Here is an awesome, awesome video from Soundcheck of Kimbra (the best part of that Gotye song) performing Settle Down and live looping on a TC-Helicon VoiceLive FX box. The VoiceLive is a simplified version of what I do when I’m creating weirdo vocal edits and layering in a studio, except prepackaged in a box with a really swift interface. What I’m saying here is that I really, really want one.
When I first started performing live looping in the mid-1800s, I had to buy a micro-amp and a bunch of guitar pedals to plug a microphone into. People first started to take notice when KT Tunstall hit with her JamMan on Black Horse and a Cherry Tree, but that was still originally meant for a guitar. Now the very existence of the VoiceLive is proof that people like Kimbra are becoming more and more common. We’ve come a long way since the days of fretted strings and a rock kit, and I couldn’t be happier.
Kimbra is amazing. Insanely funky, original, and talented. Seriously, check out her page. Or this full playlist on YouTube. Thank me later. Well, actually thank me now, in the comments, that works too and gives me all these uncontrollable warm fuzzies. Just like Kimbra. Boom.