The West Coast bass scene has been one of the most constantly evolving music worlds in the United States for the last decade, and one of our favorite producers in that world is Portland's EPROM. In today's How I Play video, we got a chance to get an EPROM interview and tour of his live performance setup featuring a DJTT Midi Fighter Pro! Keep reading to see how he uses it alongside Ableton Live.
The Roland AIRA TR-8 is an incredibly powerful standalone performance and production tool - but what would happen if you super-charged it with a bit of creative MIDI mapping and sound manipulation in Ableton Live? In part one of a new series, Ean shares his technique for taking the tom-tom channel on the TR-8, adding resonance to create a synthesizer-like sound, and then adding more effects on top. It makes for an expressive and fun performance tool - watch the full video inside.
We had a chance to shoot a How I Play interview with French producer and live act Rodriguez Jr. recently at Public Works here in San Francisco, and he took us on a tour of his live setup. His rig focuses around Ableton Live, with a few other bits of gear as well that allow him to do live improvisation and layering - watch the full Rodriguez Jr. interview inside!
Back in October, Novation announced the launch of a standalone production unit, the Circuit. Novation seems to be taking customer feedback very seriously on this device as there’s just been a new firmware update that fixes and improves upon the current iteration. As a bonus, they’re also working with Isotonik Studios to expand the sound horizon for the Novation Circuit.
For a new video series recorded at Riverside Studios in Berlin, we've asked talented studio producers to share their secrets on bringing live instruments into to electronic music productions. In this first episode, production duo Pan-Pot share how they record a traditional African kalimba into Ableton Live and resample it on the fly. Watch the full thing after the jump.
When using Ableton Live for DJing or as a live performance tool, an effective transition between two elements of a song or set is to use a filter sweep as a crossfade. In today's tutorial, guest contributor Gary shares his technique for how to map a simple MIDI control (in this case a mod wheel) for such a transition.
During any type of performance, being able to have unique layers on your set of controls is key - that's why shift layers and pages exist on MIDI controllers. But what if all you needed for a second and third set of sounds was to change the button length (how long you hold a button for)? That's exactly what this Midi Fighter Multi-Sample Patch for Ableton Live does. Read on get a free download of this powerful tool!
Ableton has announced a brand new update to their hardware and software platforms today - the Ableton Push 2 hardware and Ableton Live 9.5. In this new update, Ableton has improved a lot of the elements of the Push, adding a new multi-color screen, new sampling workflows, and smoother pads. Read on for the full details.