Novamusik shows off the Korg Kaossilator Pro. I’ve seen a few DJs really work with these things as extensions of their arms. I’ve never owned one but do thing they are fun. They are going for $399. Anyone love these? Hate them?
“As a trailblazer among the “instrumental gadgets” that allowed anyone to easily create melodies and phrases, the KAOSSILATOR gained a strong and dedicated user base, even among those without any performing experience. Today, the KAOSSILATOR continues to be enormously popular. Retaining these revolutionary features – while adding a wide variety of new ones as well – is the new KAOSSILATOR PRO. With 200 sound programs, a new Electribe-inspired gate arpeggiator, and four loop recording banks that can even record external audio sources, the KAOSSILATOR PRO is packed with features that make it ideal for both live performance and premium productions. In addition, USB connectivity with your computer and SD card memory storage allow the KAOSSILATOR PRO to be used not just for improvised performances, but also as a superbly intuitive, track-making music production tool.” – korg.com
Well I finally have a few hours this afternoon to chillout. Day job plus night job took its toll on me. After my weekend in Malta I had to report to the energy business early Monday. I’m not complaining at all its just coffee isn’t working on me anymore. As you can see from the video above I did my best letting the people of Malta know where they live, “Malta!”. I know its silly in the video but at 2:00AM it worked just fine. I played a new intro and a new song during the set and I was pleased. I love surprising DJs who don’t know my show with my antics. Billy Nasty took it in stride and smartly played some good party techno after my set.
“Malta, officially the Republic of Malta (Maltese: Repubblika ta’ Malta), is a developed southern European country and consists of an archipelago situated centrally in the Mediterranean, 93 km south of Sicily and 288 km north-east of Tunisia, with Gibraltar 1,826 km to the west and Alexandria 1,510 km to the east.” – WIkipedia.org
The promoters of this event SHIFT are always fun and professional. Visit them here: shiftmalta.com
Looking for a Roland TR style sequencer you can use with anything? Viola the new Europa Sequencer has got what you need. If it had a random mode I would have bought one on the spot. I can see a lot of Vermona DRM1 owners grabbing these. Price: UK £499
“This is the pre-prod unjit (99% finished), used here with Blofeld adn DR670 drums. Showing drum editing, octave shift, mute, transpose. This sequencer is really easy to use and tunes can be created so quickly.” – ASUKLTD
This is not an advertisement for music retailer Sweetwater it’s just something I discovered on their website I thought I would share. I don’t know how long they have been offering to sell you products in this exact way but it sure makes noise toys LOOK affordable. Simply put, for a lot of items they will split the cost of the product into three payments. There is a $10 “processing” fee for doing things this way. Here’s and example: A Waldorf Blofeld is $699. You pay $243.33 today, $233.33 in 30 days and $233.33 in 60 days. Add to the fact there is free shipping and it’s definitely an evil temptation device. I’m good with not buying things until I have the entire amount in cash and never built up any kind of debt. I hope I didn’t just cause someone without good funds to buy something they can’t really afford. Musicians have a unique way of justifying gear purchases. It’s easy to spend money on your art and passion.
“Sweetwater’s Flexible Payment Plan is a convenient, interest-free way to buy gear now and stretch your purchase across three budget-friendly payments. Simply choose the “3 Easy Payments” option in your cart, and we’ll divide your purchase amount into three budget-friendly payments, billed to your current MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express card. There is a $10 processing fee for using this service. It’s just another way we make shopping at Sweetwater easy and convenient!” – sweetwater.com
I played a show in Malta this weekend. It’s a island below Italy and UK DJ Billy Nasty also performed. I had a fantastic time and the show went off without a hitch. I thought I would have an internet connection in my hotel and do some live blogging but at 14 Euros an hour I decided to head into the town instead. I’ll post some photos and videos soon but first I have to head to the day job and remind myself I’m still on planet earth.