What do you do when you’re a sound designer and composer and you’re stuck in a hotel without your gear?
You improvise – which is exactly what musical MacGyver Diego Stocco does in his latest video, Improv on a Trash Bin.
Here’s what he has to say about the video:
At the hotel where I’m staying during the CES convention in Vegas, they have these little trash bins that I discovered being very resonant.
When I threw an empty water bottle inside the bin, it made a beautiful sustaining sound, so I thought to improvise a little groove with it.
I didn’t have all my usual recording gear with me so I used an iPhone with a small audio interface.
I sound designed the recordings to abstract the intro a little bit, to emphasize the dominant frequency and to open up the stereo field. I hope you’ll enjoy it : )
Is there anything this guy can’t make music on?
As always, Stocco’s work is a reminder that your ear is more important that your gear.
Technical details: Recorded on an iPhone + Tascam iM2 with the FIRe app.