James Laverdure

Bio

Piano & Keyboards, Bass Guitar, Drums, Producer, Audio Engineer, Co-founder of RigShare

Location

Atlanta, GA


I LOVE playing @yamaha keyboards!
This Stratocaster that H.E.R. was playing last night at the #grammys was crazy! I couldn't stop eyeing it.
I love Ableton Live! I use it for click tracks live! I want to start doing some more producing with it. #ableton #live9 #musician #lockin
  • Daren Sirbough
    darensirbough
    Nice bro. I'm still getting into understanding the live application for it as I use it mainly for recording and mixing.
    • James Laverdure
      jameslaverdure
      I've been wanting to do videos of how I use it live. Haven't gotten around to it. It can do so much depending on how and what one is looking to get out of it. It can be as simple as giving you some metronome to stay on beat, or it can be as complex as being your pre-recorded backup band if you need it for that.
      • Daren Sirbough
        darensirbough
        Yeah. I've had people in bands that I play in run it. I just haven't gotten around to learning it for that yet but this year is the year! How do you find it works on your laptop? Smooth?
        • James Laverdure
          jameslaverdure
          Absolutely smooth on my laptop. I've got a 15 in mackbook pro and Ableton has never bugged out on me. It's actually one of the smoother softwares I've ever ran on a laptop in my opinion. I'm so impressed with it. I've been playing live with it for a couple years and have never had a problem, even when I was using my 2012 macbook pro.
Producers! Share some music that you've worked on!
These are some old pictures from the @ampeg Ba 210 SP that I just sold yesterday! I've had it for years and it was a great amp! It had a serious horn that really sounded great when playing slapbass. I have decided to part ways with it as I have not played it much in the past few years as I have been more reliant on my @markbass rig! I'm gonna miss this thing!
  • Daren Sirbough
    darensirbough
    I love how @ampeg bass amps move air, especially the SVT series. Hopefully there are no regrets!
    • James Laverdure
      jameslaverdure
      I loved this amp. When I was using it a few years ago, I was playing a lot out of it and it did a lot of good for me. @ampeg amps are great man.
  • Thiery Laverdure
    thierylaverdure
    That's pretty cool. I can see how that would be useful in terms of less weight and portability. Wonder how it sounds...
  • James Laverdure
    jameslaverdure
    Yup. I'd like to hear how the 8's handle aggressive low end work.
I've been playing these two together for years and they have been pretty reliable. #rigshare #bass @markbass @gallienkruegerbassamps I love the Markbass 2x10 Traveler because it is so light, but carries a lot of power at 400 watts handling. The GK head is a little on the heavy side, heavier than the cab, but it puts out great sound with it's EQ.
I had the opportunity to play one of these over the weekend. Sounded pretty good!
#rigshare #yamaha Playing the @yamaha s90sx and @yamaha CP33 while running @ableton live 9
Keeping the band in tempo with @ableton Live.