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Ableton Live: Vocoder and Graindelay

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Ableton Live: Vocoder and Graindelay
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checkin’ out Live’s new vocoder in a classical way: with vocals. Seems that the Vocoder and the good ol’ Graindelay (which is my most used FX since it first debuted) are a pretty good team.
Here’s another vid with Live’s new app:

APC40 Ableton Live Performance Controller In Action!

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This is a demo of the APC40 Ableton Performance Controller in action, rocking out with a Freestylers/Noisia/BustaRhymes/Dillinja remix/mashup.
See this previous post for more info on the APC40 Ableton Live controller.
The APC40 has U.S. Retail Price of $599.00 and an anticipated street price of $399.00, and hits stores May 30.
More details at the APC40 site.
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Akai APC40 Ableton Live Controller Pricing, Availability

Akai Professional has announced that the APC40 Ableton Performance Controller will launch worldwide on May 30, 2009.
The APC40 has U.S. Retail Price of $599.00 and an anticipated street price of $399.00.
APC40 Ableton Performance Controller Details
Akai Professional worked with Ableton to produce the APC40.
The APC40 is designed to be a powerful, intuitive controller for electronic music performance artists, DJs, hip-hop producers and traditional musicians using Ableton Live on stage and in the studio. Because Akai Professional and Ableton designed the APC40 for use with the included Ableton Live Akai Professional APC40 Edition software, users need not map its controls for instant performance. Experienced Ableton Live users will appreciate that the APC40 enables them to remap every one of its controls to suit their own style. The controller is fully compatible with standalone editions of Ableton Live 7 and 8 with the latest updates.
The APC40 communicates bi-directionally with Ableton Live, enabling the controller to display information from the software on its clip matrix of 40 triggers and on LED rings surrounding each knob. The clip matrix provides performers an instant view of the Session Overview: what cells contain loaded clips, which are currently playing, which are activated, what is record-armed and solo/cue status.
The APC40 has two sets of eight knobs, each of which can access four banks of controls. The Track Control knobs affect global parameters such as pans and sends, while the Device Controls affect the clip, instrument and effect parameters. The Device Control knobs are dynamically reassigned each time the user changes tracks or devices. This unique capability enables performers to control at least eight track parameters per track – a total of 72 – using the same eight knobs and the nine Track Selection buttons. Channel faders and a DJ crossfader enable smooth control of key values.
“With the APC40, our goal was to transform the experience of using Ableton Live from ‘building in software’ to ‘performing with an instrument’,” said Adam Cohen, Director of Business Development, Akai Professional. “We could not be more pleased with the results.”

The Covert Operators’ Encounters For Live 8

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The Covert Operators has released Encounters, a Live Pack designed for performance and DJ sets.

The video above shows how to use the Audio Modulation Dummy Clips that come with the Encounters Live Pack.


  • 25 Arpeggiator Racks that allow unique sequences to be played with little effort. More info about how to use the preset or how it was made can be found in the info text view if you mouse over the preset name.
  • 40 Audio Effect Racks ranging from simple filtering tools to some creative Racks made using Live 8’s new and improved Audio Effects. These Racks also come with notes that either recommend sounds to use it on or the notes explain what is going on inside the Audio Effect Rack.
  • 50 Groove presets, selected from a large collection of grooves that we extracted from our personal record collection.
  • 100 Dummy Clips that contain parameter automation for 10 different Audio Effect Racks. Trigger pre-programmed effects by triggering clips. The improved Effects such as the Simple and Ping Pong Delay now sound smooth when the delay times are altered. The lack of a smooth delay is exactly why you didn’t see this earlier. Its a flexible collection of Dummy Clips that automate an Audio Effect Rack, this means that you can hot-swap a Rack with any other Rack and keep the automation.

Encounters is 25 EUR.

Treat Yourself :)