Primus Maximus (of Digital Dust) put up this video of him using a device called a Monome. He reworks Raekwon’s “Incarcerated Scarfaces” and adds some scratching to make a chilled out version. On the YouTube version, he adds this:
Download our Digital Dust Mix made on monomes here:
Sampled Skull Snaps drums & El Mitchels Affair horns & Guitar
So I dug a little more to found out more about the Monome and came across this at monome.org:
each is a reconfigurable grid of backlit keypads which connects to a computer. interaction between the keys and lights is determined by the application running on the computer. there is no hard-wired functionality.
and can be used for:
live sample cutters, math simulations, drum machines, generative controllers, tonal maps, games, visualizations.
Yes I internet dig so you don’t have to. Also download that Digital Dust Mix it is nice and now go enjoy the video.