May 22, 2013
While it seemed obvious that Ableton Live 9 would power my studio as well and flexibly than its predecessor (with some improvements), there were some items back in the announcement for Ableton Live 9 and its accompanying hardware curiosity that left me with questions. As a hardware synth loving kind of a guy, my first and most immediate questions revolved around the level of integration with external instruments. In the months that have passed, I have acquired the Push controller and answered these questions for myself. Over the next few weeks, we will be doing some videos to show you how to duplicate the more interesting uses for plugins and external instruments we have been finding while working with Ableton Push, as well as digging up more ways to use Push as a tool for creative performance.
In this video, I am simply creating using my own startup template, …
September 11, 2012
Performing collaboratively with friends can be an eye opening experience, and many DJs know what it feels like to “vibe” off of each other’s musical presence and creativity. DJ duos and DJ bands are no new thing; they’ve been around since the advent of turntable DJing and have had varying degrees of success.
There are a numerous methods for collaboration, and will usually depend on the equipment available. The “standard swap” consists of two DJ who rotate in an out using a single DJ’s setup. This is the simplest and most common form – and it can be used to give each DJ a break from the decks. Other methods include using 4 sources (turntables/cdjs/controllers) routed to one 4-channel mixer, or using 2 complete DJ setups, side by side.
Regardless of what equipment is used, be sure to communicate with your partner and establish your etiquette …
March 20, 2012
As Lonely Paul has lauded, the Ambassadors are amazing in the studio, but what he didn’t dive fully into is how they sound live. We had the pleasure of covering their shows in Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston and Austin during SXSW, and they killed it, every time. Thanks primarily to Lights ever growing fan base, Ambassadors have been opening shows to hundreds of young, impressionable ears and leaving with dozens of new fans. Every day, their Facebook and Twitter pages get fans posting and tweeting about their performance, and the response is only positive. Since recording on the Mobile Studio commenced we were able to cover their remaining shows while also being able to sit back, and enjoy them as a fan.
To give an idea of what to expect, Sam is the front man who switches between a floor tom and bass while singing. Casey, his brother, plays on …
DJ Scott Mad Flip
September 29, 2011
Sometimes I take things for granted. I’m getting paid up front, the club will be packed, and my mic will sound great, right? Wrong. It’s not always the case for any of those, but I can definitely help with the last. We had the pleasure of using the new Line 6 XD-V70 digital wireless handheld mic recently and discovered just how advanced wireless technology has become.
Microphone reliability is of paramount importance, especially in a live environment. These days most artists rely on a wireless microphone so they can have a broad range of mobility without fumbling over mic cables. For as long as wireless microphone technology has been utilized there have been issues with RF interference, signal loss, frequency redundancies, and recently a limited range of frequencies in which to operate. The XD-V70 offers the perfect solution to all of these issues as well as offering some unique mic-modeling …
October 13, 2010
Flipping through the pages of the AJC online we found this little gem. It’s Unique Squared’s very own Methuzulah performing at the A3C. When he’s not working in the office he is rocking stages around Atlanta. You can view the whole A3C gallery on the AJC website here. Stay tuned for more pictures from the A3C on Unique Squared.…