We are so excited to have been invited to be hosting today's workshop as a part of this year's Dice Rising Festival!
DICE Rising is a new experimental online programme for emerging musicians, organisers, and people active in the music community. The three-day programme consists of workshops, mentoring and community-building that will take place online-only from 16-18 December 2020. DICE Rising is designed as a platform for experimentation and exchange, with the goal of creating new channels for skill-sharing and collaboration in the COVID-19 era.
If you've never participated in an Éclat Crew Challenge before, it's quite simple. You have 2 hours to make a track of 2 minutes or less, using this sample + any other sounds, synths or effects that you have in your DAW. Then we'll join back together for a celebratory listening session, to hear all the things that our fellow producers have made! This is not critical listening time; it's just time to enjoy hear how other people made what they made.
Today we will be making tracks using sounds from a YouTube demo of this great delay and reverb pedal, the EarthQuaker Devices Avalanche! I chose it because it has such lovely tones and textures, but you can warp, distort, bend and smash it to turn it into any sound that you like. Download the sample from WeTransfer here.
The event will run like this:
10:00 CET: Join us on a Zoom call to meet, learn about today’s challenge, and connect with all the other producers who’ll be participating!
10:30 - 12:30: Making Time! Everyone has two hours to make a track of up to 2 minutes long using the sample that you can download from WeTransfer here. The Zoom call will stay open, so you can reach out for help and assistance; we’ll be using the breakout rooms feature so that we can help you with your software remotely, if you have questions.
12:30: Deadline to send us your track! Send your track via WeTransfer to eclatcrewberlin [at] gmail [dot] com so that I can collect them all in one place.
12:30 - 13:30: Listening time! Everyone rejoins the Zoom call, we reconnect and chat about the samples, and listen to the things we made.
If you haven't worked with samples before, here's some ideas of ways of processing them and chopping them up: