Free AfroDJMac Michael Jackson Synth For Ableton Live
Nairb, a songwriter/guitarist/producer/live electronic musician from New York, has released his latest Ableton freebie The AfroDJMac Michael Jackson Synth – Plus Bonus Amp Emulator Effect Rack.
According to Nairb, the AfroDjMac sound is created by mixing and arranging acoustic and electronic instruments live, and then layering various samples and vocals on top. AfroDjMac is an attempt to create something that sounds simultaneously futuristic and nostalgic. Here’s what he had to say about his new Michael Jackson Synth:
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.
What’s more? Well, this week you are getting two Device Racks. I’ve included an effect rack using Ableton’s Amp and Cabinet plug ins. I did a little frequency splitting on this one; only the high frequencies are effected, while the lower ones pass through un-effected. This rack is meant to dirty up your sound, while preserving the bass frequencies.
Nairb’s AfroDJMac Michael Jackson Synth – Plus Bonus Amp Emulator Effect Rack is available now for free. More information on the The AfroDJMac Michael Jackson Synth – Plus Bonus Amp Emulator Effect Rack.