Here’s a collection of actual songs I made using Caustic, and painstakingly exported to *.wav, and uploaded to soundcloud directly from my smart phone.
These have been mastered on the internal speaker of my phone, I may update these tracks after trying them with some headphones and seeing how they really sound, but until then enjoy!
Here’s a collection of samples, doodles, runs, and maybe a few songs I made
using Bhajis Loops, export to *.wav, on an old
Palm Tungsten E2 they’re CC-licensed so please feel free to sample & chop them as you see fit.
The music of Yoav is heavily loop based, due to
the fact that every sound is either produced by his guitar or his voice. To
accomplish this he has several looping delay pedals; In some of his videos on
youtube you can clearly see the Boss
RC-20XL. These pedals are fun
to play with because you can loop and overdub anything placed into the input,
then improvise over the loop creating nearly any sound possible. Recently
Keyboard Magazine ran a 2-part article on using
multiple loopers with live, but their instructions are a little unclear unless
you’re familiar with Live.
Over the weekend I’ve experimented and played around a lot and produced this
Live 8 set, and nanoPAD preset. I don’t suggest using the nanoPAD with your
feet, but for beatboxing in the style of
BeardyMan this will get you
there. To get instructions, tips, and download the Live set w/ nanoPAD preset,
please continue reading.
The software needed is:
Ableton Live 8
Korg Control Editor
Alright, here’s the setup:
Create 1 audio track (ctrl + t) & arm it for recording.
Create up to 6 return tracks (ctrl + alt + t)
sometimes the returns don’t show up, so switch to arrange view & click the arrow next to one and they should all show up in the session view
In each return track place a looper
For each looper the setup is:
Song Control: none
Tempo Control: none
Input -> Output: none
Optionally you could set the first looper’s tempo control to “Set & Follow Song Tempo” and every other track to “Follow Song Tempo”, then record your beat into the first looper.
Setup the Midi map: open the MIDI map mode
set one button to turn up the send on the audio rack
set one button to control the “Multi-Purpose Transport Button” (MPTB from now on) (it should show record at first, but will switch to play & overdub)
Now you’re good to go. Hit the button you assigned to send & then tap the MPTB
button to start recording, do something awesome, then tap the MPTB button
again to switch from recording to playing. To overdub tap the MPTB button and
lay something down but I suggest tapping off the send and switching to your
next send to lay down something funky for the next section. Rinse, Wash,
Double tapping on the MPTB will stop the looper, and holding down the MPTB for
2 seconds will clear the recording, freeing up a loop for future use.
If you want to grab my looper setup & live set it’s right here: