Diego Stocco – Beachwood Real-Time Multi-Processing Improv

Sound designer Diego Stocco has released a new video, Beachwood, that captures a short improvisation, created with a musical object he calls “Beachwood”.

In the beginning of the video, he explains that he started with a piece of wood he found at the beach. Then he added a contact mic and a lavalier mic and some metal resonators.  Continue reading

Rare Vangelis Music – Studio Improvisation

Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a rare example of Vangelis, improvising music on video.

The vintage video makes it clear how Vangelis uses multiple keyboards to create electronic arrangements live. He actively uses three keyboards with his right hand, completing a piano part, playing a CS-80 melody or adding a synthesized accent on what looks to be a Sequential Circuits Prophet 5. Continue reading

Synth Jam With Sequencers

Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via millolab, captures ‘an afternoon improvisation’, Pure Simplicity.

Technical Details:

Gear used: Waldorf Blofeld, Arturia Microbrute, Elektron Machinedrum, Akai mpc500 as main sequencer, Korg Ms2000, Clavia Nord Modular G2 and DSI Tetr4. Hardwire DL7 and RV8 were used on the Tetra.