Another one from me and myself & the dancing ladies: https://youtu.be/Axis_CaONFc
Today will be my last job at the live console for a while here in Germany. We will enter a something-like-a-lockdown state on Monday. So the remix of the hotline of the German unemployment office comes somehow in time.
So how did this go… I recorded the hotline with a headset adapter into my mobile recorder (Tascam DR70D). After determining the tempo, I put it into a time grid in Ardour. It reminded me of another piece of music that had rap lyrics (in English). So I took 1 bar of beats from that and it almost fit the tempo! Ardour’s time stretching helped to do the rest.
Added more beat using a Korg Electribe sampler. Synthesizers: Roland Juno 106 & JD-XA, Korg Monologue. No software synths used for this one. Also no MIDI tracks, I just played the stuff on the keyboards.
Female vocals: Lewitt LCT440 mic. x42-autotune, Voxengo Voxformer compressor/de-esser. Pseudo rap: EV RE320 mic, Sknote DistoS compressor. Reverbs all Bricasti M7 impulse responses via IR.LV2 Delays: Calf Vintage Delay. Other stuff: TAL Bitcrusher, TAL Chorus 60. And x42-eq everywhere.
Mastering: Harrison Spectral Compressor, Voxengo CRTIV (tape simulator, to be used with care), Voxengo Elephant mastering limiter.
All Windows VSTs via LinVST. Works like a charm but is fragile… always a pain to update systems or change versions of stuff. The efford is rewarded by getting gems like Sknote DistoS.
Record scratching effect in the outro: I routed the complete track through TerminatorX and scratched using the mouse. Recorded the output using jack_rec.
Ardour 5.12.0 on kxStudio / Kubuntu 18.04 - video Editing in Lightworks 2020.1 on the same system. Camera: Z Cam E2C (hint: get the new E2-M4 instead!).
Enjoy and stay safe.
Niels aka Wolfram Draht