Its funny, but the micro-industry and spin offs surrounding Ableton's Live 8 are really picking up speed, its a bit like the old days of the iMac with iThis or iThat - which I'm guessing must be pleasing Ableton no end. The truth is, if Live 8 wasn't such a killer app, then none of this would happen.
As if to prove exactly this point, SAE's Liverpool campus is launching a short 4 week evening course focussed on Live for the DJ.
With SAE Liverpool’s Ableton Live Course you’ll learn how the role of the DJ has evolved beyond all recognition in these most digital of times. This four-week course takes place in the evenings and comprises only the best tools to ensure an insight and education that’s second to none. Of course all aspiring DJs will get hands-on with Ableton Live 8 – the latest and greatest iteration of the software – but they’ll also get an insight into ultimate control with the Vestax VCM-600 purpose-built Ableton Live controllers, without doubt the perfect set-up for any DJ who craves instant live performance control married to extreme creativity.
MIDI up your drums with these aluminium balls
Tom Whitwell shows off his new Turing Machine and some really interesting prototypes