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Ableton 9.1 Beta - Dual Monitor Support, Push Melodic Step Sequencer

Others have reported on the Ableton Live 9.1 beta but I wanted to mention it here in light of the Maschine updates and since I use both Live and Maschine. First off here is the announcement page - https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/live-91-announced-dual-monitor-support-push-step-sequencer-and-more/. The big features are: Dual monitor support allowing. Push can new... Read more →


Here is a behind-the-scenes video from my August 23rd show at the Dairy Center for the Performing Arts in Boulder Colorado. The video was shot at my sound check by fellow performer and Electric Trombone player Darren Kramer using GoPro. The audio is from GoPro camera. At this show I’m... Read more →


Registered users visit https://www.ableton.com/en/account/ for free update. 9.0.4 Release Notes Bugfixes: VST / AU plug-in devices could be inactive after loading a Live set containing a large number of plug-ins (regression in Live 9.0.3). The "grab_control" function which allows to gain control over a control surface's button matrix via Max... Read more →


Every month I host the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup which is the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This month I delivered a “What’s New in Live 9” talk along with Darwin Grosse from Cycling ‘74. To prep for the meetup, I dug through the Ableton web site and Live 9 manual... Read more →


I was experimenting with Live 9’s new pitch-to-MIDI and Max for Live Convolution Reverb Pro a few days back and come up with this idea. Here is the process I followed. I started with a vocal sample by the wonderful artist Snowflake (CC-BY-NC faccmixter.org/files/snowflake/37827). BTW I remixed one of her... Read more →


Watch Max For Live Mono Sequencer Primer Videos

Via http://cycling74.com/. Matthew Davidson, the developer of the new Mono Sequencer device, gives us a quickstart primer on using this creative MIDI effect. Watch for new videos over the coming weeks! Live 9 Mono Sequencer - Episode 1 Live 9 Mono Sequencer - Episode 2 Mark Mosher Composer, Performer Synthesist... Read more →


Live 9 + M4L Tips: Modulating Buffer Shuffler 2.0 Patterns with LFO

I’ve really been enjoying the new and refreshed Max for Live devices in Live 9. Buffer Shuffler 2.0 is really great. Here is a fun tip. 1) Create a variety of patterns 2) To cycle through the patterns, drop in the LFO M4L device. Click the map button and then... Read more →


Photos form the Ableton Live 9, Max for Live and Push Premiere Event the University of Denver

I attended the Ableton Live 9, Max for Live and Push Premiere Event the University of Denver on Wednesday February 27th. Ableton Certified Trainer and electronic artist Orville Kline joins Darwin Grosse from Cycling 74 for a unique performance and presentation covering the new features of Ableton Live 9, the... Read more →


Jeremy Ellis on Ableton Push at NAMM 2013

Just found this video of Jeremy Ellis on Ableton Push at NAMM 2013. Watching Jeremy discover how to play notes on Push gives you a great sense of the isomorphic modes and expressiveness of Push. FYI – I’m installing the betas for Live 9 and Max for Live :^) Mark... Read more →


This is a heads up for readers in the San Francisco area. Timo Preece and Liam Shy, are conducting an Ableton Live Workshop on Saturday, November 17th from NOON – 3PM at the Supperclub on 657 Harrision Street. You can purchase tickets here. »SONGWRITING WORKFLOW TECHNIQUES« Using the new Live... Read more →


New Dark Ambient Album I’m happy to announce the release of my new album No Ghosts. Just Fear. It’s an EP with five original horror soundscapes. The album is only available as an album download from Bandcamp.com as they supports the high-resolution formats required for proper listening :^) Here is... Read more →


Ableton Live 9 and Push (Velocity and Pressure Sensitive Controller) Announced

Live 9 has been announced along with a brand new controller called Push. I’m going to include a few videos below then send you over to Create Digital Music where Peter Kirn who has fantastic hands-on experience and coverage with the betas. Oh, and you should check out the re-launch... Read more →


Howard Moscovitz, is one of the founders of the Electro-Music community (EM 2012 Fextival NY is next weekend btw). That's Howard and Zuzu at the recent Midwest Electro-Music Experience in Indianapolis (photo by Beth Ann Broadhurst). Howard and Robin Miller developed a plug-in called AmbiphonicDSP. I just learned about it... Read more →


I own a lot of virtual synths :^) As part of a voluntary simplification exercise I started in January, I’ve been limiting myself to a smaller number of instruments over the last year so I could go deeper and create more expressive and unique signature sounds for compositions and live... Read more →


In a previous post I mentioned the use of stand-alone FX versions of synths like Zebrify, Absynth FX, and Predator FX as effects processors. Here is a tip for you Absynth FX fans who are using Ableton Live and want to process the output of a another virtual MIDI instrument... Read more →