Seeing a producer take a strong performance-based approach to playing live is always refreshing, and KiNK doesn't disappoint in this wild routine recorded at Resident Advisor's Sessions studio.
Today we’re featuring three inspiring routines that show different sides of drumming-centric controllerism. Behind the routine in each of these videos are undiscovered YouTube stars that most controllerism aficionados haven’t heard of. We’re still waiting for the DMC of controllerism so that each of these performers could have a chance at winning a world championship! […]
One of the most obvious places for controllerists to appear is behind a drum kit. Drummers have been working MIDI controllers into their rigs for over 20 years. Today we're sharing a performance by a drummer, DJ Seap, who's integrated a full Ableton rig into a live performance drum rig.
The new APC40 mkII from Akai just made a début last week on the Musikmesse convention floor. Today we’re highlighting a video shot at the Ministry of Sound – it’s a performance on this new generation of the Ableton controller with controllerist/fingerdrummer Carl Rag manning the unit. Akai (and all the other inMusic brands – Numark, […]
Shawn Wasabi - AKA sssShawnnn - is back with a new mashup routine that takes Skrillex's latest album, Recess (released today) and mashes up elements from each of the tracks. He's using just a single Midi Fighter Spectra for this routine - watch for his quick sample page changes when he presses the side buttons.
Rick Fresco (aka Riccardo Betti, the winner of 2012′s Midi Fighter 3D contest) has released a brand new track and video, “Last Round”, featuring a finger-drumming routine on a Midi Fighter Pro. He’s also programmed the LED lighting on his backdrop controllers (2 Launchpads, 3 Midi Fighter 3Ds, and 2 Akai LPD8s) to go along with […]
A few years back we had a chance to send a Midi Fighter 3D to Robert Delong, an incredible live performer with a penchant for integrating video game controllers into his stage setup. He's now taken to using the Midi Fighter as a part of his performance - watch this performance (starts at 0:50) of his song "Happy" that includes a Wiimote, Midi Fighter 3D, and a Microsoft gamepad of some sort
DJ IZN is back with another routine, this one a collaborative bit with Canadian DJ Skratch Bastid. The two styles blend really well together, with Skratch Bastid cutting on top of IZN's controllerism melody triggering on a Maschine and Kontrol F1.