Hardware Review: Livid Instruments Ohm64

 

This review is on the highly desirable Ohm64 by Livid Instruments. This controller is one of the few made in the USA and of good quality materials. The layout is very well thought out and the feel is very solid with rubberized tactile controls. All and all a great unit that is highly versatile.

Filming Note: The flickering that you see of the LEDs on the controller are caused by bad lighting while recording. In actuality no flickering had occurred.

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Max For Live: A Rescue Guide for the New User

 

As you probably already know, Max For Live is now available for public beta. There are tons of people running to the Ableton and Cycling74 sites to download this add-on to Live only to come to the forum a few hours later and ask, "How do I get started". This may seem like an easy answer for the people that are already familiar with Max and Live. The various users on the forum usually reply with, "Check out the tutorials that are on the Ableton and Cycling74 websites". This is a great answer, as there is a plethora of information out there that can tell you how to do anything you can imagine. However, Here in lies the problem. There is too much information for the average user. Users may feel intimidated by the sheer mass of information out there. Still, others might not even know the information exists. This article is here to direct newcomers to simple information that can get them started and then show them where the advanced information is if needed.

Continue to be rescued after the jump...

M4L Tutorial: Beginning Max 1 1/2 - Message Ordering

 

This is a short but extremely important tutorial. This tutorial illustrates the importance of message ordering within Max. If you do not view any other tutorial before you start programming in max, you should at least view this one. Understanding message ordering and object positioning can save you an immense amount of time in troubleshooting.

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Livid Instruments OHM64 Arrives for Review!!!

The great guys at Livid Instruments were nice enough to lend us an OHM64 for review. We are currently putting together a full review. Expect to see a lot of interesting content related to this device. It's a great device for integration into M4L and/or Live. Please feel free to ask any questions while we have this device and we will try our best to answer them.

 

Ableton releases Live Intro: A great intro to Live

Ableton released Live Intro that seems to be a replacement for Live LE. Live Intro can get you into Live at a very low price point so that you can learn how to use it and decide if you like it. You then have the option to upgrade. Don't let Intro fool you though. This is a full featured software package in which it's only limitation is quantity of features, not quality.

To see the differences between Live Into and Live check out this link:

Live Intro/Live 8 Comparison

To check out the product info:

Live Intro

This is definitely an exciting year for Ableton!

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