These are the first steps of implementing a step sequencer to trigger midi drums from my ElektroCaster. I really like how I can inverse a channel by sliding over the string. One next thing on my list is to find a more elegant way to erase multiple steps.
Here I’m practicing to improvise on a popular jazz standard with a little help from my ElektroCaster’s led-fretboard. The chord changes are displayed one beat before they actually happen, giving me a some time to react.
This is going to be an e-drum module. The approach is to directly use the audio signal from the pads as source material to sculp new sounds out of them by applying algorithms. In contrast to a common triggered system, every little playing nuance (like scraping on the drum) is detected here. I’m currently experimenting with the delay line based Karplus Strong algorithm. Sounds are coming:)
In my last post I wrote about the illuminated-fretboard-feature of my ElektroCaster and how it can be used for practicing scales and chord progressions. I pointed out that it’s especially useful to explore new scales and unknown chord progressions. This might not be an intriguing argument for experienced players who know their fretboard in and out. But what about alternative tunings?Continue reading “Exploring alternative Tunings with an illuminated Fretboard”
“How cool would it be to have a guitar that displays music information right on the fret-board itself?” – A question that took me quite a built-effort to put me into the position to answer it. But now here I am: A proud owner of a guitar that features an illuminated fret-board.Continue reading “Practicing scales and chord-progressions with the ElektroCaster”
As you might know, the instruments I present here on my blog do have actual use in my band “Die Stadt der Zukunft”. This band has dedicated itsself to explore new ways of improvising live elekronic music with (semi-)robotic instruments.Continue reading “How To Improvise With Robots? – Die Stadt der Zukunft @Studio Nord Bremen 2020-10-21”
I’m making a new version of the ElektroCaster and want to share some insights into the process. This post is about the new LEF (light emitting fretboard).Continue reading “ElektroCasterV2: Making a new light emitting fretboard”
I used optical fiber to build a flash extension for doing macro-photos.Continue reading “My flash extension for doing macro-photografy”