The reliance on technology-based perfection is slowly eliminating the human element of DJing. Give me cue burn and off beats – do that mix in one take.
Berlin-based Ableton go update crazy with a trifecta of treats: new features in Ableton Live 9.5, a brand new Push 2 and Ableton Link for jam sessions.
If you’re going to use software, it’s a safe bet that the hardware designed for it is going to be pretty hot. Such is the case with the Ableton Push. DJWORX teamster Darren E Cowley of Isotonik Studios impulse-bought one, but after the shortest play ended up boxing it up and putting it on to of a wardrobe to do house renovations. But having dug it out again, he sees what all the fuss is about. Here is his very detailed review, with a second opinion from Mark Settle.
Ableton Live is a slightly abstract concept for DJs to grasp. But it need not be difficult to tame and understand, and that’s where the Ableton Push controller comes in. Watch Simon Lyon create beats and music just on the Push without needing to use his laptop screen.
Fancy Ableton Live 9? Get your wallet out because all of its variants are 25% off for a few days from the Ableton webshop.
For C2C, the step from battle performance to single is very short. And this week they stopped by BBC Radio1 to perform “Down The Road” live.
Ableton Live 9 is in the stalls and ready to go. Purchase and download yours today. But you might have to wait a bit for Push.
Ableton pushes Live to v8.4 public beta and introduces 64 bit. This is not the Live 9 announcement you were looking for.