The latest episode of Bob Boilen’s NPR Tiny Desk Concerts features a live performance by Daniel Lanois and his trio. Continue reading
These videos, via Pallav Pandya, capture a pair of improvisations that demonstrate his approach to Indian pitch inflection on keyboards. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via millolab, captures a mellow downtempo glitch synth jam – The New Beginning.
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via Perplex On, captures a live home studio improvisation with an iPad using the drumsynth Impaktor (with the help of ‘pimped Tupperware’), Ableton Push, Reaktor’s Serenade controlled by a Leap Motion Sensor and an induction coil for recording some electromegnatic noise.
- iPad connected to an Akai EIE for Midi and Audio In/Out,
- generic Tupperware pimped with piezo feeding the Impaktor app,
- illuminated by Arduino-driven RGB-LED-Stripes responsive to the frequency/volume,
- Leap Motion controlling the Reaktor Patch “Serenade” (the tiny stick is just for the show)
- Ableton Push doing Ableton Push things
- 00:05: Recording some electromagnetic fields with an induction coil
- 00:40: Playing around with POLYRHYTHMUS, an awesome Max4Live sequencer (Link: http://www.maxforlive.com/library/device/2431/polyrhythmus-a-modular-euclidean-rhythm-builder)
- 01:30: Leap Motion controlling the Reaktor patch Serenade, a virtual string synth
- 02:32: Drumming with Impaktor for iPad, fed by an external piezo mounted in Tupperware
- 05:20: Recording and mangling some strings in Samplr
- 09:00: Glitching the drums coming from Impaktor with Turnado
- 09:25: Recording some vocal pads
This video, via University of Warwick professor Duncan Lockerby, explains The Molecular Music Box – an approach to music composition that explores how simple rules can lead to rich patterns.
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
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live performance by Gaël Navard, Rock Drum Circuit Bending. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: Daniel Davis‘s Afraid to Dream of Tangerines isn’t afraid to venture deep into Berlin School territory, exploring hypnotic sequences, mellow pads and spatial effects. Continue reading