Matthew Herbert With The Lemur

June 17, 2009

Matthew Herbert With The Lemur

Matthew Herbert is one of the most versatile, experimental and prolific artists in the electronic music scene. He is a classically trained pianist, high profile remixer (REM, Björk, and John Cale among others) and records his own material under the several aliases besides Matthew Herbert including Doctor Rockit, Wishmountain and Radio Boy. His output can swing between catchy pop and experimental electronica and he has been variously described as a ‘one-man Radiohead’ or a ‘Brian Eno for the 21st Century!

Check out the full interview with Matthew Herbert and a video with Matthew using the Lemur at JazzMutant’s Artist section on their website. Just click on Matthew Herbert.

For more information and interviews about other artists using JazzMutant’s products please click on the link Artists.

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Warper unofficial Mutek Pre-Party!

May 20, 2009

Warper unofficial Mutek Pre-Party!

Date: May 26th, 2009
Where:Montreal, Canada
Time: 2:00PM-3:00AM

Fancy a pre-MUTEK warm-up? Warper Party (NYC), Createdigitalmusic.com, TrackTeam Audio, Jazzmutant, Dj Shakey, Dubspot, and Ableton Live are teaming up to bring you a whole day of live electronic music performance, workshops and general festivities.

Brooklyn musician Nick Shelestak (White Badger) will demonstrate how
he integrates the Lemur in the studio and on stage using Ableton Live, along with a few other special features unique to the Lemur.

We look forward to seeing you at Theatre Ste. Catherine, 264 Ste. Catherine E. (Montreal), on Tuesday, May 26th (all afternoon and
evening, 2pm to 3am) to get ready for a big week of cutting edge music and electronic arts!

To RSVP please click on the link RSVP.

For more information please visit JazzMutant’s website or or Warper Party website.

JazzMutant @ SAE!

May 19, 2009

Jazzmutant @ SAE!

Date: May 22th, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM / (20:00)

On Friday May 22nd, 2009 the future of software control lands in Liverpool. SAE is hosting a special Jazzmutant day! The daytime part of the event will be open to SAE Liverpool students. In the evening there will be a 90 minute seminar open to the general public at 8:00PM (20:00).

Pre-registration is necessary to be able to attend, but it is free! You can do this by visiting SAE website.

The seminars will be held by Gareth Williams and will focus on using the Lemur in it’s two favorite habitats: rocking the crowd on stage and creating new sounds in the studio.

For more information please contact info@jazzmutant.com or visit JazzMutant’s website.

JazzMutant @ Mutek!

May 14, 2009

Jazzmutant @ Mutek!

Date: May 28th, 2009
Time: 11:00 AM

This month sees the tenth Mutek festival in Montreal.

This is one of the most important and highly revered electronic arts events in the yearly calendar. The festival shows the most cutting edge and forward thinking artists in house, techno and electronica in a 7 day orgy of music, art, seminars and workshops.

For the first time, Jazzmutant will be attending Mutek by hosting a workshop held by Lemur-expert Nick Bugayev. Bugayev has put the Lemur to use in almost all of his projects, from music productions to building interactive visual-audio installations. He was also instrumental in initiating the Monemur controller emulation project.

The following topics will be covered:

– Ableton Live DJing and Semi-Live Set
– Max/MSP, Gestural Control and Sound Design
– Step Sequencing and Beyond
– V2 Scripting

Click on the links for more information!

JazzMutant News!
Mutek Website!
The Workshop!

Lemur And Dexter Quality Update-Important

May 13, 2009

Lemur And Dexter Quality Update-Important

JazzMutant’s flagship products Lemur and Dexter have enjoyed an impressive record in innovation, quality and support since their launch. 2009 marks a new phase for JazzMutant with unprecedented success.

As it sometimes occurs in fast growth situations, the company is currently actively investigating a potential quality issue resulting in excessive bubbling effects on the touch panel. Bubbles are a common occurrence with touch panels, and tend to come and go randomly, but cannot have an adverse effect on product usability.

JazzMutant is working around the clock to identify and solve this issue as quickly as possible.

Meanwhile, we have put shipments on hold. We expect to finalize this process within days and be able to offer a clear process to handle affected products.

We thank you for your patience, and we will make sure you are taken care of, and remain confident in our brand and pioneering solutions.

FAQ’s

1. Replacement or Repair?
Will be determined soon based on issue assessment results.

2. Lead-time to resolve?
We will have a process finalized by May 22.

3. How will retailers find out?
They will be called with updates.

4. How will consumers find out?
If they purchased directly from JazzMutant, JazzMutant will either call or email them.
If they purchased from a retailer, the retailer will handle the communication.

5. Can orders still be placed?
Yes, they will be processed as soon as the problem is solved.

6. Can products be returned for reimbursement?
No. JazzMutant first needs to complete its investigation and will then release the process and options.

For more information please contact Sales at sales@jazzmutant.com

Depeche Mode Remix Contest!

April 28, 2009

Depeche Mode Remix contest in association with JazzMutant

Depeche Mode is inviting all budding DJs and aspiring producers out there to remix the band’s single ‘Peace’, taken from their new album ‘Sounds of the Universe’. The winning remix will be released on Beatport through Mute Records.

The Parts
Click here to download the remix parts for ‘Peace’ ($3.99)

The Stages
1. April 28th – May 12th: Download phase – Download the remix parts of ‘Peace’ for ($3.99), and get remixing.
2. May 12th – May 26th: Upload/Submission phase – Upload your remix to Beatportal to www.beatportal.com/remix. During this phase the entries can be listened to, but not voted for. The remix parts will still be available to download during this phase.
3. May 26th – June 9th 2009: Voting phase – The public votes for their favorite remixes by ‘spinning’ them.
After a period of deliberation, the winner will be announced on June 25th, 2009.

The Prize
Apart from having your winning remix released on Beatport through Mute Records, the grand prize winner will also receive:

A Native Instruments Maschine – groove production studio
A Jazzmutant Lemur multitouch controller
A Pacemaker portable DJ system
V-Moda headphones
$250 Beatport gift card

The Rules
1. Download the remix parts to ‘Peace’ for $3.99 USD. NOTE: You do not need to download the WAV files to enter the remix contest.
2. Remix the track into your chosen style. All genres are welcome.
3. Submit your remix to Beatportal’s remix page. MP3 files sizes are limited and may be no larger than 10 MB.
4. The download phase begins April 28th 2009.
5. The submission phase begins on May 12th, 2009 at 12.01AM MST and ends May 26th, 2009 at 11.59PM MST.
6. The voting phase starts on May 26th, 2009 at 12.01am MST and ends on June 9th, 2009 at 11.59pm MST.
7. Ten remixes will be submitted as voted for by the Beatportal community and ten remixes will be submitted by Beatport staff. The final winner will be chosen by Depeche Mode and Mute Records.
8. Remixes using ‘uncleared’ samples will be disqualified. An ‘uncleared sample’ is a musical work, loop or sample that you do not own the copyright for (ie: you didn’t create it). You are free to use sounds that were created by you.
9. All remixes submitted for this contest become the legal property of Mute Records. Your remix contest submission becomes the legal property of the record label hosting the competition as protection against the release of unauthorized remixes
10. All trademarks and logos are protected. All rights of the producer and the owner of the recorded work are reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record, remix or remix parts is prohibited. You may however upload your remix to MySpace and other online sites but it must be clearly named as a ‘Depeche Mode remix contest entry’.

Click on the link for more information Depeche Mode Remix Constant! or visit JazzMutant’s corporate website!

JazzMutant’s Educational Discount!

April 16, 2009

JazzMutant’s Educational Discount!

JazzMutant is once again offering another great deal, but this time it is for students!

JazzMutant is offering a 10% educational discount off of the current street price of the Lemur and Dexter to all JazzMutant fans that are still in school.

To receive this educational discount you need to contact our Sales team at sales@jazzmutant.com and have a valid student ID to prove that you are eligible for the discount.

The current street price for the Lemur is $1,999 and the Dexter is $1,519.

For more information, please contact JazzMutant at info@jazzmutant.com or visit JazzMutant’s corporate website at www.jazzmutant.com!

Lemur V2 new list price

March 31, 2009

Lemur V2’s New List Price

The Lemur V2 price-drop promotion will be ending on March 31st, 2009. Starting on April 1st, 2009 the new price for the Lemur V2 will only be EUR £1,999/US $1,999, which is still a very attractive price! .

You can purchase your Lemur V2 or Dexter right from JazzMutant’s online store or from one of our retailers .

Please note that the current shipping time for the Lemur V2 is estimated at about 1 month.

As a reminder, the Dexter’s new price of $1,519 is still applicable!

For more information, please contact JazzMutant at info@jazzmutant.com or visit JazzMutant’s corporate website at www.jazzmutant.com!

JazzMutant Extending Promotion

March 16, 2009

JazzMutant extended Lemur V2 price-drop promotion!

Due to the great success of the promotion, JazzMutant has announced on 3/13/2009 that they have decided to extend their price-drop promotion for the Lemur V2 until March 31st, 2009.

Make sure to act quickly though, as this promo will end on April 1st, 2009.

Please note that current delivery time is estimated about 2 weeks, but as long as you order by March 31st, 2009, you will receive the promotion price.

As a reminder, the Dexter’s reduced price is permanent!

For more information please visit JazzMutant’s corporate website at www.jazzmutant.com!

JazzMutant @ Remix Hotel Miami 2009

March 6, 2009

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JazzMutant are very proud to announce their involvement in this year’s Winter Music Conference in Miami. Lemurized artists will be presenting masterclasses and performing at Remix Hotel Miami and the huge Beatport pool party! Get your shades and come party with us by the pool!

Raw Hedroom Lemur Masterclass: Friday, March 27, 3 p.m. (Oval Ballroom)

Raw Hedroom Lemur Performance: Saturday, March 28, 2 p.m. (Beatport Stage)

Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams, otherwise known as Raw Hedroom, has been making waves of late. His recent work has been climbing Beatport’s techno charts and he is one of highly influential German techno label, Trapez’s most recent signings. His own brand of electronic music is technical and often melodic, yet puts the real emphasis on pushing an infectious groove.

After a classical upbringing, thanks to his music-teaching mother, Gareth was seduced by bleeps and buzzes at a tender age and has been practising his dark art ever since. An early adopter of the Lemur, Gareth uses Jazzmutant’s groundbreaking touchscreen controller alongside Ableton Live as as a powerful performance and compositional tool. Being able to “touch” and physically manipulate sounds intuitively allows him to deliver a precisely crafted set. In the studio it lets him capture the human error and groove which is missing from a lot of clinically sequenced electronic music.

This workshop will demonstrate the following aspects of the Lemur/Live partnership while showcasing a number of
features from Lemur’s new V2 firmware update:

  • Performing a powerful hybrid live/DJ set with the Lemur/Live combination
  • Using the Lemur with Live as a powerful sound-design tool
  • Natural and musical sequencing with Lemur and Live

Richard Devine Lemur Masterclass: Saturday, March 28, 3 p.m. (Oval Ballroom)

Richard Devine

As an artist his productions are frequently intricate, heavily processed and intense, being held in the highest regard by journalists, music fans and seminal artists such as Autechre and Aphex Twin alike. He has released 4 full-length albums on Schematic, Warp, Asphodel, and Sublight records and has performed his own ear-tearing music mayhem worldwide.

He has done film score work for Touchstone Pictures, sound mangling for Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, designed countless commercials and done sound design for companies from uber-cool audio companies like Native Instruments, Ableton and Access to car firms such as Audi and BMW!

Being the kind of guy who loves to use (and abuse) any new technology he can get his hands on, he took to the Jazzmutant Lemur like a (rather twisted) duck to water.

In his workshop he will demonstrate how he has been using the Lemur for all of the above! He will discuss how he’s taken advantage of Jazzmutant multitouch technology in multiple situations:

  • DJing
  • Playing live
  • Working in the studio
  • Producing sound design

The workshop will feature use of the Lemur in a variety of applications, including Ableton Live, Native Instruments
Reaktor and Traktor, Cycling 74’s Max/MSP and more.

Stephan Bodzin JazzMutant Lemur Showcase: Sunday, March 29, 1 p.m.

Stephan Bodzin

See Stephan ripping up the Beatport Pool party with a Lemur on Sunday, March 29 at 1 p.m. at Remix Hotel Miami!

Stephan Bodzin has become a household name in the techno scene in recent years, with releases on labels such as Get Physical, Datapunk, Gigolo, Systematic and Giant Wheel, as well as his own Hertzblut imprint.

Stephan grew up in his father’s studio, surrounded by classic synths and electronic machines. His path in life was set from a very early age. After a period performing in bands as a pianist and bassist, 18 year old Stephan was producing music for experimental theatre scores. Of course, it wasn’t long before he was sucked back into electronic music and was called upon by countless artists and DJs to inject his magic production touch. Stephan had countless releases under his belt before the first release under his own name in 2006! The Stephan Bodzin live act was quick to follow…

Since then, Bodzin has wowed crowds worldwide, from underground clubs to huge dance festivals, with his energetic, sonically and visually intense performance. Onstage, the Lemur is his weapon of choice, whether performing a live or a DJ set.

Jazzmutant are proud to present Stephan Bodzin performing a special Lemur showcase DJ set as part of the Beatport Pool Party at 1pm on Sunday. Come and see what the Lemur is capable of when used with software like Native Instruments’ Traktor!

Make plans now to see what the Lemur is capable of!

Get your Remix Hotel Miami All Access pass today (includes access to Beatport Pool Party) or free Beatport Pool Party passes

Check out all the other things happening at Remix Hotel Miami

Check out the whole Beatport Pool Party day-by-day lineup