We were recently joined by Chris from Novation, who gave us an in-depth demonstration of the Novation Launch Control. Check it out in the video below.
The Launch Control is a compact MIDI controller, which is designed to work with software such as Ableton and FL Studio. It features 16 assignable dials and 8 launchpads, allowing you to launch clips, toggle effects, control your mixer and get hands-on with your instruments and effects. Although the Launch Control can work as a standalone piece of kit (if connected to your computer), it is also the perfect partner for any Launchpad, allowing you to expand the hands-on experience for more intricate performances.
New Zealand singer-songwriter, Lorde, is an artist that you're likely to have heard of, having, at the age of just 16, already enjoyed chart-topping success in the UK, US and Australia with her single, 'Royals'. She's also got two Grammy Awards under her belt for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Not bad at all!
In this interview, Novation caught up with Lorde's keys player, Jimmy Mac, to find out why he trusts an Impulse controller keyboard for the band's live shows.
The Hood Internet are best known for their mashup mixtapes and their quest to deliver dancefloor-friendly tracks to different cities across the world.
Their set-up revolves around two MacBooks, each running Ableton Live software, with each connected to a separate Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 interface. The Scarlett 2i4s are then hooked up to separate channels of a DJ mixer, allowing them to control each signal in the same way you would if you had two turntables fed into a mixer.
In addition to this, the Scarlett 2i4's preamps make it an ideal interface for use in a home or mobile recording set-up, and that's exactly what The Hood Internet do, running one alongside Ableton again.
As part of our 10th anniversary celebrations, we've been giving away a selection of fantastic prizes every Monday before Christmas. As it's now the 23rd, we've reached our final set of giveaways, so good luck to all those who entered. Our final set of giveaways has been our biggest yet, so take a deep breathe and read on to find out if you are one of our lucky winners. Good luck!
Although the end of the year will bring an end to our 10th anniversary celebrations, if you want to find out more about how we celebrated and the prizes and gifts we gave away, please CLICK HERE.
Zev and Gadi, better known as Wolf + Lamb are producers, who make music, perform and throw parties as part of the Crew Love collective. The group often come together at The Marcy Hotel in Brooklyn, New York, to work on collaborative projects and in this interview, Zev and Gadi talk about what they love about the new Novation Bass Station II analogue synth, Novation MiniNova analogue-modelling synth and Novation SL MkII controller keyboard.
Ableton have announced that they are currently in the process of beta testing a 9.1 update, which will (at last) allow you to split the software across two screens (e.g. keep the mixer open on one screen and the arrange window open on another). This will allow you to view more of your project at once and cut down on the need to switch between different windows/views, so it's all geared towards improving your workflow.
To ensure that this new update is stable, Ableton are inviting current Suite, Live, Intro and Lite users to help beta-test it before its official release. CLICK HERE for more information.
We're excited to announce that we've now fulfilled all of our pre-orders and have free stock of the exciting Push controller for Ableton Live software available for you to take home today or for free next working-day delivery!
The Ableton Push integrates extremely tightly with Ableton software, providing hands-on controls over many of Live's key features. It also features a bright, multi-coloured, velocity-sensitive pad matrix for launching clips, triggering samples and playing instruments, as well as a large touch-fader, an LCD screen for immediate visual feedback and two assignable footswitch inputs, plus LOADs more!
For an extremely limited time you can make HUGE savings on Ableton software and upgrades (excluding educational versions). From now until midnight 5th September 2013 (tomorrow!) you can save a whopping 25%! Act fast though because you've not got very long at all to make these savings!
Ableton Live is a popular software DAW platform for recording, arranging and performing. As well as featuring a typical 'arrange view', Ableton also features an innovative matrix-type view, which allows you to trigger samples, loops and song parts for DJing or quickly trying out different arrangements. It also comes bundled with loads of great instruments and effects and if you get the Suite version, you even get Max For Live (for creating your own custom effects) and a shed-load more content!
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As you may know, we've been running a number of crazy-priced Ableton Live 9 deals for a couple of months now, whereby you can grab the full Ableton Live 9 software, PLUS a piece of professional hardware or software for (in many cases) LESS than Ableton Live 9 costs on its own! As an example:
• Ableton Live 9 software costs £339 on its own.
• In our cheapest deal, you can grab Ableton Live 9 plus a selection of Novation and Focusrite plug-in effects and instruments for JUST £179 - CLICK HERE!!!
• That's a SAVING of £160 and you get extra plug-ins!!!
For more examples of our CRAZY OFFERs, read on! You need to be quick though - these offers will end on Wednesday 22nd May 2013 (next week) at 3pm and we will not be able to offer them again. There is also limited stock and once they are gone, they really are gone.