Yesterday I played with Kakawaka at Fourth Floor in Kichijouji. A very nice place and a great event ! I’ll try to upload some pictures/movies soon.
Anyway, for this live show I used a newly created noise device in addition to the PDA Kaoss Pad I told you about before.
The new device is inspired of the animation movie Jin-Roh. It is constituted of two parts: the glasses with red LEDs and the mask itself that contains two contact mics and two pots for controlling the freq and sens of a Dirty Bird effect (that is still at an early breadboard stage in a blue plastic box). The two pots are in fact the two yellow gas filter cartridges that can be rotated.
The mask with the attached effect (inside the blue box). The jack plug is the output of the contact mics that can be connected to any effect.
Inside of the effect box and the glasses with the LEDs turned on.
The live costume with a black sweater, the mask and the glasses.
First time for me to see Rudolf Eb.er (Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock) live (at Fourth Floor) and I must admit that I was deeply impressed ! The show was pretty short (around 7 minutes) but the visual as well as the sound were great. I’ve uploaded a video of this show on my YouTube account. Guilty Connector (with Kelly Churko) were playing too but there was not enough light for me to take any pictures or videos.
I don’t want any silly comment about the flyer ! 23N! and Kakawaka (International Colorful Artists) will play together at Fourth Floor (Kichijouji) on Friday 29 June. The other acts are Za Hansou-san and Barrack (Super Idol Noise Group).
From 19:00, 1000yens (1 drink incl.).
Thank you Yosei for helping us to book this show !
I finally found a rotary encoder (that’s what is used on the KP2 for selecting the programs) during my lunch break. I was about to give up as I couldn’t find a small and cheap one but could finally get one very nice and for an amazingly cheap price (1.5euros!!). It is not as nice as the original one on the KP2 but it is pretty good especially for this price.
Anyway, I added it to the Zaurus PDA and I wired one of the button of the PDA such as it controls the Hold function of the KP2. It means that now I can control the Hold function, the programs and the touch pad through the Zaurus.
I just have to buy a cable with more wires and add a connector on the KP2 and it will be over. The only problem that remains is that I can see the number of the program that is selected if I’m too far from the KP2. But still, the very small size of the PDA allows for better live performances especially if you like to move around.
In the center, the program selector. The left white button is for the hold function.