Live Video Tools: Sound Responsive Visuals for Ableton Live w/ Adriano Clemente

In this video, Dubspot Instructor Adriano Clemente introduces us to Live Video Tools, his new Max For Live video manipulation device for creating captivating visuals with Ableton Live. Learn more about how to perform with visuals and create your own engaging videos in our Visual Performance course. Visit the Visual Performance course page to learn more!

Developed by Adriano Clemente and Thomas Martinez, Live Video Tools is a creative suite for live music performers looking to create sound responsive visuals. With simplicity in mind, the interface has an intuitive design making it easy to generate captivating visuals that dynamically reacts to your sounds. In only a few short steps, you can quickly import videos, stills, and animated GIFs to perform and manipulate alongside your Ableton Live set. Live Video Tools comes loaded with fully mappable effect controls for manipulating feedback, RGB levels, strobe, saturation, hue, inversion, kaleidoscope, and other modulation parameters to generate interesting effects. For example, you could map a filter frequency control to Live Video Tools Saturation control to create expressive filter sweeps. You can also automate modulation destinations using LFO controls so you can focus more on your live performance.

Live Video Tools

Learn more about Live Video Tools and purchase a copy on the Live Video Tools website.

About Adriano Clemente

A trained composer and pianist, Clemente shifted his focus from the traditional piano to exploring the possibilities of interface and design within electronic music. Adriano was curious to see how the same motor skills could be applied to different mediums and allow more freedom for the composer. Ever since making that shift he has moved beyond such parameters to exploring the multiple ways in which sound can interact with all facets of the body itself, from attachable electrodes, to motion sensors, to wearable technologies.

“With backgrounds in music, teaching, psychology, and anthropology, Adriano Clemente is truly a creative polymath” (Ableton).

Adriano has graduated in Clinical Psychology from La Sapienza University of Rome which helped him to blend his passion for music with scientific interest for human interaction. Clemente has been merging Psychoacoustic and Sound Synthesis studies and has been invited to lecture for prestigious universities such as School of Visual Art NY, Columbia University, Stony Brooks University and Brooklyn College.

Adriano has recently worked on a Audio/Video installation for the Super Bowl Boulevard in New York City, which featured 12 LED screens and a sound-interactive walkable platform all located in Herald Square, Manhattan. He is also responsible for introducing his interactive Sound Design approach into the fashion world at the recent Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week for the ØDD’s runway.

Clemente has composed several soundtracks and won a prize at the Torino Film Festival in 2005. He also has closely worked with the director Graham Elliot (SVA) on the creation of NY in Motion, a documentary about NY’s motion graphic, featured in more than ten festivals worldwide.

He is currently focusing on the development of sound and orchestrations through the use of Bio Feedback. Clemente has worked with MGMT and RCA Records but is best known for his unique approach and pioneering of interactive sound/video installations with the Kin-Hact Project in which a body’s movement orchestrates the composition. His work has been featured in Rolling Stones Magazine, The Creators Project, Joystiq, Noisey and in numerous publications in Europe and the States. Clemente is a frequent consultant on new musical technology for such prestigious companies as Disney Imagineering, Korg, Dubspot, Splice, Ableton.

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Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program

The flagship of our music training, with every Ableton Live course offered at the school. After completing this program, you will leave with a portfolio of original tracks, a remix entered in an active contest, a scored commercial to widen your scope, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Ableton Live.

What’s Included:

  • Ableton Live Level 1: Beats, Sketches, and Ideas
  • Ableton Live Level 2: Analyze, Deconstruct, Recompose, and Assemble
  • Ableton Live Level 3: Synthesis and Original Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 4: Advanced Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 5: Advanced Effect Processing
  • Ableton Live Level 6: Going Global with your Music

This program is about learning Ableton Live by going through the entire process of being an artist, by developing your own sound through a series of sketches and experimentation. You will also learn the ins and outs of this powerful software through a series of exercises designed to help you master the steps involved in producing your own music. After a level of getting familiar with the tools that Ableton has to offer, you will then develop your sonic ideas into full-length tracks. You will be exposed to a variety of approaches to arrangement and composition, storytelling techniques, ways of creating tension and drama in your music. At the end of the day, it is the sum total of your choices as an artist that define your sound, and Levels 2 – 6 will give you the experience of actually completing tracks to add to your portfolio.

Click here for detailed information on this program, including start dates and payment plans.

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