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.
Saturday Synth Porn: Dubspot had controllerist Julie Covello, better known as DJ Shakey of NYC’s Warper Party, in for a set as part of the final week of their Ableton Live educational program.
In this video, Covello explains her custom Ableton Live controller, the VoltAxe. The Voltaxe combines multiple controllers into one to create a dual-necked Franken-controller. It was built with a Novation Launchpad, two USB MIDI controlers from Korg NanoSeries 2, Kensington Expert Pro Turbo Trackball Mouse, acustom eyepiece, foam board and custom cabling power.
In this episode of Sound Design Live Podcast I talk with electronic instrument designer, musician, and teacher Moldover about designing better human interfaces for music, his super cool circuit board CD, and why the hell MIDI still exists.