The iCM4+, short for the iconnectmidi4+ by iconnectivity.
A very cool little box that lets you get audio & midi data straight into your puter’s DAW from an ipad or any other computer without any da/ad hassle. It will also happily handle up to 8 midi class compliant thingies you may have.
and that’s where/why the nightmare starts….
just try and do the math > 3(let’s say DAW & 2 ipads) + 8 midi controllers x 16 channels x128 as a virtual patch bay And then you have to figure out the audio side, and then how to combine it with what ever audio interface you have…
It can (and has) be a total mind F%&K…
Thankfully they have great support, and seen to be constantly working at firmware to fix any bugs.
So, here’s a tune that happened while sorting out my issues.
The gear used; DAW- ableton 9 (with some effects), SYNTHS – korg volca bass & micro korg, DSI mopho, Roland M-VS1, Arturia microbrute. iPAD mini v2. running AniMoog, and a 2nd computer running NI Maschine 2.0
Almost everything controlled by ableton’s Push.
W.A.S, standing for Wild Audio Society (also, my initials), is the name of the band or better put, musical concept I started back in 1995. There have been many names (BandX, The ether, Terra3, Xistance) and people part of this musical journey, so I thought I’d put some faces to the names and what they did/do.
yep, that’s yours truly, player of drums, synths, and manipulator of samples… and sometimes even vocals.
Lisa Marmur (1998-2000) Singer/song writer. She joined forces with me after I helped her record her 1st solo Album. Listen to her now on soundcloud
Christine/ aka – Songtress X (2000 – now) Singer/song writer/& muse to me. She has been the main vocalist on the last two albums, and the musical/operetta – “TransHuman Experience”.
Dean Gaudoin (2001 – 2008) Bass player extraordinaire. Helped create the albums “Heart of Midlothian” & Lament of the TERRAist”. check his youtube channel HERE.
Dave Hargreaves (2002 – 2008) Guitars/ spider fingers, also helped in the creation of “Heart of Midlothian” & Lament of the TERRAist”. check his youtube channel HERE
iBADEN or “the artist formally know as Bados earthlnig” (2010 – 2013) Rap vocalist, was instrumental in the creation of the musical/operetta – “TransHuman Experience”. Now pursuing his art via acrylic on linen, check it.
This track started life as a collection of rhythms recording on my acoustic kit before SongstressX came up with the vocals over the top of that. I then added synth’s to what we’d recorded.
The fun(ny) thing is, I didn’t even realise I’d already started this blog years ago.
so let’s restart with some music from that version of W.A.S below. This track is part of a sound track / concept album I’d spent composing in those’s year ago for what was to be a kinda operetta called “the TransHuman experience”. Alas, at 90% complete, it was not to be.