I recently attended a workshop at Decibel Festival‘s daytime conference at the EMP Museum. The workshop was called ‘Performing with Live – From DJing to Live Fusion’ and covered different ways of using Ableton Live to play live. It was run by Isaac Cotec of Warp Academy, who also runs the Subaqueous Music website.
The most helpful tip I took away from this workshop was a circle of fifths wheel, color-coded with the colors found in Ableton. You can use this tool to organize tracks by key based on their color on the wheel. This will help keep your tracks organized and will help you mix tracks that sound good together. There’s a full description of this circle of fifths wheel on the Subaqueous site.
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Top photo by Aya Tiffany Sato. Circle of fifths wheel by Isaac Cotec.