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Sunday, December 03, 2023

Concerning Hobbits (Synth version) | Lord of the Rings soundtrack cover

video upload by Karel Smit

Some AI generated synth art.

"Had a lot of fun redesigning this orchestral track to a synth version. All sounds come from the Sequential Prophet Rev2 and Korg Minilogue xd, with a little help from the Moog DFAM for the kick drum."

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Can You Hear The Music (Synth Version) - Oppenheimer soundtrack

video upload by Karel Smit

"This is my third Ludwig Goransson cover after the Mandalorian Theme and Redbone by Childish Gambino. Amazing what a versatile musician he is.
This is by far the most popular song of the Oppenheimer soundtrack and rightly so I would say. Transcribing and setting everything up in midi was kind of hellish, considering the 21 tempo changes in the song. I sort of gave up back in August but decided to finish it anyway and happy with the result!

Some notes on the set-up:
I've routed midi tracks to the keystep pro to control my analogue synths, besides also adding a lot of soft synths form the Massive plugin. This was my first dive into the Massive library and I have to say it's amazing! As far as soft synths go, I can imagine you wouldn't need anything else.

- Main melody/Counter Melody: Prophet Rev2 Preset Double Impact (F2P72) with some tweaks + Herby & Bender Massive Preset in 2 different octaves
- High bells (violin plucks in the original): Bellclarinet Massive Preset
- Bass: Mother32 + Analogue Classique 2 Massive Preset
- Chord stabs: Call In The Air Massive Preset
- Low chord stabs final part: Elevator Massive Preset
- High violins final part: Drifter + Splendor Massive Preset
- Lead: Korg Minilogue xd Vreeuw preset with some tweaks + Minibrute 2s + 4 different Massive Presets that are added gradually: Square Crisp, Square Crisp octave higher, Widen, Bursted Flute"

Sunday, October 03, 2021

The Weeknd - Blinding Lights | Loop Guitar and Synthesizer cover

video upload by Karel Smit

"I wanted to do a cover again where I played everything live. It limits the amount of layers and dynamics a bit, and the buildup needs some patience, but so much fun to do!

Arturia Keystep Pro sequences:
-Track 1 Moog Mother-32: arpeggio thingy during verse
-Track 2 Arturia Minibrute 2s: Bass
-Track 3 Korg Minilogue xd (double Osc sawtooth)/Ableton wavetable plugin (double sawtooth with sub)
-Track 4 Arturia Microfreak Vocoder Edition: pads

Arturia Drumbrute Impact: drums (kick, snare, clap, hihats)
Guitar: Fender american strat. Sounds from Archetype: Cory Wong plugin by Neuraldsp. Harmonised part is made with the Digitech Whammyt DT set to a higher fifth

Recorded, mixed and effects added in Ableton live 10"

Hans Zimmer - Leaving Caladan (Dune Soundtrack) | Synthesizer & Guitar Cover

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"It was time for something cinematic again. This one was a bit challenging, because I couldn't find any sheet music, so it's definitely not entirely the same as the original, but I like how it turned out :)

Arturia keystep pro controls:
-Track 1 Grand piano (Ableton plugin)
-Track 2 Arturia Minibrute 2s: bass
-Track 3 Korg minilogue xd: second bass
-Track 4 Moog Mother 32: highs / Ableton plugins: Viola section & Glowing choir female

Maschine MK3 for drums. Used toms from multiple groups and edited the samples a lot
Guitar: Ibanez RG8 in drop E, tuned down to D with the Digitech Whammy DT
Sounds come from the Archetype Abasi plugin by neural DSP"

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