Zoom took Weirdest of Show at NAMM 2016 with their, seemingly UFO inspired, ARQ controller/instrument. The ARQ is approaching its release date of July 5th and is available now for pre-order. At $600 it is a bit pricey, but it sure does look fun! Zoom has posted a series of short videos ahead of the release.
I've embedded their playlist here, the first 4 videos are the new ARQ ones.
Music is a voyage of discovery. One that now goes much further with the creation of the ZOOM ARQ Aero RhythmTrak. ARQ is a drum machine, sequencer, synthesizer, looper, and MIDI controller with a built-in accelerometer. Even more, ARQ is freedom. With its wireless Bluetooth Ring Controller, you can escape the booth, move the music, and get in front of the crowd. https://zoom-na.com/ARQ
André Neumann posted another live improv performance. This time out he's using Tonestack for all of his guitar effects.
Here are some snippets of my 2nd show @ Fête de la Musique Erfurt, on the roof of the good old Engelsburg. I went there by bike with the smallest equipment possible :) So this time no pedalboard. All guitar effects were processed by the amazing tonestack app (www.yonac.com/tonestack). Little fiddly, but totally awesome sound.
Unfortunately the last and best piece of the show is missing due to my empty gopro battery :/ After some problems in the beginning with daylight and unreadable led´s on my machines it went on pretty well.
Teenage Engineering OP1, Fender Jazzmaster guitar, Vocals into iconnect audio 4 plus with ipad air (audiobus, tonestack, mimix, vocalive)
Elektron Analog Rytm into
Elktron Octatrack into gopro camera
Nothing recorded before. 100% improvised.
Thanks for watching.
Drake Music Scotland, a non-profit organization that makes music-making possible for children with disabilities, has been training to form an orchestra for the last 3 years. In April they made their debut and have just posted a bunch of videos to their YouTube channel. Here is the second piece, which features a strong emphasis from their Thumbjam Strings Section.
Drake Music Scotland has launched Scotland's first Digital Orchestra for talented young musicians with disabilities. The Orchestra creates access to high quality and challenging music tuition, composition and performance opportunities using a range of music technologies which can be played by movement of the hand, jaw clicks and even brainwaves.
This video features the second section "Auxy" of the Orchestra's debut performance in April 2016 with guest collaborating artist Ian Peaston.
Drake Music Scotland gratefully acknowledges the support of Morrisons Foundation, The Radcliffe Trust, RS Macdonald Trust, The Schuh Trust and The Stevenson Charitable Trust towards the Digital Orchestra.
We are also very grateful for support from Creative Scotland, City of Edinburgh Council, Daisy Chain Trust, Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, Musicians' Union, The Rayne Foundation, The Robertson Trust and Trefoil towards our work creating music-making opportunities for young musicians with disabilities.