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Tutorial: Grid Composition

So you have reached the point in your track where your drum loop is sounding fantastic.  The bass line you’ve programmed using a pentatonic minor scale (C, Eb, F, G, Bb, for example) has really made the track come alive! Now it’s time to star

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Tutorial: How to write a Basic Bass Riff

What gives the great driving sound to “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen or “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor? The bass riff! The bass line, called a “riff”, is the foundation of your song. It matches the rhyth

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Tutorial: Coding a ProTrinket!

So you’ve found us, welcome to Conductive Music! If you’ve come to this page, you’ve either won a ProTrinket from us, or decided to buy one from our wonderful partners Adafruit. If you want to know more about the ProTrinket itself, pleas

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First reactions to Conductive Music!

  Our first round of 2014-2015 workshops is underway, and we have some brilliant reaction videos from our students. Thanks go to St. Angela’s Ursuline School and Plashet School for Girls! We’ll see you again soon for stage 2 of MakeIt.We

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The Contemporary Performer

  Versatility, re-invention and pushing boundaries are the three key ingredients of the contemporary performer, both in the acoustic and digital worlds. As a percussionist, my whole background is based on blurring the distinction between musical inst

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Mini Maker Faire – London, 2014

It was over a year ago, when Emily and I, on one of our first ventures with Conductive Music, went to Elephand&Castle (South London), to present the embryo of our project. We delivered to a very enthusiastic mixed group, ranging from curious 8 year ol

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Why open source? (And news about Oontz)

Here @ConductiveMusic we are very excited because a new baby is in our office – it’s name is Oontz. It’s brand new, open source, and Arduino based, just the way we like to see our technology arrive. Oontz is a button-based MIDI controlle