Hi. This is something that I’ve wanted to do for a while and I thought now was a good time to do it. In short, I’ve sampled my trusty Stylophone in to a usable as a Sampler and Simpler patch in Ableton live. My goal was to try and emulate the functions of the original device (with a couple of extra features) and, if I do say so myself, it’s turned out pretty well.
If you can’t wait and just want to go ahead and download it, here’s the link: Ableton Live Stylophone Pad (Note: It will only work with Ableton Live 9+)
And here’s a quick demo:
Here’s a more detailed explanation:
The original Stylolophone has a note range from F#1 to C#3, 3 sound settings and a vibrato switch. I recorded all of the notes individually for each of the 3 sound settings but I extend out the F#1 down to C#-2 and the C#3 up to B5 to give it more range and usability. The pack has 2 different racks:
This rack allows you to transition between the 3 sounds available using the dial on the top right and also has separate controls for delay and reverb.
Stylophone 2 has the 3 sounds running in parallel and a single control for space (i.e. delay + reverb together).
So that’s it. I think the controls are pretty self explanatory but if you’ve got any questions or comments let me know. I would also love to hear what you do with it so feel free to leave a link or send me something via my Soundcloud Dropbox.
I’m really happy to say that a new project by Digital Prisoners, featuring music and sounds by Tiger Mendoza as well as other Oxford musicians and bands, is due to go live on Bonn Square this Thursday.
Following on from the success of last year’s “Meeting Point” project, which gave the public the chance to interact with an audio-visual experience and remix music, video and imagery on a big scale in real time, this is a new and improved version for 2014.
For more information go to http://www.digitalprisoners.co.uk or have a go for yourself on Bonn Square, Oxford (opposite the entrance to The Westgate shopping centre) from the 6th – 8th March.
This one’s taken a LONG time to record and finish up but we’re really happy with the final version. You can pre-order the digital and CD versions on Bandcamp now and we’re looking to get it on to your favourite digital music retailers as well as soon as we can.
Awesome new EP by Oxford’s latex masked electro heroes is out now from all good digital establishments. And iTunes. Oh and it’s got our remix of “Ted Nelson” on it. Seriously though, how good is that?!?!?!?
Go to the gigs page for more details and ticket links.
And, as usual, I’ve been unable help myself from tinkering with other people’s tunes so there are 3 new remixes due out in the very near future. An exact date for the release of the Coloureds remix will follow soon but the Listing Ships and Buildings On Fire remixes will be streamable from Monday. I’m hoping that we’ll have some brand new original material to play you soon but that’s taking a bit longer to put together than I originally hoped. But it will emerge soon, trust me.