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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

ClyphX – The Ultimate Live Performance Tool for Ableton Live. P1

  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 [...]

ClyphX – The Ultimate Live Performance Tool for Ableton Live. P12017-04-11T02:16:34+00:00

Boring But Very Useful: How to Prep A Mix In Ableton Live

One of the dullest parts of production, but one of the most important for properly finishing a track is preparing to mix it.  If and when people think of music production as a sexy and glamorous job, they are certainly not thinking of the time spent getting a track set up for a mix.  In [...]

Boring But Very Useful: How to Prep A Mix In Ableton Live2016-12-04T03:36:45+00:00
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