As the name suggests, Minus is a haven for minimal, pulsating techno. Founded in the 00’s by Richie Hawtin, Minus became fertile ground for a whole generation of musicians – with a strong focus on sound design and atmosphere. 10 of these artists – Ambivalent, Barem, Click Box, Fabrizio Maurizi, Gaiser, Heartthrob & Troy Pierce, Hobo, JPLS, Magda, and Marc Houle – contributed to the diverse and inspiring Minus Live Packs collection.
Each Pack is centered on a set, focusing on an element of music production. JPLS shares some of his experimental secrets, using envelopes on Live's effects for leftfield sounds, and a network of Clips and follow actions to for generative composition. Marc Houle and Magda, meanwhile, provide studies in building and placing atmospheric sounds. Minus specializes in sounds that are part club and part haunted house, and these two sets are master classes in this influential aesthetic.
Elsewhere in the Pack, Barem reveals how he sequences full tracks on the fly to get over the “clip to arrangement” hump - definitely something to try if you’ve got a Push handy. On the flipside, Gaiser’s Live Set shows how he cuts up and performs his tracks live - and he’s certainly known for his live sets.
Some of you reading will no doubt be wondering whether the secrets are revealed behind Ambivalent’s trademark vocals – they are, and in a set of effects Racks that are all yours to use! Just remember, as Ambivalent says: "Always have fun with it! No one’s going to enjoy listening to your music if you didn’t enjoying making it."
Filesize: 1,4 GB, Requires Live 8.1.3 or higher. Note: This Live Pack will work in Live Intro or Live Lite, but the Sets will be read-only.
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