KMI products like SoftStep and QuNeo are handy controllers for music creation and more, but how do they work? They use a data protocol called MIDI to send event information such as note events and parameter changes. It’s important to understand that MIDI does not create sound. Instead, it streams a list of instructions that… Read more »
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Luke Saunders is a professional touring musician who’s been on the road with Daughter and Shura. We asked him a few questions about how he got started, what life’s like on the road, and what inspires him.
In the previous article I walked you through one approach for getting information from Live out to a controller using M4L and some remote MIDI routing. In this section we’ll look at how we can use the Live API to fully integrate our devices into the Live environment.
The world of controllers has evolved quite rapidly since I started using computers for music back in 2009. The choices are almost endless, and you can get your hands on almost any configuration of knobs, buttons, sliders, and even touch screens. Along with these controllers, integration options have evolved right along side. There are complex… Read more »
Danny Barnes plays banjo and electronics, but his music defies classification; breaking down and blending genres with the finesse that only comes from a lifetime of digging into music in all it’s forms. In addition to his solo career, he has toured and worked extensively with artists ranging from Dave Matthews to Bill Frisell and… Read more »
Hey, Tom here. I do artist relations work here at KMI, but in addition to being a member of the creative marketing team I’m a record digging junkie of the highest order. I’m going to try and start a regular editorial here on records and bands that I think more people should be aware of…. Read more »
In the previous articles we discussed how to setup effects racks using parallel chains to process incoming audio in different ways. Hopefully those discussions proved useful and were able to help you generate some new ideas, but we can take it a step further. What if wanted to process different parts of the audio differently?… Read more »
Go to a big show, any show, and you’ll find a flurry of action in the wings, backstage and behind the scenes. Key players and professionals who’s mastery of their craft ensures that, come hell or high water, the show goes on. These are the technical wizards, lighting ninjas and superstar audio engineers who make the production a PRODUCTION. We recently interviewed… Read more »
Hi, I’m Matt and I’m both a member of the marketing team at Keith McMillen Instruments, and an electronic musician who is involved in a number of musical projects. I’ve recently become pretty interested in Eurorack Modular Synthesizers. Every month, I’m planning on digging up my favorite recently discovered module, and writing about what I… Read more »
In the previous article we discussed using effect racks and native Live devices to build a complex and flexible parallel audio signal processor. Effect Racks are a fantastic way to build devices like this, but they also excel at creating a variety of effects that can be used in real time. When creating effects for… Read more »
Let’s talk about Effect Racks in Ableton Live. If you’re a seasoned user, I’m sure that you know about racks, and if you are a relative rookie, you should get to know them, and know them WELL. Arguably one of Live’s most powerful tools for both setting up creative effects and crafting useful utilities that… Read more »