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Ableton laptop jams at our studio space in Kungsholmen. Bring your laptop, audio interface, cables, and optionally a controller or two. We provide the venue and the amplification. It's recommended to create an Ableton project with at least one set and have all of your MIDI and sound routings, your favorite sounds, synths, audio and MIDI clips, effects, Max 4 Live devices, etc. ready to go. This is not an introduction to Ableton Live or to music making, but you do not need to be a pro. You might want to practice doing some live looping in advance of the meet - doesn't need to be anything fancy, just know how to do it.

Upcoming events (4+)

Sunday Jam

Blackfrog Studios

Hi all, it's time for the Sunday jam! Covid is not over yet so we will keep the attendance fairly low. Every other week we will be going nuts!

As usual, we will live-stream the whole event! If you can't make it, you can still watch the stream and join the chat at twitch.com/piratvision/

Ableton jams are pretty simple. No special hardware is required. Synchronization is very simple through Ableton Link (see below). All sounds, loops, instruments, and experience levels are welcome.

Or bring nothing and no experience at all. A relaxed attitude is all you need.

What to Bring

Gear: Laptop, sound card, (cables to plug in to the mixer!!), and headphones.

Also bring your favorite loops and sounds. A little prep goes a long way. If you have a bunch of stuff prepared at a certain tempo, then feel free to suggest that tempo.

How to Sync

Easy. Just connect to my home wifi and turn on ‘Link’ in Ableton (9.6 or later) Preferences. Hit play. Ableton will start playing on the next bar.

Genre

Basically ... electronic. We can experiment with a variety of tempos.

What to Play

The key is to be a bit sparse. A single instrument track is probably enough.

You don't need to be playing the entire time. Or at all. In fact, it's usually best when only 2 or 3 people are playing at once and the rest are laying out.

Also Appreciated ...

Extra cables, mixer, USB hub, MIDI interface, beer/snus for Christian.

You can also use ...

I will bring spare MIDI keyboards for somebody to borrow. We have an extra Minilogue lying around the studio. I can also bring a Monologue, Bass Station 2, SH-101, Analog Heat, or Waldorf Streichfelt if you ask me in advance.

Sunday Jam

Blackfrog Studios

Hi all, it's time for the Sunday jam! Covid is not over yet so we will keep the attendance fairly low. Every other week we will be going nuts!

As usual, we will live-stream the whole event! If you can't make it, you can still watch the stream and join the chat at twitch.com/piratvision/

Ableton jams are pretty simple. No special hardware is required. Synchronization is very simple through Ableton Link (see below). All sounds, loops, instruments, and experience levels are welcome.

Or bring nothing and no experience at all. A relaxed attitude is all you need.

What to Bring

Gear: Laptop, sound card, (cables to plug in to the mixer!!), and headphones.

Also bring your favorite loops and sounds. A little prep goes a long way. If you have a bunch of stuff prepared at a certain tempo, then feel free to suggest that tempo.

How to Sync

Easy. Just connect to my home wifi and turn on ‘Link’ in Ableton (9.6 or later) Preferences. Hit play. Ableton will start playing on the next bar.

Genre

Basically ... electronic. We can experiment with a variety of tempos.

What to Play

The key is to be a bit sparse. A single instrument track is probably enough.

You don't need to be playing the entire time. Or at all. In fact, it's usually best when only 2 or 3 people are playing at once and the rest are laying out.

Also Appreciated ...

Extra cables, mixer, USB hub, MIDI interface, beer/snus for Christian.

You can also use ...

I will bring spare MIDI keyboards for somebody to borrow. We have an extra Minilogue lying around the studio. I can also bring a Monologue, Bass Station 2, SH-101, Analog Heat, or Waldorf Streichfelt if you ask me in advance.

Sunday Jam

Blackfrog Studios

Hi all, it's time for the Sunday jam! Covid is not over yet so we will keep the attendance fairly low. Every other week we will be going nuts!

As usual, we will live-stream the whole event! If you can't make it, you can still watch the stream and join the chat at twitch.com/piratvision/

Ableton jams are pretty simple. No special hardware is required. Synchronization is very simple through Ableton Link (see below). All sounds, loops, instruments, and experience levels are welcome.

Or bring nothing and no experience at all. A relaxed attitude is all you need.

What to Bring

Gear: Laptop, sound card, (cables to plug in to the mixer!!), and headphones.

Also bring your favorite loops and sounds. A little prep goes a long way. If you have a bunch of stuff prepared at a certain tempo, then feel free to suggest that tempo.

How to Sync

Easy. Just connect to my home wifi and turn on ‘Link’ in Ableton (9.6 or later) Preferences. Hit play. Ableton will start playing on the next bar.

Genre

Basically ... electronic. We can experiment with a variety of tempos.

What to Play

The key is to be a bit sparse. A single instrument track is probably enough.

You don't need to be playing the entire time. Or at all. In fact, it's usually best when only 2 or 3 people are playing at once and the rest are laying out.

Also Appreciated ...

Extra cables, mixer, USB hub, MIDI interface, beer/snus for Christian.

You can also use ...

I will bring spare MIDI keyboards for somebody to borrow. We have an extra Minilogue lying around the studio. I can also bring a Monologue, Bass Station 2, SH-101, Analog Heat, or Waldorf Streichfelt if you ask me in advance.

Sunday Jam

Blackfrog Studios

Hi all, it's time for the Sunday jam! Covid is not over yet so we will keep the attendance fairly low. Every other week we will be going nuts!

As usual, we will live-stream the whole event! If you can't make it, you can still watch the stream and join the chat at twitch.com/piratvision/

Ableton jams are pretty simple. No special hardware is required. Synchronization is very simple through Ableton Link (see below). All sounds, loops, instruments, and experience levels are welcome.

Or bring nothing and no experience at all. A relaxed attitude is all you need.

What to Bring

Gear: Laptop, sound card, (cables to plug in to the mixer!!), and headphones.

Also bring your favorite loops and sounds. A little prep goes a long way. If you have a bunch of stuff prepared at a certain tempo, then feel free to suggest that tempo.

How to Sync

Easy. Just connect to my home wifi and turn on ‘Link’ in Ableton (9.6 or later) Preferences. Hit play. Ableton will start playing on the next bar.

Genre

Basically ... electronic. We can experiment with a variety of tempos.

What to Play

The key is to be a bit sparse. A single instrument track is probably enough.

You don't need to be playing the entire time. Or at all. In fact, it's usually best when only 2 or 3 people are playing at once and the rest are laying out.

Also Appreciated ...

Extra cables, mixer, USB hub, MIDI interface, beer/snus for Christian.

You can also use ...

I will bring spare MIDI keyboards for somebody to borrow. We have an extra Minilogue lying around the studio. I can also bring a Monologue, Bass Station 2, SH-101, Analog Heat, or Waldorf Streichfelt if you ask me in advance.

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Sunday Jam

Blackfrog Studios

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