In this course – produced at Tekserve in NYC – MOLDOVER takes you deep inside his arsenal of DIY MIDI controllers – and his totally genius Ableton Live 9 performance setup – to show you his unique vision of the present and future of technology and music!
MOLDOVER invented the terms “controllerism” and ”controllerist”. With his self-deployed, underground approach – incorporating non-traditional MIDI instruments of his own design into his live performances – he has opened the eyes and ears of a generation of live DIY performance artists the world over.
What most folks don’t know about MOLDOVER is that he dedicates a sizeable chunk of his packed performance schedule to education. He propagates the anthem of the inclusive DIY generation by freely sharing his ideas, concepts and instruments! In this exclusive Ableton Live-centric course, he takes us all on journey into the arcana of his world and all the innovative performance techniques and tools he’s developed and mastered to get there!
So if you’re looking to go “live” and if you're burnt out on the mass-marketed, corporate cookie-cutter controllers that permeate the plywood shelves of the shopping mall “music” stores then, without a doubt, this course is exactly what the DIY doctor ordered!
So check out MOLDOVER: Sound Control and all of the cool Ableton Live courses in our award winning, ever-expanding library of online courses designed for the creative professional like you. Get inspired!
Excellent course! Moldover really knows his stuff and this is one of the best "be a creative live artist" tutorials I've watched using controllers and Ableton. Most inspiring to those who build their own controllers too.
yokohama_al wrote on August 16, 2015
Wacky and wonderful. A really interesting way to look at and tackle Ableton Live.
110dB wrote on April 4, 2015
OMG, Matt Moldover is a Genius...hes experimental ideas are awesome i like this course a lot. Thank You MPV!
Zekagiu wrote on February 7, 2015
Pretty good overview of how to put together a set and use controllers. You can tell Matt is extremely experienced and talented. Suggestions for improvement would be to see more descriptions of the operation of the program as he used it. He would do edits and move things around etc. but didn't always show what keys he pressed or how he did his moves. It's always good to find out people's little quick moves when they work. Overall a good tutorial and it's nice to see ableton and controllers in action.
Wade wrote on January 30, 2014
Moldover's original Controlllerism vid got me performing live when I had no idea how I was gonna do that, and this 2014 Sound Control tute is an extended update on his ideas and techniques. There are lots of good suggestions here for ways you can manage and produce your ideas in Live 9 in tandem with hardware controllers. The most technical detail is probably given on the setup behind the Robocaster (midi + fx guitar). If you're a total newbie to controllerism, you may come away wanting a bit more nitty gritty on how to set up some of the cool FX seen here. But anyone should come away inspired, with a lot of new ideas and with their creative batteries recharged.
Leon P wrote on October 19, 2013
Great Stuff, It's definitely better suited for guitar players
It's Just not something i could see myself using .
Carrion Fowl wrote on October 6, 2013
A fresh approach to performing with Live and a charming character - some of Moldover's customizations certainly look amazing. Only beef: a bit light on directly adaptable techniques for other genres..
Andrew Morphous wrote on October 6, 2013
Awesome work! Very informative. Easily understood. I am inspired. Thanks!
illuminati ate my faders wrote on September 30, 2013
amazing insights into a live/controller set up definately learnt alot from this, the actual music left quite a bit to be desired but the concept is really well thought out!!!!