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DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Thoughts On Ableton Live

July 17, 2009

Ableton goes in-studio with DJ Jazzy Jeff as he gives his thoughts on Ableton Live and the effect that the software has had on his workflow, music making, and creativity.

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tony traxx July 18, 2009 at 5:04 am

YA KNOW EVERYBODY TALKS ABOUT PETE ROCK AND DJ PREMIER ECT. BUT JAZZY JEFF HAS TO BE THE MOST UNDERRATED DJ/PRODUCERS OUT THERE.HE IS VERY HUMBLE BECAUSE MOST CATS WHO HAS SOLD PROBALLY MORE RECORDS IN JUST THE BEGINNING OF THERE CARRIER THAN SOME LEGENDS IN THIER WHOLE CAREER WOULD NOT STAND FOR THIS ! PARENTS JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND ALONG SIDE WILL SMITH WENT HOW MANY TIMES PLATINUM ? OK .PLUS HE HAS PRODUCED FOR ALOT OF PEOPLE IN PHILLY AND THE WHOLE WORLD ! YOU MIGHT NOT FEEL THE WAY I FEEL AND THATS COOL.NOT TRYING TO STIR ANYTHING UP.MY POINT IS I WOULD LOVE TO SEE WHAT HE THINKS OF REASON ! PETE ROCK IS GREAT ! DJ PREMIER IS GREAT ! MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT BUT LETS TAKE A SECOND TO LOOK AT JAZZY JEFF.IM STILL LISTENING TO A BRAND NEW FUNK ! lol IF YOU DON’T KNOW THAT RECORD GOOGLE IT ! THATS JEFF CUTTING IT UP AND THAT WAS A WHILE BACK BUT SOUNDS GREAT.YEAH I HAD THE CD I WAS IN THE 8TH GRADE I WAS A NERD MAN lol

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MrO July 18, 2009 at 9:35 am

Hell yeah!!! Absolute legend! The likes of Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock and Premier made (make) Hip Hop like it should be made!

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Crumbz July 18, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Ok, I’m switching EVERYTHING over. Thanks Jeff.

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[K]evin July 19, 2009 at 7:46 am

I recently got my hand on Live 8 Suite and trust me when I say it, but “IT WILL COMPLETELY CHANGE HOW I MAKE MUSIC!”

Ableton is the sequencer of the future and it is limitless in facilitating your creativity, there really is soo much to that I or anyone else could never tell you… I’m only at the start of the learning curve for it, so I’m still learning new things all the time.

Ableton is surely something worth checkin’ out, honestly it is.

P.S – i might break down Jeff’s equipment list a bit later on if anyone is interested?

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bigyo July 19, 2009 at 9:32 am

Logic 8 does the samething. Jeff is a real legend man from will smith to gill scott

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Cai July 20, 2009 at 11:56 am

^Logic does the same thing aye?

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[K]evin July 20, 2009 at 12:57 pm

No offense folks, but if you think that Logic (or Cubase/Sonar/Pro Tools) does the same thing as Live then you don’t know much about one or the other… Like I said, NO OFFENSE – I used to think exactly the same thing.

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tony traxx July 20, 2009 at 4:09 pm

I have been using pro tools so long I can’t seem to put it down lol.I started with sonar home studio 4 then i went straight into pro tools.along the way i picked up cubase se then back to pro tools.then I bought logic express 8 .I can dig logic it seems like a good program ‘ i even bought a dvd help to learn it.I guess since I went through the brainbruising learning curve of pro tools and thier millions of updates. I find now that its easy. but I know I cant stay at pro tools 7.4.2 the rest of my life and I would like to use a different interface one day lol
On the low im waiting for reason record in 2 months if I don’t like that I will probally upgrade logic to the full logic 8 studio.Still not gonna put protools down completely.I don’t get all the damn pop ups and shit protools usto give me when I was pushing it to the limit.Well my computers limit.I solved another problem in the process.I smartened up .I went MAC and I ain’t going back.FYI the Korg nano kontol works with pro tools !See for yourself at http://www.sweetwater.com I know I just sold 50 of them to whoever reads this lol.

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Superbizzee July 21, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Yeah, I’ve been seriously considering switching over to Live for the past few months. I deal with Reason, but sometimes I feel like it takes a standoffish approach to dealing with samples…being that you have to import them into Recycle and save them as RX files, then import them into one of Reason’s samplers. And this is AFTER all the pitching has been set by Recycle. Pain in the ass. I went to a Dubspot 1hr demo of Live @ the Apple Store in SoHo and felt like the old man at the club that didn’t know bell bottoms had gone out of style. How could I have not listened to my co-workers who’d been telling me about the benefits of Logic over reason for so long?

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TONY TRAXX July 22, 2009 at 4:58 am

what are then benefits logic has over reason.im curious to know. somebody tell me

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style45 January 29, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I was using cubase since year dot on the atari then switched to Live a few years back it is worth looking at. it’s a bit weird at first but it’s very good.

the thing is at the end of the day if can make dope beats it wont matter what you use. :)

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