BeatBOX controller demonstration
The campaign will end in exactly 2 weeks from today so i will spend much of this time impressing upon you the many facets of the beatjazz system, software and hardware. If you would like to support this project, the most direct way is to grab one of the perks on offer. I hope to add a few more categories between now and the end of the campaign and if there is something that you would like to recieve as a perk for funding this campaign, drop me a line, and I'm sure i can work to accomodate your request. if you cant donate funds, please pass these posts on to people who you think may be interested in what we're trying to do. anything we can do to make this project happen is what i would like to see happen.
todays facet is the beatBOX controller. i realized early in the first crowdfunding campaign that the hand units themselves had the potential to be powerful gestural control units in their own right. something that would allow the vocalist/beatboxer to remain free to move around and emote on stage while having intimate control of the processing of their own voice, using gestures. this system has already started benefiting from the gestural synthesis grid i created last month, by allow full arrays of fx to be controlled in an organic fashion without footpedals or beltpacks, with over 100m of effective range to wander around the venue.
the beatBOX controller is the exact same as the hand units for the beatjazz controller. the software is where the primary differences lie. instead of playing notes with the "keys", the artist will use them to trigger effects and modify them in realtime. the fx are capable of holding their settings, depending on key pressure, so you can modify multiple effect simultaneously yet individually. the top joystick activates and controls the looper functions, volume and vocoder and the bottom joystick controlls looper position and fx placement. as you can see from the video, the options are many.
the beatBOX controller is one of the perks in my crowdfunding campaign that i am using to create the beatjazz system and the beginnings of the beatjazz universe. My hope is to raise the money neccessary to fully realize this goal. these units will be baddass, BELIEVE! the ones i am making for this campaign will be carbon fiber but i am investigating making a slightly less expensive version that will be 3d printed with the 3d printer that i will be acquiring soon. if this is something you'd be interested in, LET ME KNOW. dont wait til after the campaign to tell me that "now" you want one because i am a fulltime artist who is taking these few months to do this campaign and build these units so i can create the REALLY crazy system. so if you are interested and have suggestions, let me know now and maybe i can add your request within the next remaining 2 weeks.
i have 2 other configurations that you will probably find funny, a tabla/drumpad-controller and a gestural DJ control system. the DJ system is merely for shits and giggles so i can use the controller when i do little bar gigs where i just DJ and get drunk but the tabla/drumpad config as well as the beatBOX config will be incorporated into my primary performance system as well as be released to contributors. i consider them to be interesting emergency modes in the case of one part of the controller network dying, say, the mic or mouth interface, i can still play "drums", etc.
aight..things ta do. later.