Posts tagged: Ableton Live

Stylophone Sample Kit

A sample-kit of the 20 notes a Stylophone produces

JordyVision's StylophoneRecorded by using the Stylophone’s headphone out connected to a M-Audio Fast Track Pro at 96000Hz with 24-Bits of resolution. Carefully cut and tested by yours truly. And I’ve even included patches for Ableton’s Simpler and Sampler! During the recording the pitch of the Stylophone was tuned all the way down to get the most out of the bass.

Find the download below, but please take notice of the install instructions!

To install the Ableton Simpler and/or Sampler, check the following steps:

1. Locate the Ableton library.
2. Open the “Samples” folder located within the Ableton library.
3. Place the folder “JordyVision” in the “Samples” folder.*
4. Go back to the library and find a folder named “Presets”, open it.
5. Open the folder labeled “Instruments”.
5. Place the file named “Stylophone by JordyVision.adg” in the folder titled “Instrument Rack”, and “Stylophone by JordyVision.adv” in the “Sampler” folder.**

*If you’ve already installed the TR-505 and TR-606 samples before, just place the folder named “Stylophone” in the “JordyVision” folder.
**You can also double click the file(s) to open them in Ableton, then save them to the library within the application.

Download here.

All done! You can now find the instruments among the other Instrument Racks and and Sampler patches for Ableton. Any questions? Ask them in the comments below!


Ableton Multiband Sidechain Compressor Effect Rack


Multiband sidechain compressor for Ableton Live 8.x

Multiband Sidechain Compressor for Ableton Live 8.x

Looking for a way to create this effect I found this post explaining how I’ll need Linkwitz-Riley filters to make a perfect crossover between the low, mid and high frequencies. Searching for a Linkwitz-Riley filter for Mac didn’t yield the results I was hoping for. But then I realized the original multiband dynamics effect build into Ableton features a solo button for the low, mid and high frequencies. The crossover used in the multiband compressor should be flat, meaning the frequency response is the same before and after the effect (if no compression is applied). Using these filters already available in Ableton Live I made a simple effect rack where you can control the crossover for the three bands and adjust the compression for each band separately. Now you can side-chain each band!

I made this rack specifically for side-chaining because there’s already a multiband dynamics compressor in Ableton, which this effect-rack uses. But, the rack allows for some creative use meaning you can side-chain one band and ignore the other two bands, or compress one band normally, sidechain the other, and ignore the third one. There are many more combinations possible, so go nuts if you feel you have to!

In it’s default setting nothing is happening to the signal. On the left you’ll find two buttons for adjusting the crossover and you’ll notice three channels (low, mid and high) just on the left of the middle in the grouped device. Each channel/band has it’s own compressor, on the right. These compressors are set to the default setting and side-chain is switched on. Select the band you want to side-chain or compress, adjust the compressor to taste and hey presto! (Side-chain) compression is applied to the band you require compressed.

Download here!

Made in Ableton Live 8.3, older versions might work. Feel free to confirm which versions work, or not, in the comments below.

Edit: The zip-file might unpack the effect rack without the proper extension! If so, simply add “.adg” (without quotes) to the end of the file name.


2011 retrospect

A quick resume of 2011’s favorite’s and accomplishments.

Nyan Cat

My favorite track of the year is a Chi’town style House track. Original version by Benny Rodrigues, remixed by Surrealism.

Benny Rodrigues – House Music (Surrealism’s Daft Funk Remix) by EARMILK

I made the first ever EP produced on the Korg M01 Music Workstation for Nintendo DS; Y.A.M.A.

My review of Korg M01 Music Workstation (Or Workstaiton as it’s spelled in the software…) was one of the most viewed posts on my website, along with the TR-505 / TR-606 sample packs for Ableton Live.

Of my own productions, Sick’O’Six is my personal favorite, it’s unreleased as of yet.. (Keep an eye out for a certain 12″ in 2012!). But you can hear it in my Cloudcast: 303 Decks Don’t Need FX. Apparent in this track is my transition from digital to analog production over the year. 2012 will be mostly analog, a happy perspective.

The biggest loss of this year was NOT re-visiting Japan! I miss the place and people and I really hope to be there again soon..

However, the biggest win was going to Paris with @Mooiechocolat. And I’ve been to Paris again with @CaroSiburny. And I’ll go again this very week!!! I ❤ Paris!

A happy, healthy and Acid 2012 everyone!


JordyVision – 303 Decks Don’t Need FX

New DJ set! It’s been a while…


01. Omar S – Sarah
02. Acid Andee – Feelin’ Me
03. Jordan Peak – Brutal Life
04. Teva – I Wanna Be
05. Black Box – Everybody, Everybody (JordyVision’s 2011 Digital Shoeshine)
06. Eli Escobar – Desire (Ian Pooley Dub)
07. Jay Tripwire – Spaced Out
08. Manuel Araneda – Plato Tipico (Sheehan & Clausen Remix)
09. Timid boy – How To Kill A Piano In 3 Lessons (Dana Ruh Black Flowers Remix)
10. JordyVision – The Grind (V.1 M01)
11. Deep Future – Do It all Night
12. Wehbba – 3 Days
13. Timid Boy & Alex Costa – My Girl
14. Marc ‘o’ Tool – Me
15. Benny Rodrigues – House Music (Surrealism’s Daft Punk Remix)
16. Kris Wadsworth – It’s time
17. JordyVision – White Tie
18. Jay Tripwire – Acid Babies
19. Gingy & Bordello – Amino
20. JordyVision – Sick ‘o’ Six
21. SOL – The Morph Balls


Ableton Drum Rack: DTMF Dial Pad

Dual Tone Multi Frequency

Raytheon IST-2 Secure Telephone – Dial Pad Closeup

I was cleaning-up my samples folder and ran into these samples I once made, probably back in 2007 or 2008. Simple and funny, the dial pad of a telephone can be used to add a whole different beep to your bang.

Theoretically you can sequence a telephone-number in Ableton and initiate a call! Just hold the phone’s receiver up to your speaker while playing back the sounds and the call should commence. Oh, this will work only with a landline, mobiles don’t dial that way. I have little experience with VoIP phones, so I don’t know if they work with DTMF tones. Head on over to Wikipedia to learn more about DTMF.

Download DTMF Dial Pad Drum Rack

Once downloaded, put the folder “JordyVision” in the samples folder of your Ableton Library, usually found at:


Put the drum rack file (.adg extension) in the correct presets folder of your Ableton Library. That would be “Drum Rack” in this case, typically located at:

Ableton/Library/Presets/Instruments/Drum Rack

You can make your own folder within the Drum Rack folder if you wish. Most of the time I call these “My Presets”, “My Patches” or something along these lines, pick a name you’re comfortable with.

These and more samples can be found on the samples page.