Thursday, 7 January 2010

Reconstructing 'Smack My Bitch Up'



Jim Pavloff masterfully tears down a classic, sample by sample, nailing a near perfect reconstruction using Ableton Live. Not only is this tribute a humbling and highly educational tutorial to watch, but it also exemplifies how a number of tiny elements from a vast range of songs are laid together to make a wholly different sum. While it may not drive anyone to yet again consider the many questions and debates regarding sampling in electronic music, it is still a revealing examination of a classic tune at the hands of a talented producer.

4 comments:

Alexander said...

i know this isnt the ableton forums, but what is the point of changing a clips eq to mono?
zander

Skipper said...

Wonder how long that took him?

Adan said...

alexander - not sure why he would convert to mono other than the fact that it lowers resource usage. my best guess would be for easier manipulation of the sample during the eq'ing, etc.

Andy Malex said...

Hope to see sum more stuff from this wkd guy!