Posts Tagged ‘Boss’

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Boss Loop Station Championships – All You Need Is Loop

March 31, 2009

Boss recently held their annual Loop Station Championships in Balham

On the night, the regional finalists performed one song each, drawing on voices, guitars and various other noise-making devices to wow the judges and entertain the crowd. The rules were simple: you must use a looping device to record/overdub – with nothing pre-loaded into it – and your track can be no more than five minutes long. Anything else goes.

In the end there was one clear winner: DubFX from Bristol whose vocal-only performance astounded and entertained in equal measure as he beatboxed, sang and synthed his way to the top spot. Check him out on YouTube to see what we mean – utterly amazing. DubFX bagged a voucher for £1,000 of Roland and Boss gear as his prize.

DubFX at The Bedford

The judges were unanimous in our decision because DubFX used the looping device – a Boss RC-50 – as a musical instrument rather than a mere gimmick. His intelligent song construction and arrangement – plus the fact it was a good song in the first place! – made him stand out. DubFX received his prize from The Bedford’s Tony Moore and Roland’s Kevin Steel.

Tony Moore, DubFX and Roland's Kevin Steel

Source: Guitarist
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Studies for two Yamaha TENORI-ON(s)

February 17, 2009

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Studies for two TENORI-ON(s) by Smith from Franck Smith on Vimeo.

A chap named Nick Ciontea has created a channel on Vimeo collecting odd videos folks have made with or regarding Moog products.

Artist “Smith” says:

This first test is a prepartory work to a series of solo pieces inspired by John Cage’s experiments for prepared piano and Conlon Nancarrow’s player piano studies.

Yes, things you don’t normally expect to go together: Cage/Nancarrow, Moog, Tenori-On. And he successfully erases the Tenori-On’s beautiful if predictable signature sound. This is what I imagine music boxes would sound like on Alpha Centauri. In other news: I can’t afford this rig.

– 2 TENORI-ON(s)
– MI Audio Pollyanna Octave Synth
– Moog Low Pass Filter (MF-101)
– Moog Ring Modulator (MF-102)
– Moog Bass Murf (MF-105b)
– Jomox M-Resonator
– Rotary Ensemble (Boss RT-20)
– Boss FV-500L (as expression pedal for LPF Resonance)
– Boss FV-500L (as expression pedal for RM Frequency)
– Boss EV-5 for Rotary Ensemble speed

But, involved as that is, it’s further evidence you can push sound in new ways. And if online videos do nothing else, they can lay the gauntlet down in terms of what you think possible – both by demonstrating the generic and the unusual.

Sorce: createdigitalmusic