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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

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

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

Digital and Acoustic Sessions Part V: August 20, 2016

The Brooklyn Digital Conservatory and ShapeShifter Lab will continue the Digital and Acoustic Sessions open workshop series in Brooklyn on July 24, 2016 at 6:30 PM.  This month’s Digital + Acoustic Sessions will feature artist, music technologist and associate professor at Berklee, Erin Barra showing techniques for using Ableton Live as a songwriting tool. Erin Barra’s [...]

Digital and Acoustic Sessions Part V: August 20, 20162016-12-04T03:22:30+00:00

Digital and Acoustic Sessions Part IV: July 24, 2016

The Brooklyn Digital Conservatory and ShapeShifter Lab will continue the Digital and Acoustic Sessions open workshop series in Brooklyn on July 24, 2016 at 6:30 PM.  This session will highlight different ways of incorporating lights and visuals within Ableton Live.  Presenters will include David Lublin, VJ and creator of the VDMX software, Matthew Wang and [...]

Digital and Acoustic Sessions Part IV: July 24, 20162016-12-04T03:25:10+00:00
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