MATRIXSYNTH: Mother Brain Boss Theme (Super Metroid) - Live Synth Cover

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Mother Brain Boss Theme (Super Metroid) - Live Synth Cover


"Here's the Mother Brain final boss battle theme from Super Metroid arranged and performed live on my synthesizers + finger drumming controller.

I've covered a lot of Metroid recently and I was actually planning to move on to something else, but this haunting theme was stuck in my head and I felt compelled to play it. It's fitting for the times, I suppose!

This track is available as a high quality audio download for my Patrons:

Technical details:

All sounds performed live simultaneously (no pre-recorded material or overdubs).

The left hand horn / bass sound was programmed on the Sequential Prophet XL even though I'm controlling it from the mini keyboard on my Arcadia controller.

The right hand spooky sound consists of multiple layers: A pad created on the Prophet XL, a few stacked / detuned church organs from HALion Sonic and SWAM Trombones (the latter being mapped to one octave only). All these layers are pitch-swept simultaneously using an expression pedal.

Drum sounds were programmed with Native Instruments Battery 4.

The intro sound is played on the Arturia Microbrute which is running through Chase Bliss Audio's Thermae and MOOD pedals. The 'wet' knob on the Thermae is all the way up which is why there's a delay between what my fingers are doing and the sound you hear.

Hope you enjoy, thanks so much for your support!"

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