Finding a new way to use my Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man delay led me to create this sound. By using the device as an external effect on a send track in Ableton Live I’m able to apply the processor to any track in my set.
Normally when I perform I’m juggling the use of multiple keyboards, pedals, software, VSTs and a mixer. Too much activity already to add an external processor into the fray. But for some shows in small venues, dance clubs, or galleries live instruments complicate matters, so my group Keston and Westdal have a laptop set that we do on rare occasions.
Two producers in front of laptops isn’t my idea of an exciting live show, so it’s not our typical modus operandi. Therefore, for a private gallery show that we are playing tomorrow night, I’ve decided to add my Memory Man as a distraction from the trackpad and computer keyboard. This way I can create more sounds like this in the set. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Memory Man Beat