Midi Punk

Slam Tracks have released a set of Punk Midi grooves for you to use in you DAW. $20 get you 500 patterns and fills. Every now and then I will use a prefab Midi part from a collection. It’s a good way to break out of your kick/snare/a few high hats doledrums.

“Over 500 slamming MIDI punk grooves and fills packed with the raw material you need for classic and modern punk styles. Hundreds of MIDI drum loops and drum fills ready to drag and drop into the drum virtual instrument of your choice.” – slamtracks.com

For more info including audio samples: slamtracks.com/punk

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The Bit-52′s playing Rock Lobster

I absolutely loved the early punkish B-52s before there later happy happy stuff. I wore out my LP of the original 1979 album “the B-52′s” (iTunes link) containing 52 Girls, Planet Claire and of course Rock Lobster. The Bit-52′s are a computer generated cover band. I’m amazed at the effort.

“The Bit-52′s consist of: Fred’s Vocals – TI99/4a computer, speech synthesizer and terminal emulator ii module. Kate and Cindy’s Vocals – Two HP Scanjet 3C scanners (Not Printers), UBunto and sjetplay written by NuGanjaTron. The Guitar, Keyboard, Cow Bell, Cymbal and Tambourine are all controlled by various types of push/pull solenoinds for a total of 23. The Solenoids are powered by four ULN2803 darlington drivers and everything is controlled by two PIC16F84A microcontrollers.” – bd594

via boingboing

photo credit: thejcgerm