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Livestream: Nestup – A Language for Musical Rhythms

Date & Time: Monday 10th May 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 10am LA / 1pm NYC In this livestreamed interview, we will speak with Sam Tarakajian and Alex Van Gils, who’ve built a fantastic live-coding environment that works within an Ableton Live device called Nestup.  The programs we use to make music have a lot of implicit decisions baked into them, especially in their graphical interfaces. Nestup began as a thought experiment, trying to see if... Read More

Creative MIDI FX in Ableton Live – On demand

Level: Beginner Ableton Live offers a vast playground of musical opportunities to create musical compositions and productions. Live’s native MIDI FX provides a range of tools to allow the composer and producer to create ideas in a myriad of ways. Max For Live complements these tools and expands musical possibilities. In this workshop you will creatively explore and deploy a range of MIDI FX in a musical setting. This workshop aims to provide you... Read More

Create with MPE in Live 11 – On demand

Level: Beginner MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE)  offers a vast playground of musical opportunities to create musical compositions and productions. Live 11 supports a range of MPE tools to allow the composer and producer to create ideas in a myriad of ways. In this workshop you will creatively explore and deploy a range of MPE techniques in a musical setting. This workshop aims to provide you with suitable skills to utilise the creative possibilities... Read More

Building Graphical User Interfaces in M4L and Max – On demand

Level: Intermediate MaxforLive allows users to develop their own devices for use in composition, performance and beyond. Creating a graphical user interface that complements the device is one of the crucial development stages that can give a device its personality. In this workshop you will learn how to create a custom user interface for a M4L device, including a native Ableton Live style to a completely personalised theme. Session Learning Outcomes By... Read More

Creating dynamic drum patterns in Ableton Live – On demand

Level: Beginner Programmed rhythms can lack the expression of real players. This is particularly evident when sequencing drums. In this workshop you will learn to program a variety of drum patterns, utilising a range of expressive techniques in Ableton Live. This workshop aims to provide you with transferable skills to enable you to breathe life into your MIDI programming. Session Learning Outcomes By the end of this session a successful student... Read More

Getting Started with Max For Live – On demand

Difficulty level: Beginner In this series of workshops you will explore the Max For Live (M4L) ecosystem, empowering you to utilise them in your own music. Following these workshops you’ll be able build your own devices in the Max For Live environment! Ableton Live Suite is a powerful and creative DAW. Max For Live extends the vast range of creative opportunities that Live offers, allowing you to add third party devices or to create your own unique... Read More

Workshop with Ruben Dax: Live Looping with Ableton Live

Book a ticket here Ableton Live provides a great software environment for live looping – empowering a solo performer to bring an entire song to life in front of an audience in an engaging and relatable way. Outside of performing, live looping can also be used as a composition tool allowing you to create new music in a faster way with less distractions. Live looping using software, such as Ableton Live, affords you greater flexibility in your... Read More

Tim Exile: creating Endlesss

Tim Exile has worked with live looping and sampling as an artist for a decade before building his own plug-ins, released by Native Instruments. His unique methods and concepts developed for live performance inspired him to build a music making flow, Endlesss, that would allow musicians to create music collaboratively. Tim and the Endless team are preparing a special announcement on 2nd June. Our session takes place two days after, where Tim will... Read More