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Damn. He plays Stick on his bass better than I play it on my Stick Bass. An inspiring performance for sure. Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at K|KENAN
I've been working on music for a while and haven't had time to go back and update all of the Maxinators for Live 9. It's on my to do list, but I'm not sure when I'll get to it. Sorry. It is open source, though, so you can modify it as you wish.
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2014 on Paraminator at K|KENAN
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I've been experiementing with different looping techniques in Live 9. Inspired by Zoe Keating, I wanted something that would automatically control looping while I focus on playing. Here's Keating looping her cello: Keating uses SooperLooper which looks like a very cool piece of software, but after some thought I figured... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2013 at K|KENAN
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This tune is inspired by M. John Harrison's Kefahuchi Trilogy which includes Light, Nova Swing, and Empty Space. What would happen if the horn and guitar section of a funk band passed through an arm of the Kefahuchi tract? What would the resulting music sound like? Kefahuchi Funk, like the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2013 at K|KENAN
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Bust a Seam is a track in my Post Funk Glitch series. Here's the core bass riff for Bust a Seam: Structurally it is a simple tune. It is broken into 8 bar sections which more or less alternate between the core riff (with some variations) and sections of improvisation. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2013 at K|KENAN
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Spin Cycle is a simple device that allows you to spin a mapped dial/fader by pressing a button. When you first press the Spin button, it will spin the dial up to the maximum you've specified. When you press it again, it will spin it back down. If you press... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at K|KENAN
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Often I want a single button press to fire several Live parameters. For instance, I might want a button on the Launchpad to crank a send dial to the max, activate an effect device, and mute a track. Paraminator is the tool for the job. In the top left corner... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at K|KENAN
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Meet the Modulatorinator: Available on MaxForLive.com: http://www.maxforlive.com/library/device/1442/modulatorinator This Maxinator Device gives you the ability to easily modulate controls and effects with a press of a button. Modulatorinator is great for creating filter sweeps, dynamic delays, volume swells and fades, and distortion crescendos that activate at the touch of a button.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at K|KENAN
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The Knobinator is a device in the Maxinator Collection that maps different values on a knob or slider to individual parameters. You could use it, for example, to create a knob that turns on the track activation buttons of a set of tracks as you turn the knob. It is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at K|KENAN
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Introducing the Jumpinator, the latest device in the Maxinator Collection. The Jumpinator lets you use a set of button controls to easily jump between 8 values on a continuous control. It is optimized to work with a Launchpad--either by itself or with the Launchpad Mashinator--but it works with any MIDI-mappable... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at K|KENAN
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Hot on the heels of the Launchpad Mashinator is another entry into the Mashinator family. The Midimashinator doesn't have as many features as it's Launchpad sister, but it is still pretty damn useful. You define some control mappings and link them to particular midinotes. Then when the Midimashinator sees one... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at K|KENAN
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The Launchpad Mashinator is a Max For Live device that turns the User 2 buttons on Novation's Launchpad into momentary buttons for FX mashing awesomeness. It's inspired by the cool routines pulled off by the DJ TechTools crew on the MidiFighters. Here she is in all her glory: You can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at K|KENAN
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This video shows a quick tune I wrote built on a bass riff and an autowah ryhthm part. It reminded me of a circus, so I found a synth that sounded like an odd circus organ and through together a background part of a simple chord sequence. The autowah is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2012 at K|KENAN
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The pleasure of working with the Automapulatorinator didn't last long. Bugs appeared. Mainly, the device wouldn't save between sessions. All my carefully worked out mappings didn't survive from one day to the next. At first I figured that I must have messed up the code when I frankensteined the auotmapulatorinator... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2012 at K|KENAN
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Uploaded a video of an improvisational practice jam this morning. It's nothing special and contains a bunch of mistakes, but there it is. If nothing else, this will serve as a video log enabling me to see if I'm actually getting any better on this thing . Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2012 at K|KENAN
I just finished combining Mapulator by BentoSan with LineFO by synnack into Automapulatorinator, a new Max for Live device. The idea is that I wanted a simple LFO to control the smart knob, so that sweeping over the automation curves happens automagically. If you don't understand what I mean, download... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2012 at K|KENAN
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This piece kicks off with a squelchy rhythm section and then goes through a series of sections where the bass trades melodic lines with a couple of synths. The different audio layers remind me of the strata in alabaster and the timbre of the synths has an orange cream sound.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at K|KENAN
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The center of this piece is a heavily distorted synth—Native Instruments' Massive run through distortion effects in Guitar Rig—over an improvised bass line in E played on an 8 string Chapman Stick Bass. I then added other synth lines to weave around the bass and offset the brutal distortion. While... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at K|KENAN
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Posted Mar 22, 2011 at Strange Artifice
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