I have been an audio enthusiast and DJ hobbyist since I was a young lad. I currently work as a researcher on The Gadget Show on Channel 5 in the UK where I specialize in all the audio and music tech related content on the show. Before that I have worked in the sound department on a number of feature films doing everything from location sound mixing to foley recording. My main passion, however, lies with electronic music performance and production through Ableton Live and a whole host of virtual synth plug ins.
You're playing live. Triggering samples in Ableton Live 9. But you've got 132 to choose from... Yikes! Tadhg Leonard shares some super tips on using the pitch plug-in to trigger samples in an instant!
Make the most of those versatile dummy clips in Ableton Live 9 with this creative tip by Tadhg Leonard. Learn how to use them for advanced control of your effects via different launch modes.
You've got the tunes. Check. You've got the venue. Check. But your Ableton Live set still needs organizing? No problem. Tadhg Leonard shows how to vanquish the stress before your DJ set.
Take a tour of Ableton Live 9's features that make transforming your studio masterpieces into perfect live performance sets a breeze. Tadhg Leonard explores all you'll need to get started.
Can you ever have too many MIDI controllers? Of course not! Tadhg Leonard gets hands...in (sic) the Hot Hand USB MIDI Controller for some Sci-Fi style wearable tech control. But how effective is it?
The Novation Lauchkey Controller is here and happily Tadhg Leonard has put it through its paces in this feature review. So, how does it perform?
The tech to control your Live set using anything from dedicated hardware to an iPad is now a reality. Tadhg Leonard shows how to create your own Ableton controller using Liine's Lemur for iPad.
Calling all DJs: It's time to scratch that (Serato) Itch! Tadhg Leonard shares his 10 most essential tips for Serato ITCH. Do yourself a favor and get clued up with these DJing tips now!
Keith McMillen's QuNEO has really taken off since its launch. I saw it being performed with across NAMM 2013. In this tutorial Tadhg Leonard shows how to use it for Momentary Effects in Ableton Live.
Novation's Twitch is ideally suited to work with Serato ITCH... but it doesn't stop there. Tadhg Leonard shows how you can expertly set up Twitch as a controller for Ableton Live.
Much of the focus for DJs is on beat matching; getting the rhythm to match or compliment each other. In this tutorial Tadhg Leonard looks at how to mix and match the harmonic element between tracks.
There's a whole lot you can achieve using Serato Video and Serato ITCH. Both powerful tools in themselves, when combined are a killer combination for adding visuals to your live DJ sets.
If you have the Ableton Live Suite it's worth taking advantage of Operator. Tadhg Leonard demonstrates how to optmize this impressively powerful synth for Iive performance.
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