Reader Beli Bat did a fantastic live Acid Techno jam with his gear and Animoog!
This is the second part of a full Techno Live Performance, first video here: https://youtu.be/44wgNH8LSIs
No pre recorded patterns were used in this video.
Every sound in this jam is produced from Hardware Synths, a Drum Machine, an iPad and a couple samples. Ableton Live is used as a master clock, as a midi sequencer and for effects.
All audio tracks are passed through an Mbox Pro 3 soundcard or using usb audio, and then recorded in Ableton.
The TR-8s drum machine plays the drums plus some atmospheric sound and is sequenced by its own sequencer. Every drum pattern is created and arranged live.
The Minibrute really shines here, playing the acid bassline.
The Minilogue XD and the iPad (running Moog Animoog app) are used to create riser pads while the Waldorf Rocket produce an atmospheric bass effect.
These synths are sequenced from Ableton so, in the first part of the performance, you can see me creating patterns live using Push 2, or playing the Minilogue keyboard the record a chord.
There are 2 expression pedals, connected to an iRig Blueboard, i use to control the risers filter cutoff (both Minilogue XD and iPad with one pedal) and the acid bassline filter cutoff.
The Waldorf Rocket filter cutoff is mapped to one of the Korg Nanokey Studio knob, just to have it near the drum machine, where most of the stuff happens.
The pads on the Nanokey Studio are used to launch a couple vocals and impact samples.
Then i used the Nanokontrol 2 to mix the volumes and to control some spare effect, such as a master highpass filter (used in some breaks), the acid bassline delay and the kick “shadow” amount.
At the end of the video i use a Playstation 4 controller mapped to some Primal Tap delay parameters, to destroy the beat and transform it into a simple waveform. Just for fun and because this is the only way i know to control more than two parameters at the same time with just two hands.
Effects are mostly Ableton stock and Soundtoys plugins.
Video is a continous take from two cameras (an iPhone and an iPad). I put together the two videos with the audio track in Ableton and then saturated the color in iMovie.