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Details of Online Version of @Ableton Loop Summit for Music Makers Announced

Ableton just posted details of Online Version of Loop Summit for Music Makers on the Ableton Loop Facebook Group

We couldn’t hold our Loop Summit for Music Makers in person this April, so we’ve decided to bring a little of the Loop spirit to you, wherever you are.

On every day of the weekend, from April 24–26 the Loop website ( will transform into a hub for music-making challenges, creative inspirations, and a few live-streams from some of our favorite artists.

Every morning at 11am CEST/5am EDT the Loop Team will share a dose of inspiration and a music-making challenge for the day, along with any instructions and materials you’ll need to take part.

Then, at 7pm CEST/1pm EDT we’ll broadcast live from an artist at home, for some insight into their creative worlds and technical setups:

Friday, April 24: Sebastian Mullaert
Saturday, April 25: Rachel K Collier
Sunday, April 26: Andrew Huang

If you miss any of the live broadcasts, they’ll remain available to view throughout the weekend on the Loop website.

Each day ends at 9pm CEST/ 3pm EDT with an invitation to join us on the digital dancefloor for a home-brewed club night with United We Stream, in support of some of our favorite Berlin club institutions.

We’ll be hosting a discussion throughout the weekend to share your process and swap results with fellow music-makers.

Use the hashtag #LoopAtHome and join us on the Loop website from 11am CEST on April 24 for a welcome from the Loop Team, and to start making some music together.

Facebook event is here:

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Pink Floyd is Streaming Full Length Concerts as Part of the @YouTube Film Festival + Making “On The Run” with @MaxForCats OSCiLLOT Modular

Some weekend listening and patching ideas for for you. Pink Floyd is streaming full length concerts as part of the @YouTube Film Festival. Plus down below find a link to how to make “On The Run” with OSCiLLOT by Max for Cats.

Head over to the Pink Floyd channel on YouTube now for PULSE which is the first full performance available as part of the four week @YouTube Film Festival. Next Friday, at 5pm, Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii will be added to the Festival’s offerings. #StayHome

Here is the first video “Pink Floyd – PULSE (Restored & Re-Edited 90 Minute Version)“.

Filmed live on 20 October 1994 at Earls Court, London, UK. Restored & re-edited in 2019 from the original tape masters.

  1. 0:00 Speak To Me
  2. 1:17 Breathe (In The Air)
  3. 4:00 On The Run

In a related note… Watch This Cool Tutorial on How to Make Pink Floyd “On The Run” with M4L OSCiLOTT Modular

  1. 7:43 Time
  2. 14:23 The Great Gig In The Sky
  3. 19:34 Money
  4. 28:30 Us And Them
  5. 35:31 Any Colour You Like
  6. 38:48 Brain Damage
  7. 42:34 Eclipse
  8. 44:27 Sorrow
  9. 55:37 Keep Talking
  10. 1:03:13 High Hopes
  11. 1:11:20 Wish You Were Here
  12. 1:17:30 Comfortably Numb

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Video: Howard Jones Transform Tour Live at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall

Some uplifting synth songs for your Thursday.

Howard Jones has posted live footage from his Transform Tour at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall. The band features Howard Jones, Robbie Bronnimann, Dan Burton and Robin Boult Recorded and mixed by Stephen W Tayler.

Here is Part 1.

The First three songs from Howard Jones’s critically acclaimed Transform Tour. Recorded at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall May 29th 2019.

Songs Performed :

– Hide and Seek
– Transform
– Take Us Higher

Here is Part 2 which was posted today.

The second part of a concert recorded Live at Leicester De Montfort Hall on the 29th May 2019.

Part 2 features :

– Equality
– Pearl In The Shell


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Elektron Announces Full Release of Overbridge 2

As a long time beta user of the Overbridge beta, I was excited to learn that Elektron has released the final version which they are calling Overbridge 2.

Overbridge makes life easier for musicians. It is a free of charge software suite offering powerful tools and deep control when connecting compatible Elektron instruments to computers. And with Overbridge 2, the integration of both analog and digital instruments with computers is more effective than ever before.

Here is a video trailer.

At a Glance

  • Fully integrate your Overbridge compatible Elektron instruments with Ableton Live, Logic, Bitwig, Studio One, and other DAWs
  • Turn your music-making hardware into powerhouse VSTi & AU plugins, a perfect virtual representation of your machines
  • Record individual tracks within the stand-alone applications, for working without a DAW
  • Assign LFOs, visualize samples and automate parameters via the Overbridge Plugin inside a DAW. The plugin interface provides a different view of an Elektron machine
  • Stream multi-channel audio over USB
  • Utilize your Elektron instrument as a high-performance stand-alone sound card
  • Process digital audio from your computer with analog hardware instruments (Analog Heat, Analog Rytm & Analog Four)
  • Use Total Recall to store your project and instrument settings inside your DAW project for quick access later
  • Manage and organize presets, samples, kits, and projects
  • Integrate with multiple instruments simultaneously. Our MTT-enabled USB hub Overhub provides an easy, reliable solution

Compatible Elektron Products

  • Digitakt
  • Digitone
  • Digitone Keys
  • Analog Rytm MKI/MKII
  • Analog Four MKI/MKII
  • Analog Heat MKI/MKII
  • Analog Keys

More Info

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Samplr 1.4.4 Update with Panning, Return to IAA Host and More…

My fav iPad app Samplr The Multitouch Sampler just got another update to 1.4.4.

Updates in 2020

Here are all the updates so far this year.

1.4.4 April 15, 2020

  • Sample panning
  • Button to return to the IAA hos
  • Play/Pause button latch
  • Improved support for audio interfaces
  • Fixed microphone recording to one channel
  • Fixed support for Files app
  • MIDI Sync improvements

1.4.3 Feb 25, 2020

  • Bluetooth audio support
  • Improved MIDI Sync from hardware devices
  • Fixed file import from Loopy HD
  • Audiobus recording at any sample rate

1.4.2 Feb 4, 2020

  • Ableton Link support
  • Fixed audio recording and file import issues
  • Enhanced UI for new iPads
  • Improved MIDI Sync
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Check Out Brian Funk Music Production Podcast #165 with Isotonik Studios Founder Darren Cowley

I’m a huge fan of Isotonik Studios Max for Live Devices. I really enjoyed Brian Funk’s interview with Darren Cowley founder. It was interesting to hear how Isotonik Studios came about and also learn about a lot of the free giveaways they are offering each week to help us make more of our time inside.

Below is the YouTube video of the interview. You can also find links to listen in your fav podcatcher and get show notes using the link below.

http://Full Post and Show Notes:

Darren Cowley runs Isotonik Studios, a site that offers products for Ableton Live, Max for Live, Novation Circuit, and more. Isotonik Studios has grown into a small army of developers releasing exciting products to producers.

Darren and I have been trying to coordinate a podcast for years. It was worth the wait. We spoke about his beginnings as a DJ, how he developed and shared his DJ template, and how an artist’s donation for his DJing template helped him begin Isotonik Studios.

During the COVID-19 lockdowns, Isotonik is offering free “stay at home” products. The offerings change on a regular basis so be sure to check them often.

Visit my site for more stuff like this, including Live Instrument downloads, tutorials and music!

Brian Funk Web Site: Music Production Podcast: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook:

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Online Streaming Tip: How to Save Logitech C920 Webcam Settings

If you reading this post you are either 1) a longtime Logitech C920 webcam user 2) managed to have incredible timing and get a camera before they sold out like toilet paper 3) hope to get one real soon 😀. I’m in category #1 and have C920 C922x.

Now at this point you have probably discovered that if you unplug a C920 series webcam or shut down your computer, the camera forgets all of it’s settings 😬.

So how do you save settings on a Logitech C920? Here is how I’m doing it. Oh, and this method should work for any camera in the series such as C920 HD Pro Webcam, C922, C922X, C920s, C920.


Logitech has a free app for MAC and PC called Logitech Capture. You can download it here

System Requirements

Windows®10 or above

macOS®10.14 or above

7th Gen Intel®Core™i5 or later

Select your field of view, aspect ratio, and recording resolution. Additional options allow you to adjust white-balance, auto-focus, and frames-per-second settings.

Create a Logitech ID to save all of your Logitech Capture settings in a profile. Save up to six profiles to conveniently switch between sessions.

Here is How I Use Logitech Capture

Configure Settings

  1. Plug in your camera(s)
  2. Use Logitech Capture to change camera settings
  3. Shut down Logitech Capture
  4. Use your streaming app like Zoom or Facebook Live

Recall Your Settings

  1. Plug in your camera
  2. Start Logitech Capture
  3. For me this recalls the last setting saved
  4. Shut-down Logitech Capture
  5. Start a Zoom meeting or other video streaming app

Logitech Capture as an OBS Studio Alternative

Logictech touts Capture as an all in one content creation solution with the following features and even mentions you can “Broadcast yourself on YouTube come on Facebook live come up or twitch via OBS or XSplit”

In Use

When I tried it  on a Surface Laptop 3 with an snappy I7 Ice Lake processor I found Logitech Capture to be quite heavy on CPU. So you might want try the app for simple use cases.

I like the easy to user interface over say OBS Studio, but I personally found it too CPU heavy for say running multiple cameras plus Ableton Live at the same time. Your mileage may vary.

Bottom Line

Whether you use it  as an all in one country creation tool or not, Logitech Capture is a handy utility to have in your system for recalling camera settings.

Hopefully Logitech will continue to optimize this app.

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Optimizing Zoom Audio Settings for Streaming Music with Your Computer

My good friend and one of my mentors Dino J.A. Deane sent this helpful video “Zoom Settings for music performance” so I wanted to pass it on plus do some screen shots of settings that improve music streaming through Zoom.

Let’s Take This Step-By-Step

I already knew about some of these settings but somehow missed clicking the “Advanced” button – doh. So just to summarize the video I made some screen shots for you and will walk you though it step-by-step. Note I did these screen shots on Windows 10 so if you are on mac interface elements may be in different locations.

Enable Stereo in Your Account

“Enable Stereo Sound” is available in Free, Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise editions of zoom.

  • Sign in to your zoom account via your web browser
  • Click “My Account” menu top-right in your browser
  • In the left menu click “Settings” then “In Meeting (Advanced)” Menu
  • Scroll down till you see “Allow users to select stereo audio in their client settings

In-App Audio Settings

Settings Panel

  • Fire up the Zoom app
  • Click the gear top right if you are not in a meeting yet. You can also get to these setting from within a meeting if you click the up-arrow icon next to the mic icon bottom left.
  • Select Audio
  • Make Sure “Automatically adjust volume” is turned off
  • Check “Enable Stereo Sound
  • Click the “Advanced” button

Advanced Settings Panel

  • Check “Show in-meeting option to “Enable Original Sound” from microphone” (more on this further down the post)
  • Disable “Persistent Background Noise
  • Disable “Suppress Intermittent Background Noise

In Meeting – Toggling “Original Sound”

Now when you join a meeting you’ll see a new button in the top-left of the interface that enables you to toggle “Original Sound”. Note that this is a toggle so it can be a bit confusing. The label is telling which state you WILL switch to if you hit the button.

You’ll want to the label to read “Turn Off Original“. I show the two states below. On Windows it lights up blue when you are good to go. On MAC I’ve had friends report the color doesn’t change.

Original sound allows you to preserve the sound from your microphone without using Zoom’s echo cancellation and audio-enhancing features. This is ideal if your microphone or sound equipment has these features built-in and you do not need the additional enhancement.

Pro tip: I recommend that you do toggle between modes depending on whether you are speaking or playing music. In some testing I did, if you leave it in “Original Sound” mode it was reported that my voice was moving in the stereo field with a mono mic and had some artifacts.

How Much Better Is The Sound With These Settings?

I’ve did a round of tests with these settings with friend Huston Singletary and while they do help, you simply aren’t going to get the quality you’ll get say streaming from OBS Studio.

The other limiting factor when someone is performing through zoom is their network bandwidth. If their bandwidth is limited, the audio will suffer.

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Video Original Ableton Wavetable Preset “Numbers” on Push 2

A quick post to share a video of a new original preset that’s in progress on the most amazing @Ableton #Wavetable#synth. This one is inspired by Kraftwerk and it called “Numbers” 😀. #SaturdayNightSoundDesign.

This was made entirely with Push 2 without using a mouse. As I’m using Push I incorporate the touch strip, velocity and pressure into this sound.

In a related note I’m slowly working my way towards a whole pack of Wavetable presets so subscribe to be notified of my progress along with other Modulate This! posts.

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Biggi from GusGus Curated a Music for Board Games Playlist

Got some board game sessions in your future? Sure you do. Need a fresh soundtrack? Biggi from my fav band GusGus just posted a Spotify playlist “Music for Board Games”. Enjoy.

Slow flowing, alternative past, atmosphere for the right boardgames

The playlist features songs by Boards of Canada, Vakula, DjRUM, Burhan Öçal & Pete Namlook, Rival Consoles, Biosphere, Jon Hopkins, Clark, Aphex Twin, Ochre, Squarepusher, Telefon Tel Aviv, Susumo Yokata, Plaid, Pantha Du Princ, Jega The Winged Victory of the Sullen, Brian Eno and more.

While You Are Here…

While you are here you might as well enjoy this video of GusGus performing live at Kex Hostel in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves. Recorded November 1, 2017.

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The Sydney Opera House is Streaming a Digital Season Including Contemporary Music Like Sets from Panda Bear #Octatrack

The Sydney Opera House is now streaming a Digital Season including contemporary music by artists like Panda Bear.

Digital Season – A weekly program of unmissable full-length performances, live recordings and never-before-seen footage from the Opera House archives.

Once something streams the video is available in archive form on YouTube. Lots of interesting programs to fill your weekend with music

Panda Bear Set

Here is a video of Panda Bear’s 2018 set from The Sydney Opera House which streamed on Sat 4/11 at 7p AUS. The heart of his rig or this set is two Elektron Octatrack MKI’s 😀.

Animal Collective co-founder Noah Lennox (aka Panda Bear), made his highly anticipated Australian debut in the intimate settings of the Sydney Opera House Studio in 2018. A unique blend of experimental-pop, featuring sun-drenched sampling coupled with introspective lyrics, Panda Bear’s careful attention to detail and masterful use of vocal harmonies are unparalleled in modern indie rock. Summoning comparisons to the Beach Boys and Brian Wilson, you can feel the warmth pouring out of the music. Listen to Panda Bear’s album Buoys:


  1. 0:00 Flight
  2. 7:20 Cranked
  3. 11:20 Nod To The Folks
  4. 18:00 Crosswords
  5. 22:58 Untying The Knot
  6. 27:10 Token
  7. 31:25 Buoys
  8. 34:59 Part Of the Math
  9. 41:20 Inner Monologue
  10. 46:30 I Know I Don’t
  11. 49:55 Sunset
  12. 55:20 Last Night at the Jetty
  13. 1:01:55 Selfish Gene

Panda Bear | In Conversation | Sydney Opera House

Here is an interview form related to this performance.

Check Out Panda Bear’s Web Site

Panda Bear is a super trippy interactive web site you should definitely check out

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New Novation Video on Using Launchpad Custom Modes

I’m a big fan of the new Launchpads and just saw that Novation just tweeted “Enrique takes you through everything you need to know about Custom Modes using Launchpad X and Novation Components >>>”

The methods shown in the video also apply to the Launchpad Pro [MK3] and Launchpad Mini [MK3].

With Launchpad Pro [MK3], Launchpad Mini [MK3] and Launchpad X, we’ve created Custom Modes, a feature that allows you to design custom layouts for whatever your specific setup demands. Custom Modes can be used to bring to life software and hardware (or a mixture of both), by providing a blank canvas for you to build unique control layouts. In this video, Enrique takes you through everything you need to know about Custom Modes using Launchpad X and Novation Components.

More Links on Custom Modes

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Save the Dates April 24-26 – Curated Live Streams for Online Ableton Loop Conference

Ableton Loop is a summit for music makers. I was all set and super excited to go to my first Loop in Berlin this year. Of course that isn’t going to happen as the IRL event was postponed to 2021.

So today I was quite exited to learn that Ableton is planning on an online version of this year’s event!!!

With Loop delayed until 2021, we’ll bring a bit of that community to you at home. We’re planning three days of curated live streams and daily music-making challenges, as well as a place to discuss the process of making music and share results. Save the dates: April 24-26. More info is coming soon.

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Stray Cats Collection Free in Collab with Ableton, Max for Cats and Sonic Bloom

In collaboration with Max for Cats and Sonic Bloom, we’ve made the Stray Cats Collection, a free Pack of Max for Live devices. (Note: this Pack requires Max for Live, which is included in Live Suite or available for purchase for Live Standard.)

More Links from Sonic Bloom and Max for Cats

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Ableton Offers Book “Making Music: 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers” as Temporary Free Download

Our book, Making Music: 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers, is temporarily free to download in .pdf, .mobi, and .epub format.

Learn more about this book here

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All Editions of Ableton Live Reduced by 30% Till May 20th

We’ve reduced the price on all editions of Live by 30%. This offer includes new licenses as well as upgrades. Log in to see your available upgrades.