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New Download: Live DJ Set @ Beyond 07/23/2008

Here’s my set from this Wednesday. The last track was cut a little short. At some point I’ll re-upload a file that doesn’t have five minutes of silence on the end, too…

Tracklisting:

Ott – From Trunch To Stromness
Asura – La Chanson de Carla
Shpongle – A New Way To Say “Hooray”
Ott – The Queen Of All Everything
Hallucinogen – Gamma Goblins (“It’s Turtles All The Way Down” Mix)
Entheogenic – Spaced (Shulman Remix)
Hooverphonic – 2 Wicky
Digital Mystery Tour – The Blooming
Celtic Cross – Khatmandu
Ott – Rogue Bagel
Tripswitch – Roll Your Own (Youth vs. Subsonar Remix)
Tripswitch – Deer Park
Tripswitch – Indigo
Tripswitch – Tomahna (Kuba Remix)
Ott – 382 Seaside
Abakus – Apricots
Thievery Corporation – Exilio (Rewound By Thievery Corporation)
Younger Brother – All I Want

Quick Music Update

SenseSurface lets you attach physical controls to an LCD screen directly over the on-screen controls. Pretty neat in theory but not sure how it would work in practice. Perhaps a secondary monitor, with all these stuck to it would be handy? Not very portable though.

I just grabbed Intua Beatmaker for my iPhone. I’ll post up a review and maybe some samples in a bit.

Jamming with folks again reminds me that I need to upgrade my copy of Ableton Live to take advantage of the tempo nudge feature, if nothing else. Playing with folks that aren’t midi-synced to your perfectly synced performance makes things a little wonky and that tempo nudge would simplify staying in sync with live musicians.

I need piles of money so I can get all the gear I want. Still need a padKontrol, and I’ve been eyeing tons of other stuff… I also need more space so I can start bending these toy keyboards I bought months ago.

I’ve got a gig coming up at Beyond on July 23. My set will be a combination of live and DJ stuff, and should be good times. Come out and buy me a beer!

New demo mix coming soon, hopefully.

Funk The War

A friend of mine asked me to record a 90-minute mix for Funk The War, which is planned for March 19, 2008 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq. This mix will be the part of the soundtrack for bunches of students dancing in the streets of Washington, DC in a peaceful (at least I hope it stays peaceful) protest of the Iraq War.

Most of the tracks are edited in some way by me, on the fly by extending, adding breakdowns, glitches, sampling some of my own original loops, etc. Fun stuff.

Enjoy!


Tracklisting:

01. Freestylers – Feel The Panic (Banned Mix)
02. Edwin Starr – War (King Britt Remix)
03. Cevin Fisher – Music Saved My Life (Pete Heller Remix)
04. Camille Jones – The Creeps (Dance Edit)
05. Deadmau5 – 1981 (Original Mix)
06. Michael Jackson – Thriller (Electro Mix)
07. Kasabian – Me Plus One (Jacques Lu Cont Mix)
08. The Crystal Method – Born Too Slow (Deepsky Green Absinthe Dub Mix)
09. Hybrid – Dogstar (feat. Perry Farrell)
10. Ctrl-Z – Chemistry
11. The Doors – Break On Through (BT Rmx)
12. Myagi – Funkgrinder (Dopamine Remix)
13. Digitalis – The Ride (Kid Blue Remix)
14. Myagi – Absent From Skull (Splitloop Mix)
15. Screwface – The Day The Earth Stood Still
16. Tone Deaf Junkies – Noxious
17. Lemon Slide – Bust A Cap In Ya S
18. Black & White – Punisher

Kaossilator: The Unboxing!

My Kaossilator arrived today! Here are some unboxing pictures:

Yay for getting gear in the mail! Packing Peanuts! It comes in a pretty small box. Everything in the box Program Category and Scale List Gate Arpeggiator Pattern List Putting the batteries in. Shiny! Happy Owner!

I’ll throw up some video/audio later tonight, probably.

Leopard + M-Audio FireWire 1814 Fixed (Sort of)

Last night I was able to get my audio interface working with Leopard. Almost three months after Apple released Leopard, M-Audio has still not updated their drivers for many of their products. I understand this is affecting not just the FireWire 1814, but other M-Audio devices as well. I don’t think Digidesign has updated their drivers yet, either.

At any rate, I have been able to get my interface working with Leopard using M-Audio’s FireWire driver version 1.8.2 (available here). This is not *fully* functional, as there is still some wierdness with the interface. For example; in Live I can route the Master to channels 1 and 2 and the Cue to channels 3 and 4, and have output from 1 and 2 and monitoring in 3 and 4 on the headphones as expected. I cannot, however, use the A/B switch on the front panel to switch the headphone output from Cue to Master as I used to be able to. This is significant, but not a deal-breaker for me.

Here’s how I did it. These instructions worked for me, and I make no guarantees as to whether or not they will work for you. If you break something, I’m sorry, but I can’t be held responsible. I’m sorry I don’t have screenshots or specific filenames, but I wasn’t really thinking this was all going to work at the time.

Moving on…

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New Music Project Video

I mentioned a little while ago that I was working on a new music project with some folks. Here’s a little taste of that.

There’s not much to it yet, and forgive the crummy A/V quality.

Watch this space for more.

Early Vocoder Awesomeness

From the Sonovox!

Here’s the video.

(via AnalogSuicide)

This is really neat

A tactile sequencer, using steel ball bearings.

via Deviant Synth

Scotch Mist

Current TV has the full video for Scotch Mist, an hour-long recording of Radiohead performing In Rainbows. This is getting me through work this afternoon.

As an aside, does anyone know an easy way (preferably a WordPress plugin) to automatically syndicate what I post here in my music blog directly over to ryptide.com so that folks that want just the music can get it here, and get everything else, PLUS the music at the main site?

Update

For the 3 or so of you that read this, I apologize for the lack of content. I went and upgraded to Leopard after waiting a while and reading comments of people with my gear that weren’t having problems, even though I knew M-Audio hasn’t updated their FireWire drivers yet. Of course, I was not as lucky as some others… So I can’t really put out recordings of on-the-fly DJ mixes, as I can’t cue at the moment.

I am working on some non-DJ stuff more along the lines of live performance and live remixing with some actual hardware (keys, guitar, etc) but none of that is ready for public consumption yet. Soon I hope.

A few DC locals are starting a little something up that I hope pans out. Our first jam session/get together is tonight. I can’t wait!