Sunday Synth Jam: Pinn Panelle does a great job of translating heavily produced dubstep into live performance, with their take on Skrillex’s Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites.
The band describes the video as a performance demonstrating “how to replicate an electronic artist’s music on live instruments. There are no sequences, or backing tracks playing behind the band. All wobbles are live.”
The group is using all sorts of technology to expand what they can do live. It looks like the vocalist, Derek Song, has pre-sampled himself so he can trigger his voice in a chopped up way. Bassist Nathan Navarro creates some sick wobbles with the help of what looks like a Source Audio Hot Hand Wireless Ring & a Bass Envelope Filter. Keyboardist Jonah Wei-Haas handles the primary keyboard duties, plus triggers samples and drummer Justin Conway uses an expanded drum kit, with Roland Octapad.
More live electronica covers at Pinn Panelle’s YouTube channel.
11 thoughts on “Live Dubstep Peformance – Pinn Panelle”
without sounding harsh, it really does sound like a mess. It’s a shame because these guys obviously know how to use the gear, I think it’d be much better suited to not doing something for the youtube hits.
what is the bass player using to create the wobble effect?
“Bassist Nathan Navarro creates some sick wobbles with the help of what looks like a Source Audio Hot Hand Wireless Ring & a Bass Envelope Filter.”
The guys kick ass as a band, but skrillex sucks. I’ve seen him live and it was weak.
i like what the bass player is doing. other than that it’s so-so.
Now if they can just do some original dubstep songs… or at least something other then Skrillex.
Can’t stand the song, but full marks to the guitarist for playing an original Washburn Idol (before Washburn turned them into a weak Les Paul copy).
I like this! I first heard this on a comercial. Liked it then and like it live.
Pretty cool….. I like it when people try recreating electronic music with traditional instruments, it’s not always easy. Well done to these guys 🙂
Good band. I’ll withhold my comments on Skrillex, but these guys have it together. That hand-waving filter thing is *sick* and I like the way the vocals were chopped and laid out on keys. Keyboard guy needs to stand up and rock a little more, though. Dude is a little too nerdy sitting down back there. 🙂
Great Cover of this track