Author Archives: Mark Towers

Phoenix Interact Labs Bursary Project

As part of the Interact Labs Bursary Project I created a table top arcade system based on devices used in the Arcade Pack created with Isotonik Studios.

The installation uses a Launchpad Pro by Novation, 4 x USB NES style control pads and a modded version of the Asteroids device running in Ableton Live.

The interaction is loosely based on the game play of the original Asteroids arcade game and Bomberman. Up to 4 players control a single moving object around an 8×8 grid. Clashing with other players causes note triggers, pressing fire buttons drops ‘bombs’ which will also trigger notes and slow other players down.

Leicester Ableton User Group Presents SECOND STOREY


Join us for the first official Ableton user meet in our new home ‘R10’. Situated in the centre of Leicester City, R10 is a new creative space for music technology enthusiasts.

This event is open to everyone, whether you are a beginner with Ableton Live or an experienced user, all are welcome.

It gives us great pleasure to present our first special guest to R10, Second Storey who will be demonstrating how he uses Ableton Live, Push and external hardware.

You can read Second Storey’s bio here:

And follow him on social media/check out his work with these links:

Also on the night:

Ableton Certified Trainer Mark Towers will be demonstrating how to integrate Ableton Live with a modular synth set up.

We will also run a Link Jam towards the end of the evening so feel free to bring your gear along and get involved, or just check out what’s going on.