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Showing posts with label Keith McMillen. Show all posts

Friday, October 20, 2023

K-Board Pro 4 Ableton 11.3 MPE Updates Analog, Electric, Collision and Tension Synths


video upload by Keith McMillen Instruments

"The Ableton 11.3 update brings MPE to the Analog, Electric, Collision and Tension synths. KMI Product Specialist and Ableton Certified Trainer Kevin Mah runs us through this update with examples to get up and running with K-Board Pro 4 and Ableton MPE."

Ableton Live 11.3 K-Board Pro 4 MPE Jam

video upload by Keith McMillen Instruments

QuNexusRED MPE MIDI Sequencer and Arpeggiator by Keith McMillen Instruments - Arturia Pigments Demo

video upload by Keith McMillen Instruments

"QuNexus is a powerful MPE keyboard controller and three track arpeggiator/step sequencer. Its 25 touch-sensitive keys detect velocity, polyphonic aftertouch, and per-key tilt, giving you unprecedented control and musical expression.

Each of the three arpeggiator/sequencer tracks can be programmed with up to 32 steps, 10 selectable arpeggiator patterns, and can be independently assigned to USB, MIDI, and Eurorack outputs.

Blue and white LEDs illuminate the keys during arpeggiations, step sequences, and playback.

QuNexus can control MIDI hardware using the included MIDI Out cable or our optional MIDI Expander (sold separately). You can connect to modular synthesizers via the gate, three CV outputs, and two CV inputs, all of which can be assigned using the QuNexus Editor software, which is compatible with Windows and MacOS."

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

K-Board MPE Tutorial with VCV Rack


KMI K-Board-C MPE VCV Rack demo video upload by Keith McMillen Instruments


video upload by Keith McMillen Instruments

"A tutorial on using Keith McMillen Instruments K-Board MPE with VCV Rack

00:00 Intro to K-Board MPE and VCV Rack
00:56 VCV Rack Setup Guide - Getting Sound
01:40 Adding modules to rack (simple mixer, reverb)
03:17 Patch from Scratch - basic monophonic synth
05:30 Triggering envelopes with K-Board
06:57 Connecting K-Board pitch to oscillators
09:35 Using a slew limiter to achieve portomento
11:13 Patching polyphony
13:03 Setting up and patching MPE
16:02 Example performance patches

VCV Rack Modules used in this tutorial by Surge XT, Audible Instruments, Befaco, Bog Audio, Repelzen and Valley"

Friday, December 23, 2022

KMI Qunexus & Eurorack Modular Synthesizers w/ David Rothbaum


video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Our pal David Rothbaum walks us through a patch-from-scratch featuring the Qunexus !

Read all about this set-up : https://bit.ly/3WD3065
Check out more of David's work : http://davidrothbaum.co/

Gear :
Qunexus : https://bit.ly/3FR4YsY
Grab a K-Board-C: https://bit.ly/3BVnr6t
More KMI : https://bit.ly/3jnWRN0
Interested in Modular? https://bit.ly/3Vej9Ot

KEITH MCMILLEN QUNEXUS RED:
Redesigned with an ultra-durable ABS-polycarbonate red enclosure, the QuNexus RED from Keith McMillen is the same compact, feature-rich, 25-key MIDI/CV controller you know and love, but with a few upgrades. Aside from the aesthetic change, the new QuNexus is fully equipped to handle the MPE software and hardware."

And a couple outdoor performances by David:

12.8.22 // Remote Ambient Modular Synth performance.

video upload by david rothbaum

"This was composed, recorded and filmed at the ruins of Camp 16 in the Angeles National Forest. At one point this was a Nike missile site. Then later it was a training area for inmate firefighters until it burned down in the 2009 station fire where two firefighters were killed defending the camp.

It is a rather somber place, but also quite beautiful.

Thanks for watching."

12.15.22.// Ambient Modular


"This was composed & recorded at the Chilao campground in the Angeles National Forest.

I very rarely have a destination in mind, more a direction. I drive until I find a spot that I like then usually I have to hike around a bit till I find a spot to actually set up. Then, once all the gear is set up I sit down to compose. The composition process in this case took about two hours. After that, I set up all the camera gear, film the performance, then get the B roll. In this case the entire process from leaving the house to getting back home took about seven hours.

This is the first time I used the @1010_music Bluebox to record. It was awesome to be able to do a remote performance and get a multitrack recording that I could fine-tune once I got back home."

Monday, October 10, 2022

Keith McMillen Instruments K-Board C MPE Keyboard Controller


video upload by Keith McMillen Instruments

"K-Board-C is a simple yet expressive, durable, portable USB MPE MIDI keyboard designed for music producers and performers to use anywhere. K-Board-C works with all of your music software, connecting to your computer or mobile device via USB-C. K-Board-C is MPE compatible with 25 touch sensitive keys to detect velocity, polyphonic aftertouch, and per-key tilt, giving you total control of musical expression. The new K-Board-C enclosure features a durable ABS polycarbonate finish that comes in 5 fun colors: Snow, Galaxy, Orchid, Lime and Aqua. Powerful and portable, the K-Board-C is designed for everyone making music!"

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Keith McMillen Instruments K-Board Pro 4 and OB-E Performance Demonstration with Kevin Mah


video upload by Keith McMillen Instruments

"Certified Ableton Instructor and KMI Product Specialist Kevin Mah performs with the K-Board Pro 4 and OB-E ."

Monday, June 06, 2022

K-Board Pro 4 x GForce OB-E V2 Virtual Analog Synthesizer


video upload by Keith McMillen Instruments

"Kevin Mah demos the K-Board Pro 4 MPE keyboard controller with the GForce OB-E V2 Virtual Analog Synthesizer in Ableton Live.

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Video by Kevin Mah (SolidTakes)
Ableton Certified Instructor from Vancouver BC
More info here: https://www.ableton.com/en/certified-..."

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Trans Europe Express (Kraftwerk Cover) played with the Nord Drum 3P (Electric Drum Pad Covers)


video upload by Jannis Le Wolff

"🚅 In this video I'm playing Kraftwerks legendary song "Trans Europa Express" with the Nord Drum 3P. All sounds are created with the internal sound engine of the Nord Drum 3P.

For looping I was using Ableton Live and the KMI Softstep 2, and after recording I added little tweaks and colors to the sound during mixing."

Thursday, January 27, 2022

KMI QuNexus Review // More than meets the eye: Expression, 3-track CV/MIDI arp & seq explained


video upload by loopop

TIMELINE:
0:00 Intro
1:25 vs K-Board
2:20 Pressure/Tilt
4:35 Connectivity
6:25 CV & setup
7:40 Shift workflow
9:00 A,B,C & D
10:30 Track params
13:20 Arpeggiator
15:30 Sequencer
17:45 The Editor
18:35 Pros & cons
21:10 Outro

Other gear in the video:
► Ro'ved from Plum Audio (the 1U module based on Plaits)
► Lich from Befaco
► ZOIA Euroburo from Empress Empress Effects
► 1uO_c (ornament and crime) from Plum Audio
► 248 VCA from Voicas
► Ochd by Divkid and Instruo
► Palette case from Intellijel
► Synthesia is visualizing the notes
► Bluebox from 1010Music is the mixer (computer and eurorack)
► Wood stands by CremaCaffe
► Wood side panels for Moog Sirin by 2ManySynths

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Speed King (Deep Purple Cover) - Nord Drum 3P, Arturia MiniV + Juno (Ableton Live Performance)


video upload by Jannis Le Wolff

"- 𝓸𝓻𝓲𝓰𝓲𝓷𝓪𝓵 𝓼𝓸𝓷𝓰 𝓫𝔂 𝓓𝓮𝓮𝓹 𝓟𝓾𝓻𝓹𝓵𝓮

🎸 In this instrumental series I'm playing some classics of Rock/Pop music history from the 60s and 70s in some alienated electronic version. For this video I was using the Nord Drum 3P, the Arturia V Collection (MiniV + Juno) as well as the KMI Softstep. The whole set is controlled via Ableton Live.

The Drumbeat is factory preset B30 of the Nord Drum 3P, the Bass is some 3 oscillator sound with the Arturia MiniV and the organ is made with the Arturia Juno plugin.

For mixing I just used some gentle EQ and Compression (mostly FabFilter) and also some Soundtoys effects like Decapitator and Echoboy."

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Hey Joe - Nord Drum 3P, Vermona Perfourmer Mk2 + KMI Softstep 2 (Ableton Live Performance)


video upload by Jannis Le Wolff

"𝗛𝗲𝘆 𝗝𝗼𝗲 - 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗱 𝗗𝗿𝘂𝗺 𝟯𝗣, 𝗩𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗮 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝗸𝟮 𝗞𝗠𝗜 𝗦𝗼𝗳𝘁𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟮 (𝗔𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲)

- 𝓲𝓷𝓼𝓹𝓲𝓻𝓮𝓭 𝓫𝔂 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓿𝓮𝓻𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷 𝓸𝓯 𝓙𝓲𝓶𝓲 𝓗𝓮𝓷𝓭𝓻𝓲𝔁

🎸 In this instrumental series I'm playing some classics of Rock/Pop music history from the 60s and 70s, using my Vermona Perfourmer Mk2 Synthesizer, Nord Drum 3P and KMI Softstep 2 together with Ableton Live.

All sounds are coming from the Nord Drum except the 2nd Loop, which is coming from the Vermona Perfourmer Mk2. For the melody I added a strong amount of Distortion (Soundtoys Devil Loc) and Reverb (Eventide Blackhole).

For mixing I just used some gentle EQ and Compression (mostly FabFilter) and also some Soundtoys effects."

Friday, November 12, 2021

Lealani Boppin' on the QuNeo Red #short


video upload by Perfect Circuit

https://bit.ly/3pA5SDw

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Nord Drum 3P - Electronic Ambient Jam/Improvisation w/ KMI Soft Step 2 + Ableton Live


video upload by Jannis Le Wolff

"🥁 In this video I tried to use my new KMI Softstep 2 for the first time together with the Nord Drum 3P. Everything is controlled via Ableton Live and I also have the Launchpad Mini for small further controls. It's quite challenging to play this way, but it is really fun and allows very unique possibilities, that I will keep exploring in the future."

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

QuNeo MPE Overview and Setup Tutorial with Ableton 11, Modal Skulpt, and Equator


video upload by Keith McMillen Instruments

"QuNeo now speaks MPE! It's by far the most expressive controller of it's size, use it for finger drumming or playing melodic scales and chords.

In this video we show you how to get started with the QuNeo and MPE. We run through how to setup the QuNeo MPE application with a soft synth (Equator), Modal Skulpt, and Ableton Live 11."

Monday, September 20, 2021

Lealani VS Keith McMillen's New Quneo MPE : Finger Drumming from Fantastic Planet


video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Our favorite beatmaker from outer space Lealani joins us to show of the brand new Kieth McMillen QuNeo MPE.

Strap yourself in for some explosive demos and some breakdowns of how Lealani uses the QuNeo for dynamically rich performances!

The new QuNeo RED is a 4x4 finger drumming MPE pad controller that senses pressure, position and velocity to send MIDI Notes, CCs, and more with vivid LED feedback:
Check it out here : https://www.perfectcircuit.com/keith-...

Hear more of Lealani's work on Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/album/668kTZ..."

QuNexus RED


video upload by Keith McMillen Instruments

Update: MSRP appears to be $179. Check the dealers on the right for availability.

"The new QuNexus RED is a powerful 25-key MPE keyboard controller and three track Arpeggiator/Step Sequencer with USB, MIDI, and CV outputs. The keys detect velocity, polyphonic aftertouch, and per-key tilt, giving you unprecedented control and musical expression. QuNexus RED also features our new, ultra-durable ABS-Polycarbonate finish."

QuNexus RED MPE Sequencer with modular synth

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

K-Board Pro 4 meets Madrona Labs Aalto


Keith McMillen Instruments

"K-Board Pro 4 meets the Madrona Labs Aalto synthesizer."

Thursday, November 05, 2020

KMI Synth Spotlight: KBP4 meets ARGON8 from Modal Electronics


Keith McMillen Instruments

See the dealers on the right for availability on each.

KBP4 meets ARGON8: Setting up MPE


Friday, January 17, 2020

NAMM 2020 Keith McMillen Instruments K-Board Pro with Deckard's Dream


Published on Jan 17, 2020 sonicstate

"Keith McMillen were at the NAMM show this year to show off their K-Board Pro 4 using MPE to control the Deckards Dream synthesizer. We got a quick demo, and then we spoke about the configuration options of the K-Board to tailor it to your playing needs."

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Black Corporation Kijimi With Keith McMillen K-Board Pro 4


Published on Sep 25, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Black Corporation's Kijimi and Keith McMillen's K-Board Pro 4 make a stellar pair: and synth and controller that combine to offer enormous expressive potential via MPE.

Kijimi is an eight-voice analog synth based on the super rare RSF Polykobol. It not only allows for MPE control, but features a rich set of internal modulation options great for adventurous synthesists and sound designers.

K-Board Pro 4 is an MPE-capable MIDI keyboard, providing extended expressive control with a familiar feel and user interface. By treating each key like an XYZ expression pad, KBP4 provides uncommon musical potential to keyboardists.

Read more about MPE and why these two devices pair so well here:
https://www.perfectcircuit.com/signal...

K-Board Pro 4 available : https://www.perfectcircuit.com/keith-...

Kijimi available here: https://www.perfectcircuit.com/black-..."

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

K-Board Pro 4 meets Deckard's Dream


Published on Aug 27, 2019 Keith McMillen Instruments

"We play a bit of the old classic Blade Runner soundtrack on the Deckard's Dream synth. Really beautiful sounding machine, and responds wonderfully to the subtle MPE stylings of the y-axis and x-axis vibrato."
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