5Pin Media DAWcentrix 02 Ableton Racks Mix Master Process Ableton Live
5Pin Media picks up with the second installment of their DAWcentrix Series with Ableton Racks - Mix Master Process. If electronic music in any shape or form is your bag and you use Ableton Live you should listen and read on.
Mix Master Process as the title implies covers the Mixing, Mastering and Processing stages of music composition using Live's Audio Effects Racks. Well thought out Macros with carefully tuned ranges give you precise control over key aspects of your individual sounds, mix elements, final mix and master.
In the Mixing and Mastering department you will find 17 Racks that cover every aspect from Mid/Side EQ and Compression to Multiband Limiting designed to get your masters sounding wide and loud without unwanted distortion. Each and every rack is accompanied by a PDF user guide detailing the function of the Macros.
In the Process department you will find 17 racks for shaping your individual sounds such as Kicks, Claps, Snares, HiHats and Percussion as well as for processing Loops of all kinds. The Transient Vitalizer for example boosts and shapes transients for more clarity and punch. Use the Vinyl Love Rack for a warmer less sterile sub mix or final mix. Once again each and every rack is accompanied by a PDF user guide detailing the function of the Macros.
As an extra bonus we have included several live projects to provide examples of the Racks in action with the highlight being the demo track where we have created a full mix with all the sounds and elements accessable for you to inspect and tweak followed by a mastering session of the same track as heard in the main demo (big thank's to Adam Shaw for creating the track). Our final challenge was to take the pre-master of our recent release "Cristoph House and Techno Producer" and see how well we could master it using the included racks compared with the official pro master. Listen to our MixMasterProcess version above and compare it to the official pro master here
Please Note: Requires at minimum Ableton Live 9.2 Standard. For minimum recommended system requirements PC/Mac see www.Ableton.com.
8 Free Ableton Live Racks Mixing and Mastering Tools
We are pleased to present our "Mixing and Mastering Tools” – free Ableton Live racks that simplify common tasks such as equalization, low-end control, stereo imaging, etc. You may find some of them in our Ableton templates. Actually we were planning to sell them, but decided to offer them for free because we think you’re awesome!
Using only Ableton’s built in plugins and effects we’ve designed a set of useful racks for mixing and mastering purposes. Each rack comes with useful macro controls for key parameters, but you can always dig deeper and open them up to customize everything to fit your needs perfectly.
In this pack you will find 8 expertly crafted free Ableton Live racks that will save your time and bring your tracks to the next level!
Maximizer – compressor and limiter designed specifically for EDM mastering.
Bass Body Booster – perfect tool for adding weight and body to bass instruments.
Body Booster – same as Bass Body Booster, but for leads and synths.
High Booster – use High Booster to make your synths, leads and tops sound sharp and crisp.
Imager – a multiband stereo widening and narrowing rack that allows you control stereo width of each band.
Easy EQ – simple but smart mastering EQ tuned to three main frequency regions, and due to specific setting allows you quickly fix problematic frequencies in your mixes.
Low-end Control – perfect tool to control low-end of your mixes or bass instruments (you may need speakers with a good bass response to hear the effect).
Exciter – this rack is a must if you want to enhance low, mid or high frequencies of any individual instrument or an entire mix.
Sample Magic Ableton Magic Racks Processing Racks
Take your sound processing, track mix-downs and live set performances to the next level with our advanced mixing and creative FX racks. Processing Racks contains five powerful racks designed to give you complex sonic manipulation with the simplest of macro controls.
As always, each rack has been painstakingly sculpted to meet the demands of modern electronic music producers and performers. Vigorously tried and tested both in the studio and in the club, these five racks will help give your music a truly unique sonic stamp.
Built solely using Ableton’s native tools, each rack utilises complex processing chains to offer highly flexible, powerful and dance-tailored FX manipulation and mix processing that will become and indispensable part of your music production arsenal.
All five racks have eight simple macro knobs to control custom reverbs, delays, beat-repeats, gates, distortions, filters and multi-band compressors to offer unrivalled production know-how with the minimum of fuss.
For advanced users there’s endless possibilities as all racks are totally customisable - open them up, tweak parameters, change routings, swap in and out tools - so they fit your workflow seamlessly.
Compiled by Live expert and Magic Racks developer Hedflux, this latest edition is an essential tool for in-the-box producers seeking advanced processing tools.
The ultimate reverb rack.
A one-stop shop for creating depth, space and texture. Ghostly textures, kaleidoscopic ambience and submerged washes are an effortless breeze with the Spatializer. Macros for Hyper, Spacial and Pressure give controllable distance and width with spectral processing and clever delay chains. Then slot sounds into your mix with the wet/dry mix macro.
Slice, dice and re-tune and de-tune pitched percussion on the fly.
Random pitched techno bleeps and bloops, re-pitched grooves and randomised rhythms are all possible through a combination of beat-repeat processing, delay devices and pitch-specific controls. Ideal for adding dynamism and detail to tired percussion and top loops.
Custom distortion effects ideal for giving grit, punch and weight to drums, percussion and tops.
Filter your beats through a vintage, distorted or lo-fi distortion unit modelled on classic analogue processing. The Philtrator really comes to life in a sequencing setting - macros like the Crunch, Step and Freak filters can be tweaked on-the-fly to create dynamic transitions and classic low-pass filter rises. Take things to the next level with the pitch-specific Comb and Ambient filters for even more analogue-style noise, grit and authenticity.
Custom redux and filtering chains for weird pitched and re-sampled processing.
The Philtrator’s meaner, rougher younger brother is all about spectral transformation and resonant peak processing which create distorted and degraded harmonics. Simulate the dynamic behaviour of a metal tube and pipe works or incrementally lower the sample-rate and bit-depth with the Ruffness macro. Take things further with a time-based loop sweep and gate delay to create evolving rhythmic textures.
Time-based processing utilising tape modelling, beat-repeating and degrading delay chains.
Create perplexing layers and sonics like you've never heard. Drip-pitch your synths with Digital Dribble or create dynamic synthesised vocal FX with a combination of Space Warp and Loop Gap macros. Finally, Floppy Delay, Random Tubes and Epic Space utilise chorus, corpus and amp effects to take your sound design to another dimension.
Puremagnetik Analog Bass Vol 2 For Live 7-AMPLiFY
Analog Bass Volume 2 aims to re-create the unique character of the MS-20 for use in modern digital workstations. Sampled with the highest quality conversion, Puremagnetik has captured the authentic sound of this legendary monosynth. Puremagnetik has gone a step further and combined external MoogВ® and DoepferВ® modulation sources with the MS-20 to create new sounds impossible to produce with the MS-20 alone.
Analog Bass Volume 2 features:
* Over 250MB of high quality sounds sampled directly from the legendary KORG MS-20.
* Optimized integration with Ableton Live, Kontakt, Logic and GarageBand.
* Custom Macro control mappings and racks for Ableton Live.
* Compatible with both Ableton Sampler & Simpler instruments.
* Easy Edit KSP user interface for Kontakt.
* High quality 24-bit 96khz content.
Cluster Sound FX Drooms Ableton-KRock
FX Drooms is a massive collection of FX layered percussion kits specifically designed for Ableton Live and for a wide range of electronic music styles. This Live Ready Instrument provides 5400 WAV samples, 312 percussion clips and 312 instrument racks organized into 13 categories : Congas, Bongos, Djembe, Metals, Woods, Toms, Mixed, Ethnics, Snares, Kicks, Shakers, Low Percs and Clanks.
Sample FX Layering : In FX Drooms, each of the dry percussion sample has been processed with 24 esoteric reverb and sound effect templates obtained by stressing DSP, hardware and convolution sources. Thanks to our Sample FX Layering technique you will be able to mix these external effect signals to the dry samples and manage them via dedicated controls : FX Amount, Decay Time, Pre Delay, Low Cut, Hi Cut, Pitch, Shaper, OSC Volume.
The included Sample FX Layers simply sound different. Mixed with the solid dry sources, they give the library a distinctive glommy psycho (acoustic) athmosphere characterized by incredible hi end and definition. In addition to the dry percussions and the Sample FX Layers the included instruments implement also several sound-specific send effects created by using Ableton Live plugins.
5400 WAV samples
312 Percussion Clips
312 Percussion Racks
24 Sample FX Layers
Host : Live 8.2 or higher | Optimized for Live 9
The Audio Alchemists The Mavrik Ultimate EDM Drums Vol.1 WAV Ableton Live Project
The Mavrik: Ultimate EDM Drums Vol 1' is the hottest drum pack on the market! Tired of fumbling through thousands of one-shot sample packs only to pull a few good ones out? Well fear not because every single hit in this pack is 100% usable and mix ready!
This Producer Pack includes four genres of drum samples, with Dance, Dubstep, Trap and Live, each broken down into sub categories.
There are 93 Kicks, 125 Snares, 43 Hats, 27 Cymbals and Swells, and seven 808's. There are also 26 live drum fills and five live drum grooves, which have all been pre-quantized.
Also included are pre-made Ableton Drum Racks. You will find a drum rack for each genre, preloaded with the corresponding one-shot samples.
Please Note: To use the Ableton Drum Racks requires Ableton 8.1 or higher.
Soundmasters Tropical Paradise WAV Ableton Live Ni Massive
"Hello Producer, this is Maarko, founder of Soundmasters.
Today I wanna present you the latest Soundmasters’ creation: TROPICAL PARADISE.
It’s a Complete Product that will teach you a new approach at Tropical House production, because not only does it contain 80 perfectly crafted Massive sounds, but it also contains the whole demo project for you to look at.
You will have access to all the samples, the MIDI melodies and harmonies heard in the demo and more.
Furthermore, you will be able to see how each track relate to each other and exactly which plug-ins were used (only Ableton internal plug-ins, with the excpetion of LFOTools for some sidechain effect and the Ozone5 Maximizer on the master track).
I made ALL the sounds and samples with Love and Attention.
The quality of the Kicks and Snares is something you WILL definitely notice.
Everything is made with Tropical House in mind!
The Kicks have that nice controlled attack and upper part difficult to create (the kind of attack that you find in a real kickdrum), united with a round bass side that gives it body and meaning.
You can easily create a WHOLE TRACK around these kicks!
The Massive Patches are of a type of sound design that is very rare to find in a commercial soundbank.
The Sounds are not just "good enough”, they have a SOUL of their own that you can definitely FEEL it when you play them.
I’m sure that these Sounds will inspire you, because I was very inspired when I made them!
Any piece of this product is copyright free so you will feel free to use any melody or part of the demo with no worries.
Here’s a little breakdown of what you will find inside TROPICAL PARADISE:
– 80 Presets for NI Massive
• 11 Basses
• 5 Pads
• 5 FXs
• 21 Leads
• 30 Plucks
• 9 Poly Synths
– Wav Samples, key elements heard in the demo, organized as follows
• 21 Kicks
• 10 Snares
• 2 Hats
All the guitars, atmospheric sounds and drums heard in the demo.
The complete Ableton Live 9 project
The complete package is 142MB.
TROPICAL PARADISE is designed to give YOU the tools that you need to create an unique track.
With this I want to give you a different perspective on the genre.
There are a lot of great sounds that I didn’t use in the demo, so Now it’s up to you to Discover what’s inside this inspiring product!
Please Note: Requires Massive 1.3+"
*Other Genres that this package may be useful in:
• Electro House
• Progressive House
• Tech House