Sound Engineering Through Chopping Tracks

The complexity and depth of Alien Tribe’s sound might be explained by Lia’s chopping tracks to create new sounds. Maybe there is a 30 second vocal or instrumental piece. Lia will copy two seconds of it, put it on another track and replicate it five or ten times with a slight space between it. Then she will apply affects to it. Her songs are filled with this type of electronic twist on audio engineering. A typical song may have over 1000 individual sound elements that result from this type of chopping and placing.

Chopping tracks is just one of many creative approaches to sound engineering that Lia uses in creating her music. Any recorded sound can be altered with effects and replication so each time she does this it likes adding another instrument or voice to the mix.