(S1E4) McKay Garner of doppio performance and interview – Electronic Music Makers Video Podcast

McKay Garner of the band “doppio” gives an in-depth tutorial on “keyboard drumming”: using a drumKAT MIDI controller with Ableton Live to create the beats and melodic lines heard on their latest self-titled album. McKay also talks about the band’s creative process and their participation in the Music Video Race.

Brought to you by the San Francisco Electronic Music Meetup (SF-EMM). Hosted by Chris Huelsbeck and Amy Lee. Contents:

* doppio
* drumKAT
* McKay Garner – Keyboard Drumming with Ableton Live
* Ableton Live
* “Cobra” music video by the Outer Avenues
* Music Video Race

Circuit benders in SF!

Robotspeak is having the first of a 3-part class on circuit bending starting this Saturday! More information at: http://www.robotspeak.com/html/catalog.html#diymidi

CIRCUIT BENDING

ROBOTSPEAK and Dmitri go forward with Dmitri’s second round of Circuit Bending classes on 3 Saturdays

3 sessions (eleven hours total) includes DIY voice changer:

TIME: Feb 11th, 18th, 25th from 1:00 till 4PM

Cost: $285

Circuit Bending is the art of rewiring and short-circuiting a device to create entirely new sounds. Taking an obsolete piece of gear or toy and breathing new life into it turning it into a useable piece of Lo Fi kit for studio or stage.

Things that will be covered: how to house / place added controls / switches / knobs / how to circuit bendYou will leave with your piece of gear circuit bent / modified ready for the studio or the stage. You will also leave with an advanced understanding of circuit bending.

This class will teach the basic’s of circuit bending and follows through by providing examples of how to integrate these new sounds into your studio. It’s an inexpensive9 hour class that is spread over 3 Saturdays.

First class: Basics of circuit bending. How to do a Pitch mod, A Battery starve, and add Audio outs ( guitar jack ).

Second class: How to build an audio to 5+v trigger cable and how to use it to trigger toys/bent things from any DAW or drum machine.

Third class: Bring something in and Dmitri will help you bend it.

Requirements: A 30 watt (or more) soldering iron, your bendable unit of choice supplied by you (optional)

call 415-554-1977or email info@robotspeak.com to enroll


http://www.robotspeak.com/html/catalog.html#diymidi