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Ableton or FL Studio or Bitwig, Maschine Jam integrates with everything

First, there was software – and mapping it manually to controllers. Then, there was integrated hardware made for specific software – but you practically needed a different device for each tool. Maschine Jam is a third wave: it’s deeply integrated with software workflows, but it can swap from one tool to another without having to change how you work.

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Video Walkthrough: Maschine Meets Ableton Live in New Template

New Year’s Resolution: hands off that mouse / trackpad. Let’s get more physical with our production. If you’re not eager to wait for Ableton’s Push hardware, or you’re just a fan of traditional pads or a Maschine owner, combining Maschine with Live can be a great choice. Native Instruments quietly updated Maschine control integration with Ableton Live. It’s one Berlin-engineered tool meets another. Of course, this arrived in the midst of the holiday rush, so we’ll turn to producertech.com to give us a detailed walk-through, from installation and configuration to how the integration works when playing. And the results look …

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Cells 2.0 Melds Renoise with Ableton Live-Style Clip Launching

Renoise’s scripting interface is something special, allowing people to build anything they imagine in a way that’s directly integrated with this production studio – no add-ons required. But whether or not you yourself want to code, that also means access to the imagination of the Renoise user base. And one of the most impressive shows so far is an ambitious process to duplicate Ableton Live’s mixer and clip launching interface inside Renoise. We first saw that effort at the end of the year, but it’s now about to reach a whole new level. Now, in fairness, part of why people …

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Ableton Live-Style Performance Interface, Scripted Entirely in Renoise: Cells!

In a marvel of DIY engineering, one intrepid user of the tracker-made-modern music making environment Renoise has reconstructed the basic elements of the Ableton Live interface. With quantized clip launching on channels and even a crossfader, it’s unmistakably a copy of what Ableton does. I don’t think you’d dump your install of Ableton for this; the whole reason you’d want a feature like this is really if you prefer other elements of Renoise that are different from Live. But as a proof-of-concept, it’s pretty extraordinary. (Ableton users, the ball’s in your court: someone want to make a tracker in Max …

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Script Your Effects: AEScripts.com Relaunch with Name Your Own Price Model

AEScripts is a required destination for After Effects users. I featured their work (Magnum – the Edit Detector) last year in my Ninja Video Sampling workflow. Last month they relaunched the site with a sleek new look, and a sleek new Name Your Own Price model for their scripts. Some great new additions to the site include Randomizer, Sequence Layers, AudioAmpToVideoSpeed, rd: Slicer and RepositionAnchorPoint. These, and most of the other scripts on the site, feature a $0 price minimum. So you can get the scripts for free, and drop some cash later if they become an indispensable part of …

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Download Free Korg nanoPAD, nanoKONTROL Scripts for Ableton Live

Photo (CC) Jay Vidheecharoen. The KORG nanoSERIES has a rabid following among many Ableton Live users, and with good reason. The nanoPAD and nanoKONTROL street for about US$60, provide basic knobs + faders + transport (KONTROL) and pads and X/Y control (PAD), plus a fully-featured, cross-platform editor, but still fit in a backpack. They’re small enough to use in coach on an airplane. Having to open Live templates, however, just to get the mappings you want is a big pain. So, instead I’ve created a basic set of MIDI Remote Scripts and Kontrol Editor templates for Mac and Windows, Live …

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Wii Midi Control in Resolume with glovePIE: Full Instructions, Pictures and Settings Files

I had hoped to have Wii Remote control over at least part of Resolume happening for my gig on Friday night, but didn’t have time to setup the various MIDI messages in glovePIE. If only I’d googled it first. Erm, so not an “I feel lucky” search, but the second result is this thread on the Resolume Forums in which VJNexus details his Wiimote Resolume control technique and shares his glovePIE script and Resolume MIDI preferences file (5th post from the bottom). Tasty!

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Nucleo Lite? Free After Effects 7 Background Renderer Script for Mac and PC

No, it’s not from Gridiron, and it doesn’t do any of the cool preview rendering, but BG Renderer, from the AE Enhancers forum, does do background rendering, for free! Using the power of After Effects scripting, it opens a terminal or command line window to background render any queued items. It also had the added advanced feature to launch more than 1 instance at a time. If you have a multi-processor machine, you can launch as many instances as you have cpu’s. In my testing, this cut render times in half on a Quad G5 using 4 intances. (having at …

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