After a difficult deliberation, the artist jury of M83, Junior Boys and Nosaj Thing have picked Paul Dateh as the winner of Beat the Clock. Listen to Paul’s winning entry, “16 Hours”:Stay tuned for more about Paul and his music to come on the blog. Plus, check out the 2nd ...
With Bruno Pronsato, it's all about the space in between the sounds. Getting just the right character on a sound can often be accomplished using Ableton Live's Resonator effect. "I am using it to make the in-between interesting," he explains. "If I make a room recording of, say, claps, then I am keeping all of the noise in between attached. The Resonator makes the sounds outside of the actual claps very interesting as it has a sort of vocoding effect...it sort of electrifies the sound and strings it along in whatever key you choose at whatever pitch."
Hear a track that exemplifies Bruno's use of the Resonator:
Public Lover, Bruno's collaborative project with Ninca Leece, further uses Live's effects to enhance and modify vocal performances in a live setting. The spontaneous nature is essential for these effects. "It's pretty magical to have all of these [effect options] immediately in front of you," says Bruno. "You can judge from the crowd what sort of vocals they are into. In a techno/house environment it's hard to pull off vocals with class and not come off cheesy. These effects are key to us keeping things in certain bounds – interesting and weird."
Hear a bonus track from Lovers Do: