Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a dual-LaunchPad take on Coldcut’s Border.
By: Donncha Walsh
In the video below, controllerist Moldover explains, step-by-step, the evolution, design, and building of his custom Mojo MIDI controller:
Here’s another look at the Alkex Instruments BallBeats tangible music sequencer, sequencing slices of the Amen Break.
- 8 Step Sequencer
- 6 Multimode Channels
- Built in USB i/o interface
- Sync to Midi Timecode
- Includes 50 1/2? Steel Balls
- Compact size (6?x8?x1?)
BallBeats is priced at $199. See the Alkex site for details.
This demo for Sinevibes Sequential offers less discussion and more percussion, demonstrating what the sound mangling sequencer can do with the Amen Break.
Alexander Smith has released an Amen Break iPhone App, a sample playback instrument that lets you manipulate the Amen Break – the most famously sampled drum break in history – by touch and motion.
Not the most useful app we’ve seen – but if you strapped a couple of these to a Mopho DJ setup, things might get interesting.
It’s $.99 in the App Store.
There seem to be an endless supply of dubstep bass tutorials on YouTube. But this is one of the more original.
Mark Wilson uses his blender, along with a dash of Amen Break, to build a dubstep track.
This is a mini-tutorial on making music with the Amen Break – the most famous drum break in history. Continue reading
Brian Trifon demonstrates some of Trifonic’s techniques for chopping up a beat loop, creating stutter edits, and making glitch effects. Continue reading