I enjoy Alva Noto’s lack of effects on his albums and was wondering if there were any other artists that I should check out that also create mostly without music effects.
are you sure about that?
I was thinking about this recently.
I was listening to some early 90s techno tracks that seemed to have no discernible fx and I began planning a project with this in mind.
That said I’d probably use filters, compressors but no delays or reverbs.
I guess you mean the super minimal stuff like Transspray… generally there’s always a lot of reverb floating around… you could check Gábor Lázár, very very dry synthesis, his albums have become more progressively beat-y but still all pretty dry
and mHZ too
Listening to this makes me want to drink some water…
I really like ‘Function’, but in regards to the OP’s question, the descripton explicitly says: “These raw sonic materials are then processed through a number of common audio effects, and organized and structured into a compositional form”. So does use effects.
Don’t know if you mean dance oriented electronic music specifically, or modern for that matter, but wendy carlos did a lot of work without effects.
in reality i would say ‘almost’ everything recorded and released involves the use of a compressor, filter or eq at some point in the chain (even if just to fit into the dynamic limitations of recording/playback formats) … so hard to find something totally effect free, maybe the question should be around the type of effect?
not particularly a response to the OP, but I remember this (very interesting) interview with Ricardo Villalobos in which he discusses his use (or lack of) reverb, among other things
he definitely uses effects, but I always admired his approach to production, feel like it’s very personal
Yeah, I’m not sure exactly what the OP has in mind by ‘effects’.
I guess I meant more of the creative effects, not so much the compressor/eg stuff. So more like delays, reverbs (or heavy reverbs), chorus, etc.
Ceephax, trackermatte. Depends on the album.
Delroy Edwards stuff is pretty minimal.
Listening to rio grande rn. And it’s pretty raw.
Love his work <3
One of my favorite cats in the electronic scene