I’ve been working on some new material lately and decided to make a video showing off four of my best new tracks. The MIDI Fighter 3D is now essential to all my live remixes and really a joy to perform with. I’ll have to find a way to tilt my controller surface forward when playing for crowds since I really think the eye candy is worth it. Lots of blinking colored lights. I’m also revisiting the live interactive visuals idea I bought a projector for a while back, so I think my live shows will definitely be interesting to watch as well as listen to, when I get them.
Here’s the video:
Also, there’s a demo video I did for Sample Logic coming out soon as well. They have this new sound pack coming out this month (which sound pretty good, I might add) and I made a live performance video using only sounds and instruments from there. Stay tuned.
A couple of weeks after DJTT made the announcement that I’m one of the winners of the MIDI Fighter 3D, FedEx was at my door with a cardboard box. After getting over my initial surprise, I got to testing the MIDI Figher 3D and loving it. Although I’m sure this is old news to lots of people, I’ll just say that playing samples on arcade buttons is absolutely awesome. Throw in the 3D functionality and this controller is now part of my permanent setup.
I mapped the forward tilt on the MF3D to filter resonance and frequency on the synth bass, and the right tilt to sample offset on some vocal and synth bass snippets (giving the thing a really granular sound, I love that). I use one of the shift buttons on the left of the controller to record a loop of the synth at the very beginning of the video, and another shift button on the right to trigger a part of Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody”.
This is a contest entry to the DJTT 2012 MIDI Fighter 3D Competition. Aside from the “Instrumental Hip-Hop” orchestral sample and the bagpipes (which were recorded via the camera mic), all sounds are from Mad Zach’s Drum Rack (even the Gabber bass drum at the end – I just added a bit of overdrive to the master). I obviously hope to win…( *EDIT* …which I did!)
This is what I’m shooting for: