Event #84 Sound Design with Ableton Live – Online April 15th, 7PM MDT

[UPDATED See comments below for post-event notes. Feel free to add your own comments. Your first comment on this site will be pending approval, but once I approve, you’ll be able to just post comments from then on.

For this online event Huston Singletary will be beaming in from Atlanta. He’ll be doing a presentation on creating drum racks and simpler devices in Ableton Live from recorded audio (featuring Moog DFAM and assorted synthesizers).

Registration Required

To attend you must register first. No Zoom account is required to attend, just the link you’ll receive via email after registration.

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  1. If you’ve never been on a Zoom Cloud meeting read this FAQ for joining online events
  2. Headphones 🎧 are highly recommended for all platforms.
  3. All times in this invite are Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) which is -6GMT.


  • 6:50 PM Get the App Join the Waiting Room. For new Zoom Cloud users click the link early and get the app downloaded so you can start on time.
  • 7:00 Open Meeting
  • 7:05 Announcements
  • 7:15 Presentation
  • 7:45 Breakout Room Intros
  • 8:00 Open Discussion

About Huston

In this sound design web demo, Huston will be showing various techniques on sampling, slicing and creating assorted drum racks and Simpler instrument devices from recorded audio created on the fly in his studio. He’ll be using Ableton’s Push 2 and a master keyboard controller alogside his usual assortment of synths including the Moog Sub 37, DFAM and Roland’s Fantom and Jupiter X series synthesizers.

Huston Music Podcast

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Notes from This or a Previous Event

I’m starting to add comments to the bottom of these even with post event notes.

  • Notes from event #83 Intro to The ZOIA modular pedal with Mitch Lantz
  • Notes from event #82 Breakout Session OBS Studio for Live Streaming

3 responses to “Event #84 Sound Design with Ableton Live – Online April 15th, 7PM MDT”

  1. Some notes form last night’s event.

    First off HUGE thanks to Huston for doing the presentation. Awesome! So great to see everyone at the event.

    In my announcements I mentioned we are leaving meetup.com and all news and events will come form https://RockyMountainsSynth.com. I noted that I had archived all the photos from meetup.com and also I had snapshots of the invite pages for every event.

    I mentioned a Zoom tip to control what you see on screen by turning off side-by-side mode https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115004802843-Side-by-Side-Mode-for-Screen-Sharing.

    Summary of Huston’s Presentation
    My brief summary of Huston’s event is… Huston illustrated how to live sample into Ableton audio clips, then convert these clips to Drum Racks and Simpler devices. He also illustrated slicing. Most of this with done with the Push 2 without using a mouse. He also showed how to use the CV Tools Max for Live device to introduce tempo variations into DFAM. At the end of the event he started riffing and previewing some presets on the Pro 3. It was deep, so this just touches the surface.

    Here is some of the gear Huston used.
    – Ableton Live, Push 2, Simpler
    – Ableton CV Tools. It’s a Max for Live Pack included in Ableton Suite. Learn more here https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/cv-tools/.
    – Moog DFAM https://www.moogmusic.com/news/dfam-new-analog-percussion-synthesizer
    – Moog Sub 37 https://www.moogmusic.com/products/sub-37
    – Sequential Pro 3 Synth https://www.sequential.com/2020/01/pro-3-multi-filter-mono-synth/

    Links for the Chat
    In discussion in chat some of these links came up.
    – Huston mentioned https://www.youtube.com/user/RheyneMusic
    – Mike Metlay mentioned https://radiospiral.net, – https://www.firestormviewer.org
    – Serafin mentioned Listento Audio Movers High quality, low latency audio from your DAW – https://audiomovers.com/
    – New member Joseph H. posted a link to his IG https://www.instagram.com/snakesofrussia/


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