Adventures at the Ableton Loop Summit 2016

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Taking place in the old Soviet sector on the banks of the River Spree, Ableton held this year’s Loop Summit at the historically renown former GDR broadcast headquarters, the Funkhaus Berlin. Formulated as a catalyst to bring together a like-minded international community of music and music technology makers, Ableton orchestrated discussions, presentations, performances, installations, listening sessions, interactive playgrounds, workshops and after-hour concerts aimed to inspire attendees and foster collaborative partnerships.

Last year at Loop 2015, Ableton announced Live 9.5 and the Push 2 controller. There was a fair amount of buzzing curiosity as to whether they’d announce anything new this time around. On the contrary, there were no new product announcements. Rather Loop 2016 remained focused on creativity, fortifying a sense of collaborative partnerships and aimed to spark creative inspiration.

There was so much to do, see and take part in… I truly wish I could have cloned myself as it was impossible to catch everything. Admittedly I spent a great deal of time socializing, catching up with friends and colleagues, making new acquaintances and building some budding collaborative partnerships of my own.

Based on the themes surrounding the aforementioned, I’d like to provide a synopsis of several key points that I found particularly valuable.

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