Video: Anomalie Explains How to Set Up Ableton Live for a Full-Band Performance

When Nicolas Dupuis, aka Anomalie, is building songs in the studio, it's common for his arrangements to get complex: with dozens of virtual instruments, and hundreds of instances of processing plugins, automation moves, and more happening at any given moment.

While Dupuis creates all the tracks himself in the studio, for his live show he has a four-piece band, with three members playing virtual instruments or triggering events in Ableton Live 10 along with their own live instrumentation (the drummer also has a separate sample pad setup). Keeping literally hundreds of tracks and effects straight is a complex process, which Dupuis explains in detail in our video above.

What's remarkable is how, through force of will and foresight, Dupuis is able to map out a whole set's worth of music (full of changes, instruments, and processing) in such a way that it doesn't overly tax his band's laptops. Three separate but closely related Ableton projects live on three laptops across the band's stations.

For more info on Anomalie, including new music and ongoing tour dates, check out its website here.

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