AbletonCast show


Summary: This Podcast is for anyone who is interested in Ableton Live. Whether you’re a pro or just getting started, there’s something for all. I talk to lots of different Ableton user’s who I think are using the program in a cool unique way. Don’t worry if you’re not a pro, we’re all finding our way together. My goal is that each episode helps each one of us discover new things about Ableton, and inspire us to continue creating our best work yet! -Kevin Swartwood, Host

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 Episode 11 – Joe Clegg | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:52

Such a pleasure to interview Joe Clegg who plays with Ellie Goulding, Clean Bandit, Mumford and Sons and many more. Joe’s a great drummer and even greater guy. Check out Joe on Instagram @cleggdrums to hear about his cool bicycle ride for charity this coming November. To get a bit of a visual idea of what Joe’s setup looks like check out  

 Episode 10 – Lij Shaw | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:52

It’s a real treat to have Lij Shaw on the show to talk about his experience with Ableton. Lij is a Musician, Producer, Engineer and runs the Toy Box Studio in Nashville.  He also records at the Bonnaroo Festival every year at the “Hay Bale Studio”, and has recorded artists such as Adele, Wilco, Andrew Bird, Blues Traveler and so many more.  And of course he has his own podcast which completely rocks!! called “Recording Studio Rockstars”, where he interviews some of the biggest Engineers and Producers in the business.  

 Ableton Cast Update 2.0 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:33

Another update from me, because I just can’t stay away. A little tip and tutorial on running tracks from Ableton. I talk to Power user Nathan Mckay, and also give you guys a little treat at the end of the podcast with an introduction to Dennis Michaelis aka “Diesel”

 Ableton Cast update 1.0 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:56

Just a quick update to let you know that I’m still here, and haven’t given up. Life has been a bit crazy, but we do have more episodes coming up. I do a quick update and a quick interview with myself to let you know how I got started and how I use Ableton.

 Episode 8 – Tim Buell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:42

This week we talk to Nashville TN based Tim Buell about using Ableton to run backing tracks. Tim is a freaking rockstar when it comes to this, so it’s well worth a listen. Tim also does online training for drums and Ableton, and he’s very graciously set up a page for our Ableton Cast listeners at . This will have some videos and free resources, so don’t miss out on some great free stuff. Hot tip from Nathan “Nato” Mckay on using the auto pan plugin within Ableton I review Output’s amazing plugin “Exhale”plugin ., for a full youtube walkthrough by Output. And of course our sponsors , check out this great artist producer and her song “Angel”.

 Episode 7 – Matt McCoy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:22

It’s a real honour to have Ableton Certified Trainer, owner of Loop Community and Looptimus Matt McCoy. Matt and his company make both software and hardware which is a real treat. We discuss how Matt got started, and how he runs things now. Two newer sections for the podcast, Nato “Power user” Mckay gives us a new Ableton hot tip of the week “Slip Editing”. And I do a real quick review on my favourite string plugin “Analog Strings” by Output. For more details on Output, check out . Special thanks to Output for allowing me to review their amazing plugins. Thanks to our sponsors Smell the Pines Youtube channel –  

 Episode 6 – Bonus Episode Will Doggett talks Ableton 10! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:20

I originally recorded this before Ableton 10 had come out, but now it’s out, and it seems as good of time as any to let you guys hear it. Will discusses the quick highlights of Ableton 10. If you’re on the edge like Lady Gaga, this should push you over into the land of creativity .

 Episode 5 – Si Francis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:03

Si Francis, Ableton Guru, amazing bassist for Ellie Goulding and many others. I talk to Si Francis about his unique live setup with Ellie Goulding and more. He’s a great musican and even greater human!

 Episode 4 – Will Doggett | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:07

Ableton Certified Trainer from Austin Texas. We speak to Will about how he got started with Ableton, and some tips and tricks to make life easier for those of us who live in the Ableton Bubble. Will knows Ableton inside out, and really utilises it’s stock plugins and key features.

 Episode 3 – Thomas Glendinning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:11

South African Ableton Certified Trainer is a boss! We talk about using Ableton live with his two piece band, what happens when things go wrong? Creating music from a distance using Splice.

 Episode 2 – Henry Marsden | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:10

I talk to Henry Marsden, Bass player, MD, Ableton Master! Working with Jake Issac, Worship Central, Jesus Culture and more. Henry runs his own record and publishing company Bespoke Records. Great guy, and a super talented well rounded musician.

 Episode 1 – Nathan Mckay | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:21

For my first episode I interview Power user Nathan Mckay. We discuss working with Justin Bieber, to 72 track albums, to crazy instruments you’ve never heard of.  Nato usually works in Ableton, 6 to 8hrs a day. He carries a portable studio pretty much every where he goes. He’s just finished a trip to Jamaica, Atlanta and now back home in Stratford Ontario. Nate’s got a unique approach to Ableton and life in general.

 Episode 0 – Welcome to Ableton Cast | File Type: audio/wav | Duration: 1:11

Welcome to Ableton Cast. We talk all things Ableton. Plus a bit more.  Whether you’re brand new to Ableton or a seasoned pro, hopefully we have something that will be helpful for you.


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