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Looks cool, pretty sure I’d never come out the pocket for it though…
JazzMutant have just dropped the first teaser video for their upcoming controller for the Lemur platform. Mu offers super-tight integration with Ableton Live thanks to Max for Live.
The system features a clip launcher which will display name, color and playing status of clips in your session, and is even dynamically resizeable.
The built-in device selector also allows you to select any Live device from any track and bring up a custom controller specifically designed for that effect. You can even create your own interface for that particular device – remix your controller!
The big difference between this and the Lemur’s previous capabilities is that it’s all plug and play. The configuration is automatic and the mappings are dynamic and mapped via OSC. All you need to do is drop the Max for Live device into Live’s master track and Mu will do the rest.
“Serato and Ableton are happy to announce a partnership, which will pave the way for the future of Digital DJing.
With shared artist rosters from hip-hop (DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Nu-Mark, A-Trak) to electronica
(Paul Van Dyk, DJ Sasha), both Ableton Live and Serato Scratch Live are renowned as the premier
performance platforms in clubs around the globe.
While Serato’s Scratch Live excels in vinyl emulation, music library control and lightning quick hands-on
scratching, Ableton Live provides the tools for production, on-the-ﬂy remixing and beat creation.
“Ableton and Serato take different approaches to modern musical performance,” says Ableton CEO
Gerhard Behles, “But both companies live by the philosophy that software should be straightforward,
easy to use, and most importantly, reliable and stable onstage and in the studio. Ableton has never had
an answer for the DJ who wants vinyl control, and rather than try to emulate what Serato do so well, we
simply make sure that our products work well together.”
Serato Audio Research CEO Steve West agrees. “After years of talking together, we’re thrilled to be
working with Ableton. It’s exciting to think about what we can offer to DJs and producers: the ability to
go beyond just spinning records and add a personal stamp to the music they play.”
Just where this Serato and Ableton collaboration will take us has yet to be seen but one thing is clear:
the worlds of DJing, remixing and production for artists worldwide have changes ahead.
Ableton develops technology to inspire creative people. Since the company started in 1999, Ableton has attracted an extensive and highly committed community of musicians, composers, and DJs worldwide. Currently, Ableton counts about one hundred employees in its Berlin and New York ofﬁces.
The company has received outstanding press, awards and customer feedback since the unveiling of Live in October 2001.”
Atari 2600 sounds sourced from the original sound chip!
“Customized for Ableton Live
The Ableton Live version of Blip comes in Ableton’smultisample mode so that any Live user can take advantage of this colection. This Live Pack has been categorized into raw “Multisample Programs”, extensively tailored “Performance Racks” and 6 “Atari Percussion Banks” that utilize Ableton Drum Racks. Blip for Ableton Live also contains a collection of percussive MIDI clips complete with Macro controls and extensive rack programming.”