Paul Hartnoll From Orbital Makes A Song In 10 Minutes
In this video from Fact Magazine on behalf of Fact’s Against The Clock series, we watch Paul Hartnoll from electronic duo Orbital build a lush, sample-rich track within Ableton Live.
From information provided in the video’s description:
Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll went against the clock to see if he could make something beautiful out of vocal samples from a variety of British politicians. Why? He says it best himself: “Why not make some sense out of a load of old rubbish?”
Using a couple of samplers and a drum machine, the rave pioneer had just ten minutes to build a track from a variety of manipulated samples, including a ‘Boris Johnson kick drum’ and a ‘Theresa May lead’, in the hope that the resulting sounds are at least “prettier than when they went in”.
If you are familiar with Orbital’s music, you will certainly recognize the Orbital-esque influences, both sonically and rhythmically, that come to play within this track. It’s especially fun to see how Hartnoll utilizes the Ableton Live Session View to quickly craft new ideas on the fly.
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