Mark de Clive-Lowe
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I saw you at low end theory in LA a while back, and nocando explained that everything was produced live. I'm currently learning how to perform live with ableton, and i was wondering if you might be able to explain your live setup and how you're able to produce live so flawlessly


Mark de Clive-Lowe responded on 09/03/2013
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hi taylor, thanks for the question. it's a little beyond the scope of right here to reply in depth (maybe it's time i did a video breaking down the technical side of the setup), but basically the heart of the process is NI Maschine. all the live programming happens in there and i've also got it loaded up with one bank of soft synths. there are no pre-programmed loops or prepared music, everything is hand made as it happens. when i use acappellas i'll have them hosted in abelton, but the nucleus of the live production is still Maschine. i use two korg KP3s, one on the maschine/music, one on the acappellas. on the show you saw i had no acappellas, one KP3 on the Maschine which then went into a Kaoss Quad. when i have other musicians/vocalists with me, i'll sample and manipulate them through the kaoss pads too. hope that explains a little at least!

and here's the set you heard that night: https://soundcloud.com/mashibeats/mark-d... - it was a fun hit for sure

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