Ableton is hosting an online event called Loop Create, a one-day virtual conference for music-makers. Designed to bring people together from all over the world, attendees can “expect to gain new insights and techniques to use in their own music-making process, try out new ideas, and share the results with a community of creators … in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.”
Bandcamp has launched Live, a new streaming platform for artists to stream ticketed events and shows. The new service lets users and artists charge any price for their streams, and Bandcamp will take 10% of the ticket price, which they’re waiving until March 31st 2021.
Fans of an artist are automatically notified when an event is added to their page, and Bandcamp will also display any merch in your Bandcamp shop throughout the broadcast. There’s live chat for fans to communicate. There's no word yet on takedowns or copyright issues for DJ sets.
Bicep will return in 2020 for a headline live show in London.
Following a three-night sold out run of shows at Printworks in November last year, Irish duo Bicep will bring their immersive live show back to London's Brixton Academy on 27th March 2020.
DJ Boring has announced the dates for his European live tour.
London-based DJ/producer DJ Boring, real name Tristan Hallis, will start the 10-date tour at London's Bloc Warehouse on the 6th September, with support from Seoul's 박혜진 Park Hye Jin and Andy Garvey.
Ableton have added the ability to add emojis to track names, notes and any other text-based fields across the popular music-making tool. Finally, you can add a 'fire' to your beats, 'heart' to your vocals and '100' to your mixdown. In all seriousness, visual representations can be useful in the studio – it wouldn't be abnormal to see shapes and signs drawn across the masking tape of classic mixing consoles back in the day. It'll also add a bit of colour to your session, which is no bad thing.
Ableton have launched a new microsite teaching users how synthesis works, using interactive widgets allowing users to build their own rich-sounding synth while teaching the basics of synthesis along the way. You'll learn about amplitude, envelopes, LFO modulation, filters and more as you build your interactive synth from scratch.
Since Ableton launched version 10 – and more recently announced Live 10.1 – there's been a whole host of major and minor changes to improve the workflow and popular user requests have been implemented by the German company.
But us DAW users can be very stuck in our ways, and rarely read the manual, resulting in sticking to workaround techniques that have already been solved in previous versions. A new video from YouTube user Dylan Tallchief succinctly sums up all the workflow, feature and even custom scripting enhancements Ableton users may have missed or didn't even know about.