Native Instruments has shared the second video in their two-part feature on pioneering composer, performer, songwriter, and producer Jean-Michel Jarre
In the video, embedded above, Jarre takes us through the evolution of sampling and delay technology throughout his career.
Jarre explains how the Fairlight sampler inspired his album Zoolook, for which vocal samples were chopped and arranged to create the sonic bed. And, since it’s an NI video, it also features Jarre talking about he uses Kontakt.
Jarre also stresses the importance of sampling one’s own sounds, insisting that “even if it’s not as good technically, it will have something personal which can’t be replaced.”
Jarre also talks in depth about delays, calling delays and echo chambers his “second instrument”. He talks about his favorite delays, using “two Revox’s to do delays with analog tape,” and how this texture makes up nearly half of his seminal album Oxygène.
You can view the preview part of this series below: