 2 – Building a Basic Synth

Declan McGlynn, Jan 16, 2014  Max for Live is a very powerful piece of software for building your own synths, effects and tools for Ableton Live. But its complexity can be a turn-off for all but the most dedicated users (or those
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How to Build A Max for Live Device: Part 1

Declan McGlynn, Jan 12, 2014  If you’ve been following Point Blank across our online outlets, you’ll be very familiar with our popular free Max for Live devices. Our tutor and Max expert Dan Herbert has built everything from a Kick Drum Designer to an EMS Synthi clone and all of them are available for free on our website. While we’re very proud of our devices
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Deconstruction: Rudimental – Right Here (BPM 2013)

Declan McGlynn, Jan 05, 2014  This year at BPM, we teamed up with our pals at Ableton and took over the Learning Zone, offering budding producers, DJs and anyone else who walked into our zone tips and techniques on music-making
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Deconstruction: Chase and Status – Count on Me (BPM 2013)

Declan McGlynn, Dec 29, 2013  This year at BPM, we teamed up with our pals at Ableton and took over the Learning Zone, offering budding producers, DJs and anyone else who walked into our zone tips and techniques on music-making
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2013 Round-up: Top 5 Ableton Live Tutorials

Declan McGlynn, Dec 22, 2013  It’s that time again – we’re looking back at our favourite moments and videos of 2013. Today it’s all about everyone’s favourite DAW and musical sketchpad Ableton Live. This year alone we had over 45 Ableton tutorial videos uploaded to our YouTube channel for free so choosing just five of our favourites was a tough
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FFL! Xmas Deconstruction Special – Wham! – Last Christmas – 20.12.13 &...

Declan McGlynn, Dec 20, 2013  It’s the final Friday Forum of the year, but before you sob into your Christmas dinner, we’re going out with a bang by deconstructing possibly one of the finest Christmas songs of
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Shlomo Meets Ableton Push

Oct 04, 2013  Globally-acclaimed human beatboxer and Guinness World Record holder Shlomo had a problem. He loved his live performance hardware-based setup, but it was limited, couldn’t be updated easily, and was difficult to carry around. He wanted to find out what Push could do for him and if it was the right tool for his live setup. So, he enlisted the help   
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Friday Forum: Using TouchOSC with Ableton Live

Sep 20, 2013  This week we’re taking a break from live Friday Forums but we’ve still got a brand new video for you to enjoy, just in time for the weekend. Course tutor and all-round Ableton Live expert Freddy Frogs explains exactly how you set up Hexler’s popular app TouchOSC to control Ableton for live performance. Using his iPad, Freddy shows you how   
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