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Ableton Live 8.4, Now in Beta, Introduces 64-bit Support

Ableton has released a beta version of Live 8.4, which introduces native 64-bit support. The 64-bit version of Live will allow you to use more than four gigabytes of RAM. This means you can work with Live Sets (including Sets using third-party plug-ins and ReWire configurations) that are much larger and more memory intensive than in the 32-bit version. Registered users of Live 8, Suite 8, Live Intro and Live Lite 8 can download the beta now.

Note: The 64-bit version of Live 8 does not support Max for Live, video, or The Bridge. We are currently working with our partners to add support for these features. For more information and system requirements please see this Knowledge Base article.

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Automatic Glitching Machine by Tom Cosm




Just got some interesting results after couple of hours playing with Korg monotron and Ableton Live. Kinda “yaya talking” sound. Here it is:

I was skeptical about this synth until tried it.
As it turned out, this little bastard has great potential if used in conjunction with effects.



Tom Cosm — Ableton Live Templates

Ableton Certified Trainer Tom Cosm has introduced a new monthly series of free Live templates.

“This is the first of 12 Ableton Live Session View Templates, ready to download and jam with. Each month there will be a new one, covering a different genre each month. It’s free bro, go get it – no catches I promise. http://www.cosm.co.nz/template



Mouse on Mars: Live for All



For the tour supporting the latest Mouse on Mars album Parastrophics, Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner, along with tour drummer Dodo NKishi, needed a set-up that provided maximum musical freedom.

In this video you’ll see the band’s exciting performance and find out how they work on stage with three interconnected computers running Ableton Live.

Continue reading about Live setup on Ableton blog


Electronic Music Theory: How to Quickly Write Better Chord Progressions w/ Pat Cupo


A lot of students have asked me for tips and tricks to writing better chord progressions. By that time they had already learned about building Major and Minor chords, but when it came to a chord progression – a series of chords occurring in time – they were a bit stuck. If you’re ever in the same position, then feel free to use these simple guidelines to help you quickly write chord progressions. Follow them carefully and strictly at first and over time it’ll start to come naturally to you.

1) Use only Major or Minor chords.

Just keep things simple. The Major and Minor chords only have 3 notes in them. For example, C Major has the notes C E G. The chord C Minor has C Eb G. This limitation will help you quickly make decisions about what kind of chords to use. The trick is always to limit yourself to help you make decisions.

C Major

C Major Chord

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Ableton — Monolake: Ghosts in the Machine


On the heels of the release of Ghosts, his latest album as Monolake, we spoke to Robert Henke about his recording process, unique approaches to instruments, designing virtual space and more.

Read the article on Ableton site


Robot Koch: Beats in the Details

You can download the track featured in this video for free at the Ableton site