I have always wanted to make the kind of upbeat instrumental hiphop tracks that I love, but it has taken until now to work out my own formula to achieve the whole mix from record selection to sampling LIVE and in realtime in front of an audience. Borrowing from shows such as Rhythm Roulette and the artist Kableheead, I have come up with my own blend of super fast methods for working live with samples in the same way as I would live loop a guitar or keyboards.
........................................ About Me : MyOneManBand is the name I give to the live improvisational electronica that I create in real-time out of sounds from many instruments, often using a mixture of organic sound sets such at classical guitar, marimba, dulcimer, kalimba, accordion and drums with synthetic textures electronic percussion, beeps, bleeps and hiss.
I make music to please an urge that exists within me to see what is possible to accomplish on my own with no pre-recording or backing tracks. I came to this way of working through the live-looping process using audio recording tools such as the Boss Loopstation and Echoplex Digital Pro, but I now find for the main part that MIDI is more flexible for what I do as it allows the musical structures of my work to remain flexible in real time so I can add and strip away layers in a non linear way.
I also make music to take my own small space within the context of the many great artists who are also working in the field and as such I am on a journey that does not expect reward financially or through the more conventional measures of success, but rather I hope to find value in my work through the people who I meet through its undertaking and the ideas and thoughts that they bring into my life. I am therefore always eager to engage with my views through critique, help or just to talk geek for a while...please...never be afraid to get in touch.
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Phill Wilson (AKA MyOneManBand)
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IF POSSIBLE USE HEADPHONES OR CONNECT YOUR COMPUTER TO A QUITE DECENT SOUND-SYSTEM. ........................................
My Current Setup Whilst I am away in Antwerp, Belgium is a somewhat cut down version of my main rig containing the following 1. Korg Microstation 2. Korg Kaoss Pad 3 3. Flame Six In A Row 4. Korg EMX 5. Mutable Instruments Midipal 6. Yamaha Tenori-on Includes 5 interconnecting boards, I can use one, any or all of them in any combination as they can all operate with their own internal sync or receiving from one of the other board: ++++++ Board 1 ++++++ Korg Electribe SX-1 Sampler (ESX) Korg Kaoss Pad 3 (KP3) Flame Six-In-A-Row (6IAR) Yamaha MU5 (MU-5) Line 6 M9 Multi-FX (L6 M9) Akai MPC 500 (MPC500) Behringer Eurorack Mixer Philip Rees Midi Filter ++++++ Board 2 ++++++ EMU Command Station (MP-7) Korg Microkorg XL (MK XL) Korg Electribe ER-ii (ER2) Korg Kaossilator Pro (K-Pro) Gibson Echoplex Digital Pro Plus (EDP) Mutable Instruments Midipal Custom Audio Switcher ART Passive Mixer ++++++ Board 3 ++++++ Korg Electribe EA-ii (EA2) Yamaha Tenori-On (TN-on) Yamaha NS5R (NS5R) MOTU MTP AV Midi Filter Mutable Instruments Shruthi Roland MC-303 Groovebox (MC303) Dod Passive Mixer ++++++ Board 4 ++++++ Roland Guitar Synth GR-09 (GR9) Line 6 M9 Multi-FX (L6 M9) Gibson Echoplex Digital Pro Plus (EDP) Boss Slicer (SL-20) Roger Linn Adrenalinn ii (AD-2) Digitech Synth Wah Custom Y switch ++++++ Board 5 ++++++ Gibson Echoplex Digital Pro Plus (EDP) TC Helicon Voicelive Harmony Pedal Berhinger Reverb Machine RV600 Pedal Boss OC3 Octave Pedal Marshall Echohead Delay Pedal ++++++ Off Board ++++++ Fender Roland Ready Strat Godin Nylon Midi Guitar Roland Handsonic 15 (HPD-15) Roland Handsonic 10 (HPD-10) Korg Wavedrum (WDX) Yamaha CDP100 Digital Piano Mutable Instruments Midipal Hugh Tracy Alto Kalimba ........................................