Hardjowirogo, Sarah-Indriyati (2022) Listen and repeat: die Pad-Matrix und instrumentale Vermittlung. In: MusikmachDinge im Kontext: Forschungszugänge zur Soziomaterialität von Musiktechnologie. MusikmachDinge. ((audio)) (6). Olms, Hildesheim, pp. 123-163. ISBN 978-3-487-16118-1

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The present contribution deals with the pad matrix, the characteristic configuration of mostly 4×4 or 8×8 pads, respectively, by which numerous hardware samplers since AKAI’s MPC 60 (1988) are controlled and which is also used in current controllers such as the Ableton Push and Native Instruments’ MASCHINE, so that it is deemed today to be a standard interface for sample-based instruments. However, as I would like to show, that inconspicuous collection of silicone buttons is not only an extremely successful control module for a specific type of musical instruments, but it also enables an experimental approach to contents of cultural education. For that sort of reinterpreting instrumental practices of sampling into practices of negotiating and imparting knowledge I will introduce the concept of instrumental mediation. In this context, the contribution addresses questions concerning the instrumentality of controllers, the auditory exploitation of knowledge, and sampling as a practice of both knowledge and science.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: pad matrix, sampler, instrumentality, aesthetics, cultural education
Subjects: Arts and recreation > Music
Divisions: School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies > Department of Music
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2023 10:46
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2023 10:46
URI: https://oops.uni-oldenburg.de/id/eprint/5695
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-57766
DOI: 10.18442/mmd-6

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