Overview and Time-Lapse Video of My Ableton Live Laptop Music Rig + Controllers

Over the years I’ve played hundreds of shows as a keyboardist using my trusty Apex column with various hardware synths.  In late 2009 I had a vision to create a new Ableton Live laptop-centric rig using only virtual synths running in Live. While I wanted to play some keys, I was really excited to add... Continue Reading →

New Single “First Orbit” Performed Live + Percussa Audio Cube Presentation Video from Ableton Denver Meetup

On the 14th of March I gave a presentation on Percussa AudioCubes at the Ableton Denver Meetup. David Henderson was kind enough to shoot video and he even took the time to post on YouTube. Thanks David. By the way, if you haven’t subscribed to his blog yet, you should check it out - http://www.hendersounds.com/.... Continue Reading →

The Mojo: Moldover’s New Controller (Sneak Peek)

  (Click image to enlarge)Controllerist Moldover has posted a sneak peek of his first commercial controller, the Mojo. View embedded video http://www.youtube.com/v/HlBZpaLHRws&hl=en_US&fs=1&&hl=en</embed></object></div>&quot;;" src="https://modulatethis.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/3b110-6a00d83451cae869e2012876e09668970c-pi.jpg" style="BORDER-BOTTOM-STYLE: none; BORDER-RIGHT-STYLE: none; BORDER-TOP-STYLE: none; BORDER-LEFT-STYLE: none" /> “After nearly a decade of study in the art of controllerism, Moldover has created his first commercially available controller. Assimilating ideas from traditional instruments, DJ hardware,... Continue Reading →

Percussa Audio Cubes: Lights & Tangible Interface with Ableton Live and Alchemy

I recently added Percussa AudioCubes to my studio and performance rig. While I’m planning a longer post offering an overview of how AudioCubes work, this is a quick post to mention two applications of AudioCube technology I’ve been experimenting with. First, I’m using them as lights. You can send RGB values to the cubes via... Continue Reading →

Hands-On with the Tenori-On: First Impressions + Integration with Ableton Live

Now that REBOOT has released, I’m gearing up to perform these songs live. One of my goals it to make the performances more visually interesting, help the audience connect with what I’m doing musically, and not spend an entire set hunched over a laptop. I just added a Tenori-On White to my rig to help... Continue Reading →

My Studio Setup: 1 Laptop/3 Configurations + Akai APC40 Eye Candy

Revised 7-3-2009, changes are in red.For over two years I've been completely laptop based and loving it. Here are some notes on the three configurations I run with my latpop.First, I'm running an HP DV6500T running Vista, Ableton Live 8 Suite, and various vsts (Alchemy,Sylenth1,NI Massive/Absynth 4,Gladiator 2,Dimension Pro, Morphine...) I run in one of... Continue Reading →

Video Tutorial: Ableton Live 8 + APC40 + Remote SL Controllerism

I’m the proud owner of the new Akai APC40. I’ve already integrated it into my workflow along with my Novation Remote SL. I’ve put together a video of how I’m using these controllers with Live 8. Watch the video on YouTube: <img style="BORDER-TOP-STYLE: none; BORDER-RIGHT-STYLE: none; BORDER-LEFT-STYLE: none; BORDER-BOTTOM-STYLE: none" alt="" src="http://newecho.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451cae869e201156fc42ea7970c-pi&quot; onload="var downlevelDiv =... Continue Reading →

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