Tag: ableton

Ableton’s Hugely Overhauled Live 10 Software Is Now Available

With four new devices, a re-designed sound library, workflow-accelerating refinements and more, Ableton’s 10th edition of its music creation and performance platform, LIVE, is now available. Adding a new synth, Wavetable, alongside three new effects – Echo, Drum Buss, Pedal – Ableton brings a broader, bolder palette of sound to Live. Sound libraries will expand with richer, more detailed sounds in its Core Library, while new curated collections and essential instruments show the sounds that keep styles and scenes moving. Naturally, the new edition also brings significant upgrades to both MAX and PUSH, with the former fully integrated and the ... Read more

Ableton Launches New Video Series Highlighting Creative Approaches Across Art

Entitles ONE THING – Ableton has launched a new 13 part video series highlighting the unique approaches individual artists have toward their craft. As any artists is prone to the occasional creative block, these bit sized videos gives viewers a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of the creative mind, workshops, sweat and all as they traverse their inner methods for their respective method. Featuring a handful of electronic musisicans, including the likes of Daedelus and Kyoka, as well asinput from sound engineers, producers, and composers, the secrets shared are sure to find relevance for everyone, beginner to ... Read more

Ableton Announces Loop 2016 Conference Program

Launched in 2015, Loop is three days of performances, talks and interactive workshops aimed at exchanging ideas at the cutting edge of music, technology and creative practice. A collection of artists, technologists, educators and other creative thinkers, Loop explores what it is to make music today and the possibilities for its future by focusing on the intersection of music, technology and creative practice. Taking place across three days from November 4-6 at Berlin’s historic Funkhaus venue. The diverse program features talks, presentations, performances, intimate studio sessions, hands-on workshops and much more. Names that will appear at Loop 2016 include the ... Read more

Is Basslet The FitBit Of Bass?

Coming our of Berlin, a new wearable technology meant to enhance the tactile effects of bass, has been released. Dubbed BASSLET, the bracelet like gadget is meant to recreate the physical effects of bass that headphones and speaker systems cannot. Essentially, users would plug the device into their music players. Mounted on the bracelet is a proprietary engine that sends frequencies as low as 10hz into your wrist. The company behind basslet, founded by ex Ableton and Native Instruments employees, aims the product past audiophiles, however. Also in their sites are gamers, VR users, and casual music fans. Endorsed by ... Read more

Make Music By Gesture With New MIDI Controller Glove

Already well on the way to its funding goal, Remidi is crowdfunding an interesting new product meant to create music by hand gestures via a wearable glove device. Something akin to the old Nintendo Power Glove, the US-based company’s T8 (“Touch” + 8 sensors) allows its wearer to record, remix, play, and perform music via its 8 internal pressure sensors. These sensors read movement and speed, adjusting effects like reverb, duration, tempo and pitch accordingly across any surface, including on the body or simply in space Compatible with everything from Ableton and FL Studio to Logic Pro X, the T8 ... Read more

Henrik Schwarz Invites You To Remix The Romantic Revolution

Innervisions’ Henrik Schwarz and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin have launched a remix contest, inviting aspiring electronic musician a chance to be published by SONY Classical. By taking Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, participants are able to remix and reimagine its samples, ultimately creating a lasting bridge between two musical styles: classical and electronic. Along with Henrik, a panel of esteemed jury members will pick five winners and, aside from the record contract, each winning piece will be performed at the Casual Concert at the Philharmonie Berlin on 1 April 2016, as well as at the Sonos Lounge on 31 March ... Read more

Play Any Instrument In 3D With A Single Device

Samplers, effects and Midi Sequencers have been staples of electronic music production for years, but tapping is far from “playing”. PULSE, is a new hardware controller, who’s versatility may make it the future of music production and, most importantly, PLAYING. Lauched on Kickstarer last week, and debuted at Abbey Road studios Red Program, PULSE is a circular play surface that uses a number of sensors to let you interact with it many ways: bang it like a drum, play it like a synthesizer, or even float your hand over it like a theremin. PULSE even recognizes the type of drumstick ... Read more

Kadenze Is The Free Music Education Platform We Need

Kadenze is an online platform looking to provide free music technology courses for free. At its core, Kadenze “provides a rich community experience full of discussion and collaboration, where students from all over the world can inspire one another to learn and grow together”. The capabilities of the platform allow students to: – Watch lectures by way of videos, animations, demonstrations, and interviews – Learn at your own pace, through optimized mobile platforms. – Showcase your work through professional portfolio building – Discuss lessons and coursework through community forums. As you can see, Kadenze essentially serves as a two-fold platform. ... Read more

Saent is the Magic Button To Eliminate (Online) Distractions

The former Director of Dance Trippin TV, Tim Metz, has unveiled a crowdfunding project aimed at the easily distracted. Called Saent, is a new hardware/software solution aimed at making its users less distracted while working on computer based projects. Currently crowdfunding on IndieGoGo, Saent’s hardware comes in the shape of an external button. When pushed, SAENT launches a “focused” work session, blocking any apps or websites that you may find distracting. Each 30, 60, or 90 minute session, blocks apps and websites designated as “unproductive.” A light ring on the device will track your progress during yours focused work session with the indicator ... Read more

Flashmob Release First Analogue Sample Pack

2015 sees a new era for Flashmob, it’s been two years since the success of the Defected singles and now an analogue-infused, darker and raw sound returns to the fore. This July sees the next logical career step for a producer who has caught the ear of every major underground house and techno act on the planet. The first Flashmob production pack is titled ‘Raw Analogue Technique’ and is available exclusively on Beatport. The pack contains hundreds of samples and sounds curated by Flashmob using mainly hardware equipment that has been collected over years of top flight music production and traveling. ... Read more

Video: Find Out About The 4DSOUND Concept And How It Works

“4DSOUND enables you to walk through space and experience sound from all directions. Sound seems to hover in space – like a phantom. Sounds move around, above, beneath and in-between the listeners. Led by your ears, you’re encouraged to explore the space. You can move between blocks of sound, touch lines and walk through walls of sound.” 4DSOUND’s introductory description makes it hard not be incredibly excited and confused at the same time. 4DSOUND is a new immersive system which allows for evolving changes in three-dimensional positioning of sound. An expansive array of speakers create an entirely new listening experience, ... Read more

Best Of ADE Side Programming: Talks, Art & Master-Classes

If you want to create an extra dimension to your ADE experience next to the fabulous parties, than you should definitely check out some of the special guest lectures and software/gear masterclasses that will be given throughout the week. Here’s a list of some essential side-programming that will be of interest for all beginning DJs and producers out there, and for those who feel a passion for dance music and are interested in what exactly is being done in a studio. Next to that you can also find your artistic self through a variety of art-focussed gatherings, parties and seminars, ... Read more