Thank you to McKay Garner (of doppio), CleverCQ/CCQ, Bitwise (Christopher Arnold), Extent of the Jam (Louis Gorenfeld). And also thanks to SAE Institute San Francisco for hosting us!
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!
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Wake up, Benders, Modders, and Hardware Hackers; it’s time for the third annual Moog Circuit Bending Challenge! … This year’s contest is to create a circuit bent sampler. Film your bend process and a musical performance with your final creation. The device … must be able to take samples on the fly with no computer interface needed. Also, the sampler must be solely populated with sounds from Google’s amazing Moog Doodle. Get the Doodle here.
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.
Download the album now for free from Bandcamp.
Cool simple demo
Get your song submissions ready! The next Test Press event is coming October 4 at Pyramind in San Francisco. You must submit your entries early because only 16 songs will get a chance to compete. There’s prizes and other good stuff to be had. For more information please check out their link:
Here’s a cool new piece of software that’s available for the Mac and soon for the iPad. It works as an Audio Unit, and can be a host for other Audio Units—yes you can use it as an instrument or it can control other instruments. Talk about making really rich sounds!