Thursday, October 27, 2011

Harder, Better, Faster Stronger First ever Try - Muzik 4 Mach...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Gear porn 2011 - Muzik 4 Machines

as seen on Matrixsynth

New spaceship!
Music is from the new album, microprocessors for mammals, on iTunes now
International Booking Agent: Luc De Bouvries 514-983-4457 S.L. Feldman & Associates

gear used

AKAI APC40: Ableton live control

Ableton Live on MaccBook Pro 1.1: Sequencing and Mixing

MOTU Traveler+ADA8000: Mixer

Korg ESX1: Drums

Yamaha TX81z: Reverby/Pumpy Sawtooth Bass (chain:TX81z-Boss V-Wha-Akai MFC42-DBX266 ch2 (Compression/distortion)-Alesis Nanoverb-DBX266 ch1 (pump)--Mixer)

Roland MKS50: Hoover/Saw/Lead/Pumpy Synth (Chain MKS50-DBX266-Boss SL20-Zoom RFX2200-Mixer)

Clavia Nord Micro Modular: Synth, bass, arpegios, pads, chords

Electro Harmonix V256: Vocoder and talkbox (with MXR Dist+ and danelectro Rocky Road on the synth signal line)

Korg Kaoss pad 2: Tempo Delay

Korg Kaoss Pad 3: Loops, Looper(snare rolls), Grainshifter

Korg Kaossilator: Noise Sweeps (path: K01-Mini KP(Delay))

Korg ER1: LEFT: Distorted Beatbox AND sidechain signal (Chain: left out-ProCo Turbo Rat-V Wha-compressor-DD5)
RIGHT: Compressor Sidechain Signal

DX200: LEFT: Fm E-piano, pads, 303-esque sequences, etc (Chain: Left Out-Boss DD5 delay-Mixer)

MOTU MIDI Mixer 7s: Drums Submixer

MOTU Midi Time Piece 2: Clock and MIDI routing

Monday, October 17, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

A lot of clips this is

I was shocked when i accidentally pressed ctrl+a in session view, and i didn't yet record the er1 and nord clips...
gonna be a mess to manage, gonna get color coding things better than that

note that 8000 of the clips are just to have the lights on the APC going (right now it's only the record lights marking every beats and bars, but i plan on experimenting with like, having the name of the pattern scroll with the 8x5 grid, in red, so i can still know what is playing or not between the letters, but that will be a mega PITA to program for sure, I'll look into M4L repository to see if it can be done with less programming (maybe it wil be just too much MIDI data too))

i actually already changed the colors to have better separation, but i took the screenshot after an accident (it took the time of a whole cig of beachballing while it selected all the clips lol) when its done (meaning that i'll be to the same point i was on the electribe, because it's an ever evolving thing, patterns/songs and remixe/covers come and go) i'll do a complete "map" (that will be one high screenshot)

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Bar beats indicators on APC40

i made a pretty simple midi file actually for the led run, you need 8 tracks (ableton limitation that doesnt allow a track to output to all channels out)

lets say the note is c2 (its probably not but i dont have the manual here at work, but its a midi note)

you set the apc as a track out

on your 8 tracks you select the out to be the APC

track 1 channel 1, track 2 channel 2 etc

track 1 clip has a 1/16th c2 on every beat of bar 1 plus a 6 bar long c2 on bar 2 beat 1 and then again 4 times c2 on every beat in bar 8

track 2 has nothing in bar 1, 1/16th c2 on every beat in bar 2 and a 5 bar long c2 on bar 3 beat 1 then again, bar 8 is 4 beats

and so on

the long notes keep the light on after the bar played
and on bar 8 every light flash (its just to indicate me i'm at the end

as i built all the ableton set using 8 bars patterns its perfect for me (i do have a couple that wont be 8 bars but ill find a way probably using mutes and solo lights for these as i wont need to mute/solo parts in those already pre programmed songs)

as for the drum mutes, i simply MIDI assigned them as you'd do with any other controller (with the "remote" in and out set to on in the prefs

i have 1 drum column with the whole shebang on it, it feeds a midi rack with 9 dummy midi fx(i used pitch, but it doesnt matter, its just you cant have empty slots in midi racks like you can in audio racks)

so i made this rack which i key filtered every of the 11 notes used in my drum tracks and assigned the mutes of that rack to the clip stop buttons on the APC

im probably totally unclear, so just ask any questions you might have