Beatwife is the current moniker for projects by Richard Wilson, a beat maker from Scotland in the U.K.
Beatwife has also released projects under the names Burnkane, Misty Conditions, and Whitelabel over the years, and has a wide variety of music offerings through the prestigious Planet Mu label.
With his deep knowledge of audio software technology, Beatwife has made significant contributions in the development of the XW-PD1’s sound, as both a software engineer and an artist.
On his latest release, Cornbrail Acid 2.5 (Love Love Records), Beatwife takes full advantage of the possibilities of the XW-PD1, using a range of innovative sequences stored inside the device that he himself was responsible for creating.
Experimental tracks such as CASIO Acid Socca are representative of the high level of freedom to be heard on this release. As a cutting-edge beat maker, Beatwife is one to keep an eye on.
When I was young my father was always building electronic noise gadgets around the house, from DJ turntables, mixers to little custom noise boxes which got me interested in electronic sound. I was just five years of age when he presented me with the CASIO SK-1 at christmas, this was the first machine that I could sample audio with and enjoy hearing my personal creations of sound.
After thirty years of sound production, engineering and developing my own software for sound design, I now noticed that there are not so many electronic devices like the CASIO SK-1 being produced for kids. Realizing that kids in this age need something a little more advanced and the technology available is also more advanced, we developed the TRACKFORMER XW-PD1. With the sudden surge of tablet and mobile touch screen applications I have noticed the lack of physical electronic devices available for kids and that the available devices are extremely limited. The TRACKFROMER XW-PD1 can take batteries, microphone input has headphone output, internal speaker,.. and has endless creative possibilities… May the force be with you.