Mmmmaven Graduate: DJ Flow Trigger

“Very few people get the opportunity to learn how to beat match on turntables when starting out. Even more important is the community at Mmmmaven. Between the free workshops, strong alumni network both in person and online, and weekly shows like Make It New, this is a powerful community to be a part of.” – DJ Flow Trigger

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Introducing Manny A.K.A Flow Trigger!

Since graduating Mmmmaven earlier this month he has been working on a series of hour long mixes Called “Alpha Waves”, Volume 1 & 2 is featured below, with more to come!

Tracklist:
1. “Beat Organ (Original Mix)” -16 Bit Lolitas
2. “Wayfaring Stranger Ft. Florence Bird (AKA AKA & Thalstroem Remix)” –Joachim Pastor
3. “I’ll Be Missing You (TACHES Remix)” -Puff Daddy Ft. Faith Evans
4. “Fuck Dat (Original Mix)” -Shiba San
5. “Want To Know (Original Mix)” -Sonny Fodera, Bontan
6. “Like You” -Hot Since 82
7. “Just Escape (Justin Martin Remix”) -Escape
8. “Love Taking Over (Original Mix)” -Dusky
9. “Soledad” -Chus & Ceballos
10. “Crossfade” -Gusgus
11. “Sex Appeal (Original Mix)” -Maceo Plex
12. “Kneadin’ (Original Mix)” –Hannah Wants, Chris Lorenzo
13. “Lucky Star (Solomun Remix)” -Ron Carroll, Superfunk

Tracklist:
1. “Not The Only One (Original Mix)” –16 Bit Lolitas
2. “Stay Glued feat. Kevin Knapp (ZDS Remix)” -Audiojack
3. “Time To Get Physical (Sonny Fodera Remix)” -NiCe7
4. “Cherry Hill feat. Max Marshall” -Woz
5. “Chemistry (Original Mix)” -Get Abril
6. “Throwing Stones (Original Mix)” -Clint Stewart
7. “Bloom (Lane 8 Remix)” -ODESZA
8. “Always You (Shiba San Remix)” -Sonny Fodera, Bontan
9. “Stay (Justin Martin Remix)” –Henry Krinkle
10. “Sleep Walking (Original Mix)” -Francesco Parla
11. “Sights (Dennis Ferrer Remix)” -London Grammar
12. “Come On Now (Set It Off)” -Juliet Sikora, Tube & Berger
13. “Sugar & Cinnamon feat. Barry Drift” -Claude Von Stroke
14. “Everything feat. Meggy (Sonny Foder Remix)” -Rampa

Sometimes when you ask a DJ about their name they have one of three approaches to answering the question. First, its a secret. Two, the name was derived from a deeper meaning in which they connect with. Three, “idk I thought it sounded cool”. The name “Flow Trigger” came form Manny’s inspiration form novels which he explained to me…

The name Flow Trigger is inspired by the work of author Stephen Kotler in his 2014 bestseller- “The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance”. The book explores a state of consciousness called flow- an optimal state in which humans perform and feel their best. Kotler identified 17 specific psychological, environmental, social and creative situations- which he coined “flow triggers”- that inspire people to enter this powerful state of consciousness.

Since his graduation he has been working on improving his abilities as a digital DJ using Traktor software and Native Instruments controllers. he currently has a S2 and recently added a F1 into his set-up. In the mean time he has been looking for some gigs, networking, and expanding the DJ community.

Stay tuned with his Alpha Waves series: DJ Flow Trigger

To learn and have the same experience, speak with Sarah by calling 617.849.9321 or drop an email to sarah@mmmmaven.com

Top 5 Mini Synths

Synths are a producer’s best friend that hold many capabilities including sequencing drum machines, performative effects, sampling etc. These small pieces of hardware are extraordinarily versatile with any studio set-up and are not going to break the bank either. Through our advanced Synthesis Course you can learn the ins-and-outs of synths to expand your scope of music production/Djing.

…it’s become increasingly apparent that it’s not necessary to spend a small fortune to buy yourself a small, yet highly functional piece of hardware. -Junodownload.com

This post is inspired by the famous Junodownload.com, for all synth specifications click here.

1) Korg Monotron series

Korg series
Small, practical, and powerful. These analog synths by Korg are battery powered that feature built-in speaker and mini jack audio output. The Original, Dual oscillator, and Monotron Delay synths all have their own distinctive personality which adds to the uniqueness of the Monotron collection. Watch the video below to learn the exact differences between the Monotron Synths.

2) Bleep Labs Nebulophone Synthesizer

Bleep Labs Nebulophone Synth
This synth Bleep Labs is small, but do not let that fool you. This synth packs a punch, with its 10 individual keys it spans the capabilities from switching between chromatic modes to modifying between eight different wave lengths. For more information watch the video below.

3) Gakken Analogue SX 150 Synthesizer

Gakken Analogue SX 150 Synth
Simple and affordable, this Gakken Analogue SX 150 Synthesizer uses the sylus to control the pitch. Some criticism is that, with the stylus, you are limited, but with a few cords you can attach this cool synth to a MIDI controller and have no limitations. Watch the video below for a quick demo on the capabilities of this synth.

4) Korg Volca Series (Volca Beats, Volca Bass, Volca Keys)

Korg Volca Series (Volca Beats, Volca Bass, Volca Keys)

This version of Korg Volca Series comes in there different forms. The Volca Beats, Volca Bass, and Volca Keys. Below is a video that demonstrates and explains the differences between the three designs.

5) Mutable Instruments Shruthi 1 Kit Synthesizer

Mutable Instruments Shruthi 1 Kit Synthesizer
This synth is a hybrid that blends digital with analogue in the form of a simple box. Along with these features this synth has a 16 step sequencer, a comprehensive arpeggiator and modulation matrix. Watch the video below to get on in-depth idea into this hybrid synth.

Learn the techniques behind using synths and broaden your music production/Djing horizon by taking out Synthesis Course.

Contact Sarah at 617.849.9321 for more information regarding enrollment and availability.