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‘Ableton Live for Drummers’ Webinar

Ableton has arranged a Free Webinar on Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 19.00 GMT hosted by Joe Clegg, drummer & Musical Director for Ellie Goulding, Clean Bandit and Mumford & Sons. In the 90-minute session Joe and special guest Adam Marcello – drummer and Musical Director for Katy Perry – will discuss their take on hybrid drumming and how they use Ableton Live on stage.

The webinar will be ideal for beginner and intermediate drummers and percussionists interested in using Ableton Live to enhance their performances. It will cover topics including how to connect drum pads, play sampled sounds, complex automation routing and more. As well as chatting about using Ableton Live, Joe and Adam will share real world, road-tested knowledge alongside anecdotes and behind the scene stories.

More than a talk show, this will be a fully interactive webinar live-streamed from Joe’s studio in the UK. He’ll demonstrate the software via his hybrid acoustic kit with additional electronic pads, with Adam joining remotely from Dublin, Ireland using his Roland V Drums setup. The two drummers will reveal different ways to get the best from Ableton Live by sharing their screens as they perform and work within the program. The applications of the software demonstrated by Joe and Adam will include playing complex programmed drum parts live on drum pads and triggers, switching between sounds, using automation lanes and harnessing the power of Instrument Racks, Drum Racks and Chain Selectors. After the comprehensive tips and insight from two of the leading names in hybrid drumming, the webinar will conclude with a Q&A session.

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Attendees of the live stream can also take advantage of two great offers. Ableton Live 10, which can be used with all brands of electronic drums, is available with a 90-day FREE trial. Joe’s drum sample company, Drum Palace, is also offering up a FREE sample of KIK/SNR, which he will be using as a template to illustrate how he approaches sampled sounds in his live performances.

About Ableton

Ableton makes products for music makers to create, produce and perform music. These include Live, a software that combines traditional studio technologies with the freedom of working without a timeline; Push, a hardware instrument for hands-on playing and composing with Live; and Link, a technology that allows multiple devices to play in time together over a wireless connection.
Ableton was founded in 1999 by musicians in need of new creative tools. The first version of Live was released in 2001. The company is led by its founders from its headquarters in Berlin, and has additional offices in Los Angeles and Tokyo. About 430 people work at Ableton across the world. www.ableton.com

About Joe Clegg

Drummer Joe Clegg, known for his long-standing collaboration with Brit Award winner Ellie Goulding, is also the musical director for Grammy Award winners Clean Bandit and live music producer for fellow Grammy Award winners, Mumford & Sons. Joe has also worked as musical director for Sigrid, Aurora, Becky Hill, Tom Walker and more. He regularly runs masterclasses, workshops, and webinars on the use of Ableton in live performance and has launched a video series ‘You’re So Hybrid!’, an introduction to using Ableton Live with electronic drums in a live setting. In addition, he recently launched the Dust Palace Boutique Drum Sample Library featuring premium drum samples made by professional drummers.

Learn more about hybrid drumming with Ableton Live. Musical Director and Dust Palace founder Joe Clegg (Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding) has teamed up with Ableton to deliver an exclusive, free webinar showcasing hybrid drumming for the studio and stage. Joe’s guest for this interactive session will be Adam Marcello, drummer and musical director for Katy Perry. As well as sharing their knowledge and answering questions, Joe and Adam will demonstrate practical and inventive ways to use Ableton Live to expand the potential of what a hybrid drum kit can do.

Pricing and Availability

For a FREE insiders’ introduction to getting the best out of Ableton Live and hybrid drumming, sign up here.


Date And Time

  • Wed, 3 February 2021
  • 20:00 – 21:30 CET

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