Ableton Live 8 On Tour: Monday 9th November @ Leaf, Liverpool
Computer music enthusiasts, attention! Don't miss this exciting event Dolphin Music and Ableton have prepared for you! Find out more about Live 8, an incredible tool for creating and performing music. Plus, check what the fuss is all about regarding the new Novation Launchpad Ableton Live controller, and get lots of cool freebies, too!
Mondays don't have to be boring - come to Dolphin Music's Ableton Live 8 event next Monday (9th November) to check out some great new releases, enjoy a nice tea or drink and go back home with a handful of cool freebies!
If you are new to Ableton Live 8, this will be an opportunity to find out why it is a completely different tool for creating and performing music. If you are already familiar with Live, an Ableton specialist will be on hand to take you through some of its more advanced features and introduce what’s new in Live 8.
We will be giving away Loopmasters sample disks with over 500Mb of samples, Ableton free trial disks and much more!
Leaf Tea Shop & Bar
27 Parliament Street
Ableton Artist Quotes:
"A running joke in our band is that I always seem to have my headphones on; that's because I'm always using Live. When I have to work with other engineers and programs the requests I make are often met with a quizzical look, and we always end up going back to Live eventually for something. Its integrated pitch-shifting and time stretching features are second to none and its ease of use and streamlining mean it's always very easy to get your ideas down quickly. It offers new sound possibilities and is constantly offering up new ways of working with sound."
Tom Furse, The Horrors (view artist page)
"I have never experience so much excitement in the music industry when Live is discussed. It has received the seal of approval by such a wide span of artists, and it continues to increase. I love making mistakes when composing with Live, as the non-destructive faux pas turn my efforts into 'How'd he do that' gems! I live for using a product that always pushes forward, listens to the community and develops technology that consistently "WOWs" and keeps me smiling."
Josh Wink (view artist page)
"As a composer, I think Ableton Live has to be the software that has given me the most immediate way to write new things on a computer, rather than tape."
Pete Townshend (view artist page)
"Ableton is special to me because it's one of the only sequencers i can use both in the studio and live on the stage, which is a major plus when it comes to cross compatibility between my Mac and PC setups. I never felt more comfortable experimenting live on stage with such an application, even triggering my visual system from Live!"
"I use Live anywhere, anyhow. I use it on my laptop as a notepad for remembering and experimenting with musical ideas, and as a personal-computer game—because I have more fun with it than most video games...Live is one of the most transparent and creative softwares I have ever used. The whole process is easy, simple and fun, yet with accessible sophistication and professional results."
Thomas Bangalter, Daft Punk (view artist page)
"From a live perspective, the flexibility of Live is fantastic. While the MPC was a great drum machine and sequencer, it simply never allowed me to work with the speed and simplicity of Live. Even during rehearsals, I can quickly and easily put together new drums patterns, play around with effects and EQs, sequence scenes and structure things and all, crucially, without breaking the flow of making music with 4 other people. The range and depth of options available is almost a little bewildering..."
Hot Chip (view artist page)
Novation and Ableton have co-designed a protective sleeve for transporting Launchpad safely. The zip-up sleeve includes internal straps to hold Launchpad firmly in place. It is small enough to fit alongside your laptop and can be carried easily between the studio and the venue.
Availability:Call 0844 815 0888
Novation Launchpad is a dedicated controller for Ableton Live, co-developed by Novation and Ableton. Perfect for DJing, performing live or working in the studio, Launchpad features a multi-color, 64-button grid, control modes for the Session View and Live's mixer, two fully-programmable User Modes and dedicated scene-launch/function buttons. Despite the big grid, Launchpad is neat, compact and portable: 239 x 239…