The Samchillian Tip Tip Tip Cheeepeeeee
(patent #5,565,641) is a keyboard
C#, G# (down), A# (up), F# (down), G# (up), D# (down) etc.
Also the user is able to select
from a number of scales, including microtona
In the current incarnation
I use a modified PC computer keyboard pictured at the top of this
page (made by Ki
This is fun:
- Born and raised in Brookline, MA; attended elementary schools and High School there.
Vernon Reid, Living Colour guitarist - 7 years, James "Blood"
Ulmer, Nana Vasconcelos (Techno Suggestion, Perc Pan 1999), Cyro Baptista (Beat the Donkey), Chaka Khan (Summerstage
to the making of Samchillian
What does it sound like?
Remember that since it is a
- "delay Lama"
In this clip I am playing a guitaristic solo sound at the end of "Pop Arraignment":
In this clip I am playing in
a 10-tone equal-tempered scale with a patch of my voice, with wah-typ
Also check out the Samchillian thought of the day
*"Native" Samchillian sound
There is one distinctive
sound to this instrument - it is a low res sine
wave that comes directly out of the audio jack of the unit and does not use
- Solo using "native" Samchillian sound (1.5 Mg)
Quotes from various people about the Samchillian Tip Tip Tip Cheeepeeeee:
"Congratulations on a very creative idea and thanks for your contribution toward helping us all break free from mechanically-bound music interfaces...Your instrument design is inspired, beautiful and poetic...P.S. Great guitar-like solo! You’re quite a good player and that instrument truly excels at fast playing."
"...there is the
opportunity for instruments to take input from the musician and to take make
algorithmic determinations as to what note(s) to initiate. The idea of a
particular key initiating an offset rather than a specific note is clearly an
intriguing step in this direction."
"Probably does everything except what you want it to do."
- Marvin Minsky, Artificial Intelligence guru.
- Evan Ziporyn
"Oh, two-fingered guru."
- Ian McGehee
- Ted Drozdowski
Marcelo from Argentina
"Sounds like a cross between the Teletubbies and Joe Zawinul."
"Sheets of beeps"
- Mark Bosch
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about the Samchillian tip tip tip
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