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Ableton + AC Sabre 2: Trance-style ARP Synth Jam with the Drone

GET AC SABRE: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id1039046999?mt=8&at=1000lob4&ct=kvr — In part one of this series, we had a look at a technique to play dubstep/trap/grime style bass wobbles in realtime using the AC Sabre. AC Sabre is a wireless MIDI Instrument and motion controller for the iPhone/iPod Touch. I created the Sabre because I wanted to jam on my synths like I can on my guitar – spontaneity and creativity are closely linked. Plus, I felt that we weren't really tapping the full potentially of ours soft synths' tweakability with just knobs and faders. The AC Sabre lets you control parameters and automations with your movements, which is very intuitive. It can turn a lifeless violin patch into an sensitive instrument or a monotonous bass synth into a roaring beast...

Today we're going to look at AC Sabre's Drone tool. The Drone let's you lock notes into sustain while you continue to play other notes on top. When this feature is combined with the Motion Controls we can create epic freestyle jams and build-ups on an ARP-style synth, all perfectly beat-synced.

Full articles: http://www.ableton-live-expert.com/articles/control-ableton-live-with-the-ac-sabre-wireless-midi-instrument-three-mind-blowing-riffs-part-2/