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RECAP – BEAT LAB & OUTPUT PRESENT: MUMUKSHU

RECAP – BEAT LAB & OUTPUT PRESENT: MUMUKSHU This past weekend we had another awesome workshop, this time we had a software developer and producer, Mumukshu lead us through the features of Output’s newest plugin – Arcade. Arcade is a loop based synthesizer that is connected to the cloud so it has an ever-expanding library of sound categories you can choose from. Mumukshu gave us an awesome rundown of the plugin and its core features. Output is currently offering a 100 trial period which is insanely cool, what other plugin company do you know lets you try out a plugin like a mattress? After the trial period, Arcade is available for a monthly subscription of $10 and you can cancel anytime without losing access to your prior work. That’s right. Any session you’ve made with Arcade will still work even if your subscription is canceled. What are you waiting for?

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Beat Lab Artist Series Recap: Katherine Redlus

Beat Lab Artist Series Recap: Katherine Redlus This past weekend we had an another Artist Series workshop brought to you by Beat Lab Academy, featuring professional Harpist Katherine Redlus. Katherine went through the presentation by giving a bit of history leading up to today. She fell into Harp like many young musicians do with their respective instruments, an authority figure or guardian urges you into the practice. In Katherine’s case, it was her grandmother who wished to have a Harp player in the family so Katherine was granted that fate. Fast forward to high school, Katherine had persisted with the instrument and was quickly outpacing her peers. By the time Katherine headed off to undergrad university she had performed and mastered nearly every classical piece of music written for a Harp; that’s why she sought new frontiers to explore in college. Ableton Live gave her the new sense of direction

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Music Licensing Workshop Recap

Music Licensing Workshop Recap This past weekend Beat Lab hosted an awesome workshop featuring Brewhouse Music, a music company that has been hired for numerous licensing deals with some of the biggest names out there in advertising and film. The founder, Shy Goren, gave an excellent presentation on his history in the music business and his path to creating the behemoth of production that is Brewhouse Music.       Shy’s story began with a promising music career as a popular band in Israel, convinced by industry professionals that his band was the next big thing he moved his operation to the states in hopes of pursuing the highest points of success…but, like so many others he had been falsely seduced. After a few years as an independent musician and producer and fruitless meetings with record companies claiming to want his music Shy and his business partner decided to respond to

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Ableton User Group Meeting Recap – MaxforLive Visualizers

Ableton User Group Meeting Recap – MaxforLive Visualizers Our most recent Ableton User Group Meeting was this past weekend and as always we rocked the house. Beat Lab founder and Ableton guru Yeuda Ben-Atar (aka Sidebrain) lead the workshop and gave us a tour of the different Max4Live devices out there good for making visuals. First off-the-bat he mentioned the MaxforLive Essentials pack that includes a number of audio and MIDI devices that you can use to manipulate the parameters controlling your visualizer. There are a bunch of awesome packs available for free that you use to start playing around with visualizers right away, watch the video below to get started yourself!     Follow these links to download the devices used in the video – Oscilloscope 2:http://www.maxforlive.com/library/dev… Butterfly: http://www.maxforlive.com/library/dev… Mushrooms: http://www.maxforlive.com/library/dev… Envelope Follower: https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/max-… Until next time, enjoy these photos of the packed event, we even had to rent chairs!      

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KVR Audio Announces 2018 Developer Challenge

KVR Audio Announces 2018 Developer Challenge KVR Audio just announced their 2018 Developer Challenge, their seventh audio plug-in/audio application/soundware design competition. To enter you must create a completely new plugin/application/soundpack/sound library that can benefit the music community and release it for free. KVR members will vote on the entries and decide on the winner based on their definition of the best submission. This is where creativity counts the most, the plugin could be extremely innovative in the user interface or maybe it has a simple interface but is a killer under the hood. Play to your strengths, embrace your weaknesses, and have fun! Five winners will be selected to receive a cash prize along with a sixth ‘wildcard’ winner. The amount of prize money will be determined and funded by the KVR community via the Developer Challenge 2018 Donation Pool. Other sponsored prizes will be announced by KVR soon. Additionally, software prizes will be

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Beat Lab Artist Series Recap: Brady Watt

Beat Lab Artist Series Recap: Brady Watt Last weekend we had another Beat Lab Artist Series presentation and we were graced with the presence of talented bassist Brady Watt. Brady has been the bandleader for Talib Kweli and has had his funky hand involved in countless recording sessions. He joined us to share some production tips but mostly to give a presentation on his live-performance solo set up using Ableton as a companion and controller. Brady began by sharing a bit of history – he grew up with hip-hop influences like Wu-Tang, Tribe Called Quest, and Gang Starr. His affinity for hip-hop clearly worked to his advantage as he’s been professionally recording for hip-hop greats like Talib Kweli, Ski Beats, Curren$y to name a few. Brady opened up Ableton and gave us a look at one of his live sets where he explained how simplicity can be used to your advantage.

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