We made a mini-documentary on the recreating of ‘Discovery’, whilst making the ‘Around the world’ video.
We got Timeout ‘Gig of the week’ for our upcoming Jazz Cafe Gig Apr13th 2013 recreating ‘Discovery’ live by Daft Punk
'Around the world' Alive version recreated 100% Live by 'Introducing' @hareandhounds, Birmingham Feb, 2013
Introducing a better Robot voice sound!
Having performed the first recreation of ‘Discovery’ by Daft Punk live, it became clear from the feedback we received, that the Vocal sounds had to be REALLY good! An audience of Die Hard ‘Punkers’ just won’t settle for anything less. So today I re-tackled the famous ’ Harder, Better , Faster, Stronger’ sound to start with.
So to those who have no idea how it’s done, it’s actually pretty straight forward… when you have the right boxes. The main ingredient is the Vocoder. This a magic box that sits between your voice, and your synthesiser, and magically superimposes the sound of your voice, onto the synth! Hence the roboty sound.
We originally used our super-cool Novation Mininova synths to do this, and they did a fab job, however, they don’t cost £1000 like a really top notch vocoder would. So today I tried the vocoder in Propellerheads Reason. Its really rather good, still a few tweaks left… as ever.
Even before undertaking our project to recreate the whole of daft punks ‘Discovery’ live, we didn’t really realise HOW much of the tunes were samples. This youtube compiles some of the original samples the French duo used in the tunes, and really highlights Daft punks ear for catchy riffs, and loops.