Anklepants aka Reecard Farché
From the Depths of the Australian bush comes This multi faceted shapeshifting convict Reecard Farché.
(pronounced, Re-card Far-chey).
A concoction of Music , Character Design , Creature Effects and animatronic control , Anklepants was born in 2008 , This project is prominently electronic Music ,many Electronic and acoustic instruments including guitar , oud , voice , animal sounds , any sounds , field recordings and custom electronic instruments / controllers / microphones bent and mutated toys.
Recent additions to the ever mutating Anklepants Live show Have been the custom mic/ controller “facé control wün”
The instrument Is mainly used to Modulate voice processing with 16 buttons and 8 axis of jotstick controll it can also be used to control the animatronic facé and activate accelerometers in Reecards Suit wich then modulate voice effects parameters and etc.
The mic also has its own accelerometer Where x-y position of the mic is also used to modulate and automate voice / track effects is also possible with for example Rhythmic gestures as to is looping and all kinds of sample manipulation.
All this control is all wireless feeding m4l with osc.
With a customised Terminal app By Mr Camille Troillard (of osculator)
This is the 1st of many instruments to come From Reecard Farché soon is the addition of a collaboration with us Guitar Company Starlabs.
please look at my website for more information
and check out my film effects work showreel (where i also use max for animatronics control)
PLEASE TRY AND CATCH ME LIVE IN EUROPE IN AUGUST
How did this project use Max?
Recent additions to the ever mutating Anklepants Live show Have been the custom mic/ controller “facé control wün" The Mic instrument Is mainly used to Modulate voice processing with 16 buttons and 8 axis of jotstick control + Accelerometer , Where x-y position of the mic is also used to modulate and automate voice / track effects , multi track voice looping and all kinds of sample manipulation ,these gestures can also be recorded and recalled , and routed to various destinations. The controller also has buttons that purely route information from the accelerometer (in the left hand of the suit) to control the xy postion of the animatronic facé. and also to activate voice control of the animatronics and to activate the (in the left hand of the suit) accelerometer to modulate other voice effects , combinations of all of these are also available. These gestures can also be recorded and recalled , and routed to various destinations to create automated modulations. All this is done with the use of multiple max/msp m4l patches. xbee , atmega and custom terminal application , and also hacked generic wireless mic rf transmitter receiver , custom animatronics and creature fabrication. Please look at all the tabs in my website for more video and information facé http://reecardfarche.tumblr.com