CrudBox by Steven Litt at ITP from Core77 on Vimeo.

How much performance power can you pack in a briefcase? What if you could have a magic box that did whatever you wanted?

That’s the question asked, in various different ways, by the artists we’re showcasing at this month’s Handmade Music NYC, Thursday evening 7/16 in Brooklyn. It’s a free event if you’re in the New York area, and we’ll be bringing as much of the work to you online around the world. Full event details:

Brooklyn, July 16: Suitcase Sequencers, Handmade Loopers, APC Hacking, Shake That Egg

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The projects:

Sequence everything: CRUDBOX / STEVEN LITT
The CrudBox is an original hardware step sequencer in a briefcase, which plugs into and sequences everything from cassette decks to power tools and turns them into musical patterns.

Looping hardware: LOOOP-R / RUI PEREIRA
Looop-R is a musical, visual, hardware, software instrument.

Shake the beats: EGGBEATER / TED HAYES
This wireless, egg-shaped controller lets you mash loops, control filters, and play music using live gestures.

Ableton hacking: AKAI APC40, HACKED / MICHAEL HATSIS
Live laptop fans, take note: the commercially-available Akai APC40 Ableton Live controller warped to make new musical performances possible.

Handmade Music is FREE and, as always, made possible by our hosts at Brooklyn’s 3rd Ward creative space, plus our friends at XLR8R Magazine, MAKE Magazine, and DIY marketplace Etsy.com.

Handmade Music’s Brooklyn home:
http://www.3rdward.com/handmade-music/

Handmade Music in NYC and (soon) around the world, @ CDM’s Noisepages:
http://handmademusic.noisepages.com

The custom LOOOP-R hardware (CC) by Portuguese-native, NYU ITP student Rui Pereira.
  • http://multimedia.csueastbay.edu Hdez

    I imagine Steven wouldn't dare fly with the CrudBox? I can see TSA having a fit over a suitcase with knobs and wires in it.

    Very cool stuff indeed.

  • http://www.myspace.com/liliththekitten lilith

    the Looop-R looks sick.

    srsly considering an APC40 now, wondering what it has over the Monome, apart from knobs and sliders?

  • http://schubert.ece.drexel.edu/people/prichardson Patrick Richardson

    I think I saw the Loop-R at NIME2007. Good to see it's still developing.

  • http://www.theshamblers.blogspot.com Peter

    Looking forward to this– looks like a great lineup!