Ableton Clinics

PLUG

Pailo is featured tonight @ PLUG
https://www.facebook.com/events/526891264016758/

See you there.

Midi Clinic

Working on syncing MIDI to CV and the LFO’s trigger in time with the Electribe. Pretty good stuff. The clinic this Monday will be a glimpse inside the studio here @ Outofthebag. Good times syncing MIDI clocks to CV V/Oct and gates. We will be covering all of these topics on Monday. You will leave with an idea of how to sync hardware with software using Ableton Live, Eurorack Modular, Digital and Analog Drum Machines, and Usb Controllers.

This is one not to be missed!
Victory Grill - 7pm 10$

Joseph

March 21st, 2011 Clinic Notes

Ableton Arrangement Clinic
March 21st, 2011 Notes:

*How to arrange using global record and clips.
*How to arrange with cut and paste.
*Tracking a band in arrange view.
*Arrange view Tip Midi Clip Morphing.
*Arrange view Tip Global Record Automation.
*Arrange view Tip Locators.
*Arrange view Tip use the space to make several versions.
*Loops that never end should become a song.
*Fading in and fading out.
*Arrange view video loading.
*Mastering a track.
*Free Arrange with proper clip setup.
*Render as a song.

outofthebag.org
pailo.com
switchedonaustin.com

March Workshops @ Victory Grill

March 7th, 2011 Workshop @ Victory Grill
Instrument Rack Construction

*Simpler Design
*Parallels In Racks
*Macro Setup
*Effects Layering
*Racks Within Racks
*Designing Your Own Presets

By Joseph Pailo
7pm 10$

March 21st, 2011 Workshop @ Victory Grill
The Arrange View : Global Record

*Turning Loops Into Songs
*Tracking A Band
*Automation
*Fades
*Mastering A Track

By Joseph Pailo
7pm 10$

Feb 7th Clinic

Switched On Workshop Ableton Live Simpler :
A Digital Solution : Making Analog Sounds.

This workshop will cover the simpler, subtractive synthesizers, sampling, using midi controllers, and making your own sound library. Please bring a laptop with live so you can make instruments while at the clinic. This clinic has a strong focus on making custom sounds. This will also cover browser usage, favorite folders, and file management. Joseph will be there early @ 6:30 if you have any questions, or problems you need help with your own projects.

Simpler Clinic 101:

*How to take a sample.
*Insert Midi track.
*Insert Simpler Instrument in Ableton host plug ins.
*Route midi keyboard.
*Route to audio track.
*Blank Midi Clips.

*Synth 101:
-VCO
-VCF
-VCA
-ADSR
-LFO

*Making a progression.
*Recording a progression in realtime.
*Looping a sample.
*Creating a Single Waveform.
*How to modify your waveform.
*Adding effects.
*Depth to the effects. (Multiple chain order)

Ableton Clinic Feb 07

Switched On Workshop Ableton Live Simpler :
A Digital Solution : Making Analog Sounds.

This workshop will cover the simpler, subtractive synthesizers, sampling, using midi controllers, and making your own sound library. Please bring a laptop with live so you can make instruments while at the clinic. This clinic has a strong focus on making custom sounds. This will also cover browser usage, favorite folders, and file management. Joseph will be there early @ 6:30 if you have any questions, or problems you need help with your own projects.

Simpler Clinic 101:

*How to take a sample.
*Insert Midi track.
*Insert Simpler Instrument in Ableton host plug ins.
*Route midi keyboard.
*Route to audio track.
*Blank Midi Clips.

*Synth 101:
-VCO
-VCF
-VCA
-ADSR
-LFO

*Making a progression.
*Recording a progression in realtime.
*Looping a sample.
*Creating a Single Waveform.
*How to modify your waveform.
*Adding effects.
*Depth to the effects. (Multiple chain order)

Ableton Clinics @ Switched On Flyer

October Ableton Clinics

Sole Control

Here are my notes for Sole Control. Enjoy.

Sole Control.
Joseph Pailo
Recording Live Music, and Arranging In Real Time.

*Phrasing
*Looper
*Audio Clips
*MIDI Clips
*Loop Arrangement
*Global Record
*Preset Management


1. Phrasing. A basic building block in music. Where ideas begin, and keys and changes take shape. Thinking process which can be rhythmic, melodic, experimental, and a combination of the three.

2. Looper is in Live8, but is the basic idea behind clip recording (whether audio or MIDI). Using the metronome will keep parts together in time, where the Looper can pick a tempo from the original phrase of music. Using live to capture parts is similar to many DAW, the big difference is the ability to do this in real time and to add more parts without stopping. A major push in Live is to continue making music without stopping.

3. Audio clips are very simple on the surface, but can do extremely intricate tasks. From envelop followers, to follow actions, to quantizing outside of the global clock, to holding groove pool information. There are so many uses for clips besides simply playing information. They can also be used to make dummy clips, which store effect trigger information and automation.

4. MIDI clips are a great place to use a controller and to quantize music which is recorded in real time. It's quite different from audio in that sense, but the other features from audio clips are still prevalent. MIDI clips cannot be used for dummy clips.

5. Loop Arrangement is great for working on "sections" of a song. This is a place where you can develop solos, arrange drums, compose harmonies, and these loop points can be fixed (made permanent) by adding locators. There are tricks involved with the section above the arrangement mixer dealing with locators and the ability to scroll through the song by parts.

6. Global recording is the performance place where Live remembers your entire performance including automations, clip arrangements, and midi note adjustments. Live is very flexible in this task especially with live editing of MIDI notes.

7. Presets are the most important part of Ableton. Making your own presets and saving them for quick recall make sessions a breeze. Having important and inspirational effects and instruments can be the difference between getting work done, or just noodling around. In the noodle time MAKE YOUR PRESETS. MAKE THEM BIG. KEEP SAVED WORK CLEAN.

Thanks for listening.

New Clinics

Here we go:

Clinics Released

The new Clinics for Summer 2010 will
be released this weekend. It will be as follows:

Every two weeks the classes will happen once.
If you miss one class, you can always
go to the same class the other week.

Ableton Class Intro:

Week 1 - Basic Song Composure

Week 2 - Automation

Week 3 - Sequencing Live Performance

Week 4 - Mastering (Rendering)

Ableton Clinic

Students show-off their own Live projects this Monday.
Anyone who has taken the class is invited to come and show off
the music they have been making since the clinics began.
This clinic is
free, and will be 1hr. Everyone is encouraged
to bring their favorite piece of music in Live format.
Don’t forget to collect and save!!!

05-31-2010 - 7pm @ Switched On.

Ableton Clinic V2.0 @ Switched On



May 17th Clinic
Learn how to cut up your favorite samples and use them in anyway possible.
20$ + tons of fun.

7pm

Switchedonaustin.com

MIDI Clinic

Can’t wait for the MIDI clinic on April 18th. Going to bring some fun toys and really help connect Ableton to hardware in an easy to understand way. Hope everyone who makes it remembers to bring a controller. Mapping is also going to be a part of the clinic. Templates and the whole 9 yards!

Mixer Clinic

Thank you for everyone who made it out last night. The clinic was a success. We had lots of Q & A, lots of Ableton, and the introduction to the Livid BLOCK controller @ The Switched On Clinic. We will have some pictures at the Switched On website, and some video on Vimeo.

Ableton Live Tip

Here is a great example of how I build Audio Effects Racks in Live. My two live set favorites right now are these 16 effects. This is basically how they are built together. Notice one macro button related to the effects dry wet, on/off, time decay, and other parameters. When the knob is down, the effect is off but as soon as I turn the knob the effect turns on, and then you adjust the dry wet and time based parameters the more you turn the knob. Turning it back to zero turns the effect off. Great for live performance, studio idea’s, and for abstracting on any sound. Remember that optimizing one button to do the maximum to a sound is beneficial. It leaves you more room to map other macro buttons to other things. Also, when using a great controller like the Apc40, Livid OHM, or anything you can have the “hot 8” with, will allow macro’s in Audio Effects Rack, Midi Effects Racks, and Instrument Racks to be swappable upon highlighting the plug-in when in a selected channel. This allows you to bounce from one thing to another changing what the “hot 8” do as you move from instrument, to effect, to midi plug-in ect.... Any questions, mail me. joseph@switchedonaustin.com

Ableton Live Clinics Schedule Released

What A Week

Working hard on MAX MSP patches. Lots of reading, with too many tutorials to count. It’s has been a fun experience. I need a good list of the apc40’s max patch guts. Still looking. Monomulator crashes like crazy on my cpu once maxforlive was installed.

Switched On Clinics

The list of classes will be fully updated March 22nd, along with prices, time, and size of each class. Pailo is instructing clinics based on live techniques and studio recording techniques which will help the user navigate Ableton, and master the interface. Small classroom sizes will help each student learn in a positive environment with other Live users, and a host of instruments ,including the Akai APC40 and Novation LaunchPad. Students are encouraged to bring their laptops and control surfaces to make each lesson help fit their unique setup, allowing time for the teacher to evaluate the students Ableton rig and to make it streamline for production.

Dubspot Live 8 Tour

NOV 14-15, 2009 @ The Parish
Ableton Live 8 : 8 weekends of workshops : 8 U.S. Cities
The Austin tour stop crew:
    • Francis Preve (Different Pieces, Fap 7)
    • Christopher Willits (Ghostly International)
    • Daniel Wyatt (Sonica Media, Atlantic, Dubspot)
    • Jon Margulies (Heatercore, Hobotech, Dubspot)
    • Barry Cole (Spot Music & Blue Mountain Publishing)
    • Michael Hatsis (Track Team Audio, Dubspot)
    • Joseph Pailo (Outofthebag, WWW, TXP)
http://www.dubspot.com

Switched On

4ms, maleco. livid. lots more to come. Read More...