Category Archives: Demos

Korg Electribe (the old one) performance of hyperactive insane oldschool techno sampling

There was a lot of buzz about the Korg Electribe 2, but lets not forget the older Korg Electribes were some serious music makers, especially when at the hands of a skilled user! I stumbled across this performance by christolikid les oreilles libres that is quite banging. His insane hyperactive beats are mesmerizing and he uses the sampling features of the Electribe incredibly well!

The Electribe SX EX-1 was a somewhat strange unit in that it had two vacuum tubes visible through the front panel that were attached to the amplifier section. This was a pretty strange marketing tact since “tube snynths” were a thing like…. never. But still, there definitely does seem to be a rather warm tone to the EX-1.

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Vaporphonics #6 | Live Vaporwave | MPD Controllerism

I think I’ve finally finished the geeky gigs series. I realized after making this last video that the past 5 videos before that were fitting together more so than the rest of the geeky gigs series. So I took those vids and this brand new one and put together a new playlist titled “Vaporphonics”. This is mostly my take on Vaporwave/Plunderphonics. I think Vaporwave is a genre that is still being developed, and that’s one of the reasons I’m having so much fun with these.

There’s still a lot of people out there that don’t take it seriously. I will admit to getting annoyed with the genre myself when I kept hear so many poor examples or it, or just ones that weren’t really serious in themselves and simply slowing down other tracks from the 90s.

That’s not what I’m doing in these tracks. Yes there’s a lot of pitched down samples, but I’m trying to use more original material for mine, as well as chopping the samples in unpredictable ways. Like using odd spaces in between beats and tails of hits rather than the hits themselves, which is how most beats are chopped. This song, as well as the rest of the tracks in the Vaporphonics playlist will be part of a new album I’m putting together.

Akai MPD24 Fingerdrumming – Tandy Teng Vaporphonics – Geeky Gigs #12

 

 

The latest installment of Geeky Gigs # 12! This one features the incredible voice of Teresa Teng all performed live using Ableton Live Lite and an Akai MPD24.

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Amazing 1970s looping drum machine!

I stumbled across this amazing video of the Bandmaster Powerhouse drum machine, made in Scotland in the mid 70s that was a modified 8 track tape player that came with changeable tapes that featured different loops!

You could mix between loops, change the tempo and select different patterns. So basically it’s a fully analog tape looping drum machine! How cool is that? Not to mention it also sounds awesome.

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Epic SynthRock Game of Thrones Theme cover

I stumbled across this and had to share. Fans of GoT will not want to miss this amazing cover by MotiveMakesaMan Music.

A full band came together on this one with live drums, acoustic guitar, and several amazing synthesizers. Very nice work by these guys!

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