Live Hybrid Setup w/ Knobs

Recorded Webinar

€ 36

1,5h live online lecture + question & answer session

Teacher: Knobs (Nachtstrom Schallplatten, Zenon Records)

DAW: Ableton Live

This webinar regards the use Knobs makes of Ableton Live to make a hybrid setup for playing live. By ‘hybrid’, we mean using a blend of all audio sources either by yourself or by other artists including stems, individual sounds, fully mastered tracks, loops, midi channels and everything possible to make the best out of the layout.

Knobs will explain how the setup technically works and how to construct it on Ableton, as well as all the things he has learned through the years on how to make this layout as functional, open, fun and creative as possible when playing live.

You will be guided through Diego’s setup and he will start a new setup from scratch with you, so you can get a version of the live setup for yourself to get creative with. He will explain how to setup your controller and some midi tips with the setup, as well as how to combine it with other analog gear for your live performance.

Finally, in the q&a session, you will be able to brainstorm directly with Knobs on how to create a setup that works better to suit your music style, providing you with solutions to adapt the layout to your needs.

This webinar is suited to anyone with a basic or high knowledge or interest in using Ableton Live for Live Audio Performances.

Topics to be covered

  • — Walkthrough and explanation of Knobs’s Ableton Live Template
  • — Different ways to develop your own template
  • — Simultaneously creating a new template from scratch
  • — Loading, editing and warping audio
  • — Effects section, creating FX chains and mapping
  • — Mapping the full template to a midi controller
  • — Concept and creative possibilities available thanks to Hybrid

What you need

  • — Laptop
  • — Sound Card and headphones
  • — Internet connection

Knobs (Nachtstrom Schallplatten, Zenon Records)

Knobs aka Diego Simonetti is an Italian techno music producer currently based between Rome and Berlin. Since the first drum machine he bought in 2005, he has experimented producing various genres of electronic music from Trip Hop, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, Dubstep to Hardtechno and discovered and focused on Minimal and Techno beats in 2008.

His style in Techno is well known for its prominent drive and bass laced with fine cut rhythmics topped with dark, organic atmospheres evoking a primordial and mystical essence.

He is currently developing new projects in collaboration with artists such as Re:Set and Orpheyo Dragon, bred through the experience and inspiration of the techno movement showcased by Freqs of Nature and Modem Festival.