Tag Archives: dj tools

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.

Hope you enjoy it and subscribe, like, comment and support!

Thanks!

KORG Volca Sample is iOS only to transfer samples? WTF Korg?

I knew the unit didn’t sample on its own, but I didn’t know it was iOS only. That’s pretty stupid. They should have at least given you a way to just connect usb to a windows machine. I still think it’s a cool device, but I have no plans of ever getting an Apple product.

The KORG volca sample is a fun-looking sample “sequencer” – it can play back, modify, and mangle pre-recorded samples in a step sequencer. But it requires a dedicated iOS app to do the actual sampling.

That makes for a mixed bag, straight out of the gate. As KORG says:

“The new volca lets you recapture the excitement of the first generation of samplers, in which any sound — vocals, spoken words, ambient sound, or glitches — becomes material for your creations!”

– right, but then it leaves out one of the best things about those hardware samplers, namely – sampling.

With that disappointment out of the way, the volca sample otherwise is full of some cool ideas. Let’s have a look at what it can do.

The heart of the beast is the sound parameters, which you can then map to individual steps:

Sample select, start point, length, hi cut

Pitch: speed, envelope, attack, decay

Amplitude: level, pan, attack, decay

And you can motion-sequence each of these.

There’s also per-sample reverse and reverb, plus overall reverb mix and swing.

The “Analog Isolator” gives you bass and treble controls. (UK-style, that’s “Analogue Isolator” on the front panel.)

via KORG’s Latest volca sample Sequences Sounds – But You Need an iOS App to Add Your Own Sounds – Create Digital Music.

Akai MPD24 Finger Drumming – Trap, Vaporwave, Trip Hop

akai mpd24 finger drumming

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!

Subscribe Geeky Gigs #9

Technopop/House Vocaloid DJ Mix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55apPVv8IfQ Miku Cute Just thought I’d share this nice DJ mix of Vocaloid tunes ^_^ 0:00 Strobe Nights by livetune feat. Hatsune Miku 4:04 Pastel Linerー☆ by 鮭P feat. Hatsune Miku 7:49 My Revolution by Mikupittan-P feat. Hatsune Miku 12:02 Ryuusei Sound (SuketchP KiraKira-Chain rmx) by SuketchP 17:01 Lilily☆Nation by Yuyoyuppe feat. V3 Lily 21:31 Little Stars by Galaco 25:09 HighEndCity by emon (Tes.) 27:38 Windy Tokyo by KTG feat. Megpoid, Piko, Gackpoid 34:08 あたらしい東京の歩き方 by 橋鼠 38:27 Solesta! by Clean Tears feat. Hatsune Miku 41:42 Azalea(doku Remix from Junk) by doku 45:31 Light Song by livetune feat. Hatsune Miku 48:56 Light Song (Hiroyuki ODA remix) by 鼻そうめんP feat. Hatsune Miku 55:13 Danca de Amor by Rin (Ginsuke) 59:19 Hikareru Satellite by tilt feat. 初音ミク

Geeky Gigs, an 8 bit and retro inspired live drums and DJ series

geekygigs

If you haven’t seen my Geeky Gigs web show, please check it out. Above is a playlist of all my geeky gigs so far. These are all solo performance videos of me playing several different pieces of equipment and software.

I spend some time playing drums to the Korg M01D on Nintendo 3DS, explore Vocaloid in a song with live drums and Megpoid GUMI, and show you some ways to use the Korg Nano series midi controllers live!

Next, I’ll be exploring possibilites of the Akai MPD 24 midi pad controller in the latest Episode of Geeky Gigs scheduled for this Sunday! I try to keep them entertaining and fun to watch, and new episodes come out just about every other Sunday.