In 2006 and early 2007, I used SenS III for many projects. On this page you’ll find some tracks made with SenS III.
SenS III turns Logic Pro (music software) into an audio-visual instrument, so you can work with sounds and visuals at the same time. You make music and visuals in one unified creative process. This not only changes the way an audio-visual composition is made, but also how these compositions sound and look. You can work with visuals in a musical way. It is easier to make complex audio-visual musical edits, visualise music, work with audio-visual effects and mix videos in sync with the audio arrangement.
Due to hardware limitation in 2006, the complexity of visual effects was limited (vertex shaders with a low resolution). Therefore, I used pre-produced audio-visual effects in combination with real-time effects. Also, the amount of videos that could be used simultaneously was limited, four was the maximum.
Who is Eboman?
Message inna bottle
SenS III also supported live sampling. I did many live sampling shows, especially in 2008-2010. This is an early live sample show I did in Arnhem (NL), in 2006. I use a Coca Cola bottle to make a track and finish the track of with a live recorded sample of my voice. I used the SenSorSuit to control SenS III for this performance.
Games in concert
‘Onvermijdelijk (unavoidable)’ was a scene in the Verknipt show, made with SenS II. In 2006 I remixed this track with SenS III. I used pre-produced audio-visual effects (see the video on the right) in combination with SenS II’s real-time effects for create abstract beats and visuals and to generate completely new visuals and sounds. All sounds and visuals are made with the voices/faces of the presenter, the politician and the scientist. Only a bassdrum and snaredrum were added to give the track extra punch.
I 2001, I made some video recordings with MC Many Styles, freestyle rapping into the camera in New York city. I used these recordings to make ‘My Technology’. This track consists of two parts: a glitch-hop track and a skrtZz track.
For this track I also used pre-produced audio-visual effects (see the video on the right) in combination with SenS II’s real-time effects. All sounds and visuals are made with the voice/face of Many Styles, Only a bassdrum and snaredrum were added to give the track extra punch.
Because I like the ending of this track so much, I added it here (right) as a separate video.
On d job
During that same trip to New York in 2001, I filmed a gardener in a parc, doing a freestyle rap into the camera. I used these recordings to make ‘On d job’.
For this track I also used pre-produced audio-visual effects (see the video on the right) in combination with SenS II’s real-time effects. All sounds and visuals are made with the voice/face of the gardener, Only a bassdrum and snaredrum were added to give the track extra punch.
On d job (rare groove remix)
Levenslied versus hip hop
In November 2006, I did a SenSorSuit performance for the opening of the Dutch Museum Night in Amsterdam (NL). The organisation asked me to create a live mash-up of Dutch classic ‘levensliederen’ (old sentimental songs of life) and new Dutch hip hop songs. I skrtZz a bit too much, but it is a cool mix: sentimental songs of life and hip hop.