Live 12 Announced, 70's Classic Synth Restored, Chill R&B Tutorial

Live 12 Announced, 70's Classic Synth Restored, Chill R&B Tutorial

Studio Tool You Need 🎹

Full Bucket Music has brought back the 70's classic string synth, the ARP Omni 2, back as an emulation plugin called Oxid. It comes with 64 voice polyphony in both the string and synthesizer sections and phaser and delay effects, unlike the original synth it's based on. Full Bucket Music is also giving this plugin for FREE! Check it out here!

Production Sauce 🎵

K. Hart made a really nice video that shows how to make a chill R&B beat in Ableton. She starts with chords at 100 BPM and combines a felt piano with a wavetable synth to add some sustain. She pulls back the filter to make it darker and selects Analogue 5 from Arturia for a walking bass. Hart mirrors the analogue 5 bass with a sub and uses thermal to add some distortion. Her drums are accented by percussion with a lot of Raum by NI and Devious Machines Infiltrator. Lastly, she adds vocals and finishes with a bell lead from Arturia. We liked this video because it’s so instructive, and K. Hart’s result is amazing!

News Story You Should Hear About ⚠️

Ableton Live 12 has officially been announced! This new update features a slew of changes to the UI, and piano roll, as well as the addition of new stock plugins to take full advantage of! Ableton is offering their usual upgrade discounts; you can get Live 12 for a 20% discounted upgrade fee, depending on what version of Live 11 you have. Also, if you have not already, you can buy Live 11 for a 20% discounted fee and get Live 12 later for FREE! Live 12 will be released in early 2024; read more here!

An Industry Secret They Don't Want You To Know 🤫

Horus Music is a global digital distribution and legal services company that was established in 2006. They allow artists and labels to submit music to streaming and interactive platforms. Their website explains specific methods artists can easily follow when releasing a single album, EP, etc. Check it out here!

Artists We Love 🎤

Madison McFerrin is an California-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her genre-bending musicality twists aspects of a capella, jazz, soul and electronic pop to create luscious, unique soundscapes. Right now we've got "(Please Don't) Leave Me Now" and "Utah" on repeat! Check out McFerrin on Spotify and Apple Music.

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