Commodore 64 expert Jeri Ellsworth wowed visitors to the Bay Area Maker Faire with her Commodore 64 Bass Guitar. Details are limited on the C64 Bass Guitar, but Ellsworth noted via Twitter that it uses the SID chip and is based on an FPGA - a re-implementation of the Commodore-64 computer using reconfigurable logic chips.
“Jeri Ellsworth (born 1974) is an American entrepreneur and self-taught computer chip designer. She is best known for creating a Commodore 64 emulator within a joystick, in 2004, called Commodore 30-in-1 Direct to TV. That “computer in a joystick” could run 30 video games from the early 1980s, and was very popular during the 2004 Christmas season, at peak selling over 70,000 units in a single day via the QVC shopping channel.Ellsworth currently lives in Oregon.”
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A brief collection of 3 improvised soundscapes and patches on CSGrain for iPad with my guitar and an Ebow. Don’t expect superb playing skills as the guitar is not my main instrument. Also sorry for the ground noise and artifacts, this was recorded on the fly. The audio chain is: guitar to Lexicon Omega to iPad, then processed by csGrain and the audio output goes back to the Omega and this to Sonar on the PC thru the EMU 1820m.
I’ve included the camcorder mic sound on the last patch (from minute 5:03 to 6:30 ) because I loved the sound generated by the collision of strings with the ebow while vibrating and found it fitting pretty well with the soundscape. I hope you like it.
Propellerhead’s product specialist James Bernard follows up our guitar amp combinator video by showing you how you can build a great sounding bass amp combinator in Reason too. By gaining individual control over the bass’ low and high frequencies, James can apply unique compression and EQ to the tone and take the bass sound from a dull thud to a crunchy punchy monster.
Link to this bass combinator patch:
The AmpDock harnesses the massive processing power of iPad, allowing you to unleash your ultimate guitar tone. Building upon the design and technology of the widely acclaimed Alesis iO Dock, the AmpDock is the world’s first device for guitarists that enables tonal shaping through iPad’s processor. The AmpDock fully encloses your iPad or iPad 2 in a rugged and portable device made especially for guitarists and bassists. Whether you’re in the studio or on the stage, the AmpDock helps you create “the sound in your head” with real controls and professional inputs and outputs that work with virtually any app, as well as your amp and pedal setup.
The AmpDock houses your iPad or iPad 2 in a durable enclosure that features a locking door to fully integrate your iPad and protect it on all sides. The AmpDock’s professional inputs and outputs include a 1/4″ high-impedance guitar input and an XLR-1/4″ combo input for connecting a microphone, a second guitar or another instrument. The AmpDock also includes 1/4″ outputs with Guitar/Mic and Ground Lift switches, so you can connect to your guitar amp or go straight into a PA. For use with software MIDI applications on your Mac or PC, the AmpDock also includes a USB MIDI port. A headphone output with volume control is also onboard, so you can practice and experiment with your apps at any time, day or night.
The AmpDock also comes with a rugged pedalboard controller, which enables you to control volume and other continuous controls, bypass, program changes, and other parameters. You can use the AmpDock with or without its pedalboard controller, and MIDI connections enable you to use the AmpDock with other pedal controllers and MIDI hardware.
The superdelay is on the “tape” setting the entire time. No other effects are applied. The Vintage Modified superdelay is based on a superdelay with some modifications to the tape modes. The Vintage setting has some added modulation and the Old mode has had some high end rolled off a bit with the same modulation and some grit added to reproduce the sound of worn heads and dirty tape on your tape delay. The Vintage Modified Superdelay still has all the rest of the features and delays as the original.
Empress Effects Vintage Modified Superdelay
Live audio reactive visual mixed with my vvvv based software CLONEMIXER.
music : Joker – Tron
An interactive art piece consisting of a grid of 96 guitar effects pedals that are wired together, as well as a guitar and an amplifier. As people step on the different pedals they activate various effects, which multiply over one another, creating a dynamic sonic experience.
In this clip Jay Stapley is setting up the DMA1 to work with the USB foot controller (pedal board); in this instance it is being used for looping (guitar). Follow us http://www.facebook.com/DarkMatterAudio or on Twitter @darkmatteraudio to keep abreast of updates.
And here are the details:
http://www.xewton.com Music Studio offers a complete music production environment for the iPad/iPhone/iPod touch with features and a sound quality previously only known to desktop applications and expensive audio hardware.
It combines a piano keyboard, 65+60 studio-quality instruments with sustain, a fully fledged 127-track sequencer with audio tracks, extensive note editing, reverb, real-time effects, microphone recording and much more on a user-friendly interface.
Try the free Lite version!
A virtual instrument created with the sounds of an acoustic guitar. The strings of my Gibson acoustic were sampled and racked up in Ableton Live to create a lush pad sound. Enjoy and spread the word!
Download @ http://bit.ly/freesynth32
“My Gibson acoustic guitar is a true one of a kind, it has a sound like no other and plays like a dream. I’ve exploited it previously with my Gibson E-bow rack and this week I have put it to work again in another free Ableton Live Rack. I sampled each of its six strings and racked them all together inside Live, added effects, and created what turns out to be a nice atmospheric pad sound. I’ve designed it with a compressor ready made for easy side chaining, so you can get this instrument breathing and moving in time with other elements of your tracks. Have fun with it and spread the word!”
Not much to say but “Prepared/Filtered/Guitar” hehe