Home Alone (Ableton Live Remix) from Keenan Gaynor on Vimeo.

It’s the holidays, a time for family, and to ponder when controller mappings meet one-shot clip triggering, cable TV, weird child neglect, and brutal violence against slapstick criminals. Yes, of course – it’s the time-honored tradition of Ableton Live and Home Alone.

There’s the 2010 original remix on Launchpad. But, unlike the Home Alone movie, the sequel’s even better. Last year, Keenan Gaynor quietly updated the remix on a Novation Launchpad Mini. And clearly he’s picked up some better techniques in Live. (Pro mode, anyway!) So, even though the original will have a special place in our nerdy Ableton-using holiday hearts, catch the refresh, too.

All of the music. All of the magic.

Just go easy on the Pepsi.

More:
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Bonus video: if Home Alone just isn’t enough holiday for you, Rich Lane does a mega-mash-up live on APC40, nicely butchering the goose of some of the most over-played tunes. Perfect if your guests have had too much Pepsi and you need to clear them out.

“Look what cha did, ya little jerk!”

  • El Bonz

    Riff from ‘classic’ (old) tune. Add bitcrush. Add hiphop beats. Add autotuned sampled vocals. Woo, you now have every Ableton remix ever! But this is special cause it’s a movie we watched when we were kids and it’s about Xmas! Which is TODAY! how clever *sigh*

    • foljs

      Or a movie that most of us (in the international segment, this is the web, not AOL) could not care less about…

      • What’s amusing is not only have you nit-picked a story (one of *three* on Christmas Day – normal people might cut me some slack), but you’re also factually wrong.

        Home Alone, for its part, did over $190 million in international gross.

        Thanks to the fact that we’re *not* on AOL, you can quickly Google that on IMDB:

        http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=homealone.htm

        So don’t try to play the “American” card with me – or at least wait until you have something accurate to say before you try.

        • foljs

          “””Home Alone, for its part, did over $190 million in international gross.”””

          As did tons of Hollywood BS, in lieu of something better to watch (Scary Movie did $110 million for comparison. Transformers and Armageddon even better).

          That doesn’t mean they become “holiday traditions”, much less keep their welcome for 20+ years afterwards…

  • El Bonz

    Riff from ‘classic’ (old) tune. Add bitcrush. Add hiphop beats. Add autotuned sampled vocals. Woo, you now have every Ableton remix ever! But this is special cause it’s a movie we watched when we were kids and it’s about Xmas! Which is TODAY! how clever *sigh*

    • foljs

      Or a movie that most of us (in the international segment, this is the web, not AOL) could not care less about…

      • What’s amusing is not only have you nit-picked a story (one of *three* on Christmas Day – normal people might cut me some slack), but you’re also factually wrong.

        Home Alone, for its part, did over $190 million in international gross.

        Thanks to the fact that we’re *not* on AOL, you can quickly Google that on IMDB:

        http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=homealone.htm

        So don’t try to play the “American” card with me – or at least wait until you have something accurate to say before you try.

        • foljs

          “””Home Alone, for its part, did over $190 million in international gross.”””

          As did tons of Hollywood BS, in lieu of something better to watch (Scary Movie did $110 million for comparison. Transformers and Armageddon even better).

          That doesn’t mean they become “holiday traditions”, much less keep their welcome for 20+ years afterwards…

  • El Bonz

    Riff from ‘classic’ (old) tune. Add bitcrush. Add hiphop beats. Add autotuned sampled vocals. Woo, you now have every Ableton remix ever! But this is special cause it’s a movie we watched when we were kids and it’s about Xmas! Which is TODAY! how clever *sigh*

    • foljs

      Or a movie that most of us (in the international segment, this is the web, not AOL) could not care less about…

      • What’s amusing is not only have you nit-picked a story (one of *three* on Christmas Day – normal people might cut me some slack), but you’re also factually wrong.

        Home Alone, for its part, did over $190 million in international gross.

        Thanks to the fact that we’re *not* on AOL, you can quickly Google that on IMDB:

        http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=homealone.htm

        So don’t try to play the “American” card with me – or at least wait until you have something accurate to say before you try.

        • foljs

          “””Home Alone, for its part, did over $190 million in international gross.”””

          As did tons of Hollywood BS, in lieu of something better to watch (Scary Movie did $110 million for comparison. Transformers and Armageddon even better).

          That doesn’t mean they become “holiday traditions”, much less keep their welcome for 20+ years afterwards…

  • itchy

    not much going on here today i c

    • Three stories on Christmas?

      Sorry, was I suppose to run a six-part story on DSP on Christmas Eve, or what, exactly?

      • griotspeak

        I expected an epic poem extolling the virtues of the Pono–personally–so that six-parter would have been disappointing as well.

  • itchy

    not much going on here today i c

    • Three stories on Christmas?

      Sorry, was I suppose to run a six-part story on DSP on Christmas Eve, or what, exactly?

      • griotspeak

        I expected an epic poem extolling the virtues of the Pono–personally–so that six-parter would have been disappointing as well.

  • itchy

    not much going on here today i c

    • Three stories on Christmas?

      Sorry, was I suppose to run a six-part story on DSP on Christmas Eve, or what, exactly?

      • griotspeak

        I expected an epic poem extolling the virtues of the Pono–personally–so that six-parter would have been disappointing as well.