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This spring, we’re visiting campuses across the globe as part of the Ableton University Tour: a series of free events at which our Certified Trainers will demonstrate the music-making capabilities of Live, Push and Link. Open to students, faculty members and staff as well as to the general public, the... Read more →


I've been invited to perform as part of a drone collective this Sunday a the Textures Ambient Showcase in Denver (Facebook invite). The show has these rules. 1) one synthesizer per player 2) all inputs into main mixer/pa (no indie rigs) 3) play single note holds only – focus is... Read more →


FutureMusic magazine posted a fantastic video "In The Studio with Jean-Michel Jarre". It's really worth watching this 23 minute behind-the-scenes look at his process for a track for his upcoming Electronica 1: The Time Machine which will release on Oct 16th, 2015. Electronic music icon Jarre invites us into his... Read more →


Darwin Grosse's latest podcat is up - this time with my Brian Funk (aka AfroDJMac). Listen here http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-056-brian-funk-afrodjmac. Brian is known for his prolific work to create amazing racks for Ableton Live. I collaborated with Brian on the Ableton Rack #40: Zebra Attack and Ableton Rack #40: Zebra Attack II... Read more →


Working with the Elektron Octatrack has gotten back into sampling big time. Some of the things you can do with an Octatrack - like per step automation - can also be done with Ableton Push when working in "Note" mode in drum racks. One you turn on a note in... Read more →


I recorded the sound of a pen striking a half-full soda can. I loaded this into Sampler and went to the MIDI panel and mapped "Aftertouch" (pad pressure) to "Loop Length" with a value of -100. Now pad pressure modulate the loop length. Here is a video of this sound... Read more →


(Click Image to Enlarge) Absynth’s “Program List” is a great way to organize your favorite presets for studio or performance work. You can also use it as a list of MIDI program changes. In this article I illustrate how this works with step-by-step instructions on how to to use MIDI... Read more →


What’s New in Ableton Live 9.1.5

Ableton has released Live 9.1.5.. Here is a copy of the release notes. 9.1.5 Release Notes Improvements and feature changes: Minor improvement to ensure compatibility with Mac OS X’ Gatekeeper for the forthcoming OS X updates 10.9.5 and 10.10. Improved the threshold for inverting text colour of clip names, chains,... Read more →


I wanted to turn you on to a few electronic-music events that I will be participating in this week in Boulder. Boulder, CO Date: April 24 School: University of Colorado, Boulder Time: 11am (faculty meet), 2pm (break-out sessions - student only), (Public Event @ 6:30pm) Presenter(s): Mark Mosher (Artist), Ben... Read more →


Robert Henke LFO 2.0 Max for Live Device for Ableton Live 9.x

LFO 2.0 is the result of trying to build the best general purpose swiss knife LFO for myself. It needs Ableton Live 9.x with Max4Live installed. It offers three basic ways of modulating a target: Directly via Live's engine, (Engine) which disables manual control of the target parameter and is... Read more →


New Mindmap: What’s New In Ableton Live 9.1

I published a new Mindmap on “What’s New in Ableton Live 9.1”. Even though this is a point release there are quite a few new features. Dual monitor support and lots of Push updates in this release. View the Mindmap here. You may also want to check out my “What’s... Read more →


Wow, the Mountain Oasis 2013 festival was simply epic! As I mentioned in a recent post, I was that there at the invitation of the Bob Moog Foundation. I brought my "9 Box" installation / instrument to be part of Dr. Bob's Interactive Sonic Experience. In this post I’ll offer... Read more →


Ableton Announces Four New Premium Max for Live Devices Including Video FX

Ableton just announced new premium Max for Live devices. Note, I think this is the first time Ableton has released “premium” devices and prices range between $24 and $39. The embedded video below offers an overview. Here is a description of the effects from the Ableton site. Spectrum Effects by... Read more →