Video: Made in Ableton Live

My step-by-step guide to preparing an electronic music performance, produced for Ableton.

Made in Ableton Live: Ori Moto on how to prepare songs for performance with Live
Directed and Edited by Michael Kirchberger
Produced by Jesse Abayomi
Scripted and Performed by Ray Wassef


‘Made in Live’ is a video series from Ableton. In each episode, an artist is invited to demonstrate how they use Ableton’s audio software, Live, to create and/or perform. When i was asked what I’d like to do for my episode, I turned to viewer comments on previous episodes to get an idea of what folks might want to see covered, and to my music-making friends for their opinions of what in my projects and process might be most interesting to others. The result is my offering to a less-often-addressed part of the community: those who want to get started performing live with, well, Live.

This episode brings together my experience as both a musician and an educator. It features a track I originally produced for my live band, The Ray Mann Three, which I then reworked for performance as my electronic project, Ori Moto. Beginning at the end, with the live performance outcome, I then talk through the process, tools, and ultimately the thinking which leads to that end (or beginning) – and, hopefully, encouraging others to begin too.

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