Martin Delaney

Back to basics: How to use Ableton Live 10 and Push

Ableton Live has reached version 10 and it’s come a long way since 2001. Now we’re starting a new back-to-basics series which will bring you right up to date with the latest versions of Live, and Push.

Review: Isotonik Studios CrossFire

Isotonik’s CrossFire is a script that adapts the Akai Fire hardware controller for FL Studio to control Ableton Live. Find out if it’s going to give your workflow a new lease of life.

How to use guitars with Ableton Live 10

Ableton Live has undoubtedly matured as a production and performance platform – and Live 10 in particular has so much to offer guitarists and bass players, whether they’re technophobes or dedicated gear-heads. Strap it on and plug it in!

How to use Ableton Live with MIDI keyboards

The humble MIDI keyboard is often still seen as the most universal way to interact with your music software. But why do we need it with Ableton Live, when we have Push?

12 live performance tips

Playing live is a weird mix of science and art, just like with other fields of music. This means you’re swimming in a lot of preconceptions, personal experience and ambition, and absolute rights and wrongs. Bearing that in mind, here are some tips to get your through your first gigs.

Five experts share tips on how to perform live shows like a pro

Let’s hear it from some pros who, between them, have several decades of experience in the live arena, playing as solo artists, producers or as part of big-name acts. Here, they provide some valuable insight and advice for those looking to take the stage…

12 best products for live performance

Is it all about the gear? No. But… we love to talk about it, anyway. There are some practical items that are essential for live performance, and some that are just going to be a blast to interact and jam with, let’s look at some key pieces of kit and standout products.

Rediscovering the QY700, Yamaha’s large, mains-powered beast

Today’s hardware sequencers are about performance and interactivity, but Yamaha’s 1996 QY700 was composition focused, with a sedate workflow. We dig out the floppy disks.

How to take your mixes from studio to stage

If you’ve never played live, or you just haven’t left the studio much recently, then we highly recommend that you get yourself out there as soon as humanly possible. That being said, take the time to read our guide first – it’ll pay off later…
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