Learn how Joe Clegg uses Ableton for live performance on some of the world's biggest pop shows.
One of the world’s leading Music Directors, Joe Clegg is known internationally as a Drummer and Live Music Producer.
He has worked with Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Clean Bandit, Sigrid and many other artists. He has performed at major festivals (Glastonbury, Coachella, Fuji Rocks, Rock in Rio), venues (Wembley Stadium, Madison Square Garden, Staples Centre), and on numerous television broadcasts all over the world.
Always keen to pass on his experience, Joe has taught masterclasses at music colleges and events internationally.
What you’ll learn
In this video series you will learn how to translate studio recordings into the live arena in a human and musical way.
Joe Clegg demonstrates the techniques he uses when approaching electronic drums on a live show. From selecting sounds, programming, automation, and practically how that works on stage.
“I personally think that there is beauty in the detail, that recreating a programmed drum part with accuracy is an art form in itself. I might be the only person that gets excited at the thought of pop shows being played fully live, by musicians using technology as an instrument, without conventional backing tracks, but it’s more attainable than ever.”
Within a musical context, Joe breaks down a track from the final mix to stems and back to the multi-tracks—rebuilding it piece by piece into a playable version, ready for stage.
If you’re a drummer but totally new to MIDI, triggers, automation, and sample baseddrums from a DAW, you will discover a whole new world of possibilities.
“I use Ableton Live on almost every show I work on. It isn’t the only DAW used in the world of live music, but it is creative, versatile, and reliable. Ableton handles MIDI, samples, and software instruments in a unique way, designed with performance in mind.”
Recorded at Snap Studios in London, ‘Ableton Live for Drummers’ also includes two sample packs and three exclusive video performances of Joe’s original material, demonstrating how to incorporate electronic and acoustic drums, as well as outboard equipment, in three different set-ups.