Tuesday, June 14, 2011

William A: Alpha - Now available at Beatport.com

In case you missed it last week, my label - Academik Records - just released its first EP: William A's new single, "Alpha", which is now available at Beatport.com

Here's what some of the world's top DJs are saying about "Alpha":

Monday, June 6, 2011

Ableton Preset: Wavescraper

A few weeks back, I got a request to post a tutorial and/or tips piece on Saturator. Since there's already a lot of coverage for Ableton's nifty digital distortion device, I decided to go one better and create a preset that utilizes a more exotic attribute of Saturator: Waveshaping.

An interesting detail about waveshaping is that it works best on audio with very little harmonic content, like sine or triangle waves - or strongly lowpass filtered source material.

A few years back, I did an Instrument Rack for Live 6 that used this technique as a synthesis tool. Of course, that was ages ago and I've refined the technique a bit more, so I decided to revisit the production methods and whip up a new patch: Wavescraper.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

AbletonOp.com Launches

A former student of mine - and genuine Ableton whiz - Kendall Clark, just launched his very own Ableton tips and tutorials site.

The first post is a nice little tutorial on using Auto Pan for gating effects - and if I know Kendall, things are going to get really deep in no time.

Bookmark AbletonOp.com and visit often. I promise it will be worth your while.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Academik - Exclusive Preview: William A - "Alpha"

Academik Records posted an exclusive preview of our first release.

We're getting support from an amazing array of the world's top DJs.

Really proud of this package. So if you dig it too, please spread the word!