Push+APC...I've been asked to play music for a party...

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Logic8807
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Push+APC...I've been asked to play music for a party...

Post by Logic8807 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:11 am

...in a little over a month. I hesitate to use the term "DJ" a party but I need suggestions.

Do any of you use the APC40/Push for "performing"? How do you personally go at it? Is a month enough time for me to put some stuff together?

I figure mostly, I'll be playing a premade playlist and mixing some of my own stuff/ambient/effects/messing around in between...but I don't know where to start.
https://soundcloud.com/thegraysmith/asp ... itch-remix

Check me out...let me know what ya'll think.

TomViolenz
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Re: Push+APC...I've been asked to play music for a party...

Post by TomViolenz » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:20 am

Logic8807 wrote:Is a month enough time for me to put some stuff together?
Sure.
but I don't know where to start.

In this case: No

Schmidi
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Re: Push+APC...I've been asked to play music for a party...

Post by Schmidi » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:55 pm

@Tom, LOL! Great response.

@OP: so how about you do what sounds fun to you? Make music that will work for this party.

Quick inspiration: find an MP3 you like that makes you move, dance, etc. Find a 4 or 8 bar loop that you like and warp/loop it. Load up a synth plug and a drum rack (with sounds) a on separate tracks. Go to Arrangement view, hit record, and jam along with the loop. Odds are you'll capture at least a measure or two that sounds cool. Trim that recording down, loop it.
Repeat this with difference synth sounds/samples until you have 8 tracks in a scene.

Now EQ/Filter/FX the hell out of the original loop, or even mute it and see what you have made!

Perform this with the APC (keep your push safe at home!)

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Re: Push+APC...I've been asked to play music for a party...

Post by S4racen » Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:30 pm

Schmidi wrote: Perform this with the APC (keep your push safe at home!)
this!

Cheers
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Re: Push+APC...I've been asked to play music for a party...

Post by Tagor » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:25 pm

in this combination i would run 2 instances of live, one controlles by push, the other controlled by apc 40.
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Logic8807
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Re: Push+APC...I've been asked to play music for a party...

Post by Logic8807 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:55 pm

LMAO...I figured as much.

I'll get to work on it tonight then and see what comes up! I'll keep yall posted. With a Quneo, the Push shouldn't be needed.
https://soundcloud.com/thegraysmith/asp ... itch-remix

Check me out...let me know what ya'll think.

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Re: Push+APC...I've been asked to play music for a party...

Post by Schmidi » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:44 pm

You have a Quneo too? You have 3 great Ableton tools there! I would suggest no more controller purchases, and learn the ones you already own. Tons of inspiration sitting right there in front of you!

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