One-on-One with Managing Director Alex Maniatis

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It’s not often Alex Maniatis, our champion and Managing Director of Together Boston, is able to discuss his history and vision. He’s a busy guy.

CrewLab, an industry interview and podcast series, discussed his history and tapped him for knowledge. The series has talked to the CTO of the Appreciation Engine, the manager of Linkin Park and the founder of WhiteRaverRafting.com.

The talk is titled: “How to Teach (and How to Learn) DJing and Music Production, with Alex Maniatis (Owner, Mmmmaven DJ & Production School).

Click and listen here. Like he says as one of the main takeaways:

“Be open to criticism. Realize that some people don’t get what you’re doing, yet… But, they will.”

Learn more about our classes by clicking here.

.@WaveDNA’s innovative software: Liquid Rhythm via @cdmblogs

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If you’re looking for a new way to make beats, something to keep things fresh and interesting, and even something that integrates with Ableton Live (but also works as a plug-in for any DAW), read on. Even if you weren’t looking for this before, you want it now.

With WaveDNA’s Liquid Rhythm you can build beats or select from the array of rhythm pallets, and paint them onto the arrangement. The rhythm pallets have a unique organization, sorted by “suggested,” “similar,” and “favorites,” making composing a smoother process. There’s even a randomize feature, which can turn out interesting patterns to spice up your track.

Createdigitalmusic.com interviewed WaveDNA. You can read that and find more information on this awesome software here.

Want to get involved with digital music? Are you especially talented in music and just want to boost it with the powerful Ableton program? Our classes can help you do just that.