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Maximilian Oepen

new Spacebar videos and documentation

I’ve been excited about the relatively new workflow emphasizing effects automation. Here are three videos that resulted: I’ve also gotten great responses and questions from all kinds of people regarding the Spacebar setup, so I went ahead and made a few videos going into the technical detail of what I’m doing. So if you feel […]

Spacebar now on Facebook

For last Saturday’s Spacebar performance at Incense & Peppermints’ Grand Opening Party, I published a dedicated facebook page: …go ahead and like it already!

“Chordal Drumming” drum solo

To demonstrate how to incorporate “Chordal Drumming” patterns into soloing, I video-taped a drum solo that combines a lot of the elements of this method. You can view a transcription, including a version that points out the patterns, HERE.

Chordal Drumming now published!

My method book “Chordal Drumming: Drum Set Coordination in the 21st Century” is now published! It’s been a few years in the making. I just received my first official copy, and it looks fantastic. It can be purchased here:

Advancing Drumming

(from the Preface of my book) A New Coordination Sometimes, control and coordination on the drum set are thought of as independence. But independence is a misnomer when it comes to coordination, almost the opposite is true. Rather than making our limbs independent from each other, we train them to move together or in relation […]

MTPro: how to invert controller behavior

This is simple math, but worth sharing because of its usefulness. If you ever have to have a controller behave in the opposite way of how it does by default, you can achieve this with a very simple equation: On the rules-tab of the translator in question create an “expression” rule. Using “pp” as the […]

MTPro: The “value-scaling fix”

This little trick takes care of a limitation with Ableton Live’s value-scaling option for midi take-over mode. Here’s the problem in a nutshell: When “value-scaling” is selected in Live’s midi preferences, single-value control change messages will not always affect the targeted parameter (depending on its current state) or at least not to the desired setting. […]