Controllerist Yehezkel Raz gives Ableton Push a workout on Paganini Etude for Push, a series of original variations on a theme by classical composer Niccolò Paganini. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: Nick Francis stakes out new territory for controllerism, with his live remix/mashup of My Generation, by The Who.
Francis performs with his DIY MIDI controller, The Choppertone, mixing in iconic sounds of the 60s, including Allen Ginsberg, Mose Allison, Sonny Rollins and others.
via Nick Francis
This video features Livid Instruments founder Jay Smith talking with controllerism champion Matt Moldover about the growing DIY movement, MIDI guitars, the evolution of “producer” and more.
This video, via yehezkel raz, captures an Ableton Push controllerism version of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight Of The Bumblebee.
This video, via DubSpot, features Los Angeles-based producer and controllerist Yeuda Ben-Atar (aka Side Brain) demonstrating how he uses a 1980s Nintendo Power Glove controller with Ableton Live.
Along the way, he talks about his influences and inspirations, controller designs and interface devices, the similarities between video games and digital audio workstations (DAWs), mapping the Power Glove to control Ableton Live, Max for Live, using the computer as a musical instrument, and developing a unique style in the world of modern electronic music.