Techno don Surgeon recently made the move to a more improvised live setup and admitted that he hasn't DJ'd in the usual sense since.
With the proliferation of soft synths and sample packs, many producers have decided to move towards modular setups as a creative approach to making electronic music.
In the video (below), Surgeon discusses his move away from Ableton live to his new modular setup, and reckons the sound quality and improvisation possibilities means he can get a lot more creative that just using CDJs or Ableton.
Ableton have announced version 10 of their popular music-making software Live. Having only announced Live 9.7.5 last week, the update brings with it a new synth, redfined design, new FX and innovative new features. At the top of the list is a new instrument called Wavetable, funnily enough a wavetable synth with a new re-sizable GUI, something not seen in Live before.
It's a warm, autumnal evening in south London and DJ Mag is on its way to Brixton Academy to see Justice perform live in the capital for the first time in four years. It's also almost 12 months to the day since the bosses of the crosses, Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay, released their third studio album 'Woman' to critical acclaim. Having toured their new live show at some of the world's biggest festivals including Glastonbury and Coachella, today's show will be their first indoor performance of the tour.
Ableton have been long-time supports of the creative arts. While their flagship software Live is predominantly a music-making tool, many users have re-imagined what the DAW can do with everything from art installations, VJs, live bands and even running PacMan inside Max for Live.
Carl Cox finished the second of two nights at Privilege Ibiza last night (18th July), spinning alongside an all-star cast including Kerri Chandler, Nicole Moudaber, Dax J and more.
Today (19th July) he’s playing a very special secret set for Game Over at Ibiza's Benimussa Park. If you’re not lucky enough to be there, you can keep up with the action live below.
Pete Tong has expanded his planned 2017 ‘Ibiza Classics’ Live dates with two stops in Australia.
Tong, and the 65-piece orchestra led by frequent collaborator Jules Buckley, will stop by Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena Wednesday 1st November before continuing onto Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl for a full performance on 3rd November.
Aphex Twin (born Richard D. James) made his live UK return last weekend via London’s Field Day festival. To commemorate the event, Richard D. James’ decided to live stream the entire set. That set is now available to stream indefinitely.