Welcome to the fifth part in our series focussed on using Ableton's Live software for live performance. As you may know many people use it as the basis to live performing in many ways. This series is designed to give you some ideas and pointers in the many ways it is possible to incorporate it into your own live setup.
In this part we take a look at how you can use program changes, and controller changes on a per clip basis. Ideal for changing sounds in your connected MIDI hardware when performing live.
Your guide through this complex and flexible journey is Tom Lonsborough - he's a member of the live act 2 Billion Beats and also an Ableton Certified Trainer working out of the Manchester MIDI school, a very knowledgeable guy when it comes to working with Ableton Live.
When performing with the trio 2 Billion Beats, Tom uses live to allow him to combine live electronic instruments, (Moog Minitaur, Dave Smith Tetra 4, Vermona DRM MKII, AcidLab Bombass) with Lives flexible in-the-box capabilities for certain elements, live input processing and automation.