The fourth event in the San Francisco-based Intelligent Dance Party series kicks off 2016 featuring a mix of live experimental and IDM performances progressing later into more dancefloor-oriented sets. On Friday, January 8, 2016 Glenn Jackson, KnobGoblin, Tony Manfre & Liz Revision perform at The Basement, 222 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94102, a multi-leveled 21+ venue from 9:30 PM – 2:00 AM. #IDP | #SFIDP
Chicago gets a taste of the Montreal-based digital art and electronic music festival that showcases innovation in music and creativity on April 21-23 with Avant_Mutek: Chicago. Founded in 2000, Mutek is an international festival organization dedicated to the promotion of electronic music and the digital arts. Its main event is an annual five-day event in Montreal, Canada that takes place in late May and early June. Many of electronic music’s most established figures have performed, as well as numerous new artists who have gone on to build sustainable careers. Along with performances, the festival also features workshops relating to gear and software showcases, and panel discussions concerning the issues that face electronic music and music production. Read more and see the full lineup.
Here are some cool things that would be nice to have! Korg KP3A great tool for live performance, the KP3 allows you to control multiple effects parameters and manipulate samples in real time. On stage or in the studio, these gestures and moves can become powerful and expressive performance elements. More than a processor, the KP3 is a complete instrument allowing you to manage, recall, and play back samples; sample on the fly; and add dynamic processing to any audio signal or to the samples themselves. The KP3 comes equipped with 128 great-sounding effect programs Sure, the traditional essential effects are there – delays, flangers, etc., and they sound amazing. But using newly developed algorithms, the KP3 also provides fresh, exciting effects such as a grain shifter, decimator, … Read More
As a response to Henry Rollins’ rant about how electronic music producers and DJs are talentless and brain-dead , here is Tim Exile demoing his Native Instruments setup. First up, The Finger–a live effects unit that’s pretty special. Then Tim walks us through his Reaktor-based setup that also includes The Finger. And then Tim performs “Youtube Killed the Now Wave Star.”