Simon Hayes aka Swarm Intelligence was interviewed by Ableton recently and in the resulting video he gives an insight into his personal workflows when setting up and performing live using Ableton Push 2.
There are some really useful techniques and strategies for performing in this video, with an emphasis on Simon being able to instantly react to the crowd vibe and switch his sounds between different moods or intensities.
I particularly love the “techno button” that Simon uses which is simply a toggle switch that sends one of two MIDI sequences to the same Drum Rack.
If you're interested in how to recreate studio productions for a live setting using Ableton Live and Push 2 then this video is a must-watch:
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