Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Ableton Live 9 Basics Pt 5 Clips

This is a basic overview of clips, what kinds you have, how to launch them, how to bring in more clips and how to understand how long your clips are.

Party House Time

  • Party House 4′ features six best-sounding Construction Kits. It’s a great collection for any genre of House, including Progressive, Dutch, Tech and Electro. All samples are cleared for personal and commercial use, and are supplied in a range of formats to suit the needs of your project. These elements can be combined and rearranged in any number of ways. Check out the audio demo to hear the high quality of the sounds on offer.

    Detailed Contents:
    • • 6 Construction Kits
    • • 111 Loops
    • • MIDI Files
    • • Multi-format loops
  • Construction Kits:
    • • CK01 (29 loops, 3 MIDI files)
    • • CK02 (25 loops, 4 MIDI files)
    • • CK03 (24 loops, 3 MIDI files)
    • • CK04 (13 loops, 3 MIDI files)
    • • CK05 (12 loops, 2 MIDI files)
    • • CK06 (8 loops)
  • Formats:
    • • ACID/WAV
    • • AIFF
    • • REX Loops
    • • MIDI files
  • Specifications:
    • • 609 MB (Total Data 333 Files)
    • • 44.1 kHz/24-Bit
    • • Royalty-Free

  • Here

Admiral Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters International - Ring My Number:Temi Laago (1988)

This chunk of late '80s juju is a bit infectious; the fidgety rhythms propel us at speed through the delightful wash of slide guitars and vocal harmonies. This is the sound of summer.


Side 1: Mo Kan'Lekun Oro / Eni Kanju Ola / Emi O Majo / Temi Laago (821 367)

Side 2: Maranti Olore / Temi O Ni Soro / Kolre Baje / Adawa Loni Juju

Get it HERE.

Bnate Houara

Ya know 'em, ya love 'em! Here's another vintage cassette of houariyat songs. These are all in the standard 6/8 chaâbi rhythm. None of the mind-warping songs in 7/4 -> 10/8 rhythms, which is identified as "houari tqil" and "houari khfif". Still, the groove is undeniable, and these Marrakchiyat pour some crazy energy into it. And when they shift melodic gears mid-song and soar off in a completely unrelated key (see embedded track at 4:27)...  Yeah!!

By the way, the lovely j-card graphic shows two ladies clapping on the ramparts at Essaouira. I don't think this music is typically found as far west as Essaouira - I always understood it to be centered around Marrakech and the surrounding countryside. The tape itself is produced in Marrakech.

Oh, and if the clapping ladies were actually standing on the ramparts as pictured here, they would be at least 35 feet tall. Great for sampling!

Get it all here.

Ableton Live 9 Basics Part 4 Routing

This gives an overview of routing MIDI and Audio tracks in Ableton Live 9, how to send MIDI and Audio to different tracks, how to monitor MIDI and Audio input and how to configure the mixer views

Ableton Live 9 Basics - Tracks

This tutorial covers the basics of the tracks, what kinds you have, how to create new ones, how to arrange them, how to reorder them, how to group them, how to name them and color code them.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Paulinho Da Costa - Agora (1977) [Reissue 1991]

Artist: Paulinho Da Costa
Title Of Album: Agora 
Year Of Release: 1991
Label: Original Jazz Classics/Pablo Records 
Genre: Jazz-Funk, World Fusion
Total Time: 38:09 min
Format: Mp3 / FLAC (tracks +.cue, log-file)
Quality: CBR 320 kbps / Lossless 
Total Size: 112 mb / 235 mb (Booklet)

1] Simbora
2] Terra
3] Toledo Bagel
4] Berimbau Variations
5] Belisco
6] Ritmo Number One

Paulinho da Costa (vocals, whistling, berimbau, tamboura, ocarina, congas, bongos, cuica, guiro, pandeiro, reco-reco, shaker, surdo, triangle, wood block, percussion, waterphone);
Octavio Bailly, Jr. (vocals, bass);
Claudio Slon (vocals, synthesizer, drums, water drum, timabales, percussion);
Larry Williams (saxophone, flute);
Steve Huffsteter,
Gene Goe (trumpet, flugelhorn);
Mike Julian, Frank Rosolino (trombone);
Greg Phillinganes (acoustic and electric pianos); Lee Ritenour (guitar).

Disqus for Their Choice