If you're thinking about performing "LIVE" (ie. playing your own original music to an audience), you can always learn more about Ableton Live. Thus, to make full use of our comments section on blog posts, we'd like to open up the forum for you to share your thoughts and experiences on using Ableton Live for performance, or perhaps you'd like to ask a question about that feature or technique that's been bugging you for ages?
To kick it off, I thought I'd ask you about your experiences in trying to sync multiple Livesets for collaborative performance. I have attempted multiple approaches alongside my Haul Music labelmate, Craig McWhinney, including sync of our laptops via ethernet, sync of our soundcards via SMPTE, and various approaches to MIDI sync... first with one Ableton Liveset as the Master and another as Slave, then finally settling on both Livesets synced via MIDI with an external clock source from my Roland TR-909 (which proved to be VERY wonky!) and eventually from our favourite Master Clock, Craig's Elektron Machinedrum, which is TIGHT. Feel free to ask me any questions about these methods in the comments section.
This is also a hot topic amongst Ableton Certified Trainers, and from time to time I'll report back on some of the discoveries made by my fellow Certified Trainers from across the world.
Cheers, Mike Callander