Well that's the end of phase one.
Each week for the past five weeks I've played at a different tempo, tweaking a live template. So I have one for 80bpm, 90bpm, 100bpm, 110bpm,120 bpm and 130 bpm. I did not dediate a week to 130 because I don't go up to that tempo that often . But I have a template ready for those days.
I moved the push to the side. Lisa took control of the drum machines while I focused mainly on the push, neglecting the mother32 and ms20 for the day. The Jp 8000 and Matrix brute were used a little especially for transitions. I think the 303 is due some new melodies.
Tightened up some of my backing tracks. With more clips and drum racks with fx and cutz available means the improv is taking on as much of a trip hop vibe as it was a more synth and four four drive based groove up to now.
I'm using the push to navigate as much as I can with the screen to confirm what I am doing.
Only three tunes for the repetoire , extended to nearly ten minutes each and filter out to make room for an eclectic, chaotic glitch techno set. Some nice breaks downs heavy use of vcvrack randomness and plenty of squelchy noises form the Mother32 and MS20.
I'm thinking about making every tuesday a #dawless session.
I'd need to be able to swich form Ableton live being the master clock to something else. I'll see what options I have.
New Week New Theme. The Ableton Push 2. I haven't really used it since I upgraded from the original. So I'm dedicating this week to learning a few more of it's functions. I also want to check out some of the built in midi fx that come with live.
Four weeks without missing a single workday. Now today I could have missed the session without breaking my deal with the universe. Every weekday I stream, except for vets and dentist appointments. And today was vet day. But I skipped jogging (every Mon, wed and fri) instead since I made no deal with the universe 'bout that.
A few more technical difficulties than normal, some from a bit of carelessness, others are new and mean extra things to do for my daily systems check.
Played a lot of my rendered tunes layered with the live instruments. What worked especially well is working with works-in-progress that are nicely mixed but missing a few instruments. Working off the cuff, with a small element of panic and the need to keep things simple because it's live, leads to things like using a volume fader to skip drum hits. I would never do this in a mouse and keyboard session, but live it is magical.
VCVRack is working great (the sum of the parts and all that), as it blends into the rest of the studio.
VCVRack makes a great ambient reverb music machine as an accompaniment to the rest of the set. I love it.
Unfortunately I can only use one page on the novation launch because of button latch. But even limited to the sixteen knobs and 8 buttons, it has great potential to get things rolling at least. Saying that tho' looks like Omri Cohen has a better solution.