In this quarantine challenge, Éclat member Edi Fahlqvist has very kindly offered to share one of her own sample packs!
This sample pack is collected from recordings Edi made in one of Berlin’s most sonically interesting abandoned spaces. The sounds recorded are mostly created from found objects in the space, such as pieces of metal, glass, wood or sand, but also includes bits of improvisations from recordings of some acoustic instruments like xylophone and accordion and voice. The samples only uses the natural reverb and hyper amplification in the space, so there are no added effects or manipulations added afterwards!
Edi (she/her) is a member of Eclat Crew and started making her own productions about a year ago, mostly leaning towards the styles experimental, ambient and rhythmic noise. She uses a lot of techniques and sounds inspired by musique concrete in her productions, and makes her own sound libraries from found sounds and field recordings.
This pack includes some ethereal atmospheres, some gorgeous melodic material, and over 150 One Shots! So, this is going to be another challenge where I challenge you to use ONLY the sample pack... However, as we've had a few of these challenges recently, I'm going to make one concession: you can use your own kick, and you can use one synth, in addition to the samples. :)
If you haven't participated in one of our remote challenges before, scroll to the bottom of the post to find out what to expect and how to participate.
Check out some of the tracks that Edi's made at Éclat below...
Here's what we made!
And here's some suggestions on how to use found sounds in your tracks! (Including how to make a kick out of anything)
Here's how we run our remote challenges:
BETWEEN 20:30 and 21:00 CET email your finished track to eclatcrewberlin [at] gmail [dot] com. Make sure you put your producer name in the title!
All the tracks will be uploaded to our soundcloud straight away, on a playlist called 'Éclat: Part 45'.
When you email your track to me, you'll get an email back with the Zoom Meeting number to join us on a Zoom chat! From 21:00 until about 22:00, we'll have a hangout, introduce ourselves to each other, listen to the tracks and share feedback. (I'm not going to post the Zoom Number publicly, as I want this hang to be just for folks who made tracks for the challenge, just like it would be IRL.)
For the sake of sound quality, we'll listen to the tracks on our own private computers and then chat after we've all had a chance to listen. For that reason, I suggest you make sure you have headphones so we don't have audio-crossover problems with your computer mics. Also, try installing an ad blocker on your browser so you don't have to listen to annoying Soundcloud ads between tracks.
If you need help using Zoom, check out these tips on getting started.
Please try to have your tracks to me as far before 21:00 as you can! That will save me from having to multitask and upload and chat all at the same time.