Explore the Latest Ableton Live 12 Updates: New Features and Enhancements


Meld is a powerful bi-timbral macro oscillator synthesizer included in Ableton Live 12 Suite, offering unparalleled sound-shaping capabilities. From evolving textural sounds and rhythmic drones to harmonic effects and atonal noises, Meld's dual-engine setup and expansive modulation matrix open up a new realm of sonic exploration. Perfect for both studio creativity and live performance, dive into our tutorial videos to unlock the full potential of Meld in your music production.


hi-hat with meld

Whether crafting complex, evolving drone sounds or texture-rich elements like hi-hats, Ableton Live 12’s Meld synth stands out as a superb tool. This tutorial demonstrates how, in just a few steps, you can create a timbre-rich hi-hat with infinite modulation possibilities, offering endless variations. Designing your hi-hat, as opposed to using a sampled one, grants unparalleled control over the sound, allowing for precise customization to fit your track. With subtle modulations, you ensure the hi-hat rhythm remains engaging and dynamic throughout the piece. For optimal rhythm and texture manipulation, map velocity as a modulation source across desired parameters.



Master Rhythmic Dynamics in Ableton: From Decay Control to Quantization. Join our latest Ableton tutorial as we refine a loop's rhythmic core by adjusting the Decay to match a quarter note in milliseconds. Discover how to use the Mod Envelope in AD Loop Mode for dynamic Decay modulation, bringing life and movement to your rhythm. We'll guide you on managing modulation for even dynamics and finding the perfect adjustment for your slopes. Learn to dial down the intensity for a strong, yet clear rhythm throughout its cycle. Enhance your drum sounds with a Plate Resonator filter for a sharp, metallic touch. Conclude by freezing and flattening your track, preparing it for precise quantization and integration with your project. This tutorial simplifies complex rhythms for all users, complete with shortcuts for quick quantization on Mac (⌘ + U) and Windows (Ctrl + U).