Spreading the Word: Ableton “Learning Synths” Site – and Yes I Mind Mapped the Course Outline :^)

Earlier today my go to synth news site Synthtopia published a post about the new Ableton Learning Synths site... " Today, Ableton quietly launched Learning Synths, a new website that teaches the fundamentals of synthesis in an interactive way." It's an interactive media site called Learning Synths. You can use the site right from within... Continue Reading →

What’s New in Ableton Live 10.0.6 and 10.1 Beta

Live 10.0.6 Now Available Ableton Live 10.0.6 is now available. For me the biggest news here is they "updated the bundled Max application to Max 8.0.2." This means some advanced Max for Live devices ( ex. Isotonik Studios Signal) no longer require you to download Max 8.0.2 and point to that version in Preferences. More... Continue Reading →

New Videos from Ableton to Help You Learn Live 10 and Push 2

Ableton has released a large number of new videos to help your learn both Live 10 and Push 2. You the playlists for these videos (along with their other playlists) by visiting https://www.youtube.com/user/AbletonInc/playlists. The latest videos are also featured on Ableton's web site at https://ableton.com/learn-push and https://www.ableton.com/live/learn-live. The Learn Live page categorizes videos by Overview,... Continue Reading →

Live 10 is Here – Watch Video Lessons

Ableton just released the final version of Live 10 today. I wanted to pass along a link to a set of videos they have to help you learn Live 10... https://www.ableton.com/en/live/learn-live/. The videos offer an overview of Live 10, Setup, Interface, Instruments & Effects, and Workflows. In a related note, I've been running 10 in... Continue Reading →

Gig Notes: Denver Synth_Drone Collective November 26th, 2017, Textures Ambient Showcase

I'll be performing as part of the Denver Synth_Drone Collective for the Sunday November 26th Textures Ambient Showcase at Mutiny Cafe in Denver - a perfect way to wrap up your Thanksgiving weekend :^). We'll be the only act and will perform from 7-10pm. Below are my rig notes for this event for which I'll... Continue Reading →

Robert Henke – Interview + New Monolake Album “VLSI” + Video DEEP WEB Audiovisual Laser Installation and Performance

Interview Check out this great interview with Robert Henke (aka Monolake, and founder of Ableton) on the Art + Music + Technology Podcast http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-146-robert-henke. What can be said about Robert Henke that hasn't already been said a thousand times? A tireless inventor, music producer, visual artist and programmer, Robert has been at the front of... Continue Reading →

Photos from The Fantastic Moldover Workshop in Denver. Watch for a Workshop In Your City.

Moldover is on tour and made a stop in Denver to perform a show and give a workshop at The Church nightclub in Denver last night. A big thanks to Marc Wei of Ableton Colorado for behind-the-scenes work to pull this workshop together in Denver. Moldover’s workshop offered a nice blend of topics including controllerism,... Continue Reading →

Show Report: Two Days in Denver with Robert Henke (aka Monolake)

Photo: DMNS Gates Planetarium Robert Henke of Monolake and one of the creators of Ableton live came through Denver and performed his work "Intersection" on Monday and then delivered a lecture at Denver University on Tuesday. This invitation only event was hosted by The Digital Media Studies program at the University of Denver. This was... Continue Reading →

“Melodic Metal” by Mark Mosher – One Patch Performance Series with Ableton Operator

I posted a new “One Patch Performance” to YouTube. One Patch Performances are a series of experimental videos I’ve come up with where I use an instance of one synthesizer plus automation to create a song.  Watch embedded video. Performance notes are below. In this song I use Ableton Operator, Chorus, and Ping-Pong delay. I’ve... Continue Reading →

Ableton’s Summer of Sampler offer: Buy Live 8 and Get Sampler Free + New Sampler Move + Free Samplification Audio Pack for Sampler

I Love Sampler! I’m a huge fan of of Sampler, Ableton’s advance sampling instrument.  I was recently corresponding with an artist who was considering Live and I wrote this about it: “Ableton Sampler breaks with the classic sampler metaphor and supports a more immediate and "organic" workflow than other hardware or software samplers. This workflow... 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 →

Ableton Proudly Presents – Live 8

  The wait is over – visit http://www.ableton.com/ has been refreshed with info on Ableton Live 8!!! Excerpt From the Press Release Below: PRICING AND AVAILABILITY Ableton Live 8 and Ableton Suite 8 should be available in the second quarter of 2009, following extensive testing and bugfixing. A public beta version of these products will... Continue Reading →

Videos of Laura Clapp & Robbie Bronnimann – Ableton Live, TC Electronics Interfaces, and Live Vocal FX Processing

Here is a post for the singer/songwriters. I spent a little time digging around YouTube this morning looking for videos of artists demonstrating technology they use to to perform live. This first video is of Laura Clapp & Robbie Bronnimann playing live at Namm Show 2008. Robbie Bronnimann is a producer, remixer & recording artist... Continue Reading →

Installing and Using Ableton’s Free “Designer Drums” Operator Live Pack

Ableton has released a new free Live Pack called "Designer Drums". You can listen to a preview and download the Live Pack from here. The cool thing about this collection of drum presets is that they are not samples but Operator synth presets. For the most part the installer integrates presets inside of existing folders... Continue Reading →

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