ROLI RISE Fusion Synth Jam At The 2016 NAMM Show

Sunday Synth Jam: This series of videos, via ROLI, captures a fusion jam session at the 2016 NAMM Show.

The ROLI booth featured a series of performances, featuring their new Seaboard RISE controllers. This jam session featured Snarky Puppy and The Funk Apostles star Cory Henry, along with Marco Parisi and Larnell Lewis. 

Watch for extensive use of pitch bend and slides in both Henry and Parisi’s RISE solos, and also the contrast between Henry’s use of a standard keyboard and the RISE. Continue reading

360° Immersive Ableton Link Synth Jam

Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live synth jam by Expanding Sound, which is made up of Brian Funk (aka AfroDJMac) & Michael Longo.

Funk & Longo use a variety of software and hardware gear, making use of Ableton Link to keep things in sync. And their video is the first synth jam designed to be fully immersive, capturing a 360° field of view. Continue reading

Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synth Jam

Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via Alba Ecstasy, demos his patch library for the Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer.

“If you think as I did, before putting my hands on a OP-1, that this is an expensive toy, you’re right only about the price,” he notes. “Because OP-1 is nothing but a monster synth inside of a small case.” Continue reading