Music tech geekery

Thanks to Create Digital Music for the heads up. I’d love to deliver a music project which had young people using the MIDI grids! I like the energy of the performance, if you push the buttons does it effect the velocity?

dromama from Altitude Sickness on Vimeo.

The Guitarmaton (by Ian Hattwick) looks like good fun, but goodness it would take someone like me ages to make!

Last one is Jordan’s Rudess’ iPad music application released a few days ago called MorphWiz, what a melancholy sound! I’m sure, no certain there are other synth sounds available, but again think the possibilities of using an application with live instruments would be wicked!

MorphWiz first experiment – Tiridum from Geert Bevin on Vimeo.

4 thoughts on “Music tech geekery

  1. Bobbie says:

    Ta DK! I stumbled upon it a while back, but haven’t played it for time, thanks for reminding me!

  2. Perry Grinn says:

    Hi Bobbie,

    I mean absolutely no disrespect. And as a pianist, I’m sure you can understand my inquiry as it is sincere. Is the above considered musicianship or an activity from DJ culture?

    And if it is some derivative of DJ culture, do the people involved understand this or are they saying that they are “musicians”?

    For example, I play. In fact I play 3 instruments and have spent a years learning each, however never would I claim to be a musician. My skill level has not reached nearly what I understand that to mean. However, I am an audio engineer and this is also what I do to earn a living.

    Audio engineers know the difference between being in the control room and being the talent. But do these new DJ styled performers know the difference between musicianship and DJ culture?


  3. Bobbie says:

    Hi Perry,

    Thanks for your comment! I think… maybe you’re right re the examples, (apart from the guitar one), being more an activity from DJ culture, but I’m anti the gate keeping of the term ‘musician’, I work with lots of people who don’t think they are musical, and after much endeavor they disprove the fact.

    I think you can be a DJ and valid in calling yourself a musician. Your comment about playing is probably directed more about instrumentalists, and the flagellation we inflict on ourselves for not attaining the levels we aspire to, which can be in my opinion, counter productive to creativity, playing, and progression. I don’t think I’m the right person to comment about DJ performers knowing the difference, and I’m sure DJs have their own hangups about developing their performance/musicianship skills when tackling different forms of DJ culture.

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