If you’re like 99% of the other music producers out there, you’re probably not using Convolution to it’s fullest potential. It’s one of the most badass sound design technologies ever released. It’s likely responsible for a lot of the sounds that’ve made you go, “How the f*%k did they make that?”

It can also seem abstract and complicated. As an Ableton Certified Training Center, it’s our job to demystify this incredible type of processing.

Join our Max for Live guru, Merlyn, for a daily dose of inspiration and learn:

  1. What is Convolution?
  2. How does it work?
  3. How can I create and add my own Impulse Response files?
  4. What are three advanced sound design techniques using Max for Live Convolution Reverb Pro?

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About The Trainer

wa-merlyn-silva-profile-picMerlyn Silva is a musician, educator and sound artist living in Aarhus, Denmark. Cutting his teeth as a guitarist in the early 2000’s touring with a string of rock and dub groups, Merlyn later took a left turn at the crossroads and enrolled to study theatre in 2006. Shortly after, he stumbled into Ableton Live whilst working on a production, in a search for a more elegant backing-track solution than a CD. He has been mesmerized with the software ever since.

In addition to releasing a stream of glitched-up, psychedelic bass music, producing for singers and creating installation pieces, Merlyn has undertaken extensive research and practice in the areas of motion-capture technology, interactive musical systems and contact microphones.

Merlyn’s academic history includes a Bachelors degree in Theatre from the University of Exeter (UK), and a Masters degree in Electronic Music from the Danish Royal Academy of Music (DIEM), where he is currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma. After 10 years of using Live, Merlyn became an Ableton Certified Trainer in July 2016. Merlyn currently divides his time between teaching, performing, and promoting niche electronic music concerts in his adopted Scandinavian hometown.


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