I had the chance to put the new Miselu C.24 keyboards through their paces. Not just 1, but 2 of these Bluetooth-enabled battery-powered control surfaces! That means I got 4 octaves of keys to hammer on and do all sorts of runs and tricks on them. Enjoy!
This isn’t looping, but was done for a challenge on the iOS Musician Facebook group. The rules were you could only use 2 synthesizers and they had to be monophonic. Also, they needed to make use of arpeggiation.
Taken at the Y2K International Live Looping Festival at Treasures Roadhouse in Corralitos, CA! As always, it is 100% improvised looping with no pre-made loops or beats.
The new trick on this performance is call-and-response melody lines. This was made possible with two iPads running NanoStudio each. No, they are not synced—that would be awesome. The left hand is looping while the right is doing leads and pads.
Here’s video of my performance in Portland, OR at the great Analog Cafe & Theater. The venue was great and food pretty good too!
This afternoon was spent doing a complete re-org of the 61 Eden synth patches I’m using for performances:
12-15: “Pure” Synths
16-24: Combo Synths
And, I get to test out my new QuNexus. hehee
Yay! I did a live 7-minute demo of my live-looping setup for the San Francisco Electronic Music Meetup (SF-EMM). I ran into a slight problem with my audio interface for the iPad Mini, so I stuck to the main iPad only. This was held at the SAE Institute San Francisco. Check them out at: http://sanfrancisco.sae.edu
This week’s #songrequests takes us to a slower, more melancholy place. I asked you what instruments I should use and the ones that seemed to fit into this style included: banjo, ukulele, violin, trumpet, water in glasses, hydraulophone, bouzouki, duduk, shenai. I was able to work in some guitar-ish sounds, plucked strings, violin, a lonely-sounding lead, and a glass harp. (The last one is that wine glass sample I captured this weekend.)
p.s. I’d love for you to hear me live! Yes, in the real! Check out my upcoming shows in October:
This week’s #songrequests includes an instrument request for “water in glasses”. OK, I can do that. So I got out a set of various glasses:
It turns out that the best sounding glass was the wine glass and the weirdest one was actually the champagne flute. How? Compare the crisp ring I was able to capture off the wine glass (then turned into a sample for NanoStudio):
Versus this wild resonance off of the champagne glass:
Both sounds will eventually be available on FreeSound.org after they get approved.