Remix Winner: Preston Powers

We have a winner! Last month, we held our first-ever Ableton User Group Remix Challenge and invited the music production community to take a stab at Digital Den’s latest release from Subalias. Specifically, the song “Take Me Out”:

The winner is Preston Powers a/k/a $PIC¥ BØ¥$!

From a production standpoint it’s mixed well, and the sound design is on-point. Stylistically, I love the energy … this track slaps! — Subalias

Here’s a quick Q&A with Preston Powers

Subalias said this track slaps! How did you get it just right?
I know a really, really good ghost producer… Just kidding! The little things like compression, reverb, eq, filters, panning, saturation and automation really add up in the end. Don’t be afraid to slap some effects on a sound; if it sounds better, keep it! If it doesn’t, drop it and move on!

Which do you think is the best part of the jam?
The second drop unexpectedly switching up causes a small explosion in my head that gets me going! My favorite element is that rolling bass coming in at 54s and 2:26 – Takes Me Out … back to Europe.

What do you enjoy most about Ableton?
What’s nice about Ableton is there are so many resources out there to help you reach that mastery level. Shout-out to Mmmmmaven! (and YouTube, heh!)

Preston wins a dope prize pack which includes the *dope* Making Music (Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers) book, Ableton expansion packs, and more!

For more Preston Powers, click through:

This is a mix we did for MIX 24/7 EDM Radio! Most of the songs are $PIC¥ BØ¥$ originals with a dash of other spicy songs we enjoy! Thanks for listening!

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Trip Report Releases “Take My Heart” in Advance of #MakeItNew Appearance

This week at Make It New, we are featuring Boston’s own producer and DJ Trip Report. To honor the event, Trip Report released a new original song on his Bandcamp, “Take My Heart.”

One remix comes from our very own Ableton instructor Mitchell Owens, aka Subalias. The remix brings some dark vibes to the dancefloor. Pick it up! It’s just one buck!

A second remix comes from another Mmmmaven associate: Wigzen.

Come celebrate this week! The cover is just 5 dollars before 11pm.

Session View in Ableton – Free Webinar with Mitchell Owens

Session View in Ableton – FREE WEBINAR

Join us for a free 30 minute Ableton webinar on Saturday, September 26th at 3:30 with Mitchell Owens – one of MMMMAVEN’s instructors. An introduction to Ableton’s unique session view that will cover the basics of the layout as well as guide students in making loops as a starting point for new tracks.

iOS and Mac Connection, Complete!

First, click on this demo video that Peter Krin from Createdigitalmusic.com obtained from a little “nagging” to the developers. (Persistence goes a long way Peter!).


Until now, the cable connecting your iPad or iPhone to your Mac was unsurpassed by apps. Download Midimux and Audiomux in order to experience this revolutionary connection.

Now you can now connect a keyboard controller to your Mac and use it on your iPad to create a synth. At the same time, you can use an iPad step sequencer to sequence on instrument onto your Mac. This completely eliminates the variable of inconsistency from unreliable wifi networks.

The video above demonstrates the interesting collaboration between iPad and Mac when a MIDI controller is added.


Photo credit:Createdigitalmusic.com

Using Audiomux, you can transfer anything your working on from your iPad to Mac and vice versa. If you have more apple equipment (i.e. an iPhone, iPad, and Mac) you can create your own mini Apple studio with the use of these two apps.

To see Peter Kirn’s full article on the advantages of these two apps click here!

Official website:
Midimux.com

Facebook Pages:
Midimux
Audiomux

You can come into MMMMaven and learn this cool, new, innovative technique through our music production courses! Contact Sarah Hoffman at 617.849.9321 today or drop her an email.