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Painstaking recreation of Prodigy’s Voodoo People in Ableton Live

A Facebook friend of mine shared this video by jimpavloff who painstakingly recreated Prodigy’s Voodoo People in Ableton Live and went so far as to even track down all of the original sample sources.

It’s pretty cool to see somebody dissect a song like this and also pretty informative as to ways you can use and manipulate samples. Definitely a cool vid and worth watching the whole thing. Here’s the original as well to compare.

Make a step sequencer in Ableton Live from scratch

I followed this tutorial myself and it even works great in Live Intro. Pretty cool idea and I would have never figured this out on my own. I’m working on using the nanoKONTROL as a hardware interface to it, once I get that figured out I’ll make my own vid and post it.

Step sequencers are are really cool for live stuff since you can modify beats and rhythms in real time. You can easily take this idea and map midi controls to the different steps for all kinds of cool possibilities.

Making a Step Sequencer in Ableton Live. from Bjorn Vayner on Vimeo.

M-Audio’s new Trigger Finger Pro could set the new standard for pad controllers

There’s more options for finger drummers out there than ever right now, and M-Audio fairly recently released their new Trigger Finger Pro. The more I see about this controller the more I like it. This video shows a great performance using all the original samples that come with the unit. The nice big display screen is definitely a nice feature and the built in step sequencer is a very cool feature.

The only controller that seems to be in the same league as the TFP one is the Maschine, which is an amazing product. But the Maschine MK2 is $599, where as the TFP is only $199. I can’t comment on the feel of the pads themselves since I haven’t used one personally. But from what I have seen they look like nice sized pads and most comments about them have been good.

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