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Upcoming — February 2021

Feb 1, 2021, 08:00 AM by Rhythm Scene Staff

Adam Marcello

Ableton Live for Drummers Webinar
Ableton will be hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 19:00 GMT hosted by Joe Clegg, drummer and Musical Director for Ellie Goulding, Clean Bandit, and Mumford & Sons. In the 90-minute session, Joe and special guest Adam Marcello (drummer and Musical Director for Katy Perry) will discuss their take on hybrid drumming and how they use Ableton Live on stage.

This webinar is ideal for beginner and intermediate drummers and percussionists interested in using Ableton Live to enhance their performances. It will cover topics including how to connect drum pads, play sampled sounds, complex automation routing, and more. As well as chatting about using Ableton Live, Joe and Adam will share real world, road-tested knowledge alongside anecdotes and behind the scene stories.

This will be a fully-interactive webinar, live-streamed from Joe’s studio in the UK. He’ll demonstrate the software using his hybrid acoustic kit with additional electronic pads, with Adam joining remotely from Dublin, Ireland using his Roland V-Drums setup. The two drummers will reveal different ways to get the best from Ableton Live by sharing their screens as they perform and work within the program. The applications of the software demonstrated by Joe and Adam will include playing complex programmed drum parts live on drum pads and triggers, switching between sounds, using automation lanes, and harnessing the power of Instrument Racks, Drum Racks, and Chain Selectors. After the comprehensive tips and insight from two of the leading names in hybrid drumming, the webinar will conclude with a Q&A session.

Attendees of the live stream can also take advantage of two great offers. Ableton Live 10, which can be used with all brands of electronic drums, is available with a 90-day free trial at Joe’s drum sample company, Drum Palace, is also offering a free sample of KIK/SNR, which he will be using as a template to illustrate how he approaches sampled sounds in his live performances.

To attend, sign up at

Drum Day LADrum Workshop 2021 Products Presentation YouTube Event
Drum Workshop Inc. (DW) has announced Drum Day LA, a free livestream event celebrating the newest products and more from DW, PDP, Gretsch, and Latin Percussion. The broadcast can be viewed exclusively on the DW YouTube Channel on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at 12:00 noon PST. Segments will also be viewable after the event on each brand’s social media channels. Drum Day LA will feature new product launches presented in a tradeshow booth-like setting, a behind-the-scenes DW Custom Shop factory tour with John Good, and a who’s who of celebrity drummer guest hosts and performers.

In addition, viewers will able to speak with product experts in real time via YouTube chat. Wood Whisperer, John Good, accompanied by session great Russ Kunkel, will take drum enthusiasts behind the scenes at the California factory, showing off the latest, state-of-the-art drum making advancements and manufacturing techniques. 

Artist performances to include Keith Carlock, Gergo Borlai, Stanton Moore, Thomas Lang, Tony Royster Jr., and many more. Drum Day LA will be a unique celebration of drummers and percussionists worldwide.

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