launchpad madness

I am totally going bonkers...... how is it possible such a simple task does not work. I want to use a launchpad (page, custom mode whatever you call it) as a 8x8 matrix. When pressed , a note on or a cc should be send, the LED stays on. Pressed again, note off or cc is send LED goes off.
But I just can't get it to work.

but while researching I found other cool stuff relating to launchpad and LED. Did you know that there are launchpad artists out there? musically not my cup of tea, but I realised that is really cool stuff you can do with the launchpad. as soon as I found a solution for my problem I'll dig into launchpad lightshows deeper at some point

https://youtu.be/9JaqFSLpLA0

Mo' Better Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ugXgue5_RA

There are many cool loopartists out there and I got inspired by Binkbeats. I used his looperscript binklooper. It is quite complex and challenging but it is really cool, then it opens up the world of ableton and live looping. I did a looper arrangment of one of my favourite songs "Mo Better Blues", which Daniel Stelter showed me. He just released another mindblowing beautiful album by the way.....
Enjoy your day and have a good start into the week.

#looping #binklooper #binkbeats #mobetterblues #americanmusic #doublebass #bowing #effects #tensor #redpandalab #mtlasb #856 #zellersasn


morningjam #4


today's morning jam. gettin into it again. I fooled around a little bit with the supapuss connected to the zellersasn 856 as a startiing point. after that I layed out a drone on the tensor and played on top some random scales. next is to bring ableton into the game and check where that gets me. you like it?
#moringjam #pedals #jazz #masterstudies #856 #zellersasn #mtlasb #tensor #redpandalab #supapuss #wayhuge #practising #scales


morningjam #3


Today's #morningjam.I finally try to wrap my head around odd meters. so the little loop today's turned out in five. Tried to find a melody. Not satisfied but gotta move on for today. Have a great day!


morningjam #2


Yesterday's morning jam. exploring the tensor with the strymon volante. I made a short loop with a fifth on my double bass and played around. it is so much fun!
I'm using the midibaby by disasterarea to access special functions on the volante. still can't believe how damn versatile it is. and small.
still waiting for my 856 for ZELLERSASN though. Probably it is with me tomorrow.

#pedals #looping #textures #inspiration #lostinknobs #doublebass #effects #masterstudy #morningjam #redpanda #tensor #redpandalab #strymon #volante #montrealassembly #856 #zellersasn #stillwaiting #pedlaboard #maastricht


new chapter Maastricht

start of a new chapter........
glad to be in this jewel of european city on a regular basis!

#inschoolagain #maastricht #zuyd #doublebass #jazz! #masterstudies #masterofmusic #2years #theartoflooping #redpanda #tensor #hologram #microcosm #mtlasm


neues aus der Quarantäne

Meine lieben Musikerfreunde Pol Belardi, Jerome Klein, Niels Engels, Pit Dahm haben eine Videoserie gestartet und mich gefragt, ob ich eine Episode gestalten will. Gesagt getan. Endlich eine geeignete Gelegenheit zu präsentieren, an was ich im Pedalboardkellerlabor schon seit einiger Zeit herumtüftle. Ein ernstzunehmender Wobble-Dubstepbass. Drum'n'Bass, bissl Worldmusic mit einer Kollaboration mit Indien und zack ab dafür:

 

 


SMAF on Tour

Es ist mal wieder soweit, ich gehe mit meiner Band SMAF auf Tour durch den Süden.

18.01. Darmstadt | Frischzelle - 22:00 Uhr
19.01. Luxembourg | Liquid - 21:30 Uhr
20.01. Karlsruhe | Tempel - 20:00 Uhr
21.01. Stuttgart | BIX - 21:00 Uhr
22.01. Fürth (Od) | Studiobühne - 17:00 Uhr
02.02. Mannheim | Laboratorio 17 - 20:00 Uhr

Diese Truppe kann man trotz aller Bescheidenheit zum heißesten Scheiß zählen, die der Süden an Live-Bands zu bieten hat. Also kommt und überzeugt euch selbst!

Hier noch ein Video zu einem etwas rockigeren Track von Simon:


on TV - Gaby Moreno @ Songs an einem Sommerabend

Anfang Juli hatte ich die Ehre, Gaby auf dem legendären Singer/Songwriter Festival "Songs an einem Sommerabend" zu begleiten. Das Festival gibt es nun seit 30 Jahren. Vor der spektakulären Kulisse bei Bad Staffelstein wurde das Konzert vom BR aufgezeichnet. Hier der Song "Mess a good thing".