PP018 DC Noisemaker

Unique Quirky & Cool

A truly and deeply cool set of esoteric instruments with the haunting musical saw at the centrepiece, performed by David Coulter and produced by Martyn Ware. Possibly the most original set of sounds yet to be presented in a Spitfire library. This is a one off!

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Overview

In the never ending quest for originality and inspiration none other than Gorillaz, Marc Ribot, Jarvis Cocker, Yoko Ono, Damon Albarn, Tom Waits and hundreds more have turned to the searing inventiveness and talents of sonic adventurer David Coulter. Presented and produced by composer, producer and sonic designer Martyn Ware (Human League, Heaven 17), this is an anthology of David's favourite tools, toys and curios to provide you with an instant, one stop shop of inspiration and originality to place you alongside some of the artistic music makers around today. The word 'cool' is one we usually shy away from here at Spitfire, but if one word could be applied to David as an apt description of his output, 'cool' would most certainly be it.

This library centres around David's work as one of the most in-demand musical saw players. A haunting collection of wispy, operatic and mournful tones, alongside more rusty and metallic representations. This along with a bag full of the weird and extraordinary, from a silk Japanese fan creating thunderous Taiko style sounds to the mythical nose flute! Spitfire has taken lead from producer Martyn Ware to create some morphed presets that demonstrate how easy it is to convert David's amazing performances into some of the most original sounds you've heard in some time.

Background

Having enjoyed creating No Illegal Connections, an anthology of Martyn Ware's favourite synth sounds from his rarified collection of synths, Martyn talked with Christian Henson on where they could take sampling next. CH and MW had both previously worked with David, so when he came up in conversation (especially when all three men had also worked with Leo Abrahams (of Enigma fame) it seemed the logical next step.

Martyn guided David through the process and David took us all through his most requested instruments and styles, what made his playing unique and some hidden favourites. The recordings and post production were then taken in by Martyn who applied his flair for sonic design and engineering. With many of David's sounds played at different pitches to provide incredibly haunting soundscapes. Here's a little more about David & Martyn...



David Coulter works globally as a musician, director, curator, consultant and educator. He is a musical and artistic director of large-scale music and theatre events for Artangel, Southbank Centre, The Barbican, The Sage, Gateshead, Les Nuits de Fourviere in Lyon, and La Salle Pleyel in Paris. He composes for dance, theatre, cinema, television and radio. He is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost musical saw players. He was Associate Musical Director and multi-instrumentalist in the opera The Black Rider, working alongside Tom Waits and Robert Wilson. He was Damon Albarn's Music Supervisor for the Gorillaz Opera, Monkey: Journey to the West. He was Yoko Ono's Musical Director for Double Fantasy Live at Meltdown 2013. In the 80s, he played and recorded with Test Dept and The Band of Holy Joy. In the 90s, he played mandolin and fiddle with The Pogues. Since 2000, as an in-demand multi-instrumentalist, he has been recording, performing and touring with artists as diverse as Damon Albarn, Jarvis Cocker, Beck, Hal Willner, Marianne Faithfull, The Handsome Family, Richard Hawley, Marc Ribot, Steve Nieve, Tim Robbins, The Good, the Bad and the Queen, Gorillaz, Patrick Wolf.

Martyn Ware has been an essential and avid contributor to electro-pop music since the late 1970s, and is partly responsible for such hit records as ‘Being Boiled’ and ‘Temptation’. As well as being a founding member of British Electric Foundation, The Human League and Heaven 17, Martyn has worked with a myriad of talent including Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Erasure, Marc Almond, Mavis Stapes and Terence Trent D’Arby. As a record producer and artist, Martyn has featured on recordings totalling over 50 million sales worldwide. In 2001, Martyn joined forces with Vince Clarke to found Illustrious Company, and together they continue to combine their unique three-dimensional sound technology to collaborate with an array of artists, corporate clients and clientele within the performing arts industry.

Features

As with all producer portfolio products, DC Noisemaker has been recorded in a dry environment to give you ultimate control. There are a number of mics and mixes to give you different perspectives and each instrument loads with a series of keyswitched "articulations" to give you ultimate control over your artistic direction. We also have a series of curated "Mercury Synth" presets which give you quick and inspiring takes on David's instruments with very easy to tweak sonic options and effects.

When approaching the musical saw we took experience garnered creating the Artisan Violin and Artisan Cello to get the most personality out of David's playing and instruments. These differing set of instrument specific articulations have been ingeniously combined into a "performance patch" that responds to your playing so that you're not playing David's instruments, you're playing David playing David's instruments!

GUIs

The Overview Panel

Gives you a quick and easy way to access, view and load the different articulations, mic mixes and essential controller functions which you can then re-assign to suit your workflow.

General Controls Panel

A deeper but still simple UI panel that allows you to tweak the general settings. How many round robins you would like and how you would like them to behave. How would you like memory to be organised alongside pitch options and how velocity works.

The Ostinatum

Quite simply a little inspiration machine. Not quite an arpeggiator, not quite a sequencer. This intuitive device allows you to build up complex patterns that react to your playing to achieve wild systems results tantalising Zimmeresque tension beds or cheeky multi-tonguing effects!

Presets / Articulations / Mics / Mixes

Presets / Articulations

a - Fans:

Individual brushes:
  • Fans - Fan 1 - Loops (135bpm)
  • Fans - Fan 1
  • Fans - Fan 2
  • Fans - Fan 3 - Loops (140-155bpm)
  • Fans - Fan 3
  • Fans

b - Mouth Harps:

Individual brushes:
  • Jaws Harps - Clackamore - Longs Menu
  • Jaws Harps - Clackamore - Loops
  • Jaws Harps - Clackamore - Singles
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - All - Singles
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 1 - Loops 90bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 1 - Loops 120bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 1 - Loops 150bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 1 - Singles
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 2 - Loops 90bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 2 - Loops 120bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 2 - Loops 150bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 2 - Singles
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 3 - Loops 90bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 3 - Loops 120bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 3 - Loops 150bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 3 - Singles
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 4 - Loops 90bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 4 - Loops 120bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 4 - Loops 150bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 4 - Singles
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 5 - Loops 90bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 5 - Loops 120bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 5 - Loops 150bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Hoho - Leaf 5 - Singles
  • Jaws Harps - Indian - Blowing
  • Jaws Harps - Indian - Loops 90bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Indian - Loops 120bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Indian - Loops 150bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Indian - Singles
  • Jaws Harps - Kubing 1 - Loops 90bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Kubing 1 - Loops 120bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Kubing 1 - Loops 150bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Kubing 1 - Singles
  • Jaws Harps - Kubing 2 - Loops 90bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Kubing 2 - Loops 120bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Kubing 2 - Loops 150bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Kubing 2 - Singles
  • Jaws Harps - Russian Brass - Loops 90bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Russian Brass - Loops 120bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Russian Brass - Loops 150bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Russian Brass - Singles
  • Jaws Harps - Vietnamese Brass - Loops 90bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Vietnamese Brass - Loops 120bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Vietnamese Brass - Loops 150bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Vietnamese Brass - Singles
  • Jaws Harps - Whitlow - Loops 90bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Whitlow - Loops 120bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Whitlow - Loops 150bpm
  • Jaws Harps - Whitlow - Singles
  • Jaws Harps - Wild FX 1 - Long
  • Jaws Harps - Wild FX 1 - Short & Medium
  • Jaws Harps - Wild FX 1 - Very Short
  • Jaws Harps - Wild FX 2 - Long
  • Jaws Harps - Wild FX 2 - Short & Medium
  • Jaws Harps - Wild FX 2 - Very Long
  • Jaws Harps - Wild FX 2 - Very Short 1
  • Jaws Harps - Wild FX 2 - Very Short 2
  • Jaws Harps - Wild FX 3 - Long
  • Jaws Harps - Wild FX 3 - Short & Medium
  • Jaws Harps - Wild FX 3 - Very Long
  • Jaws Harps - Wild FX 3 - Very Short
  • Clackmore
  • Hoho (loops)
  • Hoho
  • Indian
  • Kubing
  • Russian Brass
  • Vietnamese Brass
  • Whitlow
  • Wild FX

c - Nose Flutes:

Individual brushes:
  • Nose Flutes - Humanatone
  • Nose Flutes - Wooden - Gliss Down
  • Nose Flutes - Wooden - Gliss Up
  • Nose Flutes - Wooden - Longs
  • Nose Flutes

d - Reco Reco:

Individual brushes:
  • Reco Reco - Bowed FX
  • Reco Reco - Mallets - Longs 1
  • Reco Reco - Mallets - Longs 2
  • Reco Reco - Mallets - Longs 3
  • Reco Reco - Mallets - Longs 4
  • Reco Reco - Mallets - Scrapes
  • Reco Reco - Mallets - Shorts 1
  • Reco Reco - Mallets - Shorts 2
  • Reco Reco - Mallets - Shorts 3
  • Reco Reco - Metal - Longs 1
  • Reco Reco - Metal - Longs 2
  • Reco Reco - Metal - Longs 3
  • Reco Reco - Metal - Scrapes 1
  • Reco Reco - Metal - Scrapes 2
  • Reco Reco - Metal - Scrapes 3
  • Reco Reco - Metal - Scrapes 4
  • Reco Reco - Metal - Scrapes 5
  • Reco Reco - Metal - Shorts 1
  • Reco Reco - Metal - Shorts 2
  • Reco Reco - Metal - Shorts 3
  • Reco Reco Mallets
  • Reco Reco Metal

e - Saw:

Individual brushes:
  • Saw - FX - Bowed Menu 1
  • Saw - FX - Bowed Menu 2
  • Saw - FX - Scraped Menu
  • Saw - FX Mallet - Long Saw
  • Saw - FX Mallet - Short Saw
  • Saw - Gliss Down - 5ths
  • Saw - Gliss Down - 8ves
  • Saw - Gliss Down - Maj3rd
  • Saw - Gliss Down - Semitone
  • Saw - Gliss Down - Tone
  • Saw - Gliss Up - 5ths
  • Saw - Gliss Up - 8ves
  • Saw - Gliss Up - Maj3rd
  • Saw - Gliss Up - Semitone
  • Saw - Gliss Up - Tone
  • Saw - Longs - Hard Attack
  • Saw - Longs - Non Vib (tuned)
  • Saw - Longs - Non Vib
  • Saw - Longs - Vib (tuned)
  • Saw - Longs - Vib
  • Saw - Mallets
  • Saw - Performance Legato
  • Saw - Shorts - Soft Attack (TM Pro)
  • Saw - Shorts - Soft Attack
  • Saw - Shorts - Vib (TM Pro)
  • Saw - Shorts - Vib
  • Saw FX
  • Saw Performance Legato
  • Saw Various (tuned longs)
  • Saw Various

f - Warps:

Building Blocks:
  • Call to Saw
  • Clackmore Loops
  • Clackmore
  • Fan 1
  • Fan 2
  • Fan 3
  • Fans
  • Hoho 1
  • Hoho 2
  • Hoho 3
  • Hoho 4
  • Hoho 5
  • Hoho 6
  • Hoho Loops 1
  • Hoho Loops 2
  • Hoho Loops 3
  • Hoho Loops 4
  • Hoho Loops 5
  • Humanatone
  • Indian Blowed
  • Indian Loop
  • Indian Singles
  • Indian
  • Kubing 1 Loop
  • Kubing 1
  • Kubing 2 Loop
  • Kubing 2
  • Low Sawturn
  • Reco Reco 1
  • Reco Reco 2
  • Reco Reco 3
  • Reco Reco 4
  • Reco Reco 5
  • Reco Reco 6
  • Reco Reco 7
  • Reco Reco Metal 1
  • Reco Reco Metal 2
  • Reco Reco Metal 3
  • Reco Reco Metal 4
  • Russian Brass Loop
  • Russian Brass
  • Saw Hard Attack
  • Saw Mallets
  • Saw Nonvib
  • Saw Vib
  • Vietnamese Brass Loop
  • Vietnamese Brass
  • Whitlow Loop
  • Whitlow
  • Wooden Nose Flute
  • A Ship to Shore
  • Artificial Milk Urn
  • Dark Fans
  • Dark Undercurrents
  • David's Harpsichord
  • Detuned Voices
  • Distortoverb
  • Errie Scrapes
  • Kubricked
  • Low Morphings
  • Low Sawturn
  • Metal Recoverb
  • Metal War Drum
  • Miniature Workings 1
  • Miniature Workings 2 - Distort at High Vel
  • Recoverb
  • Sawturn
  • Scraped Metal Abbrasion
  • Ships Organ
  • Soft Rosin
  • Space Drops
  • Space Sirens
  • Twisted Hoho

Mics & Mixes

Mics:

  • C - Close
  • St - Stereo
  • Cn - Close Natural
  • Stn - Stereo Natural