Looping artist Beardyman has been on the lookout for the ultimate live music production setup. He couldn’t find it, so he created the Beardytron 5000 mkII.
The video includes discussion from the developers that implemented the Beardytron 5000 mkII, along with performance demos from Beardyman.
Here’s what he has to say about the Beardytron 5000 mkII:
This new system is immensely complicated, but it has to be. What i now have at my disposal is the most complex and fully featured live-production system ever devised. I can start from nothing and get a fully formed track in as long as it takes to imagine it. Real-time music production. This has never been possible before.
My old set-up was never suited to task, but i got pretty good at using it live and working around its many flaws… Now however, i can design my way out of any problem i see.
This has seen a team of 4 developers pushed to their limits to achieve my dream of being able to drag musical ideas out of my head and into the real world at the speed at which they occur to me.
It’ll never be truly finished, because it’s potential is limited only be my imagination and ability to fund it’s development. But know this… Every time i test a new feature it fires off a thousand new ideas… Basically what i have here is a platform for innovation. At some point i will commercialise the hard work that has been done on the system, but there is no date set for software releases yet or any idea what kind of form any resulting products would take. Still, i feel it is now time to share the fruits of my labours with the world, and i invite u to join me on my ongoing journey into the unknown, to see what lies behind the great mirror, to sample the fruits of the fun-fun shrub, bathe in the cramnumbulant majesty of its myriad splendours. Be… Feel…. Die.