This video is an official promo for the new Roland MX-1 mixer, but we’re featuring it as a Sunday Synth Jam because the video captures an interesting jam, centered on the idea that MX-1 was designed to be a performance-oriented mixer.
In the video, KiNK is streaming sustained sounds from Ableton Live directly to the MX-1. (At the beginning of his jam, he previews each of the sounds.)
KiNK uses the per-channel Beat FX to transforrm the sustained loops into a bassline, rhythmic pads and more, then incorporates the TR-8 in sync.
The TR-8 is connected with a single cable via AIRA Link, and the MX-1 is controlling transport and master tempo of the entire setup.
Using the MX-1’s “External Mode” KiNK is applying Ableton Live’s internal FX processing to the TR-8 hardware.