In this blog series we’ll be exploring MMS Tutor Tom Lonsborough’s live setup, and how you might look to create your own.
In Tom’s other life, he’s in a successful 3-piece chuggy-disco electronic band called 2 Billion Beats, who have has a slew of over 25 releases and have toured globally. At the heart of their setup is Ableton Live, sequencing a boatload of hardware.
Recently Tom spent some time at Sonic State HQ talking through how 2 Billion Beats perform live. We’ll be looking more closely at the specifics of his setup, and answer some of the questions raised in the video series. If you have any questions that may come up relating to this blog series, feel free to get in touch.
Here is a bespoke video on how to achieve this using a Roland TR-8 as an example:
Next up we’ll look at how to create a white noise sweep in Drum Rack using an instance of Analog which can be triggered and modulated with a MIDI controller to add depth to your transitions between tracks.