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Ableton refresher for future reference

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I missed the live performance last week but since I spent a lot of time on it, I figured I might as well not let my effort go to waste. Since Macs have a record screen function, I realized I could also showcase a few of the cool things Ableton has that you may or may not have seen.

My project focuses on using MIDI instruments, rather than taking samples from online. This means I can play any song I want (or rather, the audience wants), and probably make a mashup too. In hindsight though, I recommend making your drum tracks before a live performance… Unfortunately there are some limitations to using MIDI instruments in Ableton, which are very evident at the transitions.

Anyway, have fun! You may or may not recognize the song.

Thomas Torng

Hi people!

Hi everyone,

I’m Thomas Torng. I like composing and arranging music, as well as developing games. None of these have anything to do with my major though :(. I’ve been playing the piano for a long time, and the vast majority of my arrangements are for piano (if you’ve gone to any Anything Goes shows in the past 4 years you will have heard my stuff). I played trumpet in concert band during middle/high school so I’m familiar with a lot of instruments. Finally, through unavoidable osmosis in a musical theatre environment, I recently started singing as well. I have posted piano/vocal covers online but I’m not ready to break out of the anonymous phase yet so I’m not giving any links :P.

By taking this class, I hope to become familiar with composition software to create my own music (Sibelius Sounds doesn’t quite cut it -_-) and make better covers. I also want to learn how to make and edit sound effects to be used in games.

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