RJD2’s Custom Spinning Wireless MPC Remote

March 5, 2010

RJD2 quickly shows his tour setup then explains how he hacked together a wireless MPC controller for use during live performances.  The controller consists of a Korg padKontrol, wireless battery powered MIDI transmitter, 9 volt batttery soldered to a power connector, gorilla glue, and more.  Did we mention that it also has a custom built waist holster/harness and spins?

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dzoo March 5, 2010 at 3:53 am

seems like alot of effort and ingenious thinking for a pretty lame outcome, most people would have no idea what the fuck was even happening when he starts pressing buttons on what looks like a belt buckle designed by a harcore candy raver


dutchie March 6, 2010 at 9:43 pm

nah anyone who’s at a rjd2 concert probably could figure out that he’s using it to make music


ichselbst March 5, 2010 at 5:16 am

Nice hack, cool guy – but his old music was way better…


eboknows March 5, 2010 at 5:20 am

damnnn …


Young Jeezy Mixtapes March 5, 2010 at 10:18 am

That’s pretty dope..


silas March 5, 2010 at 1:48 pm

for a live show this is genius, the crowd never understands doing beats live but to be able to walk around during a set with this could really expand that element


Check12 March 5, 2010 at 2:05 pm

cool concept on the wireless controller. I wouldnt be surprised if he gets contacted to a collaboration or if they just steal his idea for a wireless midi controller. I’ll pass on the whole spinning buckle part.


Rice March 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm

“….and it spins.”


Schpilkas March 5, 2010 at 3:37 pm

he should rock with ZZ-Top now.


Bryan March 9, 2010 at 10:08 am

I was thinking the same ZZ-Top thing once he said the keyboard going wireless part. Why not do the RJD2 version of “legs” or some $#!t?? RJ has been making all his own stuff for years and doing it well. I too love his older stuff more but the most recent stuff is a step back to that flavor…example Let there be horns, Giant squid, The stranger & small Plans.


Screwed Priorities March 5, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Well that stands out well in comparison to the norm. Ingenious, on his part, to have thought this through. Now, all we have to do is watch for a ‘copycat’ come along with something to top it — assuming that that can be done.
Good damn Post!


woowee March 5, 2010 at 8:51 pm

It seems like a device made for the music geek who’ll notice it’s a padkontrol and there’s no sounds on it. “how’d he do that?”

He could’ve used a 500 which is already battery operated and just made the wireless audio connection. Actually I saw that somewhere already.


Michael March 6, 2010 at 8:35 am

Some one is always jealous. At least thats how ur comment reads.


woowee March 6, 2010 at 5:39 pm

I’m actually a pretty big fan of RJ.

Amp Live


martin March 6, 2010 at 3:54 am

This shit is crraaazy!


Avid March 6, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Why does it need to spin lol? What if the spinning function was coupled with another type of sound, maybe a turntable scratch ya know?


illskilz March 7, 2010 at 5:55 am

dope video and all,but when is cratekings putting videos of not so knowen cats?
i keep mailing with beattapes etcetc but all i watch is what famous people doing in their videos,i mean people who not knowen officialy like me never get a chance,but its all good sites like this needs to attract the fans of the artist so their site gets knowen,anyways its dope what he has done but nothing special all the crowd cares for is the music beiing played


Check12 March 7, 2010 at 7:14 am



spank delux March 7, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I just want to see dope vids on here. Dont care who’s in em. Dope beat related vids is the reason I have this site in my favs


Heyman March 8, 2010 at 12:02 am

I can only imagine how many requests this site must get. From what I can tell, they post videos of people who have made some sort of impact. My suggestion is start making youtube vids and if they’re good and interesting enough they might someday end up here. On the other hand there are countless other blogs you can submit your projects for review to.


AG March 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm

lol lady gaga’s guitar/keyboard/mpc 1000 statue is a cooler


AG March 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm
Ken March 9, 2010 at 12:39 am

I saw him live about the time he did this video. I thought the hardware was a great rig especially the fact he got the crowd involved in squarepushing. Most notably he was sporting welding gear with ‘commissioner crotchbuttons’ across his back…


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