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… Continue reading (S1E4) McKay Garner of doppio performance and interview – Electronic Music Makers Video Podcast
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. Download… Continue reading Picobots debut album Melanie Griffith released!
This is a rather interesting article: “I analyzed the chords of 1300 popular songs for patterns. This is what I found.“ http://blog.hooktheory.com/2012/06/06/i-analyzed-the-chords-of-1300-popular-songs-for-patterns-this-is-what-i-found/
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… Continue reading Doppio (McKay Garner, Adam Tenenbaum) at the Music Video Race Screening Party
Posting some member gig news: MSP 包山節 with Warren Stringer’s visual synth @LSG (Thu 28 Jun, 8pm) + Glou-glou (9pm) “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,… Continue reading Joe Lasqo at Luggage Store Gallery on June 28
Hey! One of our members, Mike Heymans, has an upcoming gig in about a month in Sunnyvale at the Peacock Lounge. The event details: … [Mike is] doing a 20-minute electro house set of ORIGINAL music, followed by other awesome music acts. Tickets are just $8 with the discount code MIKE919. Please get tickets at:… Continue reading Electro house set w/ Mike Heyman @ Peacock Lounge (Sunnyvale), June 23
I just heard about the Kickstarter project! It looks to be an awesome project with some great music on it: