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In this video tutorial series by Computer Music Magazine, Ableton Certified Trainer Ski Oakenfull shows you how to make a track from scratch with Live Lite. Once you’ve watched part one about downloading and installing the software, check out these five videos to learn how to use it to compose, arrange, and finalize a song.

Alongside the 6-part series of tutorial videos about Ableton Live 11 Lite I made for the Feb '22 issue of Computer Music Magazine, I also did an interview. The one that was published was quite radically cut down, so here's the interview in full:

Can you give me a biog about yourself, how and why you got into music production?

I recently made a 6-part series of tutorial videos about Ableton Live 11 Lite, to go with a feature in Computer Music’s February 2022 issue.
The video playlist is here: https://bit.ly/3Eyc8zr

You can purchase CM from the following places:

BUY IN PRINT
In stores and online here…
https://www.magazinesdirect.com/az-single-issues/6936924/computer-music-...?

OR DIGITAL
Zinio Digital issues
https://www.zinio.com/gb/computer-music-m3730

IOS Digital issues
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/computer-music-magazine/id451402723

I'm very honoured and grateful to be featured in the latest December edition of the Incognito newsletter. Thanks so much to Bluey for asking the questions 🙏
Read it here: https://www.incognito.london/so/6fNroWqCT#/main

This project that I worked on in 2020 has now been released in limited edition cassette. You can purchase it here: https://otocare.bandcamp.com/album/otocare-scene-1-soft-haze

This album features a blend of environmental sounds recorded in and around Memu. Hokkaido by Nick Luscombe and James Greer. Electronic music producer Ski Oakenfull created the musical pieces in response to the field recordings.

このカセットテープは、北海道、芽武周辺でNick LuscombeとJames Greer が集めたフィールドレコーディングにより構成されています。これらの環境音に応答する楽曲を、アンビエント・電子音楽プロデューサーのSki Oakenfullが作りました。

Context:
https://memuearthlab.jp/2020/11/10/otocare-scene-1/

At the Hospital:
https://memuearthlab.jp/2021/06/22/otocare-saiseikai-kanagawaken-hospital/

In 2020 during lockdown in the UK, I composed some ambient music for a project commissioned by my good friend Nick Luscombe. He subsequently used the music to create a sound collage of field recordings made around Japan which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 2nd May 2021
You can listen back to the show here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000vqjq
And the audio is available below as well.

Here is a description:

Tokyo based DJ, producer and broadcaster Nick Luscombe explores the sound of spring in suburban Tokyo through field recordings and music.

This soundscape is inspired by Nick’s work with the Tokyo University Otocare project. Oto is the Japanese word meaning sound and the research project works with hospitals and other high-stress environments to bring sounds of nature and specially composed music to positively impact lives.

Click play to listen: 
DJ Mag August 2018

I was interviewed by DJ Mag earlier this year, and was really chuffed to see the article appear in the August issue. I discussed my deconstructions for Point Blank Music school, and how they have evolved over the last six years. I'm attaching a photo of the piece below which you can download.

Floating Worlds - Ayota

Ski's new 14 track Ayota album was released on 7th September 2015 on Primaudial Records. Many of the tracks feature on a short film entitled 'Verona' which you can find out more about here: www.soliloquypictures.com

Ski's new 14 track Ayota album was released on 7th September 2015 on Primaudial Records. Many of the tracks feature on a short film entitled 'Verona' which you can find out more about here: www.soliloquypictures.com

Buy/Listen now:
Ski's Record Shop
iTunes UK
Amazon UK
Beatport
Traxsource
Junodownload
Google Play
Spotify

Meanwhile here are some previews!

I've contributed two tracks to Bluey's second solo album 'Life between the notes' which is due out soon on Dome Records (UK and the world), Shanachie (USA), P-Vine (Japan).

The track titles are "Hold On" and "I'm Only Here To Remind You".

You can find out more from the Dome website here: http://www.domerecords.co.uk/latest-releases/bluey-life-between-the-notes/

Check out a preview of the track 'Hold On' (which is going to be a single) below!

Click play to listen: 

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