I've often wondered what insane corporate synergy Yamaha was going for between music and motorcycles. Yamaha is also apparently wondering the same thing, so they've invited artists to help them figure that out.
The &Y Project attempts to, "fuse... audio equipment designs with motorcycles." This is their second attempt at that, and I think they've failed once again.
This is the second creation of the "&Y;" project, which develops works embodying the unique style of Yamaha shared by Yamaha Corporation and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. through delving into the possibilities of fusing musical instruments and audio equipment designs with motorcycles and other mobility designs.
In the "&Y02;," the players can change the music and manipulate the sound field through movements akin to controlling mobility devices, providing an entirely new sensation of movement through music to the players inside. Comprised of loop shapes which seem to continue indefinitely, the design features a seating layout in which enjoyment is oriented to the outside.
■&Y; Special Page
The melody for this old German christmas carol was on my Volca Keys for several years when I experimented with recording MIDI. It uses Flux mode and 1/4 tempo.
The samples for sleight and church bells are from www.freesound.org.
Passive mixer is RK 003 from Retrokits.com:
LED screen visualizer is Quantum VJ from:
Using a Reloop Mixon-4 to perform a 5 song mashup on an iPad!
Goons - GTA
TKO - Bassnectar, Rye Rye, Zion I
Killa (feat. Elliphant) - Slushii Remix - Wiwek, Skrillex, Elliphant, Slushii
Upper (feat. Karra) - EXSSV, Karra
Alone (Slushii Remix) - Marshmello, Slushii
Earlier this month we saw the launch of theJoué MIDI Controller campaign on Kickstarter. That campaign has had some decent interest, but appears to have stalled a bit at 84% with 25 days to go. To help drum up some more interest they posted this engaging Duo demonstration of their hardware in action!
Live at the iBoat in Bordeaux, France - December, 20th 2016
Arnaud and Pascal introduced Joué during a mini show at the iBoat.
Original soundtrack: Fuji
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