This video, via Geert Bevin, showcases five very different artists that are exploring the possibilities of gestural music control.
Nev is sharing the project file via his Facebook page (‘Like’ required to download).
He notes that “This was ridiculously fun to make, but took AGES.”
Check this out and let us know what you think of Nev’s Tetris LaunchPad jam!
Moldover has kicked off a new project, Four Track – an album that he says is “waaaaay more than an album”:
This album is my life’s greatest work and I want it to be enjoyed by as many people as possible, but I can’t release my new music as just a simple download. I needed to create something really special. For my last album I pioneered the idea of “instrument as packaging” with my Light Theremin CDs. I had a ton of fun making them and I learned so much that I decided to re-invent the idea for Four Track. The result is a cassette-sized instrument I call The Voice Crusher.
Details on the album and The Voice Crusher are available at his project site.
Nu-desine, the makers of the AlphaSphere, have released a series of tutorials that teach how to use the controller/instrument with a number of popular applications.
The new videos cover these programs: Continue reading
This video, via Keith McMillen Instruments, shows over 30 applications that can be controlled by QuNeo – a controller they describe as “the most expressive pad controller on the market.”
ConCon features workshops, demos and discussions during the day, and performances at night:
Keith McMillen Instruments announced today its Enhanced Note Mode for their QuNeo 3D Multi-touch Pad Controller.
The Enhanced Note Mode maps QuNeo’s pads to the notes of nine types of musical scales, while setting the tonic to any of 12 notes. The scales included in Enhanced Note Mode are Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian, as well as Major Pentatonic and Minor Pentatonic.
(If you missed the discussion of different kinds of scales in Intro to Music Theory, you can find an explanation at this link. If you missed our earlier articles about the QuNeo, you can find those at this link.)
Enhanced Note Mode for QuNeo features a built-in harmonizer, pitch-adding capability, timed harmonic offset, independent vibrato and pitch-bending, octave-jumping, and colored LED light feedback. More detailed explanations below the fold: Continue reading