Introducing Recreate DaftPunk ‘Discovery’ in it’s entirety live BBC Radio 1 Robdabank show
Introducing are a unique live prospect. Playing Daft Punks ‘Discovery’ album from 2001, live from start-to-finish this six piece band, stage whole albums previously thought unperformable. Their first project was DJ Shadow’s sample based classic ‘Endtroducing’, and now they have done their homework to nail every last robotic detail of the French duo’s massive album live on Radio 1.
The band comprise of a range of world class sessions musicians, sound engineers and actors in order to make is all happen, spending months to perfect sounds, and tackle this seemingly impossible feat.
Continually selling out London’s JazzCafe, main stage slots at Bestival, grabbed the attention of Rob da Bank, now a big supporter of the band who subsequently booked them for a maida vale session to be broadcast on Radio 1, August 17th.
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.