Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Elysium Generative Midi Sequencer by LucidMac Software


Elysium by LucidMac Software

There are not many of us out there who are still looking for strictly a midi generator out of our music software, but there are some in the sea still. If you are looking for something a little bit more interesting from your midi sequencer then you may want to consider Elysium by LucidMac Software. Elysium is a generative midi sequencer that utilizes a unique honey comb type grid to build upon its sequences. It is strictly midi, but the creator states that you can render all the sequences out to another workstation such as Ableton Live or elsewhere.


"Elysium is generative which relates to the way the music is created by building up a “system” composed of layers, cells, tokens, and playheads that combined, when “played”, to produce a sequence of notes."

It is available as a free download, but is Mac OS X 10.5+ only. Give it a download and let us know what you think.


Friday, December 19, 2008

NIN Rehearsal with Lemur, Keyboards, Modulars, Macbooks


NIN: Echoplex - Live at Rehearsals, July 2008 from Nine Inch Nails on Vimeo.

Ok, so this isn’t really a LivePA video, but NIN is one of the most interesting acts performing live. They always do something creative with their gear and this rehearsal video shows some drool worthy stuff on stage that they are using. It looks like they may have upgraded their Frankenstein Kaoss Pads to the new Lemur interfaces. For me, they look super sick!!!!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hercules DJ Control Steel Released on Dec 22nd



Hercules DJ Control Steel

It has been quite a while since I last saw a midi/DJ control surface that has interested me. M-Audio’s Torq Xponent from last year was a disappointment to many and Vestex seemed to be the only one with a solid control surface. Hercules however has come out with a rather interesting control surface that features 13 rotary switches, six faders, and 46 push buttons. Overall very nice specs for an extremely affordable price. It comes in at only $299.