One of our favorite LA controllerists, Yeuda Ben-Atar a.k.a. Side Brain‘s recently finished filming a live performance with Ableton Live tutorial for Lynda.com. Fortunately, there’s also a video demonstrating his skills and it’s free to watch on Lynda.com’s Youtube channel (and is embedded below). From a tutorial standpoint, the video gives a teaser for the useful stuff Yeuda’s talking about in the whole series. For us, it’s a free high quality live performance video showing off some awesome and original uses for all sorts of controllers. Enjoy!
Our series of monthly features focuses on different controllerists from around the world that are either pushing the envelope of electronic music and live performance in some way or another, or accomplished performers with an unmistakable sound. (Yes, I know we skipped January and February. The series is still on, though.)
This month we’ll focus on Yeuda Ben-Atar a.k.a. Side Brain, an L.A.-based controllerist and producer that uses game controllers to play his beats, which are infused with 8-bit type sounds.
The effects are:
DROP ME - pitch drop
CHOP ME - 8-step chopper
ECHO ME - reverberation
HIGH - high-pass filter
LOW - low-pass filter
REPEAT ME - repeater
PUMP ME - pumping effect
TURNTABLE - pitch and scratch
The Effects Rack is currently available to download for free on 4Live.me, so check it out along with the other things featured on the site and have some fun!
Ableton have officially announced March 5th as the date of release for Live 9, the newest version of their flagship product.
Besides making the announcement on their website and making my heart skip a beat (“OMG! So soon?”), they’ve also uploaded a couple of videos on their YouTube channel featuring some M4L devices that are going to provide some cool new native features. Hmmm, that Buffer Suffler looks oddly familiar…