Live Jam >> a result of getting ICM4+ to connect

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.

what is, & and what was W.A.S

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.

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yep, that’s yours truly, player of drums, synths, and manipulator of samples… and sometimes even vocals.

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Sophie Livitsanis (1996-1998) Hella big vocals from this lady & still features as guest vocals on the track “holding back time“.  She’s since been killin’ it in a Burlesque way – check it.

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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

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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”.

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Dean Gaudoin (2001 – 2008) Bass player extraordinaire. Helped create the albums “Heart of Midlothian” & Lament of the TERRAist”. check his youtube channel HERE.

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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

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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.

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it’s been a while, so time to catch up…

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.