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 Link Makes Live Unnecessary

One of the most intriguing elements of Ableton’s Live 9.5 release, earlier this week, was the announcement of Ableton Linka technology that keeps devices in time over a wireless network. 

The idea behind Ableton Link is to streamline syncing of multiple devices – both computers running Live and iOS devices running music apps – you just connect & sync wirelessly.

Link will soon be available to Live users as a free update, so two Live users will be able to sync wirelessly.

But what’s even more interesting is that Ableton Link is making Link available to developers via a free software development kit. And Live isn’t even necessary to use Ableton Link Continue reading

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