AC Gear

edited February 2011 in Animal Tracks
I know this is an old old old old topic but most of the info has been deleted and i don't think there's any of it left anywhere... My memory is VERY limited though. I know for a fact that their gear is live-oriented, instead of the typically studio-oriented way of doing things. They rather shape their music (as far as i know) for the live setting. I suggest we make a list and edit it as people come up with new additions Here, I'll start it: Avey -Roland SP-404 hardware sampler -his guitars (anyone know which one?) -his mics (anyone know which ones? was it a SM58?) Noah -2 Boss SP-303 hardware samplers -Mackie mixer -his mics??? Deakin -can't remember Geologist -Roland SP-404? -minidisc recorder I know also that they toured with an old roland synth as well, but the shows i saw it was left unused (maybe they used it for a less direct application like filtering or a pad or something.... i donoo)

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  • i'm not well informed on any such subject matter really, but thanks for trying to recall <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->
  • ive been to the berlin concert last saturday. right now avey tare uses a fender stratocaster guitar and an old harmony guitar. he also got a mackie mixer and played about three keys on a synthesizer i dont know. i think i saw geologist use a korg kaoss pad or something like that.
  • KAOSS pad is amazing.
  • i'm pretty sure their electronic gear goes like this: Geologist: Mackie Mixer Sp-404 sampler digitech vocal effect pedal kaoss pad (maybe?) Panda Bear: Mackie mixer 2 sp-555 samplers (replacing sp-303s) Avey Tare: 2 mixers (idk the brand/type) juno 60 keyboard some other stuff i dont know
  • Panda Bear doesnt use 555's, he still uses his 303's. He said in an interview that since Geo uses one 404, he might update and get two of those. But since at least People Party, he has still used 303's.
  • Well from what ive seen in pictures like this one:http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/photo.php?pid=877859&id=32796964189 adn videos for cochella and hove fesitval he seems to be using 555s
  • I think your right, i believe those are dual 555's. Kind of hard to see it, but i noticed it for a split second at a Hove clip.
  • I think he just switched some time this year, I first saw it when i noticed the amount of nobs on one of his sampler, then i found some pictures.
  • I havent looked really close, but for sure at the end of "My Girls" at Hove, there is a fuzzy shot of the back of his samplers, and they are for sure 555's wicked wide, and you can see the Roland and Sp-555 tags. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dual Sp-555's Mackie 1202-VLZ3 Shure Mic. The mixer he uses, has no onboard effects, so for sure any vocal effects must be from his sampler.
  • I definitely saw two Roland SP - 555s on Panda Bear's deck when they performed at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida last month. I just got mine via UPS two days ago =] It's not really an easy axe to play at first, there doesn't seem to be anyway to keep the metronome going while laying down a sample, which is annoying when your main use for it is to assist a live band. From what I've seen so far, it appears to be much better to create your music on software and then import it to the SP 555 then to actually sample directly to it. But I digress! Point is, they're using 'em =]
  • i also had a question about animal collectives gear does anyone know what kind of drum kit they were using during feels? and were all the drums on the studio album for feels live or were any of them done using effects?
  • Does someone know how they use their samplers? Like there's plenty of info on how to play a guitar... but do the guys in AC use soundbank stuff on the samplers - Panda Bear uses samples of other songs but where does the AC stuff come from? Do they record their own music and turn it into samples or something?
  • <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may09/articles/animal.htm">http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may09/a ... animal.htm</a><!-- m --> [img]http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may09/images/AC_03.jpg[/img]
  • that's a bit much, don't you think? can't imagine someone using even 1/2 of the stuff there it's all for show! i hate when yr at some live show and some little band or guy has a CRAPLOAD of gear / gizmoze and uses like... 2 or 3 things... stuff just sits there unused and yr thinking WHAT A DAMN JOKE and it enragers me greatly!
  • [quote="G.O. [!]"]that's a bit much, don't you think? can't imagine someone using even 1/2 of the stuff there it's all for show! i hate when yr at some live show and some little band or guy has a CRAPLOAD of gear / gizmoze and uses like... 2 or 3 things... stuff just sits there unused and yr thinking WHAT A DAMN JOKE and it enragers me greatly![/quote] That is a photo from the studio where they were recording "Merriwether Post Pavilion. A lot of what you are seeing would be processors, amps, and speakers that are probably owned by the studio. To be honest as far as signal chain goes I don't think what they've got is all that complex or excessive. I can see a couple of stations where you've basically got Roland samplers through Digitech Multi-effect processors, a volume pedal and then into a small mixer, I see another station guitar or keyboards are being processed through a multi-effect processor, a moog pedal, a volume pedal, mixer, and a couple of miscellaneous pedals. I see an electric piano, and a couple of synthesizers. I also see an older Akai MPC in the picture. I think that while it looks like there is all kinds of stuff in reality what is seen is really a fairly simple set up made up mostly of fairly modest gear.
  • if that is a simple set up i'd hate to see / develop a complex! jeez! and i stand by what i said about live guys having all sorts of gear and barely using it / they don't know how to do it all / so they shouldn't have all that / it is just for show... blah!
  • edited February 2011
    [quote="G.O. [!]"]if that is a simple set up i'd hate to see / develop a complex! jeez! and i stand by what i said about live guys having all sorts of gear and barely using it / they don't know how to do it all / so they shouldn't have all that / it is just for show... blah![/quote] No offense but I'm not sure you are really understanding what is going on with all of the electronics and processors stacked up in that picture. Most of what you are seeing is recording/processing gear that is permanently housed in the studio. This is a [i]studio[/i], not a live set-up. Much of the gear is not being used, or is being used on a limited basis. This entire set-up is way more complex than you would see in the Animal Collective live set-up though the three basic stations I have discussed are probably really similar to what they have set up gear-wise live and they are relatively simple.
  • Noah Lennox talking about the Korg M3-M workstation that he has been using recently. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://korg.com/Artist.aspx?artist=636">http://korg.com/Artist.aspx?artist=636</a><!-- m -->
  • Another interview in which he discusses some of his gear and approach. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2010/09/an_interview_w_44.html">http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2 ... _w_44.html</a><!-- m -->
  • doffsheldohr!
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