An Interview With Leafcutter John On The Art + Music + Technology Podcast

leafcutter-johnThe latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast is an interview with London-based songwriter & electronic music artist Leafcutter John.

Here’s what host Darwin Grosse has to say about the interview:

I’ve gotten so many requests to interview Leafcutter John – but it really blew up after his recent work at the Ableton Loop conference. I reached out to him and he was nice enough to say “Yes” to the interview request. What was cool is that it started out like an interview, but quickly turned into a chat about how we do our respective things.

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Ableton Link: Available Now in Free Ableton Live Beta Update

Ableton_LinkToday, Ableton has announced that its new technology, Link, is now available to test as part of the latest free Ableton Live release, Live 9.5.1 beta.

Link enables users to play electronic instruments together “with the freedom of a live band and without the hassle” of MIDI setup. The technology keeps devices in time over a wireless network.

As of today, Link is now available (in beta) for Live users, so two Live users will be able to sync and play together wirelessly.
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Ableton Introduces Live 9.5 – Here’s What’s New


Ableton has announced Live 9.5, a free upgrade for Live users that introduces a number of new features.

Most notably, the Simpler device has been overhauled, waveform displays and metering have been improved and new analog-modelled filter modes have been introduced.

Designed in collaboration with Cytomic (who also developed the Glue compressor introduced back in Live 9.0), the filters are integrated within the Sampler, Simpler, Operator and Auto Filter devices.

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Roland MX-1 Updated With Ableton Live Integration

Roland has released an update to the MX-1 performance mixer, adding Ableton Live integration and more.

Roland’s unveiled the new AIRA MX-1 Ableton Live mode at ADE 2015, with an exclusive performance from KiNK. In the video, above, KiNK launches Ableton Live clips and scenes from the MX-1, as well as controls effect sends and recording automation.  Continue reading