MPC Live + MC-101 + Korg Gadget Hardware Jams Challenge

YouTuber Maxipok Music participated in the Hardware Jams Group weekend challenge, which asked participants to make something inspired by a photograph of a burned-out music venue. His hardware includes an MPC Live, and MC-101, but his lead synth is coming from Gadget!

Video Description:

This week the Hardware Jams Facebook Group weekend challenge was to make something inspired by a photo of a burned-out music venue. The picture showed lots of rusting, charred music gear in a cavernous space.

The metallic machinery noises at the start of the track represent the burned equipment, and I used some echo-y vocal samples to represent the large empty space.

The Akai MPC Live is playing drums and samples, and sequencing 4 midi synth tracks on the Roland MC-101, and a Korg Gadget lead synth track on an iPad.

Apparitions - Live Vibe #12

YouTuber ESPRE did some dark synth grooving for Halloween! He's got a lot of gear on this one, but he's also got FM4 running on an old iPad 2!

Video Description:

Working on something new for the upcoming holiday. 👻

Gear used...
Akai Force
Akai MPC Live
Arturia MicroBrute
Arturia MicroBrute
Roland AIRA TB-3
Roland AIRA MX-1
Alesis IO Dock
Apple iPad 2 w/ Primal Audio FM4
MIDI Solutions Quadra Thru

Unofficial Volca FM Firmware 1.08

YouTuber ranzee shows off an unofficial firmware patch for the Volca FM. You can read more about it and grab it from this Reddit thread. The video here covers the major changes, including a fix for velocity. There is a follow-up video showing the update procedure; including update failures.

Video Description:

A new unofficial firmware has emerged which has fixed a number of major issues on the Volca FM. These issues are critical fixes that Korg have missed. The video covers the firmware features and fixes.

I'm not the original author of this firmware (written by Pajen). If you perform this update, it is done at your own risk. You can also revert back to an official Korg firmware.

Summary of features and fixes:

New features:
Global setting 9 : enable/disable velocity on MIDI notes IN
Global setting 10: Yamaha compatability/Korg proprietary single patch import/export
Global setting 11: Patch change notes on/off

* CC 1 : (Mod wheel) assignable via CC 91, defaults to Pitch Mod Depth
* CC 85: Chorus on/off. value -64 off, value +64 on.
* CC 86: Chorus stereo width, 64 is default
* CC 87: Chorus speed, 64 is default
* CC 88: Load patch, value 0-4: patch 1, 5-8: patch 2 etc up to 127
* CC 89: Load pattern, value 0-8: pattern 1, 9-16: pattern 2 etc up to 127
* CC 90: Tempo divisor, value 0-31: 1/1, 32-63: 1/2, 64-95: 1/4, 96-127: 1/8 (!)
* CC 91: Mod wheel mapping: decides what MIDI CC mod wheel should map to. Example: value 42 sent on CC 91 - Mod wheel now controls Modulator Attack

LFO fixes:
S&H 256x scale error
S&H update logic error
LFO sign error (saw up/down, square polarity)
added filtering to remove digital pop on discontinuous LFO

Link to the Reddit post (download link inside):

Link to the firmware update procedure video:

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Matt Craven - Ride on Time/Love Sensation Remix

YouTuber Matt Craven makes great use of the new Roland MC-101. I love hearing such a huge sound come out of this tiny device!

Video Description:

Remix of Blackbox - Ride On Time with the superb vocals from Loleatta Holloway's Love Sensation

Ride on Time is another classic that used the 909 drum machine, but they never credited Loleatta for using her vocals

Electronisounds - This Is My Memory

Dean fromElectronisounds did a live jam on a bunch of hardware, including a new Pioneer RMX-1000. His iPad is sequencing everything from Rozeta!

Video Description:

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"LIVE JAM - "This Is My Memory"

My first live jam using the Pioneer RMX-1000!
This thing is amazing for build-ups and transitions when live jamming!
I nee a *LOT* more practice with it!

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!

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