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3 Free Ableton Audio Effects Racks

  I wanted to share 3 Audio Effects Racks that I designed for Ableton Live.  These can be used for performance or production. (Click here for the download until September 1, 2020) I encourage you to open up the racks and see how I got them to work.  You should be able to simply load [...]

3 Free Ableton Audio Effects Racks2020-08-18T12:19:29+00:00

20 Great Live Electronic Music Performances Using Ableton Live: Post #1

(Aqui para la version en Español) In the past month I have taught two online classes on live performance with Ableton Live and laptops - one for DJLab’s (Costa Rica) Certificate Program in Music Production with Ableton Live and one at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.  It is a particularly strange time to [...]

20 Great Live Electronic Music Performances Using Ableton Live: Post #12020-04-30T05:54:16+00:00

How to Teach Music Production Online With High Quality Audio

Hi everyone:  As everything gets crazier, more people are going to have to spend more time essentially locked into their houses.  We’ve taken our classes online here at DJLab in San Jose, Costa Rica and through trial and error, have come up with a solid system for teaching music production online that we wanted to [...]

How to Teach Music Production Online With High Quality Audio2020-03-18T04:46:18+00:00

Tips For Teaching Online, Particularly Music Production

  BACKGROUND:  In 2005, shortly after my son was born, I realized that I needed another source of income.  I had been making somewhat of a living playing gigs around New York City as a bass player which included playing in musical theater pit orchestras, gospel churches, studio sessions with singer/songwriters and even some weddings.  [...]

Tips For Teaching Online, Particularly Music Production2020-03-12T01:32:35+00:00

Future Musical Instruments – Say ‘Hi’ to Blinky

https://youtu.be/FPNTn27nYSY A year ago, I had the pleasure of working with the great jazz pianist Rachel Z in my studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn.  I showed her my live set-up, which at the time looked like this, and complained that, as a bass player, I really didn’t like to perform electronic music while standing up behind [...]

Future Musical Instruments – Say ‘Hi’ to Blinky2019-07-30T03:26:51+00:00

Prelude 4 (Live) Performance Video – A different approach to electronic music performance

https://youtu.be/3uD__td6lE8 A year ago, I had the pleasure of working with the great jazz pianist Rachel Z in my studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn.  I showed her my live set-up and complained to that, as a bass player, I really didn’t like to perform electronic music while standing up behind a table.  She suggested that I [...]

Prelude 4 (Live) Performance Video – A different approach to electronic music performance2019-07-01T21:33:46+00:00

The 5 Qualities of A Master Producer – Lessons from a Sushi Chef

This was originally published in 2013 in the Dubspot blog... Just over a year ago, I saw the film Jiro Dreams Of Sushi. It’s a documentary about Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old considered to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. The movie is a beautiful piece, and is really a study of what it takes to [...]

The 5 Qualities of A Master Producer – Lessons from a Sushi Chef2017-10-04T00:37:30+00:00

ABURRIDO PERO MUY ÚTIL – COMO PREPARAR UNA MEZCLA EN ABLETON LIVE

Una de las partes más aburridas de la producción, pero una de las más importantes para terminar correctamente una cancion, es prepararla para la mezcla. Cuando las personas creen que la producción musical es un trabajo sexy y glamoroso, ciertamente no están pensando en el tiempo que se pasó preparando una pista para la mezcla. [...]

ABURRIDO PERO MUY ÚTIL – COMO PREPARAR UNA MEZCLA EN ABLETON LIVE2017-08-02T02:09:56+00:00

5 Consejos Para Optimizar El Rendimiento De Ableton Live Durante Un Live Set (Español)

5 Consejos Para Optimizar El Rendimiento De Ableton Live Durante Un Live Set Lo peor que le puede suceder a un intérprete en vivo que está usando una computadora, es que ésta colapse completamente en el escenario. Algo fantástico acerca de Ableton Live es que es un programa muy estable - si se utiliza correctamente. [...]

5 Consejos Para Optimizar El Rendimiento De Ableton Live Durante Un Live Set (Español)2017-07-21T19:03:34+00:00

Managua, Nicaragua – March 4, 2017

On March 4, 2017, the Brooklyn Digital Conservatory will be presenting for the first time in Managua, Nicaragua in partnership with DJLAB.  It will be the first Ableton Certified workshop ever in Nicaragua.

Managua, Nicaragua – March 4, 20172017-02-22T17:27:18+00:00
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