For around a year before I got them, I had really wanted Philips Hue lights. I thought it was the coolest thing to be able to create ambient colors in a room using lights. What I thought was even cooler, was how these lights could actually be programmed. Of course, since I have a love for music, I thought it’d be awesome to sync the lights to music and create a neat light display in my bedroom. Finally, about three months ago, I finally gave in and spent nearly two hundred dollars at the Apple Store for a starter-kit for the most advanced version they sell. The first thing I did when I got them home, is downloaded a chrome extension called Huegasm which would allow me to sync my hue lights with audio from any chrome tab. In my case, I used it to sync my lights with Spotify. However, I was very disappointed with the results. I wanted more of a programmable “light show” than a “light display”. At first, I thought about programming something from scratch. My only concern was that it would involve a lot of extra work I didn’t want to do such as creating an editor for the lights. That’s when I thought about using Ableton Live.