How to route audio from Ableton Live to Skype on macOS

I needed to write music to a trapeze performance of a friend of mine, who lives some 500 kilometres away. I could’ve used the microphone of the laptop, and let it record the stuff from speakers, but that would’ve resulted in lousy audio quality. So, I started looking for a way to get audio from … Read more

How to start a YouTube show

Instead of building up a vast library of random uploads, it would be a good idea to compartmentalize the content and steer the ideas into defined sections. Starting a series on your channel creates a frame for other, occasional videos and make them stand out more on their own. Creating a separate show on YouTube … Read more

Influencer marketing strategies for bloggers – optimizing your articles for certain keywords

I write about several themes on this blog, and sometimes choose the topics quite strategically. Interviews are a form of influencer marketing, and they’re rather easy to arrange. Reviews can be written without a permission, which makes them easier to write, but they’re not that likely to be shared. I also write about my experiences on music marketing, … Read more

Extracting email addresses from a recipients list to collect a music promotion mailing list

This is one of those dirty tricks that I haven’t had the guts to utilize before, but now I’m going to give it a try, because…why not. I’ve decided to talk openly about all the means that I’m using in order to gain a stand in the music business. I hope that others will learn … Read more

Setting up an Unzyme live show using Ableton Live

We are a three-person band playing biomechanical pop. We have live vocals, live keyboards, live drums and a backing track. In addition, we have pre-programmed lighting systems for each song. How is all this put together? Our live system has migrated from a very simple collection of separate sound modules to a more integrated mesh of … Read more

Live video recording on GoPro Hero cameras

We record every experiment on at least two GoPro cameras. The main purpose of this is to see how the performance actually looked like, and what could be done better. This is especially great in post mortem situations, when something has gone terribly wrong. It’s the black box of failed experiments. But it’s not just for … Read more

Synapsi 2014 with Hocico – an experiment report

This is a post from the perspective of me, Ville (the drum guy), on our two gigs in Synapsi with Hocico in August 2014. The diary includes lots of technical stuff, which might be out of the interest-range of many people – all the technical mumbojumbo is therefore written in italic. Unzyme played at Synapsi for the … Read more