Sunday, February 07, 2010

Ableton Live & Novation Launchpad Performance

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Ableton Live/Novation Launchpad - Progtronica weekly Dj Performance series Part 2 from Nigel Sifantus on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Beardyman Live in the Underbelly: 1 Hour Set

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Nice 1 Hour Beardyman set here on Youtube.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

NAMM 2010: Korg Kaossilator Pro

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Korg has announced an updated version of their popular Kaossilator. The Kaossilator Pro is basically a step up from last year’s model and is analogous to the MiniKP and its bigger brother the KaossPad 3.

The Kaossilator Pro takes the same basic hardware specs and idea of the KP3 and focused on a sound source rather than an effects source. The overall idea sounds extremely appealing and it features 200 sounds (still not a true synth though) along with the ability to load PCM samples. It is not quite the sampled based KP4 many were hoping for, but it is a good start.

http://www.korg.com/Product.aspx?pd=564

NAMM 2010: AKAI APC20 – The Left Hand of Ableton Live

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.:Akai APC20:.

First news from NAMM is trickling in. Akai has announced a new version of their APC line with the APC20. This is essentially half of the previously released APC40 from last year. The new APC20 features everything but some send effects, additional knobs and the crossfader from its older brother.

From the press online it appears that the APC20 is meant to be more of a companion kit then a standalone. You can chain up to six of them together.

Price is $199

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Richard Devine Improvs on OpenLabs D-Beat

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I have always loved the idea of the Openlabs gear, but the price often times made me cringe. Above is a great video showcasing what their newest box can do with some traditional and no so traditional Windows software.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Bernd Kistenmacher – Celestial Movments

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A lot of the video and content that we post on here falls into the realm of what I would call “traditional” livePA, that is dance music being performance in a rave or club setting. Personally I am more more interested in alternative forms of live performance. It doesn’t necessarily have to be esoteric or new agey, but something that is just not the same. The video above I think is a nice illustration of that concept. Nothing complex is going on here visually, but performance is still wonderful to listen to.

via Matrixsynth

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Machinedrum Monomachine Liveset Practice

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Quick Little liveset studio practice on just a Monomachine and Machinedrum

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ableton Live Controlled with Xbox 360 Controller

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We have seen our fair share of Wii controllers, taking on software for live performance. I have not however, seen something directly controlling Ableton nor have I previously seen an Xbox 360 controller doing it. The video is a little grainy, but is a nice demonstration.  Unfortunately, I don’t see any  explanation of how it is actually done.

via MatrixSynth

Saturday, November 14, 2009

ProtoFields: Composed on a Buchla 200

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Simply a tremendous demonstration of what a modular can do in the right hands.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Arduino Didgeridoo

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Not really a LivePA video, but this is a fantastic video of a didgeridoo modified with an arduino chipset. Incredible how cool drone sounds can be.