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I have started to assemble the audio material I have collected from the previous sessions, which has included: Samples gathered from vinyl, audio created using ‘no-input mixing’, audio that has been re-sampled using cassette tape, percussion tracks that will be performed via a four track cassette player. 

This will all be assembled within Ableton (fig5) and the percussion parts will be put onto cassette for performance, while the remaining audio will be used to create melodic and textural parts and will be put into a drum rack, this will then be triggered and manipulated using the MIDI-Fighter controller. 

Fig 5: Ableton session used to curate gathered material, *note drum rack that is mapped to MIDI Fighter controller: Authors own image 

 

This will give me two controller devices to interact with for performance of the tracks: Marantz Four Track Cassette (fig6) and MIDI Fighter Controller (fig7). 

Fig 6: Authors own image

 

Fig 7: Authors own image 

 

The additional hardware used for this project is: 

Erica/Ninja Tunes Zen Delay (fig8), Yamaha MG12 Analogue Mixer (fig9), the delay unit will be placed in the mixers ‘group send’, this will allow me to route each audio track in Ableton (via the audio interface outputs) to individual channels of the mixer, this way I can send any channel to the delay and incorporate it as a part of the live performance. 

U-PHORIA UMC1820 Audio/MIDI Interface (fig10), utilising its multiple outputs to route to individual tracks on the mixer and additionally the effects send. 

Fig 8: Authors own image 

 

Fig 9: Authors own image

 

Fig 10: Authors own image

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