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Akai MPD24 Finger Drumming – IROC Remix – Life – Fairlight CVI – Geeky Gigs #10

This is a remix of an awesome song I found on youtube by IROC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qsh3hmu4IM check out his vid and read the description after this.

I took the music from his video chopped it up, created a drum rack in Ableton out of it and played it all live on the MPD. The drum samples are all classic Linndrum samples and the video fx were taken from old Fairlight CVI clips.

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Akai MPD24 Finger Drumming – Trap, Vaporwave, Trip Hop

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I Finally upgraded from the nanoPAD to an Akai MPD24. I really love this thing.

Geeky Gigs #9 is a bit of a hodgepodge mix up of styles, kinda trap, kinda vaporwave, kinda trip hop, and just kinda weird. I cut up son Janet Jackson, 808, casio rapman, my own real drum samples, some vinyl drum samples and some synth parts and bass lines using the UVI digital sensations and Plastique VST. Everything is live sequenced and triggered in Ableton Live Intro.
The end is a bit of improv. Hope you like it!

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Make a step sequencer in Ableton Live from scratch

I followed this tutorial myself and it even works great in Live Intro. Pretty cool idea and I would have never figured this out on my own. I’m working on using the nanoKONTROL as a hardware interface to it, once I get that figured out I’ll make my own vid and post it.

Step sequencers are are really cool for live stuff since you can modify beats and rhythms in real time. You can easily take this idea and map midi controls to the different steps for all kinds of cool possibilities.

Making a Step Sequencer in Ableton Live. from Bjorn Vayner on Vimeo.

M-Audio’s new Trigger Finger Pro could set the new standard for pad controllers

There’s more options for finger drummers out there than ever right now, and M-Audio fairly recently released their new Trigger Finger Pro. The more I see about this controller the more I like it. This video shows a great performance using all the original samples that come with the unit. The nice big display screen is definitely a nice feature and the built in step sequencer is a very cool feature.

The only controller that seems to be in the same league as the TFP one is the Maschine, which is an amazing product. But the Maschine MK2 is $599, where as the TFP is only $199. I can’t comment on the feel of the pads themselves since I haven’t used one personally. But from what I have seen they look like nice sized pads and most comments about them have been good.

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