Jerome Rex

Hip hop with soul

Less is Less. But Also More…

Less is Less. But Also More…

A while back I started using a Launchpad Mini to accompany my live performances. It works as a hardware interface that controls my music software (Ableton Live) and the whole experience is just delicious – flashing lights and all! Sadly, the Launchpad isn’t a standalone solution. For smaller performances I wanted a controller that doesn’t need a laptop to play, since it seems...

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Ableton Live Online Course – Week 2

Ableton Live Online Course – Week 2

Here I am, 2 weeks into my Ableton Live course, and all I can say is wow! I enrolled with the hope of improving my live show and, even though the focus of this course is geared more towards music production, it’s been very helpful. I’d advise anyone looking to learn the software to try 1 of these (FREE!!!) online courses. Youtube videos are useful, but a structured course has the...

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Ableton Live Online Course – Week 1

Ableton Live Online Course – Week 1

What a difference a few days make! As practically the default application for live music performance, I bought a midi controller and accompanying Ableton Live software in hopes of expanding my onstage repertoire with some fancy improvisations! Alas, the manual just proved too daunting to delve into by myself. Luckily my buddy Fruit Vendor recommended an online introductory course on the Ableton...

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My 10 Most Played Albums of 2014

And we’re back! I wrote this list a year ago and, since it’s that time again, I thought I’d make this an annual piece. Like last time, this isn’t a list of my favourite albums from last year – some of the releases on this list are older than 2014. Instead, these are the 10 albums I listened to most often over the course of 2014. So, in no particular...

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