A Tune for the Holidays 2016


Each year during the holidays I try to evaluate something different in musical production tools, which can include digital audio workstation (DAW) software, digital instruments, or even hardware interfaces.

This year, I’ve downloaded a trial copy of the popular Ableton Live for Windows application, and have recorded a short piano piece to experience the Ableton approach to recording. What I’ve found is an outstanding software package, with the best integrated help system I’ve seen yet.

I was relieved to find that their hardware configuration interface, when teamed with the help system, made it easy to get everything up and running. There’s nothing more frustrating than trying out a new DAW and spending hours getting drivers to operate properly. Ableton gets you through this quickly and gracefully.

So, when you have a quiet moment this Christmas season, give a listen to my Ableton recording of the following arrangement by John Carter of “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming”:


(Original post on December 24, 2016)


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