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Music Monday: DJ DKO “Heavy Metal Paperclip” Single on Electric Trombone

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For this Music Monday, I present to you the absolutely mind blowing cool new video and single from Darren Kramer (aka DJ DKO) called “Heavy Metal Paperclip" – on – wait for it – Electric Trombone!  Darren is a friend and one of the growing number of musicians in the Denver area who are working hard to use Ableton to both record and perform expressive music live! 

Checkout this video! Simply fantastic playing and use of Ableton Live.

Heavy Metal Paperclip from DKO Productions on Vimeo.

 

Here is what Darren says about this video and song:

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Electric Trombone DJ, Darren Kramer (aka DJ DKO), performing "Heavy Metal Paperclip" the first single from the upcoming CD "Beyond The Boneyard".

This new solo project “Beyond The Boneyard” is a cutting-edge live performance innovation that pushes the boundaries of the typical trombone stereotype as well as that of the traditional DJ. Kramer (aka DJ DKO) performs an inspiring live DJ remix of originals and covers via Ableton Live looping with electric trombone, virtual synths, vocoder, and the Jazz Mutant Lemur! Furthermore, this unique project is enhanced with spectacular visuals created in realtime by utilizing the latest VJ software to combine Kramer’s world-class photography and original video with live camera feeds for a truly stunning interactive audio/visual experience. Due to its technological sophistication, “Beyond The Boneyard” is also being taught by Kramer as a popular media arts presentation and workshop in schools throughout the country.

 

In a related note, I wanted to mention that Darren is also a co-founder of The Gig Easy company which provides iPad solutions for musicians (and used by the likes of Ric Ocasek, Jordan Rudess, Steve Martin and more).

As always, I encourage you fan up with Darren and consider a buy to support his art.

Links:

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Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Boulder, CO
www.ModulateThis.com
Official Web Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com
Listen/Download Albums: www.MarkMosherMusic.com/music.html

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Image-Line, the makers of FL Studio and Various Plug-ins are Having a Huge 50% off Sale on Many Items – 24 Hours Only!

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Image-Line, the makers of FL Studio and Various Plug-ins are Having a Huge 50% off Sale on Many Items – 24 Hours Only! Some items are slashed even more. If you are in the market for DirectWave, Sytrus, Toxic III, or Juice Pack this is probably the best deal your going to get.

Looks like this 10% discount link will still work even with the sale items.

Juice Pack by the way is a collection of some of the most popular effects from FL Studio in VSTi (PC only) format. Below is a list of what’s in Juice pack. Note that Fruity Vocoder is in this list and considering that Orange Vocoder is $245 US, this is an unbelievable value if you want to run these effects in a host other than FL. Equo and Edison are simply fantastic as well. You can grab a free demo from here.

  • IL Delay – Creates echoes with echo filtering options
  • IL Delay Bank – Creates impossibly complex echoes and filtering
  • IL WaveShaper – Define your own distortion curves.
  • IL EQUO – Graphic Morphing EQ with spectral learning capability.
  • IL Parametric EQ – Control bandwidth and target frequency of EQ bands.
  • IL Flangus – Phase cancellation effect.
  • IL Vocoder – Sound like a robot or make a synth sound talk.
  • IL Edison – Audio recorder / editor.
  • IL Spectroman – See what your noise looks like with a sonograph or spectrograph display.
  • IL Stereo Enhancer – Simulate or enhance stereo effects.