After a sold out run at the Edinburgh Festival, “One Album Per Hour” is ready to hit your youtube screen!
And I am so excited! Somehow i’ve managed to get some of my music and comedy hero’s to produce my next 4 album’s, LIVE! I”ll be composing, arranging, producing, mixing and mastering in real time using the Beardytron5000 mkIII. And you won’t believe who’s doing it…
Jack Black - 14th September
Peter Serafinowicz - 23rd September
Tim Minchin - 30th September
Daniel Sloss – 7th October
I’m so stoked!! Tune in live to be a part of it, or if you can’t make it for the event, give your made-up song title suggestions in the bar on the right of the website.
yes that’s right, mark 3!!!
The Beardytron5000 mkIII is now fully operational and weaponised. The mkII saw the system shed all shop bought hardware, focusing on a bespoke software approach coded from the ground up in C++. It allowed the system to overdub, copy, offline bounce, merge, move, multiply and replace and resample audio content in a grid of non-mutually exclusive loops. It also featured an integrated system of specially adapted instances of Turnado by Sugarbytes, which ended up being released as Turnado v1.5
MkIII sees loads more advances to this already world-beatingly powerful beast. The Beardytron now has fully customisable midi input capability via the use of plogue bidule as an intermediary stage which means that i have been able to configure some very convenient foot-pedal-controlled functions to keep my hands free.
A second laptop now replaces my trusty Korg R3 which, good as it was was no match for what i have now: an arduously and intricately configured M4L based VSTi host with midi-looping and groundbreaking real-time quantisation features utilising many instances of massive, pianoteq and other awesome synths.
Also, new to the mkIII is my new proprietary “Instant Drum Machine” VST which allows me to carve out new rhythms every time from an immense bank of thousands of different permutations of variants of different classes of rhythm types. The Instant drum machine works exclusively with live-recorded samples so i still start with nothing, no pre-recorded samples, no static rhythm patterns just the potential to create new sounds and patterns Coupled with this are 4 more instances of Turnado, one for each drum catagory (which, once again comes up trumps as a goto multi-effects workhorse).
I’m still busily configuring these exciting and dauntingly deep new parts to the system and slowly but surely becoming expert at using the system as a whole… which is the ultimate goal.
Massive thanks to the incredible developers who have helped me with this project. . It’s just beginning.
ONE ALBUM PER HOUR IS COMING SOON to a youtube near you, live! —– Sep 14th to oct 14th 2014 —– featuring some very special guests.
In the meantime, here’s my show from Edinburgh 2014.