In this video, DJ Tech Tool’s Mad Zach shares his thoughts on three ways of working with a MIDI-conntected hardware synthesizer in an Ableton Live production environment.
“Experimenting on a synth leads to sounds that sometimes seem wildly unique,” says Mad Zach. “Recording yourself and the progression of playing around with the patches and manipulating the synth gives you a great palette to pull from. Having the session in audio format also allows for additional types of manipulation which are not possible with just MIDI.”
In his demo, Mad Zach uses a Moog Sub Phatty, connected with the MIDI out from Ableton Live, routed via an audio/MIDI interface. Then the audio out of the Sub Phatty is routed back into live, again via the audio/MIDI interface.