Point Blank has partnered with Ableton for August
Novation up the ante with their revamped Launchpad and Launchpad Pro controllers for Ableton Live. One of the first dedicated controllers for Ableton Live now comes with RGB pads and a new industrial design. The new RGB Pads will now match the colour of your clips in your session view on your computer, and the new styling and colour scheme gives the new versions even more of the wow factor.
01. Modular Eurorack
“This is the most recent addition to our studio set-up, and also the centrepiece of our new live sets. It's a fantastic sonic monster but very temperamental, as easy to lose a great sound as it is to find one. We have already spied additional units, and the second rack has already started.”
There's a heap of DiY information online these days. One of the clear benefits of our brave new digital world is the glut of YouTube videos offering truly useful information. Want to learn how to affix a door handle? Do some plumbing? God forbid, fit a boiler? Step-by-step details are there, for those confident enough.
At Point Blank, when it comes to exclusive competitions they love to give you guys the chance to win some of the most sought-after kit. This month, you have the chance to win a mammoth Native Instruments production bundle that consists of Maschine Studio, Komplete 10 and the Komplete Kontrol S25 keyboard – plus they’re throwing in a PB course too!
One of Ableton Live’s biggest strengths is how quickly you can manipulate MIDI and audio. Our Ableton Live instructor Freddy Frogs knows his way around the popular software, so we enlisted his help in a new tutorial showing you how to create exponential rhythms that never stick to one pattern. Freddy shows how you can turn these rhythms into MIDI and apply them to any sound you like.
Ableton users delight in the new set of videos showcasing the power of Ableton Live and Push in all its performance glory. Taking centre stage is Jesse Abayomi, a very talented man who just happens to be Ableton Product Specialist, musician, DJ, label-owner, and Push master.
As live performance in electronic music matures via mini analogue synths, sequencers and software expanding to support ever-more complex setups, artists like Brodanse are bringing their studio into the booth. While two-decks and a mixer approach isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, the dynamic and modular approach of performing in the booth can lead to new unique and exciting sets.
Pioneer’s Rekordbox has become to the go-to software for CDJ users who prefer to play their files back from USB and SD card. By analysing, preparing, labeling and playlisting your music in advance, Rekordbox allows DJs to forget about the admin side of performing and get on with the task at hand. Version three of the free software launched last month, and with a new interface and a tonne of new features, we thought it was a good idea to get you up to speed with Pioneer’s latest update.