The studio I rent used to be a school.
It then became a metal workshop creating parts for the aviation industry.
In the late 90-ties parts of the workshop was re-worked into a recording studio, in the 00-ties the main area became a TV-studio and in 2019 part of the top floor is my studio.
The ”C90-ir”-instrument uses parts of the building’s past to breath new life into my recorded voice.
Oh yes, this is my voice transformed or should I say grittyfied, grainyfied and made metallic.
I recorded my voice onto an old cassette deck and sent those recordings to my phone. I then used a Vibe-Tribe speaker to vibrate those recordings on different objects.
A pair of Neumann KM84 was used to capture those vibrating moments.
There are four different singers or timbers to choose from:
Tape – the original tape recording with lots of reverb added.
Shelf – a large metal shelf with various objects and spiderweb.
Plate – a nice sounding plate I found.
Drum – a vintage and somewhat destroyed bass drum.
Use the mixer to blend the voices to your liking.
The Tape icon acts like an octave button, deactivate for a smaller sound.
The Drum icon toggles a pre-fader send that let some dust come through even if the modulation wheel and the individual voices are all the way down.
Here’s a video that tries to capture the spirit of the recording session:
Here’s a quick walkthrough:
–>Download<– lofi Audio c-90ir for the full version of Native instruments Kontakt 5.8 or above.