1. Ventolin - Totem, video by The Rodina


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    New video by the Rodina for the song Totem by Ventolin from the album Totem (2012). Buy the Totem album online: http://ventolin1.bandcamp.com/, or buy Vinyl: http://www.ventolin.cz Ventolin home: http://www.ventolin.cz The rodina home: http://www.therodina.com Booking: http://www.bumbumsatori.org/ - prokop@bumbumsatori.org

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    • "Biltis" - Live PA (1979-1982 BBC visual mix)


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      overgroun IDM visual mix:: clips used are from original BBC news clips from 1978 - 1982 song is "Biltis" by Sauce (Denver, CO) Flint, MI USA Nymph Records Daniel Kerr, AKA Sauce www.soundcloud.com/danieklerr www.facebook.com/HolyGhostMusic Live PA, sometimes written LivePA, meaning Live Personal Appearance or Live Performance Artist is a term used to describe the act of performing, or appearing to perform, electronic music in a concert setting. While the term "Live PA" literally means "Live Personal Appearance", a legal term originally used to protect promoters when performances are occasionally prerecorded, in common usage it refers to live performance of electronic music, via synthesizers, samplers, and sequencers. In a performative context, the term was originally used to refer to live appearances, initially at rave events in the late 1980s, of studio based electronic dance music artists. The concept of the Live PA helped provide a public face for a scene that was criticised as faceless by the mainstream music press. The trend was quickly exploited by a music industry desperate to market dance music to a popular audience. Performing a Live PA is an open process; there are very few pre-defined rules other than that the resulting sound/music is considered to be "electronic". Generally Live PA artists use a central sequencer which triggers and controls sound generating devices like synthesizers, drum machines, samplers. The resulting audio outputs of these devices are then mixed and modified with effects using a mixing console. Interconnected drum machines and synthesizers allow the electronic Live PA artist to effectively orchestrate a single-person concert. Hand-played keyboards, hand-triggered audio samples, live vocals, and other live instruments can augment the performance as well. Some artists like Brian Transeau and Jamie Lidell utilize hardware and software tools custom-designed for live expression and improvisation. By arranging, muting, and cueing pre-composed basic musical data (notes, loops, patterns, and sequences), the Live PA artist has the freedom to manipulate major elements of the performance and alter a song's progression in real-time. Many Live PA artists try to combine the qualities of both traditional bands and dancefloor DJs, taking the live music element from bands, and the buildup and progression from song to song of DJs, as well as the sheer volume of music controlled by a single person (of a DJ as opposed to a band). By allowing the sequencer to handle the playing of basic musical data (as defined above), the Live PA artist can focus on controlling what is most important to the listener: the actual musical quality of what is emanating from the speakers. From Hardware to Software Technological progress has kept Live PAs evolving to this day. With advances in computer processing power and in software-based audio tools and instruments, the Live PA artist can pack a single laptop into a bag, go out and perform a show. This possibility creates a point of discussion, as the ability to perform one's own music live using a single, generic device creates yet another range of performative styles. On one end, a laptop-based performer has the option of simply playing a polished, premade audio file. On the other end, the performer can be creating sound completely from scratch using software-based synthesizers, sequencers, etc. Somewhere in the middle is where the majority of performance setups fall. Incredibly popular is the software tool Ableton Live. This gives a laptop-based performing artist the ability to sequence and trigger software synthesizers, external MIDI-controlled instruments, and internally-stored sampled audio clips and loops. This can all be achieved in real-time, with the resulting audio being manipulated by Ableton Live's mixer and effect processors. The feasibility of using a laptop computer as an all-in-one electronic music creation and performance tool created a massive wave of new artists, performers, and performance events. An international contest known as the Laptop Battle has gained massive momentum and is taken very seriously. Degree of "Liveness" A topic of discussion amongst listeners, critics, and artists themselves is to what degree a performance is actually "live". A possible determining factor could be the degree to which the performing artist has real-time control over individual elements of the final musical output. Using this criterion, an artist who mimicks the playing of instruments whilst simply playing a CD or stereo audio track, might not be considered particularly "live" by some. On the far opposite end of the spectrum, some artists choose to take only an idea or motif (e.g. a bassline, rhythm pattern, or chord progression), realize it from scratch with electronic instruments on-the-spot, and then build upon it, modify it, and continue in this way for the entire performance. This requires a degree of discipline and creativity to achieve. Some might argue that the visual aspect of a performance would be sufficient to call it "live". Codifying what defines "live" and what does not has been an ongoing topic of debate for many years. To date, nobody has successfully created a definition with which everyone involved seems satisfied. www.vimeo.com/overgroun www.facebook.com/overgroun edited in Omaha, Nebraska

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      • Moldover's Octamasher


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        The Octamasher is an interactive controllerism installation. Eight unique instruments are connected to one computer brain. Jump in, play samples, tweak loops, interact with other people, and have fun!

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        • AIFL - All The Broken Pieces (Akai MPC 1000 & Korg EMX1)


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          I was feeling in a "hardware mood", so for this beat I fired up my Akai MPC 1000 and my Korg Electribe MX1 and got busy. I've always had a love/hate relationship with my Electribe. I love how it is capable of generating so many sounds. At the same time I hate that it is so difficult for me to get the sounds that I want out of it. I guess I still have a lot to learn about synthesis. I've also been getting into music making apps for iOS (iPhone 4S) and recently discovered Camel Audio's Alchemy mobile app. It's easy to get sounds out of this and on top of that they sound awesome. I threw it into the mix as well. Regardless of the challenges, I'm happy with the way this beat turned out. Enjoy and if you're digging the sounds please subscribe :) Peace and dope beats ...

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          • Moldover Live at LoveTechSF


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            Moldover performs original music from his new album including the songs "Young One", "Toast" and "Slipping In". Filmed August 15th, 2009. Thanks to LoveTechSF, Pyramind, NoiseBridge, the film crew, and the amazingly awesome fans. http://moldover.com

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            • Dualism @ RTS.FM Berlin Studio - 31.10.2009: Live set


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              it's been really fun playing at rts.fm in berlin last year.. this is a 100 min liveset we have done at a pretty slow bpm.. enjoy.. :) k&g

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              • Epicentro do Bloquinho @ Espaço S/A [20/07/2013]


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                Live PA do grupo Epicentro do Bloquinho gravado no Espaço S/A em 20/07/2013 São Paulo, SP. Produção, imagens, montagem e concepção por Descompasso Produções http://www.facebook.com/descompassoproducoes Contatos: http://40porcentofodabarramaneirissimo.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/40porcentofodabarramaneirissimo https://www.facebook.com/s.anonima

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                • Tom Phonic @ Knitting Factory NYC - Sept 16th 2008


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                  I played a set @ Knitting Factory after a good funk band named "Cold Flavor Repair".

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                  • Electro Portmanteau


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                    The ultimate in portable electronica, Naster of Razor & Blade fits an entire live PA set up into an ordinary suitcase. It's maximum hands-on tweakability with no laptop in sight! Whats inside: -Moog Slim Phatty -MF-107 FreqBox -MF-105M MIDI MuRF -MF-103 12 Stage Phaser -Akai MPC 500 -Korg Electribe ES-1 -Future Retro Orb -WMD Geiger Counter

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                    • Days Like This - Dafunky Situation Live Mix Series


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                      Dafunky Situation performs their live re-rub of Shawn Escoffrey’s Days Like This. As controllerists, watch them use a couple APC40′s, an Akai MPD and an Allen and Heath Xone 4D to get the job done.

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