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My Life As Music

INT. ROB’S APARTMENT – NIGHT Rob is surrounded by stacks of records on the floor. He looks to camera. ROB I’m reorganizing my records tonight. It’s something I do in times of emotional distress. When Laura was here I had them in alphabetical order, before that, chronologically. Tonight, though, I’m trying to put them in [...]

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Revolver 9 – How I did it

The 6th single from my band Wayside Drive’s new album “The Other Side“. It’s called Revolver 9 and you can listen and download it for free here. This song has probably been one of the most challenging things I’ve ever worked on, but that’s exactly why I wanted to do it. The challenge itself was [...]

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Music is like food

I have had this thought for several years now. Music is like food. As time goes by the more I think that metaphor stands up. Imagine, if you will, that your iPod or CD case or media player is your “menu”. You’re about to drive somewhere in the car or want something to listen to [...]

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Open letter for pro-Creative Commons

I recently attended a very informative workshop on getting your music into TV and Film. It was awesome. Afterwards we all went out for drinks. At the very end of the evening I was speaking to one of the presenters and told her that I release my stuff via Creative Commons Licensing. She said that [...]

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Video tutorial: Recording loops with Ableton Live

I thought it would be easier to see a video of my Ableton set up in action. Recording loops with Ableton Live from Jeremy Osborn on Vimeo. Here is a more detailed description: Using a Behringer FCB1010 and M-Audio Axiom with Ableton Live My Ableton Live template setup If this was helpful feel free to [...]

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How to program a Behringer MIDI Foot Controller FCB1010 for Ableton Live

UPDATED ***************** I finally bit the bullet and purchased the amazing iFCB software for an easy $20. WELL WORTH EVERY PENNY! You can basically program everything on the FCB1010 to do whatever you want right from your computer. You can download it here http://www.wabbitwanch.com/iFCB.html If you want to stay the $free.99 route, Severin commented below [...]

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Using a Behringer FCB1010 and M-Audio Axiom with Ableton Live

M Audio Axiom 49 I use both a Behringer MIDI Foot Controller FCB1010 and a M-Audio Axiom 49 to control Ableton Live. The Behringer is ideal because as a guitarist I can still record loops using my feet. The Axiom is about the coolest thing ever. With it I can control the loop volumes, record, [...]

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My Ableton Live template setup

Download my blank Ableton template here. Version 6+ (Mac)Click on images to view or download a larger version from Flickr This lesson is assuming you have a mid-to-advanced knowledge of Ableton Live. If you’re a beginner there are tons of really great tutorials in the help menu of Ableton. I’m hardly an expert but it [...]

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the net

I was thinking about a poem I wrote quite a few years ago. It’s simple but I’m proud of it. Sometimes it’s the simple things that I enjoy the most. I’ve done a few revisions and re-titled it. the net wrestling with his battered net the boy’s small boat rocks in the wake hair knotted [...]

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Creativity: the fickle beast

An email exerpt from Moby to Bob Lefsetz: i had a quasi-epiphany last year when i heard david lynch talking about creativity (and forgive me if this sounds new age or hokey). he talked about how creativity in and of itself is great, and i realized that he was right. and i realized that, ideally, [...]

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