Friday, November 20, 2009

Bernd Kistenmacher – Celestial Movments


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


Quick Little liveset studio practice on just a Monomachine and Machinedrum

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ableton Live Controlled with Xbox 360 Controller


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


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

Friday, November 13, 2009

Arduino Didgeridoo


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. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Yamaha Announces Tenori-On Orange


Been a while since our last post. I can't say that will never happen again, but lets hope I can keep on top of things going forward.

Yamaha has announced a new more affordable version of their Tenori-On performance product. The Tenori-On Orange features the same basic soundset and touch array as the original Tenori-On, but comes in a plastic shell (compared to Magnesium) without an LCD screen. It is expected to start shipping in December for a street price around $1,000.