Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Axiom & Ableton

Picked up a new midi keyboard a few weeks back and have been exploring Ableton Live with it; running the tutorials and laying down some simple rhythm tracks and loops (or clips, should I say). It's brilliant. The touch of the keys and especially drum pads are phenomenal. And the inclusion of the (nearly) full featured Ableton Live Lite is a boon. I'm just thinking I should got the 49 or 61 key version and some piano lessons.

But I don't want to focus too much on the bleep-bloop music and take time away from the guitar rocking. As much as I like Radiohead, and The Chemical Brothers, and Aphex Twin, and ... where was I? Oh, yeah, guitars rock! But so do midi-keyboards and live-looping-beat-syncing DAWs.