August 29, 2013
While Angela Sheik provided us with a great overview of the BOSS RC-505 tabletop looping station, we wanted to see it in action. In the video above Angela demos the RC-505 with her signature style, but also gives some insight into how she became a looping artist, what looping has done for her compositions and performances, as well as other loop artists that inspire her. If you are a loop artist or interested in becoming one, Angela has some great tips on what something like the BOSS RC-505 can do for you.
Angela was quick to prove why she was the 2011-2012 BOSS Looping Champion. She is quick to turn vocal beatboxes, hummed bass lines, and vocal melodies into performance pieces that lend themselves to fully formed compositions very easily. With influences like Imogen Heap and Massive Attack, it’s interesting to see and hear how Angela’s live looping has …
DJ Scott Mad Flip
August 24, 2011
As we learned months ago Novation was releasing a highly anticipated “controllerism” inspired Serato Itch controller. Many of us saw the initial video and marveled at it’s unique layout and advanced functionality. We finally got one in which magically coincided with Serato’s release of Itch 2.0. We agreed that the Twitch merited some additional footage and documented it’s arrival and first impressions before we really got into the nitty gritty. Here is what transpired.
The Twitch is a smaller controller compared to the usual suspects that occupy the market which I see as an advantage considering this is a niche product that probably won’t become standard in every nightclub or venue. The layout is a little different, too. The “juicy” area consists of 8 small pads on the lower left and right of the controller that trigger 4 performance modes. Above those is the Performance Mode selector buttons …