To Download the free Ableton Live Pack for ESKAMON: "Fine Objects", visit ESKAMON.com
Video tutorial shown here by illGates.com
ESKAMON is the new collaboration project between Amon Tobin (Ninja Tune) & Eskmo (Warp, Planet Mu, Ancestor). “Fine Objects” is the first single by the duo that’s set for release on Eskmo’s own imprint “Ancestor.”
“Fine Objects” is the result of the pair’s unique take on sonic exploration and the manipulation of field recordings. From the onset, the two went out with a recorder, gathering sounds from around the house, yard and studio. Material recorded out of the studio included sounds from a parking garage elevator, a broken harp and the droning tones from a discarded piano. These were combined with more home-centric sounds to form the central theme to the song. With lumbering alien bass and intentionally dry, off-kilter percussion, “Objects” quickly grew into it’s own symbolic representation of taking “odd pieces” and allowing them to grow into something a bit more “refined and ablaze.”
As part of the release ESKAMON released a free WAV sample pack of the sounds created in the song. From these original WAVs, an Ableton Live pack was also created by ill. Gates for the project and given out for free with the release as well. This video is the tutorial ill.Gates shot to help explain the features he made on the Ableton side of the project.
“Fine Objects” (Ancestor, ANC004) ancestormedia.com/ANC004.html
Written and produced by Amon Tobin & Brendan Angelides
Publishing: Just Isn't Music / Ancestor Publishing - ASCAP
In this tutorial...
1. Creating interesting hi-hat rhythms with varying velocities, decays and reverse effects out of a single crash cymbal sample.
2. Clip envelopes and follow actions working together to create IDM beats with constant variation.
3. "Ghost snares" with Ableton's Velocity device.
4. Some quick tricks with white noise.