Creative Remixing With Ableton Live

Glenn Kotche's Anomaly deconstructed for training purposes with Blend      11/07/14

Glenn Kotche's Anomaly: Deconstructed for Live from Noisemaker Academy on Vimeo.

 

Wilco drummer and composer Glenn Kotche has granted musicians, producers and audacious fans unprecedented access to remix his seven-movement piece Anomaly on Blend, the music collaboration platform. Featured on his latest album Adventureland, out now on Cantaloupe Music, Kotche composed Anomaly and recorded it with the famed Kronos Quartet.

To aid in the remixing of this adventurous multi-dimensional piece, Blend has teamed up with Ableton Certified Trainer Josh Hogan from Noisemaker Academy to deconstruct all seven movements of Anomaly into multi-track sessions that Blend members can download and remix with Live. Hogan has also filmed an informative tutorial video that take the user through his approach to laying out each movement in Live and tips on how they can utilize the software's features to get creative with their remixes.

"We've had access to all of the multi-track stems from the album," says Hogan, "I've broken them down into scenes and beat-matched 'warped' clips, which fit to Live's transport, making it really useful for remixing, blending, and mashing up."

The combination of the Live sessions and the video tutorial give users a powerful set of tools to work with Anamoly "Josh has taken Glenn's incredible compositions and given them a new dimension for Ableton Live users", adds Alex Kolundzija, CEO of Blend. "By sharing his expert knowledge of Live in the video tutorial, producers, remixers and fans have everything they need to add their own personality Glenn's astonishing work."

Anomaly is available for listening, remixing and reimagining on Blend, a music collaboration platform that allows musicians to share and remix, or "blend" each other's tracks. Hogan's Live sets for movements I and II of Anomaly are currently published on Blend, with more to follow in the coming weeks.

Pricing and Availability:
Blend is currently an invite-only community and new users can use this VIP link to get instant access to the Glenn Kotche project: https://blend.io/vip/cantaloupe.


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