Thursday, February 23, 2012

#m4mlive - Still not reliable - Feb 22nd 2013

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

O Canada! (M4M Live Electro Remix)+Big Ass Live Set pics

here is a screenshot of the session as of today the drums track has a mega rack on it

the first "device" is a rack with 20 slots, each maped to a note, with the mute of those slots maped to my APC

then there is a drum rack that sends the MIDI to different notes (this is just so i have names in my editors instead oc notes) in this drum rack there is the "input subrack" which is a 4 slot rack with each an external fx using inly the return for kick, snare, everything else from the esx (hats, crashes, ets) and the ER1 (those 4 have their levels mapped to the main rack macros)

on the ER1 chain there is a subrack containing livecut with a dry wet mapped to macro 1 of the main rack

i also built myself a "send" rack to allow me to send only the ER1 to my main send fx

there is also a gate on the (rest of drums) input as the ESX tubes are noisy as hell

tx, mks, dx, nord and vocoder all have a similar rack with external instrument, lo/hi cut and a max4live device to allow macro to send CC to the said external instrument (porta, level, mod, etc, depneding on what the synth understands)

the tx and mks have gates as they are noisy beasts

then there is the "pumper", just basic live compressor fed by a dedicated sidechain track, with the threshold mapped to a macro in the main rack so i can "fade" from no pumping to max pumping delicately (it's also maped to a button on the APC(the record enable buttons) for fast(and especially) simutaneous switching)

the 2 "sampler" tracks have each a livecut rack (like the drums, with a dry slot and a crossfading chain selection between dry and livecut), a pumper rack and an EQ3 with hi and lo cut with sweepable frequency

the kaossilator track pretty much the same type of rack as the instruments with another custom M4L device to control the MIDI Mixer 7 submixer that receives the kaossilator, ipod and other "not essential to be on a dedicated rack" things

every midi track has a special M4L device that cuts the MIDI and at the same time sends a note off, because muting(on/off) the track cuts the sound and thus any sustain tail, so not usable, and if i just cut the midi flow without sending a note off there might be hanging notes

i use the apc 50/50 as a remote and a force mapped midi controller

the faders and grid are mobile but the track stop,solo, rec and on butons are force mapped

track stops are main drum on/off

1- kick
2- snare 1
3- snare 2
4- claps
5- closed hat 1
6- open hat 1
7- perc
8- open/closed noise hats

the on buttons on every track but the drum controls the special midi mute devices, on the drums it's a chain selector on the mutes rack that effectively mutes all the esx but the crash but let the ER1 pass thru

the solo buttons are on/off for the ER1 sounds

the record enable buttons control the pumper on every track but the drum

i forced mapped the master to the kp3 return and the cross fader to the kaossilator track

i forced mapped the record button to select the kaossilator track to access individual MM7s input via macros (and also fx sends via a special internal send rack+utilities tracks like in the drum/er1 rack)

the 3 sends banks are mobile but i forced mapped the pan ones to the NORD send, tho it might disappear as i dont really use the nord as an fx as i thought i'd do

i also inversed the start and stop cause they have them reversed

the cue knob is force mapped to the master but i never ever touch it, it's set to -6 and stas there, but its probably usefull to have access to the master without mousing in case something happens and i need to shut it down

tap tempo is selected scene start, and the nudges are next/previous for those times when you forgot to move around with the redbox and used the mouse

the returns are regular returns except the last 3
they are special bus for the FOH
1 is the kick alone, 1 the bass alone and the other is a stereo mix minus kick and bass (it's a work in progress tho, i might opt for stereo drums, mono kick, mono bass and stereo mix without drums and bass, i think that will depend on the venue (i also have a stereo full mix out on the master for recording/my earphones

for now the bass and kick are pre but it might go post

that's about it, i'm pretty sure it's impossible to understand as i explain pretty badly

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (M4M Live Electronic Remix)

from the Pirate Album Volume 2 available on iTunes feb 21st 2012

Thursday, February 02, 2012

#M4MLive - The Social IPO - February 1st 2012


mostly testing the stability, which is not there yet but a fresh install of 10.6 helped a bit, i'll try on 10.4
tracklist: somewhere around(probably before as I stumble upon them while skipping around)
0:00 some new tiger tales song
8:00 another new song
22:00 I want to pogne (RBO)
26:00 Le feu sauvage de l'amour (RBO)
29:00 Hockey night in canada
32:00 je verse des larmes de metal (Normand Brathwaite)
37:00 Tetris
41:00 Zelda (FAIL!)
44:00 Metroid (FAIL!)
46:00 1990 (Jean Leloup)
52:14 Harder, faster, better, stronger (Daft Punk)
57:00 Ghost and Stuff (deadmau5)
1:00:00 Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
1:04:45 Degenerations (Mes Aieux)
1:09:00 some of my stuff i guess
1:14:00 break
1:22:00 Le Moulin a Images (René Lussier)
1:35:00 Les Legumes (Passe Partout)
1:37:00 Satisfaction (Benny Bennassi)
1:44:30 Have a Ciger (Pink Floyd)
1:49:00 Jaws (John Williams)
1:52:00 Master Of Puppets (Metallica)
1:56:00 La puissance du Web
2:00:00 Simulated Vacuum
2:06:00 Suburban Electric Tornado
2:09:00 some song from microprocessors for mammals
2:14:00 Make Me Wet
2:23:00 Are you a god?
2:30:00 Sand Cat
2:40:00 In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg)
2:46:00 Blade Runner (Vangelis)
2:54:00 Da Funk(With epic computer fail)(Daft Punk)
3:00:00 Sandstorm (EPIC FAIL) (Darude)
3:03:00 Tiger Blood
3:07:00 Tiger Balm or something from me anyway
3:20:00 Jaded (Deadmau5)
3:27:00 Some of my stuff
3:34:00 Another Rhythm Machine
the end
3:35:00 ENCORE! Suck You Dry(Mudhoney)
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gear used

AKAI APC40: Ableton live control

Ableton Live on MacBook 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: Distorted Beatbox( Chain: left out-ProCo Turbo Rat-V Wha-compressor-DD5)

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

MOTU MIDI Mixer 7s: Kaossilator and iKaossilator Submix

MOTU Midi Time Piece 2: Clock and MIDI routing