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.
Keith McMillen Instruments has announced a new Drum Pad Emulation mode for the QuNeo 3D Multi-touch pad controller.
WIth the new mode, the QuNeo can now approximate the feel and response of popular MPC-style drum pads such as the Maschine, Akai, and Korg, as well as others.
?All other drum pads have a mechanical switch that does a one-time detection of when the pad is hit, so the feel of the pad is largely determined by the type of switch and where it is located,? explained Keith McMillen, president and founder of KMI. ?QuNeo continuously senses the varying pressure and location of the player?s gestures, so we can acquire the displacement, velocity and acceleration data of the hit to generate pretty much any response and feel.?
Moldover intros his unique MIDI controller instruments, including The OctaMasher, SyncoMasher & MiniMasher:
Born from the union of a passion for controllerism, and the love of community-collaboration, Moldover’s jamboxes are some of the most radical and innovative instruments he’s ever created. The OctaMasher, The SyncoMasher, and The MiniMasher are completely unique designs; each explores a different realm within the multi-player universe. Like jukeboxes in the 1950s and boomboxes in the 1980s, jamboxes are now playing a crucial role in the new explosion of social music and culture.