Wednesday, June 22, 2011

June Atlanta Ableton UG with John Douglass of From Exile + More

Hello all, our next meeting is next Wednesday, June 29th with John Douglass of the band From Exile

Wednesday, June 29th at 7:00 PM
SAE Institute of Technology
215 Peachtree Street Suite 300, 
Atlanta, GA 30303

Cost: Free.

From Exile's keys/guitar/vox/tech guru John Douglass will be showing off his live rig he uses for keys, samples, and lights on June 29th at SAE Atlanta. I just spoke to John this afternoon, and he's bringing his live setup out to the meeting, including lights (minus the Marshall stacks)!
From Exile caught my attention at a live show in January, I saw their band set up on stage and the laptop was running Ableton Live! What I wasn't prepared for was the heavy triple-guitar sonic onslaught that ensued. What as most interesting to me though, behind the guitars and the metal were intricate melodies, and vocal effect and keyboard sounds that seemed to morph with the music. Again I saw them in May (actually I opened for them) and this time around, they used Live to control LED lights that synced with the music. Simple and effective.

We decided to invite John to come show how From Exile uses Live in a more "band" setting, and how these simple tricks to control and effect live instruments and voice and trigger lights via MIDI can all be done from Ableton.

From Exile recently released a Nine Inch Nails cover EP for free: and it's really awesome.
Check it out for free right here:

So we'll see you in June and come on out and learn about Live Effect Automation, and MIDI Hardware Control from Live!

Additionally, we are very excited to announce on Friday July 8th, international Ableton superstar ill.Gates aka The Phat Conductor will be gracing Atlanta with an Ableton workshop! I posted the details on our blog:

See you next week!
John Jacobus and the Atlanta Ableton User Group

ill.Gates / Household Management / AbletonATL present the ill.Methodology Workshop

Ableton sensei Dylan Gates aka ill.Gates (aka the Phat Conductor for any of you fellow old-school Ableton Forum foks) will be doing an exclusive Live workshop at The QUAD on Friday July 8th from 6-10PM 

Spring4th Complex
728 Spring St.
Atlanta, Georgia

Cost is $50/person or pre-register for 2 and get in for free. In other words $33.33 per person if you ride three deep, so bring the whole crew! The Atlanta Ableton Users Group will be on hand as well.

Included in the cost:

  • Printout of the ILL.GATES Guide to Producing (with recommended reading + viewing)
  • Subscription to the ILL.GATES Ableton Rack Collection 3
  • Access to the world famous DJ Templates (a $50 value here alone)
  • Misc Documents detailing workflow, 128s, etc...
  • Remix Parts for the now-classic ill.Gates album Autopirate
Meeting Itinerary: 

  1. Learning to Live Every Day as a Musician
  2. Concepts of Songwriting
  3. Workflow
  4. Sound Design
  5. Library and Organization
  6. Tips, Tricks, Techniques
  7. Promotion
  8. DJing with Ableton Live
  9. Q+A period

We recommend you check out his amazing music, Dylan has just released this free/donation EP called Schmunday School:

All donations from this EP go to the Goma Student Fund

See you at the QUAD,
The Atlanta Ableton Users Group

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April 27th Atlanta Ableton Users Group with Sonny Hancock - Free!

Greetings all!

Our first user group of the season is happening on April 27th at 7PM at SAE Atlanta:

215 Peachtree St NE
Suite 300 (enter at callbox next to Azio)
Atlanta, GA 30303

Sonny Hancock (Nophi Recordings, remix.TRICIL, Atlanta SoundClouders) will be on hand to demonstrate how he uses Ableton in a remix and composition setting. 

We'll be meeting at 7PM at SAE Atlanta and the event is FREE to the Public!

Check out Sonny's amazing website here:

See you there!

John Jacobus and the Atlanta Ableton Users Group