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maximum01
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ever been banned from using ableton?

Post by maximum01 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:37 pm

here's the story: i won a mix contest recently for a slot supporting a night in the uk with deadmau5 headlining.

fantastic i thought and started preparing my set for the big night...until tonight when the manager of the club informs me that deadmau5's agent won't allow any other ableton set-up on the night, only cdj's.

i ask him why a warm-up set sever hours before the main act will cause a problem and inform him the set-up will be tidied away before deadmau5 appears. but he won't budge, stating deadmau5 dosen't want anyone else using ableton when he performs!

have you guys ever heard such bs before? now i'm forced to use cdj's or i can't play
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Post by Grappadura » Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:46 pm

Unbelievable! Why would they do that?

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Post by rbmonosylabik » Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:48 pm

Stupidest bullshit I've ever heard.

Play all his tracks off the CDJs
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Post by aburgener » Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:50 pm

Stupidest bullshit I've ever heard.

Play all his tracks off the CDJs
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Post by weeddigger » Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:51 pm

OMG, that would be awesome!!! Play nothing but Deadmau5 shit... He makes you change things up, make him change things up too...

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Post by nbinder » Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:52 pm

Very strange... Deadmau5 used to be on this Forum, too... but haven't seen him for a longer while.
As you I thought that he might be afraid of a total chaos, but maybe it's more about not "stealing the show". While this isn't bound to the software you use, it should be clear who's the warmupper and who's the main act. But by restricting the equipment...?

Well... if you want the gig at any case, play with the cdjs. I like to play CDJ sets, but of course this is totally different. For a warmup, it's OK for me... just play a couple of cool records, don't look like you're expecting a lot of people on the dancefloor.

Maybe that's the reason: If you play an Ableton Live set, it looks too much like you're expecting to be peak time, not "just the warmup", which is just dropping a few records and get the audience into music.

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Post by rob lee » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:05 pm

Its a shame that people forget where they come from once they've had a bit of success...what a fucking statement eh? Nobody else uses Ableton when he does? fucking DAFT CUNT..good luck mate its' probably incase you were better than him..hehe :wink:

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Post by doc holiday » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:07 pm

that is utter crap, sounds like someone who isn't confident in their chops

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Post by rob lee » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:09 pm

Where's the gig? uk? if your playing here maybe some of us should be there... :wink:

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Post by manimal » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:09 pm

How the hell could he possibly pull off that demand at a festival\rave
with other ableton djs on the bill??
Tell him to cock off!!!!!
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Post by djadonis206 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:19 pm

That's the gayest thing I've ever heard

boo for deadmau and his agent
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Post by Homebelly » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:27 pm

manimal wrote:How the hell could he possibly pull off that demand at a festival\rave
with other ableton djs on the bill??
Tell him to cock off!!!!!
I would go with this..
I can't see how that kind of demand works out..
what would be next.. the head liner plays guitar,, so the support can't???
I'd say this has more to do with some dimwitted promoter than it does with the head liner..
Try contacting deadmou5 maybe, or his management???
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Post by Emissary » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:30 pm

piss on his laptop during his gay performance and shit on his face for japes

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Post by nbinder » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:36 pm

What just came into my mind:

If I was the responsible person at Ableton, I would never ever add an artist to the artist section of the homepage if he/she had such things in the booking contracts. Even if he/she was like Michael Jackson on a 303.

"You forbid others to use our software? You're not our friend."

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Post by sparklepuff » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:50 pm

rbmonosylabik wrote:Stupidest bullshit I've ever heard.

Play all his tracks off the CDJs
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