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

Course level

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.

About the workshop leader