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Since being locked-down, I’ve spent the past couple of weeks developing this utility for ableton. I’ve had some great use from it and I thought a lot of you would find it useful too! ⁣

‘Thresho’ automatically records audio that you send through your audio interface, then puts that recording into your ableton sidebar for quick access across all of your projects. ⁣

I found that my creative process was constantly stilted by trying to record something from hardware specifically for a tune. I’d endlessly play around on synths, but when I found something I liked, trying to recreate it would be a real headache. Or I’d just forget it.⁣

With this, you just set it up; jam around endlessly; then sample the parts that you like. It starts recording once the audio hits a threshold, then stops once the audio goes below the threshold (plus a decay). Sort of like one of those sleep noise recording apps.⁣

By default, it records everything into the User Library (on the sidebar in ableton) then you can just pull any of the recordings into any tune you’re working on. I find this speeds everything up when you’re trying to get things together quite quickly.⁣

This is the first version, currently only working on Mac, but I’ll try to find a way to make a PC version if enough people are interested in that.⁣

This is also the first time I’ve made something like this, so if anybody has any suggestions, be that the code, the interface, or anything that I could change/add, I’d be more than happy to hear it. I hope all you music makers can find a use for this!


2020-04-17 17:34:18