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:
The next installment of the Mobile Music Meetup will be happening Monday September 17 at the Morac Lounge on 16th St near Valencia. This isn’t our (SF-EMM) event but they’re kind of a sister group to us. Even better: a few people (including moi) are playing music straight from iPads and iPhones!
SF-EMM member Michael Falk has released his debut album as Picobots titled Melanie Griffith. The album embraces 80’s style production values featuring snappy bass lines, reverb drenched guitars, wailing saxaphones, layered vocal harmonies, synth drums and more! Picobots counts The Human League, early Depeche Mode, and John Carpenter and Vangelis film soundtracks among his influences.
p.s. Sorry about the audio. The volume was so loud it just crushed all the frequencies.
The amazing guitar + drums duo Doppio performs a set at The Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco at the Music Video Race Screening Party event. The 48-hour video competition paired Doppio the band with the team The Outer Avenues to put a story to the song “Cobra”—also available on Doppio’s just-released album. This video features a little bit of “Return” followed by the live version of “Cobra”.
Catch Doppio performing around the San Francisco Bay Area. For more info + to get their album:
“This all-laptop show will feature luminous and dark harmonic spectra, and doppler’d / computer-restructured time — especially time-warped and processed sound from my field recordings of the excited crowds, street percussion, snatches of Cantonese opera, etc. from the Cheung Chau Bun Festival (長洲包山節), with synth’d sound overlay.”
Thursday June 28 at 8:00 PM Outsound Series @ Luggage Store Gallery
1007 Market St. @ 6th Street, San Francisco