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Hello. My name is Mars. Today we’ll talk about vocal processing through a vocoder. Daft Punk have used this technique in many of their tracks.
I have searched for a long time to find a convenient and easy vocoder, and tried many different devices. When we started work on the PLAYMA track “Cuz We Are PLAYMA”, the vocals weren’t catchy enough, and at the time I had not had the opportunity to ask some of my friends to record vocals for me. I decided to try recording them myself, even though I don’t like my voice.
For the record, I used a standard iPod headset. That sounded funny and my voice was so wrong. Here I was not even in tune, but it’s ok for this example.
To begin, compress the vocal track a little bit to cut some peaks in the sample, then use the vocoder effect. In order to implement this effect, I first need to make a synth, which fills out my voice. For this I used a standard preset of “NI Massive” synth.
To create a melody for the synth, I copied the midi clip, which I used to lay down the guitar track. The Vocoder effect is very simple to use. To make it work you just need to select the source channel as the Massive synth. After this you should tweak up the effect a little for a more pleasant sound.
Next, add a slight delay between the left and right channels to spread the stereo, and cut low frequency a little bit.
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Daft Punk – Aerodynamic performed by Carlo Castellano
“Da Funk” was initially released as a 12 inch single in 1995 under the Soma Quality Recordings label with the B-side “Rollin’ & Scratchin’” and again in late 1996 after the band signed with Virgin Records with the B-side “Musique”, a track that later appeared in the album Musique Vol. 1 1993-2005. In an interview with Fredrik Strage for swedish magazine Pop #23 Bangalter reveal that “Da Funk” was made after listening to Westcoast G-Funk for weeks.
“It was around the time Warren G.’s “Regulate” was released and we wanted to make some sort of gangsta-rap and tried to murk our sounds as much as possible. However no one has ever compared it to hip-hop. We’ve heard that the drums sounds like Queen and The Clash, the melody is reminiscent of Giorgio Moroder, and the synthesizers sound like electro and thousand of other comparisons. No one agree with us that it sounds like hip-hop”
In September 2010 Pitchfork Media included the song at number 18 on their Top 200 Tracks of the 90s
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Here’s an unreleased track by Daft Punk from 1994 called Drive.
However, it’s a teaser that stops just when you think it’s going to start. It’s a teaser for an upcoming release, Soma Records – 20 Years, that is going to feature some classics
If you’re a fan of Daft Punk and the Korg Kaossilator, then you’ll probably like this. This is the first time I’ve ever tried playing the thing with TWO HANDS and a pencil. It’s quite tricky.
Anyway, I know the riff isn’t EXACTLY the same as the original, but that’s only because there isn’t a scale setting on the Kaossilator which can do it in one go (I know, I tried them all).
A small cover of Daft Punk on the tb-303. I decided to just try and program the pattern on the 303, not spot on, but close enough hopefully.
Unofficial video tribute: > A tribute to Daft Punk and their amazing soundtrack for “Tron: legacy”
Track: “Derezzed” / Album: “Tron: legacy”Directed & Animated by Arnaud Faure. NB: It’s a personnal project, I’m not affiliated with the production in any way. Just a huge fan of Daft Punk.
Synths changed once again, I re-acquired a Micron along with the Ion. Both have obviously the same type of sound (using the same engine), but the Micron has drums, which is very useful. All the sounds come fom the synths: pad and beat from Micron, lead and sequence from the Ion. The sequence and the pads are sequenced externally. Enjoy.
…and by the looks of the cover we might expect some glitch and chip tunes in there, hehe
It’s been announced that an album of remixes of Daft Punk’s Tron: Legacy soundtrack is to be released on 4 April. Tron: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D features contributions from the likes of Moby, Photek, Paul Oakenfold and The Glitch Mob.
The full tracklisting is as follows:
01. The Glitch Mob – Derezzed
02. M83 vs. Big Black Delta – Fall
03. The Crystal Method – The Grid/Game Has Changed
04. Teddybears – Adagio for Tron
05. Ki:Theory – The Son of Flynn
06. Paul Oakenfold – C.L.U.
07. Moby – The Son of Flynn
08. Boys Noize – End of Line (Boys Noize Remix)
09. Kaskade – Rinzler
10. Com Truise – Enron Part II
11. Photek – End of Line
12. The Japanese Popstars – Arena
13. Avicii – Derezzed
14. Pretty Lights – Solar Sailor
15 Sander Kleinenberg – Tron Legacy (End Titles)
Well I must say that 2011 seems to be a very promising year from a synthpop and electronic music perspective, I almost feel tempted to opening my wallet
Here are a couple of must haves:
Covenant – Modern Ruin
Mirrors – Lights and Offerings
OMD – History of Modern
System – Circle of Infinite Radius
Daft Punk – Tron Legacy
And there’s more coming your way; Mr Jones Machine, Depeche Mode remix album…..so stay tuned