In the previous article we looked at some ways that you can use Live to interact with controllers. We used the API to get information about Live, we used the API to control Live, we monitored audio across tracks, and used all this information to get useful visual feedback on a controller. If you’d like… Read more »
Monthly Archives: March 2015
Sonic Boom was a founding member of Spacemen 3 who went on to release solo material under the monikers Spectrum and E.A.R. More recently he has worked with Panda Bear on the releases Tomboy and Panda Bear vs. The Grim Reaper. We caught up with Sonic Boom to talk about collaborating on projects, the state… Read more »
Joe Gore is a guitar polymath. An ardent character with a curriculum vitae that spans everything from guitar blogger to Editor of Guitar Player magazine, album credits with Tom Waits to touring with PJ Harvey, consultant work with Apple to unique boutique effects pedal designer, and more such stretches of experience than could comfortably be… Read more »
For the second installment of the Rewind Record Review I’m going to dig up and dust off an old favorite, one of the first records to blend electronic sounds and pop music in wonderfully psychedelic fashion, the brainchild of bassist and instrument inventor David Vorhaus brought to life with the tape manipulating expertise of the… Read more »
Every month, I’m going to pick a Eurorack Module I’m particularly excited by and attempt to share a few good reasons why I like it! Last month, I picked Noise Engineering’s fantastic little VCA & AR Envelope, Sinclastic Empulatrix. This month, I’m going to pick something I often use to trigger my SE: MFB’s SEQ-02… Read more »
KMI products like SoftStep and QuNeo are handy controllers for music creation and more, but how do they work? They use a data protocol called MIDI to send event information such as note events and parameter changes. It’s important to understand that MIDI does not create sound. Instead, it streams a list of instructions that… Read more »
Luke Saunders is a professional touring musician who’s been on the road with Daughter and Shura. We asked him a few questions about how he got started, what life’s like on the road, and what inspires him.
In the previous article I walked you through one approach for getting information from Live out to a controller using M4L and some remote MIDI routing. In this section we’ll look at how we can use the Live API to fully integrate our devices into the Live environment.
The world of controllers has evolved quite rapidly since I started using computers for music back in 2009. The choices are almost endless, and you can get your hands on almost any configuration of knobs, buttons, sliders, and even touch screens. Along with these controllers, integration options have evolved right along side. There are complex… Read more »
Danny Barnes plays banjo and electronics, but his music defies classification; breaking down and blending genres with the finesse that only comes from a lifetime of digging into music in all it’s forms. In addition to his solo career, he has toured and worked extensively with artists ranging from Dave Matthews to Bill Frisell and… Read more »
Hey, Tom here. I do artist relations work here at KMI, but in addition to being a member of the creative marketing team I’m a record digging junkie of the highest order. I’m going to try and start a regular editorial here on records and bands that I think more people should be aware of…. Read more »
In the previous articles we discussed how to setup effects racks using parallel chains to process incoming audio in different ways. Hopefully those discussions proved useful and were able to help you generate some new ideas, but we can take it a step further. What if wanted to process different parts of the audio differently?… Read more »