MIDI 2.0 Is Coming!

The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and Association of Music Electronics Industry (AMEI – the Japanese MIDI association) broke the news last Friday, January 18 and already has the leading music technology companies such as Ableton, Native Instruments, Art+Logic, Bome Software, Google, imitone, Roland, ROLI, Steinberg, TouchKeys, and Yamaha on board. The companies have already started working together to develop prototypes based on this new protocol.

Ableton Loop 2018: A Summit for Music Makers

This week, we’re going to feature Srishti Biyani, who is a Boston based music producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. Last November, Srishti visited the  Ableton Loop 2018 Summit in Los Angeles. She wrote her observations and experiences during the conference for Adva. We hope you enjoy this read it as much as we did!

Producing Your Songs (Part 4)

In the previous weeks of music production blog posts we looked into finding the right equipment, writing the melody and coming up with the song forms. Moreover, last week we looked into how to arrange the rest of the song in terms of adding more instruments such as bass and drums.

Producing Your Songs (Part 2)

One of my go-to softwares for producing/writing is Ableton Live. I also regularly produce record on Pro Tools, Logic, Digital Performer and Reason, but there is something about Ableton that speaks to me in terms of writing music. There are many different softwares that you can record and produce your music, but I think one of the biggest reasons I regularly use Ableton is its ability to loop.

Producing Your Songs (Part 1)

Today I would like to get into one of the big mysteries of music: producing songs. Many people write songs on guitar, piano or even Voice Memos while walking down the street. But after you write your songs, how do you record it? Do you know how to make a demo? How does this all work especially if you do not know anything about producing?