Ableton Live’s flexible working environment and intuitive interface make it the perfect vehicle to combine live instrumentation with electronic sounds. In electronic music, combining unique instruments and live instrumentation can give your music a more human feel, as well as help you break out of the sample pack trap.

To give you a rundown of what is possible with Ableton and live instruments, Point Blank invited acclaimed tablaist Sirish Kumar Manji to join Ski Oakenfull to show you how to record an instrument—in this case, the tabla—into Ableton Live and combine it with electronic sounds in your productions.

You can watch the video in full via the player below, with more on Point Blank’s courses here.