Controller, Hardware, The, Ricardo Villalobos, Instruments Rings
Creating a hardware instrument requires a voluminous quantity of courage. The sheer number of steps involved, layers of complexity, potential pitfalls and distractions are so great that it's really quite incredible that any musical hardware is created. Couple that reality with the difficulty of competing with large corporations that carry emotional cachet such as Roland or Korg, and it can seem like a retelling of David and Goliath, or Roland and Polyend, with one wielding a TB-303 and the other
Caretaker, Playing, Tribute
In the wake of a submission for a caretaker tribute compilation I've been playing around with some (field)recordings, slowed down, skewed audio.. and have turned the results in an ep, which can be heard here;
He likes playing with the new toy ball - Instagram
Improvising, Ambient, Grooves, Playing, Stocker
Ambient Set - So my band Stocker / Eyes are playing live again. We are unconciously writing new stuff. Our writing process is just improvising around motifs and themes. I like that we don't have songs, just grooves and patterns. So this live set represents the new stuff we are doing. Hopefully will get recorded sometime this year and properly released. But this is the early stage of that process.
Decapitator, Improvising, Emulations, Practicing, Soundscape
Hardware, Review, Machine Drum Sample, Machine Drum SPS, LFOControl
If you have much interest in making electronic music then you've heard of Elektron's lustworthy MonoMachine SFX60 MK2 (MM) and MachineDrum SPS-1 UW MK2 (MD) boxes. You've seen the videos, studied the specs and read quite a number of reviews. These machines aren't cheap but they have a unique sound, have been used widely and offer an endless amount of automation and customization.