Music Gear News
Novation Artist Jimmy Mac Explains Lorde's Set Up
With a number one single to her name in three countries at the age of 16 and a critically-acclaimed debut album, it seems that Lorde is unstoppable. Jimmy Mac joined her live after hearing her EP.
Originally with a background in drumming, Jimmy is her keys player, using the Novation Impulse 61 and Ableton Live. The percussive techniques he uses work well with Impulse's drum pads, which are used to trigger Lorde's vocal samples. The keys are assigned to drum racks with samples from Lorde's studio recordings."
He finds it easy to work with Lorde's drummer, Ben Barter, saying, "it feels real tight, having two drummers - you're locking really good together".
"Everything out of is is everything that's not drums. I've got all the sounds automated for different parts of the song to turn on and off - the effects and program changes are automated as well."
With stages often being dark, the Impulse 61 is easily visible. "The reason why I like the Impulse is that the pads are really big," says Jimmy. "...and there's lights around them! It's so easy to use, everything's assigned to everything. So simple."
Watch Jimmy Mac put the Impulse to the test, performing with Lorde on her number one single Royals.
By Alice Thomson
Posted on 7 Feb 2014 10:51 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
The KHDK Kirk Hammett Ghoul JR Overdrive delivers signature overdrive/distortion tones in a tiny micro-sized pedal format
The exciting 2018 PRS SE range of guitars has been announced and will be available soon
Fender Releases Limited Edition Blues Deluxe Reissue Guitar Amplifier
Ableton Live 10 updates the Live range and is available soon
With select Capsun ProAudio purchases, get the critically acclaimed Capsun ProaAudio software absolutely free. Take your production to a brand new level.
Recent Music News
Wampler announces the Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive Pedal - a new and improved tribute to a renowned overdrive pedal
The Epiphone Ltd Ed Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V Guitar Outfit is a highly collectable yet gig-able instrument, with special signature appointments
The Apogee MiC Plus builds on the success of the 2011 MiC, bringing plug-and-play studio-grade recording quality to iOS devices and laptops
Fender releases new Ed O'Brien signature model Stratocaster loaded with a sustainer pickup; ideal for creating lush layered soundscapes
Until 30th November 2017, save up to 50% on Komplete 11 bundles with Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware.
The Yamaha EAD-10 system is the latest in hybrid drum technology, providing studio-quality sounds triggered from an acoustic kit