9 October 2014 Ben Solar
Again an amazing techno party we’ve had together with the backyard rave crew. I’ve met great people, seen many old friends and had a flawless party night all over. Big campfire, cold drinks, amazing music… I just love it! Great atmosphere!
28 September 2014 Ben Solar
Spectrum really did a nice job in Ghent on the student kickoff day. We had a really great atmosphere and randomer kicked the place also!
I want to thank all the people who attended to this party and also the people from Spectrum for the nice evening!
14 August 2014 Ben Solar
7 August 2014 Ben Solar
First of all, thanks for all the support! I’ve been working hard on my live set this year, but I also made some nice releases & remixes who are out now on all major digital stores. I met a couple very nice guys this month also and I’m working to get on more representative stages in the future.
7 April 2014 Ben Solar
Struggle for live!
Many of you already know I’m very busy working on my next live set. The fundaments are real basic. I imported kicks, basses, and drums from several tracks I’ve made in the past year, and I did the same for the synths.
To recall most of the parameters during the set I will be using Kapture by Liine. I tried using Clyphx (a free script plugin for Ableton Live if you do not own Max4Live) but the coding in the midi clips gave me a headache.
24 February 2014 Ben Solar
These shakers are done!
Shakers are commonly used percussive instruments to give you a more energetic feel to the rhythm you are playing. Most producers use samples from originals to do the job. With extra drum automation you can get the same result like a live recording.
12 February 2014 Ben Solar
Sync traktor Pro with Ableton Live.
For those who want to get experimental with the Native instruments sound cards then these are some really good videos you have to watch.
Dubspot tells us what we have to do in two easy video tutorials.
In this way you can add more functionality to your set with ableton dummy clips, extra drum loops, effects and extra effects on the traktor decks with the external routing to ableton live. So far the short introduction… watch and enjoy!
4 February 2014 Ben Solar
Drumming your own drum patterns instead of programming them gives you a natural way of producing. That’s why I want this setup so badly. At the moment I am fingerdrumming my patterns, but I’m having troubles with the quantization. When I drum on my keyboard it’s never right on time. By using a drum kit I can mimic the feel of a real drumset.
20 January 2014 Ben Solar
What a crazy friday I had last week. While at work on my lunch break I checked facebook and saw a post from “Switch.” A statement in the Belgian edm scene on StuBru.
They asked their fans what track they had to play at the weekend. What I did is what other producers also might do in this situation. I submitted one of my own tracks. It was Meiko – Leave the lights on (Ben Solar edit). After a couple of hours and still at work I suddenly got a telephone from Stijn Maris. He’s the host of the “Weekend” schedule at Stubru on friday night. He’s the man that played Ben Solar at Stubru