Loop Create – A New Event For Music Makers In 2015, Ableton introduced Loop – an annual summit for music makers. Six years later, they’ve just announced Loop Create – a new event for music makers happening June 26–27th 2021. The best part? It’s online – and admission is free. Beat Lab @ Loop In 2019, our head of education & the founder of Beat Lab Academy, Yeuda Ben-Atar, spoke at Loop on the beauty of repetition. Watch the video above to see how randomly crowdsourced chords can become musical simply by being placed in a – well – ‘Loop’! What To Expect This Year This year’s one-day online event is designed to bring people together across different time zones. If you’re hungry to watch workshops on how musicians make music, perform, and use Ableton in unique ways – then this is the event for you. Ableton will …Read More
Yeuda Ben-Atar On the Beauty of Repetition Founder and head educator at Beat Lab Academy recently went to Loop to give a presentation. What was it about? About the innate beauty of repetition and its role in music. They said the following below, At the most recent Loop summit, we invited participants to give short presentations on an aspect of music making from their own personal perspectives and areas of expertise. This time around, we are happy to feature Yeuda Ben-Atar, the founder and CEO of Beat Lab Academy as well as an Ableton Certified Trainer and producer, under the name of Side-Brain. Watch the video below to see the highlights of his talk and gain some insight while you’re at it. WANT TO TAKE YOUR PRODUCTION TO THE NEXT LEVEL?Read More
Arcade – A Loop Synthesizer by Output Output has established itself as one of the top companies to go to when looking for forward-thinking and high-quality tools for music production. Their array of instruments are as unique as they are beautiful sounding. Most recently they introduced a plugin called Arcade to their lineup which is a loop synthesizer connected to the cloud. What does that mean exactly? It means that the instrument is one part sampler, one part loop library, and one part effects unit that gets updated with new samples every single day. If that doesn’t immediately short-circuit your brain while considering the possibilities then let us dive deeper as we review the plugin below. There’s so much you can do with this plugin that we’ll break it down to the basics and dive into the more advanced features within, you’ll be able to follow along and then test it out for …Read More
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? …Read More
Beat Snap – A Snappy Entry Into Mobile Beatmaking Mixvibes is the same developer responsible for the highly popular Cross DJ, Cross DJ Pro, and Remixlive and this week we want to tell you about their new beat making app – Beat Snap. Mixvibes describes the app as follows, “An intuitive app for music lovers. Right from the start, the users will feel like they already know about music making since they can visualize every family of instruments they are playing on the 32 pads. More than playing beats live and adding FX, creating a full track ready to be shared has never been so easy thanks to the 4 sequences! The sound packs are inspired by the hottest tracks and genres give access to unlimited creativity and will give music lovers this unique “I’m a beatmaker now!” feeling.” That’s a delightful pitch and looking at the interface we can tell it’s coming from …Read More
It's that time of the year again, when the heat creeps in, fades out teasingly, then wakes you up in mid-September to remind you that Summer ain't over yet even though Fall is just around the corner. By the time Autumn has finally shown up in early November everybody's favorite music company, Ableton will be ready to host its international music conference Loop. What is this conference all about?
The name was inspired by live-looping/loop-cutting, both are relatively new methods of performing/producing music on the fly by solo or group artists. The conference is described by Ableton as, "three days of discussions, performances, presentations, studio sessions, installations and interactive workshops designed to share ideas at the forefront of music, technology, and creative practice". The conference will be held at the historic Funkhaus Nalepastraße radio station in Berlin for the third year.