Music Gear News
Depeche Modes Music Director praises Ableton Live
In a recent video filmed at a concert in Berlin's Olympiastadion, Kerry Hopwood (Depeche Mode's Musical Director) explained how live drum processing through Ableton Live gave the band the energy, reliability and power that they needed within a live environment.
Speaking in Berlin, Kerry recalled how in previous tours, Depeche Mode have relied on playing recorded drums on tape; but that over time they've come to prefer the extra dynamic of a live drummer.
For a band who delve into electronic drum sounds (on record), and who have recorded real drums in the studio that are then altered with other equipment a replication of these sounds on stage through a live acoustic drum kit may seem like a tall order.
Kelly comments however, that through using Ableton Live at the core of their setup, this challenge has become remarkably easy to overcome.
On top of EQ-ing and gating the 16 drum-mic inputs from Depeche Mode's live kit, Kerry and the whole of Depeche Mode have been delighted with the sounds produced through then simply adding plugins that come as standard within Ableton Live to each drum track.
As Kerry described, by effecting live drums in this way, the result is a more electronic drum sound (integral to the band's music) that doesnt lose the power and added dynamic of a live drummer.
Kerry was also keen to mention that having used mixing desks and outboards in the past, the change to Ableton Live has helped maintain consistency, and complimented the reliability of the software on the road.
Save money on Audio Computers today
Posted on 22 Oct 2009 17:34 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
ROLI's Seaboard RISE 25 combines modern versatility and with dynamic tone.
With new windows drivers installed and great savings to be made on selected models, Focusrite are giving you more and more reasons to be merry this Christmas
Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever
Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One
With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal
Through registering with Focusrite you can expect a multitude a number of unique and exclusive plug-ins every month
Recent Music News
For those who want to emulate the massive tone of one of the contemporary music scene's biggest percussive heroes, the 'Spooky' signature drum is this winters must have addition to your kit
Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics
Once again Cubase continue to pave the path of innovation with Cubase Pro 9
Changing colour from its previous grey to a sleek black, the Launch Control XL's appearance has been re imagined to keep it inline with its Launch key and Launchpad counterparts.
Designed to simulate various classic amp tones, Supro's Tremolo Pedal introduces the new school to the old school
A premium belt-drive turntable that features wireless streaming, the BT-500 has been designed to extract every musical detail of your record collection