Jor van der Poel is an Ableton power user that we’ve worked with for many years here at Pyramind. Most recently he developed a groundbreaking online course, Performing with Ableton
Ableton Live 10 is an exciting update that brings with it many upgraded features and great new devices. While I love the new WaveTable Synth, The Drum Bus, and The Echo plugin, I’m finding that some of my favorite new features are focused on improving workflow. I like to break down my workflow into two categories: Administrative and Creative. This new version release packs lots of punch into both categories so I thought it would be helpful to break them down into some of my favorites and show just how helpful they are.
Ableton Certified Trainer Dustin Ragland walks us through the new devices and features of Ableton Live 10, released November 2nd, 2017. Today, he’ll be taking a look at new devices and updates in Live 10 such as:
Plus, Dustin we’ll be taking a look at new workflow improvements and features like the new “Capture” feature and other refinements. We hope you’re as excited as we are to explore what Ableton Live 10 has to offer!
In this sound design tutorial, Pyramind mentor and Ableton certified trainer Dustin Ragland gives you helpful pad designing tips. He uses Ableton’s Operator and Analog to build the foundation of the pad, then adds several effects to shape the overall expression—all within an instrument rack. He maps the effect controls to his Ableton Push, allowing for more physical control over the sound. The pad instrument rack is made up entirely of Ableton stock devices, making it easy for producers to follow along at home.
Harley Rayner from Mt Eden and KNAME joined us for an Elite Session at our SF campus. Signed to Ultra Records, Harley is half of the production duo Mt Eden and they have garnered millions of views and plays across social media (Their Sarah McLachlan remix has 20M views on YouTube alone). There’s so much you can learn from this talented producer.
Approaching 250K subscribers on YouTube, Mt Eden has made a massive impact on the electronic music scene. Watch our video recap of the event to learn more about Harley’s career background, how he produces in Ableton, and the secret way he writes his buildups.
Underbelly (aka You Suck At Producing) has joined the Pyramind mentorship network! You can now book one-on-one online mentorship sessions with him. In this sound design tutorial, he shows us how he uses Ableton’s Simple Delay device to make his beats more wonky.
Ableton Certified Trainer Dustin Ragland has been a professional drummer for over 22 years and teaches at the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO. In this live Q&A, he answers questions about Ableton Live, often using the Ableton Push for solutions.
On May 17th, Rituals of Mine (hot off their tour supporting the Deftones and Tricky) performed here at Pyramind as part of our free Evening with Ableton event.
Ableton certified trainer Lenny Kiser took the stage at Pyramind and built a track from scratch using the Push 2. In this multi-part video recap, Lenny walks you through multiple techniques you can use to produce with the Push and keep your music fresh with variation.
Welcome to Producing Out Loud, our series where we discuss a wide range of topics related to music production, business, and technology.
In this episode, Pyramind’s Jeff Straw and Chris Gear are joined by Ableton brand manager Javad Butah as they discuss the importance of community in the music industry. They discuss how music producers, educators, and software developers interact to form the immense, dynamic ecosystem we know as the music industry.