There are a lot of Akai MPCs about. Not surprising since they’ve been in production since 1988. That’s 27 years and counting with many different models released along the way. A friend asked me which MPC he should get. He didn’t give much in the way of what he wanted to achieve with it, so I… Read More Which Akai MPC should I buy?
I bought a new A frame keyboard stand a couple of weeks ago, and the inevitable tear-down and re-build of the studio led me to rethink the layout a little. Everything is back up and running now so I put together a little connection diagram using Plogue Bidule. The Bidule patch doesn’t do anything, it’s… Read More Studio planning
I’ve been spending some time recently creating Max For Live controllers for all my hardware. The beauty of this is you can program a dedicated editor, with patch browsing, in whatever configuration suits you and have all parameters available for automation within Live. It means you can forget about what midi controller number does what… Read More Ableton Live & Max For Live – Integrating hardware
I’ve been a big fan of Ableton Live ever since switching from another host a couple of years ago. Learning a new DAW host can be a challenge, and take some serious time. Here’s 5 things that will help any user speed up workflow. 1. Mouse free browsing – Live’s browser can be a bit… Read More Ableton Live 8 – Five tips to speed up workflow