Mellotron + Jaymonis’ Hip-hop Dubstep

Sunday Synth Jam: Mellotron (Benjamin Clark) lays down beats and keys and Jaymonis (Jameson Hammonds) provides the vocals in their live ‘hip-hop dubstep’ performance”:

I use hardware and software synths to make music and my friend Jaymonis provides vocals. We thought the readers of Synthtopia may find this video of our jam out last night enjoyable.

I’m using an Akai APC 40 for controlling loops and effects in Ableton, some hardware synths for some live improvising, and a vocoder that is used in the chorus of the second song.

Love the site! Cheers.

Some nice use of live electronics here – but filming live performances from across the room, like this, sucks a lot of energy out of them.

Get a couple of buddies to video you with their smartphones, next time, and have one right up in your face and one over your shoulder. ┬áCheck out this music video shot on an iPhone 4, if you’re skeptical about what you can do with cheap gear.

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