• sorry

    if any of you people took the fucking time to even remotely look into “your idol”, you would clearly see that the key to his ableton setup…..is actually ILL GATES. and for all of you hacks that dont know who he is, i feel sorry.

  • FuNgUy

    wish this got more technical….

    • forSErious

      why? so you can try to replicate someone elses sound? I think he mentioned something about that

  • clinthammer

    Dude has mad skills with the knobs. Very inspirational piece.-ch

  • http://facebook.com/ionicphunk Jerome sprute

    Hes not made of stone haha but your brain does turn my ass into a caveman. It is truly inspiring jus ta hear about the begging of ur music carrer and that fact that u faced adversity and it jus really shows in ur music that u jus know wtf u like. Youve really managed to sum up past generations and crowd mentality that some how creates an archaic sesne of being.. and being cool as shit . haha Thank u for goin there keep being a fukin rockstar like i know u wil aint no rest fo the wicked

  • Anthony Rodriguez

    Awesome interview!!! I recently purchased a controller and i have ableton. This interview gave me a new perspective on where to begin.

  • Ben dorrell

    Yea ableton is a full production suite man….. Anything is possible!

  • Coleby

    [quote comment="5213"]

    Sweet interview. Bassnectar is awesome, would love to see how his ableton setup works! My style / direction is somewhat in his direction.

    Agreed. Cool interview. Bassnectar is the shit. So beyond the realm of the mass marketed top 40 (dj list) popularity contest out there! I’d also like to know more about his Ableton setup. Does he run stricly Ableton Live or does he generally run any Dj decks/host app alongside?I’m craving some more technical dirt.[/quote]

    Yea dude. i was thinking of buying Ableton! can u like make ur own shit or just edit shit? there are a lot of programs where u just edit stuff but i want something where i can throw my own beats down! how do i go about this?

  • http://smokersguide.org MC Flikabic

    Very informative. The Chancellor on my planet will be most pleased. ****(((((****mind erasing flash*****)))))*****

  • Alex

    [quote comment="5206"]…would love to see how his ableton setup works!…[/quote]

    I run sound at a club where bassnectar plays and i got to take a peek under the hood at his live set. i didn’t actually get to play with it :( but i watched his sound guy set it up and check monitors with it.
    He runs two laptops running ableton into a dj mixer. the sets have the main track “backbone” (about four channels if i remember right) in the center with channels out to either side for “extra” sounds. he has a trigger finger mapped to play clips within the currently selected scene (song?) and the knobs mapped to various effects (one knob just took a kick drum from off, to whole notes, and then 1/2 note triplets, 1/2 notes, 1/4 note triplet etc., another seemed to change the lfo amount and sync rate (wobble) for a filter on the bass ). he had a slider mapped to the tempo. that’s all i was able to discern from the sound check, i’ll have to pick his brain more next time he comes through.

    That said i saw ableton set, and stiff have no idea how he gets those amazing sounds. i guess just time, love, and attention to detail.

  • beatfreak919

    [quote comment="16831"]BEAT MATCHING IS an aesthetic value added to music. It’s not the fucking gasoline that makes a dj run.

    Get it right, be an artist and understand the difference.[/quote]

    too bad beatmatching is easily done now digitally man.

  • Cobo

    Demf and Lolla! Fucking rocked my socks. Can’t wait for november

  • Will

    Seen bassnectar twice, both were very mind expanding experiences

  • Rachel

    [quote comment=""]Saw Lorin spin just a few nights ago. His music takes over everything when he gets going. I’ve never seen crowds so into a set as with Bassnectar. Sweeeet visuals too![/quote]

    I was at the Santa Cruz show over the weekend and it was something else. I’d seen him 3 times before that, but this show was insane! Like he said, it literally felt like swimming in bass, maybe because the venue was so small compared to where I usually catch him. It was fucking magic. All his music is so lush and layered perfectly, perfect flow and mixing.

  • http://www.zacharywasserman.com Zach

    Saw Lorin spin just a few nights ago. His music takes over everything when he gets going. I’ve never seen crowds so into a set as with Bassnectar. Sweeeet visuals too!

  • hello kittymon

    I don’t get why he says the world doesn’t need more d.j.s, I think we are all d.j.s nowadays, and perhaps from where he sits there is something going wrong and it makes him sad to see so many hopefuls, but lets not forget one things, for all the people that work on their must, the world is very stimulationvigorouslymonobeam

    Its the kids like 17, they are where its always at because they see a mountain in front full of fairy tales, kind of like Kurt Cobain, he killed himself when he saw over the mountain.

    • echo

      you answered your own question on line 1. : >

  • http://www.pfft.com PFFFT

    BEAT MATCHING IS an aesthetic value added to music. It's not the fucking gasoline that makes a dj run.

    Get it right, be an artist and understand the difference.

  • Anonymous

    [quote comment="5329"]I've seen Bassnectar three times now, and each time Lorin blew my mind, especially when he played before STS9 at Langerado this year. It's really some of the most original music I've heard in a long time, not to mention and amazing live set. Huge props to Videolicious too, and djtechtools.com for a great interview.

    Peace[/quote]

    First Beastie Boys, then BassNectar, then STS9… most ridiculous night of my life

  • http://www.myspace.com/djpericles John DJ Pericles

    I saw Lorin in Charleston this last spring, and he was running Ableton on two different laptops with two midi controllers, a standard DJ mixer, two CDJs, and Videolicious was doing his insane video mix. I'm pretty sure he was only using the one laptop and the other was back up, and he used the sampler/midi controller to operate entirely in live. Although I can't be too sure, I was in another world the entire night. Unbelievable WOMP of a show. Can't wait to experience it again.

  • Anonymous

    I've seen Bassnectar three times now, and each time Lorin blew my mind, especially when he played before STS9 at Langerado this year. It's really some of the most original music I've heard in a long time, not to mention and amazing live set. Huge props to Videolicious too, and djtechtools.com for a great interview.

    Peace

  • tfon

    I've seen Bassnectar three times now, and each time Lorin blew my mind, especially when he played before STS9 at Langerado this year. It's really some of the most original music I've heard in a long time, not to mention and amazing live set. Huge props to Videolicious too, and djtechtools.com for a great interview.

    Peace

  • jasonj

    I was able to catch a show with Lorin in Kelowna BC, where he played alongside a local (Antipop), as well a Toronto based Dj "The Phat Conductor".

    Let me tell you if you have not been able to see any of these Djs especially Lorin. Then there is a piece of life you may be missing. All three talents that night here in Kelowna performed a full Ableton set that rocked all three levels of the club.

    To a shoulder to shoulder packed club the sounds that came from those speakers are still rining in my head months after.

    I am for sure looking foward to making it to Shambahla in Nelson, BC to see Lorin once again.

    Great inteview!!

  • http://wickedstyle.neural.it/ jaurelio

    music is more important than wine corks under a laptop :-)

  • http://www.KongEntertainment.com Magneus

    Excellent interview! Loved every bit of it.

    Particularly his… interesting sense of humor!

  • http://beer2beer.com Kr0n

    I didn't know him, but I'm already enjoying Underground Communication ;)

  • http://www.myspace.com/bentosan BentoSan

    Cool interview!

  • N2

    agreed! great interview. hopefully he will make it to denver sometime. i would appreciate more tech info on his setup as well…shweet.

  • Huff

    Sweet interview. Bassnectar is awesome, would love to see how his ableton setup works! My style / direction is somewhat in his direction.

    Agreed. Cool interview. Bassnectar is the shit. So beyond the realm of the mass marketed top 40 (dj list) popularity contest out there! I'd also like to know more about his Ableton setup. Does he run stricly Ableton Live or does he generally run any Dj decks/host app alongside?I'm craving some more technical dirt.

  • midian

    Sweet interview. Bassnectar is awesome, would love to see how his ableton setup works! My style / direction is somewhat in his direction.

  • http://www.myspace.com/djxsquizet dj xsquizet

    I really enjoyed that interview. He is a great producer would like to see him live one day