The Joy of Racks will be a video series where I will teach you the ins and outs of Ableton Live racks and is coming soon. Here are some of the things you will learn.
The different types of racks you can create in Ableton Live
How to build racks that can help you streamline your production and live performance as well as add interesting color to your synths, drums and samples.
Start and final files will be downloadable to compare and work along side me.
I will also include extra Instrument, MIDI, Audio and Drum racks for you to use in your projects.
About the author, Josh Spoon is a musician, Ableton Live ninja and educator. He is a writer for Dubspot, creator of 30 Days of Ableton Push and maintains a Youtube channel with well over a thousand subscribers. His articles and videos have been featured on the Ableton blog, Beatport blog and Create Digital Music, as well as tweeted about and posted on Facebook by tons of people all over the world.
So this was my first year at NAMM Show and I spent a lot of time at the Bitwig booth the last two days and spoke with Dom was impress with what I saw. If you don’t know Bitwig was announced, years ago, so many that I don’t remember. Maybe it was 3 years ago. They were a few ex-Ableton employees that wanted to shake up the live loop based DAW world. Over the past year Bitwig has been releasing videos about there process and its features. Soon everyone will be able to see it for themselves.
When spending time at the booth I found out about some interesting features of Bitwig Studio. Below are some shots and video I took of Bitwig Studio. It looks really promising. If they can come out with very few bugs and keep the CPU usage low they will have a great product. Bitwig will be out March 26, 2013 for $499.
If you haven’t heard in my previous post, Man on Mars is a concept EP of one man’s journey to Mars and back. This theme is driven by grooving low end and enchanting and sometimes haunting melodies. Just a little over 23 minutes, it’s an album you can sit and drift away in your own version of the story or get caught up in the rhythms.
My debut EP, of all original music, Man on Mars lands on May 1st.
Man on Mars is a concept album of an astronaut and his journey to Mars and back.
There will also be a Release Party at Grand Star Jazz Club on May 1st at 9pm. If you are in the Los Angeles Area, come out, other Space Circus residents will be performing and Special Guest like Captain Kirk and Repeated Measures. If you download the whole EP you may get a bonus track or two.
Team Supreme is a weekly Beat Cypher here in L.A., that is regulated by a sample and a BPM and is usually available to a select few. This week though, they had open submissions and mine was selected. “The Calm” is exactly that, hope you enjoy.
This sample we all recieved was great, Ventla’s “Technical Support“, and I had fun with it. Check out the other flips.