CEMi Rig: Building a Live Performance and Production Tool
The purpose of this project is to create, by using both hardware and software tools, an environment that allows me to perform and produce my own music. As a saxophonist and electronic music producer, I had been struggling with bringing these two musical sides closer throughout the years. By figuring out my own personal creative rig, I would find new ways of incorporating the saxophone into my music through different techniques such as looping, live sampling and effects processing. Throughout the process, I tried out different hardware devices, such as MIDI controllers, synthesizers and effects learning a lot about sound design and MIDI programming to achieve what I wanted. As a Ableton user, this software was also implemented to have interconnectivity between all of the tools used. Specific effects were designed to transform the saxophone and almost 100 original patches were designed to be used with Teenage Engineering’s synth, the OP1. This lead to the creation of a web store where all of these patches can be purchased. I hope these explorations help musicians seek new ways to perform or produce by expanding the limits of acoustic instruments through electronics.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
creative project; saxophone; live sampling; synthesizers; Ableton Live; Teenage Engineering
Llerena Tolmos, Carlos Emilio. “CEMi Rig: Building a Live Performance and Production Tool.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2018. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-contemporary-performance/105.