The result of years of experience in Ableton Live multitouch control, the long-awaited Live iPad controller from Liine and ST8 is finally here. Built on what they learned from making Mu, Griid, Kapture Pad and Lemur, LiveControl 2 gives you every single feature you need to jam, produce and perform with Ableton Live. All the best features for controlling Live from your iPad or iPad Mini have been regrouped, refined and streamlined, making LiveControl 2 the ultimate Ableton Live multitouch experience.
Since first appearing on the 2006 Asian Dynasty Records compilation Perfect Strangers Electronic, SERi has been energetically releasing material on domestic and overseas labels, as well as continuing to play live. He has opened for big names such as Takkyu Ishino, Ken Ishii, Hiroshi Watanabe, Sugiurumu, Shin Nishimura, A.Mochi, and gained major attention in 2010 after winning a remix competition sponsored by Plus Records.
As an absolute impersonality with a very personal attitude towards creativity, We Have A Ghost takes on a unique role in the music climate of today. This remarkable integrity shows in the music as well. The output of this elusive person spans across several genres, but a ghastly presence is felt in all tracks. This is something out of the ordinary.
Hiroaki OBA belongs to the younger generation of electronic artists originating from the heart of Tokyo. He is frequently heard among the finest clubs around Shibuya, Minato and Meguro. Not limited by the borders of Japan, he has also played at festivals and parties around Europe.
Ableton are pleased to announce the beta version of Live 8.4, featuring native 64-bit support. With 64-bit support, Sets in Live 8 can now accommodate much larger memory usage, and third-party plugins that support 64-bit. Registered Live 8, Suite 8, Live Intro or Live Lite 8 users can download the beta now.
The world is listening – Many of you already use SoundCloud, the world’s leading social sound platform, to share your creations on the internet. Ableton has now teamed up with SoundCloud to give all Live 8 and Suite 8 users 5 months of SoundCloud Pro for free, a value of EUR 145/USD 190. This offer is valid for all existing users, upgrades and new purchases of Ableton Live 8 and Suite 8 registered by May 31, 2012.
unItOne was designed with Ableton Live in mind but the format is sufficiently generic to be successful with any DAW. The layout was conceived as 8 channel strips (the 32 blue encoders and the buttons below them), 3 return tracks (the 12 yellow encoders), a master section (the 4 red encoders) and also a transport section on the right hand side. The return tracks double-up as a DJ mixer when used with the crossfader, for example as a 3 channel EQ with gains.
In the 1980s, analog synthesis entered a new stage, with more portable options like the battery-powered EDP Wasp, and polysynths like the fat Roland Jupiter and Korg’s PolySix. Meanwhile, digital synthesizers debuted with the legendary Yamaha DX7 and its FM synthesis, while Casio offered its own take with the CZ-1 and its phase distortion synthesis.
Swiss live artist Ander does electronic live gigs somewhere around techno/minimal with his own controllers. After two years he now has the availability of Station. He designed and constructed this MIDI-Controller himself, based on the ucapps.de hardware platform. He uses it for live techno performances with Ableton Live.
Dubstep supergroup Magnetic Man (Artwork, Benga & Skream) talk to Novation TV about their live setup, which comprises 3x Zero SL MkII MIDI controllers, and Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 audio interfaces. Together with three Mac laptops (linked together via their own ‘secret’ recipe) running Ableton Live. Novation caught up with them in Barvelona recently where the trio tell us more about this live setup.
This video is to me like ‘a sign of the times‘. With the ‘fast’ evolution of DJ’ing and the equipment used by DJs this video shows exactly what’s going on these days. Komatsushima is using a Pioneer DJM-900, CDJ-2000, EFX-1000, Ableton Live, an iPad, Korg Kaossilator and Touch OSC to do a ‘mash-up’ of “Diabla (Metrik Remix)” by Funk D’ Void and “Flashback (Accapella)” by Calvin Harris.
Starting now, Ableton gives all users of Ableton Live 8 or Suite 8 its most popular Partner Instrument: Puremagnetik‘s Retro Synths! Registered users of Ableton Live 8 or Suite 8 can now download Retro Synths free of charge. In addition, purchasers of Ableton Live 8, Suite 8 or any relevant upgrade before October 31, 2011 will also receive Retro Synths for free.
Mason is a DJ and Producers duo from The Netherlands. With a recently released their debut album ‘They are Among Us‘. On this album there are quite the collaborations with some big names in the industry, like Roison Murphy, Kurtis Blow, DMC, Sam Sparro, Aqualung and Sway. The guys felt the need to bring their music to the stage just like a rockband would do. The video actually shows how they did that with the help of Ableton Live and explain how they synced verything on their live system.
To bring his solo productions to the stage, Nicolas Jaar expanded his sound to include a live band. Playing Ableton Live with his band, Nicolas leads a set full of improvisation and creative transitions. Ableton caught up with Nicolas and his band at Sonar 2011 for an incredible performance.