New Free E-Book & Tutorial Videos

New E-book and Ableton tutorial channel

Hi guys, I have made a free E-book which contains a mixed of basic and more advanced Ableton tips and tricks.

It is free, but if you would like to make a donation please send it to breakingthebrokenrecords@gmail.comhere:

Click the link below to download the pdf.

I hope you find it useful.

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Ableton E-Book by David Voss

I have also started a Youtube channel which links to this book where I am showing examples in more detail where you can see the processes in action.

The channel can be found here:

I hope you enjoy this, I would appreciate your feedback good or critical.



A practical way to explain Bit Depth using Lego

So this morning I taught Bit Depth with the help of a beloved today from my childhood.

Bit Depth and Sample Rate are terms that we used to determine and describe the quality of a piece of audio.

The higher the Bit Depth and Sample rate the more often a snap shot of information is take of a sound wave.

The more often information is captured (sample rate), and the more detailed (bit depth), the more detailed the information is capable of being.


The students were given some background on Bit Depth and Sample Rate and asked to demonstrate their understanding through the building of Lego sine waves.

They were then asked to state which Resolution they had represented. 1 Bit, 2 Bit, 4 Bit, 16 Bit.

While they completed the activity we listened to 8 Bit examples of popular tunes like the examples below:

Please use this idea/tool and get in touch and let me know how it went for you! Davidmichaelvoss@gmail.con

Here are some of the examples:


A Nice introduction to Foley

A Nice introduction to Foley including a short history of how Foley became a part of film making.

In addition to this, something that is not mentioned in this film, is the Cooke Optics, Cooke Triplet lens which put an end to silent films with its ability to capture light more effectively, allowing for less noisy lighting equipment and allowing us to add audio, dialogue and onset sound effects to the films and TV shows we know of today.