October 2012

Japanese Found Sound Article in DJ Mag Weekly 114

The Ableton Japanese Found Sound Article Tutorial video I made for Point Blank Online College was published recently in the DJ Mag Free online edition.

You can check it out here: https://www.djmag.com/djweekly/. It's DJ Weekly 114.

I'm also attaching the offline version for you to download. You'll find the attachment underneath the picture..

DJ Mag Weekly 114
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DJW114.zip12.41 MB

Daft Punk's 'Around The World' Bass Line Article in DJ Mag Weekly 120

The Ableton Daft Punk's 'Around The World' Bass Line Tutorial video I made for Point Blank Online College was published recently in the DJ Mag Free online edition.

You can check it out here: https://www.djmag.com/djweekly/. It's DJ Weekly 120.

I'm also attaching the offline version for you to download. You'll find the attachment underneath the picture..

DJ Mag Weekly 120
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DJ120.zip12 MB

Ski at the Amsterdam Dance Event 18th-20th October

Ski will be hosting 4 EMC based seminars at this year's Amsterdam Dance Event. They will take place at Cafe COX as part of the Akai Professional and Numark Playground. The dates are 18/19/20th October (Thursday to Saturday).

Hope to see you there!

UPDATE: Here's my schedule and topics for the seminars..

Thursday 18th
2-3pm : SBTRKT - Wildfire

Friday 19th
2-3pm : Mr Fingers - Can U Feel It

Saturday 20th
1:15-1:45pm : Mr Fingers - Can U Feel It (Revisit)
6-7pm : Justice vs Simian - We Are Your Friends

Amsterdam Dance Event 2012

Maschine Update 1.8 (pt.1) Article in DJ Mag Weekly 122

The Maschine 1.8 (pt1) Conga Loop Timestretch Tutorial video I made for Point Blank Online College was published recently in the DJ Mag Free online edition.

You can check it out here: https://www.djmag.com/djweekly/. It's DJ Weekly 122.

I'm also attaching the offline version for you to download. You'll find the attachment underneath the picture..

DJ Mag Weekly 122
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DJ122.zip11.83 MB

Maschine Update 1.8 (pt.2) Article in DJ Mag Weekly 123

The Maschine 1.8 (pt2) Vocal Timestretching Tutorial video I made for Point Blank Online College was published recently in the DJ Mag Free online edition.

You can check it out here: https://www.djmag.com/djweekly/. It's DJ Weekly 123.

I'm also attaching the offline version for you to download. You'll find the attachment underneath the picture..

DJ Mag Weekly 123
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DJW123.zip11.69 MB

Amsterdam ADE pics

Here are a couple of pics taken in Cafe Cox at the Amsterdam Dance Event last weekend by James Humby from Point Blank.

James & Ski are currently editing the videos of the 3 seminars, and will let you know as soon as they are up on YouTube..

© James Humby 2012
© James Humby 2012

Article on Ableton's recent Live 9 Update and PUSH from Point Blank Blog

This article was written by Ski for the Point Blank Blog and published on 29th October 2012

Live users have been anticipating the announcement of version 9 for over 3 years now, causing some intense speculation about what new features might be added. So when it was finally announced last week, you can imagine the frenzy of excited tweeting and status updating that took place. Ableton's biggest surprise however, was the announcement of a brand new hardware controller entitled 'Push'. On reflection it seems like natural move for Ableton to introduce their own controller, especially when you consider other companies such as Native Instruments andAkai who have been doing this for a quite a while now. Both NI's Maschine and Akai's new MPC Renaissance come with their own standalone DAW software, providing some real competition for Ableton. Push however, raises the bar, and by benefiting from it's predecessors, the APC40 and Launchpad, has combined all the best features to create what seems to be a unique new controller. Let's have a look at what it has to offer..

For me, both the APC40 and Launchpad have their shortcomings. Firstly, the Lauchpad's Pads aren't velocity sensitive, which limits the amount of expression when programming drums for example. Also, to get 'Visual Feedback' working, you need to set up an extra channel in Live to send back the midi data. The APC40 is primarily a clip launcher and mixer controller, and even though various customizations exist, you would generally still need to use a keyboard controller when composing with Ableton. Also, due its limited 5 x 8 grid, you have to rely on the cursor keys to view a large number of clips.

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