Stereo Maker Using Stock Plugins

A tool that creates a rich and aesthetically pleasing but fully mono-compatible stereo image is not easy to come by. For a while now, I have wanted to create a simple stereo maker that uses only stock devices in Live. I tried several approaches, built a number of racks, but this is the one that has the best and most musical sound. I call it the Stereoizer.

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808 Bass In Live

For a long time I’ve wanted a good, stock 808 Bass in Ableton Live but I couldn’t seem to find one. In this post, I’ll show you how to build one from scratch, using only built-in plugins in Live. This is actually the third one I’ve made in an attempt to build a decent one, somehow I always overcomplicated it and ended up with a monstrosity that just didn’t sound the way I wanted it to. This is the simplest, and nicest sounding one of them all.

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All-In-One Drum Kit

Ideas are like butterflies. They appear, and the next minute they’re gone. Your workflow should support and encourage you to follow your inspiration not distract you from it. In this blog post I build a Drum Rack that works with your flow. It should only feature your favorite sounds, so when inspiration strikes you don’t have to worry about finding them. To get you started, I put together a selection of one-shots for you to download.

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Ableton Live Mastering Chain

This device is a simple yet effective mastering chain in Ableton Live — using only built-in plugins. You can get surprisingly good results this way. In our increasingly fast-paced world, we often need to submit a track on very short notice — without the time to bring in a mastering engineer for the final sound. However, our music always has to be up to the standards of our modern world, no matter what. This is a situation when having an easy-to-access, quick DIY mastering chain can make all the difference.

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