Upload
658

Subscription preferences

Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Working...

Jazari

Jazari -- Quick Minute (Arduino Robot Drums)

13,290 views 1 year ago
Live version, with vocoders: http://goo.gl/lHG9te
Check out T-LOW AUTOMATIC'S trap remix: https://soundcloud.com/jaza...

I practice in a studio near a lot of trap producers, and the track grew out of playing along with their crazy hi hats and 808 basses. The instruments are djembe, bongos, cabasa, hi hat, and snare, which might be obvious. What probably is not obvious is that the bass sound you hear (you do have a sub, don't you?) is the bottom of the djembe, miked with a kick mic. It has a booming, resonant sound that sounds absolutely massive on a good system.

All of the machines are controlled by Arduino microcontrollers, which receive MIDI signals sent from a laptop running MAX/MSP. The main controller is an 84 LED button monster I call the Megnome. I use it for drum machines and synths. Conrollerism.com did a write-up on it: http://www.controllerism.co...

You can read my liner notes to the free EP The Human Element on my blog at http://jazarimusic.com. And you can follow me on social media for robot music news, life coaching, DJ trolling, and music theory jokes.

http://jazarimusic.com
http://soundcloud.com/jazari
http://twitter.com/jazarimusic
http://facebook.com/jazarim... Show less
Read more
Loading...
Working...
to add this to Watch Later

Add to