By James Thompson | 26.01.2016
Roli sent us a Seaboard RISE to try out; here’s James noodling somewhat poorly with Ondioline.Read More
The Seaboard Rise is a very effective partner for the Ondioline instrument – I can’t think of any other controller which enables such a realistic emulation of the original units lateral vibrato keyboard. The Seaboard is much more flexible than that, though – the Ondioline keyboard could move side to side, but that was all – with the Seaboard completely fluid slides (in all directions) are possible, and the pressure sensitivity is also possible, although it takes some practice to play softly enough to be able to use it well.
The Seaboard is pretty easy to get used to, but you can imagine there is scope to become a real virtuoso with it.
By James Thompson | 14.12.2015
By James Thompson | 13.11.2015
Valentina Morandini sent us these videos of her working with Box Of Tricks and a pair of the MiMu Gloves, co-developed by Imogen Heap.Read More
Valentina: “in the cello video I am playing single notes moving every single flex glove sensor separately (index+middle+ring), using the bow cello articulations.”
“In the vocal pad video I am playing 3 different chords making 3 different postures (1 finger point+claws cat+ok) with my left hand and at the end I added a delay effect to the last vocal chord, moving the ring flex sensor with my right hand.”
By Soniccouture | 27.10.2015
By James Thompson | 18.10.2015
In the first of a short series of video blogs, Imogen Heap chats informally about the Box Of Tricks instruments while composing her demo track with it.Read More
Filmed in her home studio, in this first instalment there are insights into the Cello and mbira instruments.