(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 [...]
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 [...]
The Brooklyn Digital Conservatory and ShapeShifter Lab will continue the Digital and Acoustic Sessions open workshop series in Brooklyn on June 19th at 6:30 PM. This session will feature Daniel Mintseris who is the programmer and keyboardist for St Vincent discussing his live set-up and touring with St. Vincent. Following the workshop will be live [...]
On June 4, 2016, the Brooklyn Digital Conservatory, Studio Arki and the International Museum and Library of Music will host an open Ableton workshop in Bologna, Italy how to slim down fast. See the event page here for more details.
Clyph X Part II: 3 Useful Live Performance Functions: In the last post I explained some basics about ClyphX and how to set it up. I just want to point out 3 more interesting ways to use it. Tempo Ramps: Tempo ramps, meaning shifting the tempo over a certain number of bars are easy to [...]
Of all the DAWs currently on the market, Ableton Live is arguably the best suited for live performance. This makes sense considering the ability to use it live is built into the DNA of the program (hence the “Live”) and it is also the only of the widely used programs created by performing musicians [...]