June 22, 2012
We are proud to present “Controlling Maschine Scenes in Ableton” our first in a series of screen flow tutorial videos. Our goal is to go a little deeper into how you can use some of the great products we sell, in this case Launchpad, Maschine, Moog Slim Phatty, and Ableton Live.
This is Lonely Paul with uniquesquared.com. Today I am here in the first of a series of screen-flow based tutorials to show you how to use clips within Ableton Live to trigger scene changes in Maschine which will give you the ability to map your pattern changes from within Ableton sequences or using Ableton clips.
So the way to do this is you actually create clips that have program change messages. Now I’ve already gone ahead and built my one through seven because I’ve got seven patterns. But just for the sake of showing …
June 15, 2012
This past spring we were deep in the planning stages of the MobileStudio trip to SXSW and WMC/Ultra music week. Since we were going to be headed to SXSW anyway our marketing team suggested that we look for a band that was also headed towards Austin and see if they would be interested in recording a track with us on the way down. The plan was to stop at the cities they were playing in and record a track from start to finish on the road. The band we linked up with was a group out of Brooklyn, New York called Ambassadors, a four piece indie rock band that made great music and was willing to put up with our shenanigans as we recorded their track.
PreSonus powers our MobileStudio with a 24 channel StudioLive. They provided us with a StudioLive to take with us to use in …
May 11, 2012
We stumbled upon a bit of a debate while looking into how to deal with some upcoming tutorials. Apparently, a very hot topic of debate out there is being approached as “should I get Ableton or Maschine?” In other cases it manifests as just, “Ableton vs. Maschine.” I think this is an interesting approach to the topic. I’m not going to say this is the wrong way to approach these kind of decisions. I do, however, want to suggest that this mentality suffers from some critical issues that often make the discussion derail itself early on in a forum context.
Forums are a blessing and a curse. Some forums are extraordinarily helpful and even have policies in place about not having “flame wars” and generally being polite to one another. Other forums are less worried about this and the admins don’t intervene until the last possible second, if …
April 4, 2012
Music festivals are one of the few concert events that have just about everything for everyone. You can go to the Vans Warped Tour and see your favorite punk bands of yesteryear, or a young band who finally made it to one of the smaller stages and everything in between. Lollapalooza, Coachella, and Bonnaroo have varying acts with different styles even if they are generally in the same genre of music. These are just a few of the biggest music festivals of the year and annually they accommodate tens of thousands of people.
One music festival that was completely off my radar was the three day electronic music festival Ultra. I first heard about Ultra when the UniqueSquared Mobile Studio visited Miami last year for the Winter Music Conference 2011. We were able to score some passes for the 2012 show and the team was tasked with going so we could report on Ultra. I am …
April 3, 2012
When the Mobile Studio team were first told that we were going to WMC and Ultra, we had a very different picture of how it was going to go down. At first, we assumed we would be parking the bus somewhere at WMC. However, a few of us, including myself, had never been to WMC/Ultra before and assumed that it was just at some convention center somewhere in Miami. It turned out to be in a tent, no bigger than a hockey rink, pitched next to the W Hotel on South Beach; literally a stone’s throw from the water.
We had the bus parked out front in the parking lot adjacent to the beach and hotel and began running operations as usual until the second day in which we would begin artist interviews with Liquid Todd of Sirius XM. A normal day on the Mobile Studio is opening …