I often get asked what I use for music production, Ableton Live is by far my favorite application and it continues to get better and better since I purchased it back around version 5. Max for Live is an open environment that allows users to make their own instruments and effects for free. Below is a video about one such instrument The Monolake Granulator. Many electronic music producers often look for that “what the heck is that?” sound and Granular Synthesis is a great place to start. The sound potential is quite limitless and suited to nearly any contemporary music genere including House, Hip-Hop, Techno, Dubstep, and more.