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London Ableton Link Jam – Tuesday 25 April – New River Studios
April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
London Ableton LINK JAM
TUESDAY 25 APRIL
7pm – 11pm. Free entry
NEW RIVER STUDIOS – 199 Eade Rd, London N4 1DN
Bar available for refreshments.
Turn up, Link up and plug in! An open electronic music jam session and meetup.
Following on from the initial London Link Jam events that took place as part of Crux, this is the first in a series of evening events where the whole event is dedicated to an open jam session using the Ableton Link technology.
We will self-organise the improvisation into smaller groups and cycle every 30 minutes or so.
We ask that you prepare an ‘instrument’ to jam with. This could be made with Ableton Live only, or a mix with hardware – or any setup that can connect with the Link sync signal!
We will get participants to introduce their instrument and setup before the jam so we also get to learn about what people have created. It will be a good opportunity to experiment and meet each other.
Hosted in collaboration between:
Crux – http://www.crux-events.org
Ableton London User Group – http://www.meetup.com/AbletonLondon
The Point Blank London Ableton User Group – http://www.facebook.com/groups/268193570011009
IDEAS AND GUIDELINES
Jam sessions can be a bit messy, and electronic ones can suffer additionally if everyone goes in heavy and tries to dominate the mix. So, if you are planning to come and participate please try to prepare yourself in advance so that we can make the activity a success…
• Having Link installed in Ableton Live (versions 9.6 and above) or the latest version of your Link-enabled app (see the URL below for a list of compatible programs)
• Ability to join our network (wi-fi or ethernet cable)
• Audio cable (to get into the mixer, ending in RCA, but ideally 1/4″ jacks)
• Split monitoring (optional) – you may want to use headphones to monitor your output before sending to the mixer
ROLES AND AUDIO MATERIAL
• Try to bring a range of material to work with (drums, bass, leads, pads, SFX etc) as not everyone can do the rhythm section 🙂
• Try to prepare for different BPMs and/or musical keys
• Only enter individual sounds into the mix – not whole tracks
• Listen to the mix and make space where possible
There will be a few people on hand to help get people set up and plumbed into the mixer. Just remember to work with a smaller sound-set that you can tweak and it will be great fun for everyone involved!
More info on Ableton Link: