Ableton Certified Instructor Timo Preece is hosting an Ableton Live Workshop next Saturday, November 17, in San Francisco, using Live 9.
Preece will cover songwriting and production workflow in the first portion of the workshop. In the second half, DJ/songwriter Liam Shy will be demoing Live Performance/DJ?ing and Live Remixing, using the Akai APC 40.
This video, via DubSpot, features Los Angeles-based producer and controllerist Yeuda Ben-Atar (aka Side Brain) demonstrating how he uses a 1980s Nintendo Power Glove controller with Ableton Live.
Along the way, he talks about his influences and inspirations, controller designs and interface devices, the similarities between video games and digital audio workstations (DAWs), mapping the Power Glove to control Ableton Live, Max for Live, using the computer as a musical instrument, and developing a unique style in the world of modern electronic music.
Keith McMillen Instruments has announced a new Drum Pad Emulation mode for the QuNeo 3D Multi-touch pad controller.
WIth the new mode, the QuNeo can now approximate the feel and response of popular MPC-style drum pads such as the Maschine, Akai, and Korg, as well as others.
?All other drum pads have a mechanical switch that does a one-time detection of when the pad is hit, so the feel of the pad is largely determined by the type of switch and where it is located,? explained Keith McMillen, president and founder of KMI. ?QuNeo continuously senses the varying pressure and location of the player?s gestures, so we can acquire the displacement, velocity and acceleration data of the hit to generate pretty much any response and feel.?
Native Instruments has introduced Maschine MKII, the next generation of its hardware/software beatmaking workstation.
Here’s what’s new with Maschine MKII:
Each one of the 16 touch-pads can be assigned a different color to easily separate and identify sounds, patterns, groups, and scenes.
With the new Maschine, you can timestretch and pitch shift your samples directly from the hardware, eliminating the need to jump back and forth from host systems.
The Maschine MKII controller now has a master push encoder with grid, and 47 all-click-buttons that help to speed up the workflow.
The Maschine MKII’s high contrast displays have a higher viewing angle that will help keep things visible, even with some difficult live performance placements.
The new Maschine also allows for Host Transport Control, meaning that the hardware’s transport controls can be used to control the host DAW when the unit is being used as a VST, Audio Unit or RTAS plug-in.
There are also some new effects such as Transient Master, Tape and Tube Saturators; and
A full version of the Massive synthesizer is included.