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Leicester Ableton User Group Presents SECOND STOREY

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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: http://secondstorey.co.uk/biog

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

http://www.soundcloud.com/second_storey
http://www.facebook.com/secondstoreymusic
http://www.twitter.com/second_storey
http://www.instagram.com/second_storey

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.

Arduino Matrix

This a is a prototype for a standalone version of the ‘Asteroids’ Max for Live Arcade device released by Isotonik Studios.

It is currently using Arduino to drive the 8×8 LED matrix with a backpack that takes care of the multiplexing required for the columns and rows. The Max for Live device sends data in the form of arrays over a serial connection to the Arduino. The end goal is to have more of the processing which is currently taking place in Max, ported over to the Arduino so that it can be a standalone system capable of sending MIDI out to external instruments.

PolyPin

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The second device in the Arcade Series is PolyPin a Polyrhythmic Performance Sequencer inspired by Pinball. Up to 8 sequencers run in sync  or independently using specially developed sequencer modes:

    • Probability for creating random chance based beats
    • Euclidean for exotic polyrhythmic patterns

Classic for retro 16 step sequencing.The Accelerator function is used to speed up or slow down a sequencer, this is a way of adding live variation to your performances. The Accelerators are activated by your chosen control surface (Push, LaunchPad and shortly LaunchPad PRO) when a sequencer is running and by pressing one of the upper seven pads with rates switchable between Whole Notes, Dotted or Triplets

PolyPin is available from Isotonik Studios

The Accelerator function is used to speed up or slow down a sequencer, this is a way of adding live variation to your performances. The Accelerators are activated by your chosen control surface (Push, LaunchPad and shortly LaunchPad PRO) when a sequencer is running and by pressing one of the upper seven pads with rates switchable between Whole Notes, Dotted or Triplets