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

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