I love Michael Jackson. So, why not use his voice as the groundwork for a new synth? This week, I created a Sampler instrument using various vocal snippets from early in the King of Pop’s career. Particular attention was paid to finding especially emotive phrases. After sifting through his impressive catalog, I settled on using bits from “Ben,” “I Want You Back,” “Rock With You,” and “I’ll Be There.” Follow along with the video tutorial as I explain how the instrument works, some effects I’ve applied, and, most importantly, how it can be modified. This instrument is a fun one, because its sound ranges anywhere from string section/choir synth to a super-distorted shoegazing electric guitar sound… plus it’s all created using Michael Jackson’s voice. Long Live The King.
Have fun, send me any feedback or music your make, and come back again every week for a new Ableton Live Device Rack. Also, please check out some of my music. SuperKid and I are finishing production on Cowboys and Synthesizers, a four song EP with hand painted artwork, each copy is unique and only 100 have been made.