Abstract Performance in Ableton and Max For Live - On demand

Exploring unconventional practices for and improvising and performing musical content using Ableton Live and Max For Live and Push.

Course Instructor: Ned Rush

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Ableton and Cycling 74’s Max For Live offer a vast playground of opportunities to create unique and rich electronic music performances. In this workshop you will create a performance instrument. This workshop aims to provide you with suitable skills to begin exploring improvised performance in Ableton Live and Max For Live.

What you'll learn

  • Discuss various forms of performance approaches in Ableton and Max For Live plus their advantages and weaknesses
  • Explore one approach that gives most flexibility and ease for performing
  • Gather assets in Ableton and Max For Live to use in the performance and how to fit them into our chosen approach
  • Develop the approach into a complex performance orientated instrument based in the Ableton and Max For Live Environments

Requirements

  • A computer and Internet connection
  • A good working knowledge of computer systems
  • A basic awareness of audio processing
  • Good familiarity with Ableton and Max For Live
  • Access to a copy of Ableton Live 10 Suite, or Ableton Live 10 with a Max For Live license
  • A midi controller is desirable

Course content

  • ---- Part 1 - Perform with the Ableton Drum Rack
  • ---- Part 2 - Create a live slicer in MaxMSP
  • ---- Part 3 - Using Max to get data for a performance
  • ---- Part 4 - Create a live slicer in MaxMSP - Q&A

Who is this course for

  • This course is for people interested in exploring improvised performance in Ableton Live and Max For Live.

Useful links

Ned Rush's YouTube channel

About the workshop leader

Duncan Wilson (aka Ned Rush) is a musician, producer and content creator based in the UK. Whilst perhaps largely known for his Youtube channel, he has also released music independently as well developing content for Isotonik Studios.