In 1966 David Fanshawe made his first journey to the Middle East, where his ambition to record indigenous music began. The following year he returned with his tape recorder and made his first recordin... Click To Read More About This Product
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In 1966 David Fanshawe made his first journey to the Middle East, where his ambition to record indigenous music began. The following year he returned with his tape recorder and made his first recordings in Bahrain. Between 1969 and 1975, he travelled through North and East Africa, where he made over 400 hours of recordings. In 1978 his focus shifted from Africa to the Pacific when he made his first visit to Fiji. Based at the University of the South Pacific, he then embarked on a 10 year voyage of research, recording over 25 nations across the Pacific Ocean. In 1992 Fanshawe returned home from Australia and made one further journey through the tropics in South East Asia to record the traditional music of India, Thailand and Laos.
David was an incredible sound recordist, he travelled with his Nagra, Uher and Stellavox machines, and had a gift for finding the ˜sweet spot™ in every location and situation that he found himself in. His charisma and boundless good nature helped him to befriend and record wonderful musicians all over the world, many of whom are no longer alive, and to preserve the music of many cultures which no longer exist. David' recordings have been used in films such as ˜Seven Years in Tibet™ and ˜Gangs of New York™.
The DAVID FANSHAWE - EARTH ENCOUNTERS collection will help to support the work being undertaken to prepare the astonishing archive that was David Fanshawe' generous gift to the world for its eventual establishment as the premier resource for researchers and musicians worldwide.
Selections are presented in DAVID FANSHAWE - EARTH ENCOUNTERS VOL 1 in such a way that they can be pitched up and down, played at different tempos/speeds, and more besides. There is also a stupendous section of ˜warped™ content where the Spitfire Audio team took the original recordings and created all manner of interesting sounds from them, ranging from ethereal pads to pounding distorted beats and anything and everything in-between. Such sounds are loaded into two differently-designed ˜engines™ ” each geared up to differing sonic approaches and treatments. The first provides an easy way to add ˜everyday™ effects like chorus, delay, distortion, EQ, filtering, phasing, and reverb to the original content, together with more radical sound morphing controls (within the Wobble and Yoke section). The warped content creatively benefits from Spitfire Audio' powerful proprietary eDNA (electronic DNA) engine ” as devastatingly demonstrated on the earlier EDNA01 - EARTH release, which includes individual and independent modulators; control of trim, bend, glide, cloning, tuning, and ADSR; wobbles that modulate pitch, volume, and filters; a gating and sequencer section with full control over amount, shape, speed, and length; 34 custom effects and impulse responses; and also an ability to crossfade between two selected sounds with speed and phase control capabilities additionally at hand¦ how adventurous can you go? DAVID FANSHAWE - EARTH ENCOUNTERS VOL 1 provides users with endless creative inspiration while bringing its namesake celebrated composer and musical explorer' work within reach of the music-making masses for the first time.