- S​T. AMANT with the 718 Spyder © Porsche AG

P​orsche In Da House...

A​ustralian DJ Gene Shill (aka. ST. AMANT) creates EDM with Porsche engines...

24w ago

​ The unique purr and howl of the flat six boxer engine is fundamental to the whole Porsche experience. No other car sounds quite the same. Australian DJ Gene Shill, who releases music under the personona of ST. AMANT, was inspired to sample the sounds of the unique engine into his music whilst watching the Carrera Cup classes at the 2010 Singapore Grand Prix. As a classically trained musician, I don't have a clue how the whole electronic music schene works - as far as I know they spend hours locked in tiny sound proofed rooms messing with laptops, then go on stage with a memory stick and every one goes mental.

In an interview with Porsche, Gene Shill says that, “When modified and converted to a different frequency, the engine note took on a musical quality. Laid out as a track it offered an incredible way to hear the great echo of the car’s engine.”

“The most important thing before you can start composing a tune is to build each texture. It’s really important to synthesise the sounds that will then replicate the noises we recognise, before you begin to build the track.

“Then you’ve got to think about the harmony and context as well. You have the sample and the context, and then you put the two together to build the textures, so it’s still recognisable – although at first it may not sound like one, it is in fact a Porsche. That is a big thing.”

“Composing a track is such a unique experience. As with every singer, every race track or driver could have their own unique song, because of the way they drive and the sounds that the car produces as a result of a track layout or driver behaviour."

©​ Porsche AG

©​ Porsche AG

“When I told a couple of friends what I was mixing up after the Grand Prix in Singapore they thought I was crazy. But when we talk about dynamics in music, there are also dynamics in the car like chassis dynamics, track dynamics, how you approach things. You can almost use the accelerator as a crescendo or diminuendo that gets louder or softer, and of course it also changes pitch."

“Every singer in the world has their own sound, so do cars, especially Porsche.”

G​ene Shill

“The synergies seem so apparent to the point where I think that in the future — and this is probably a little bit “out there” — if you figure out that perfect lap and record it, then it would be possible for a driver to use the audio as a tool to replicate the lap as opposed to just feeling it."

“If a driver nailed the lap and listened to the resulting audio on repeat, then I believe this kind of repetition may be a new way of thinking about how we can use sound as a musical tool. It may contribute to reshaping our approach by using more audio-based resources to achieve successful and consistent results. I think it’s an interesting concept."

“For me there is no other car, no other manufacturer that creates a sound like a Porsche. I’ve tried and sampled others, but they don’t compare.”

H​ere's a sample of what he created. Interesting!

S​ource: Porsche Newsroom.

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