Paranoid Android

July 30, 2012 11:16 PM

My song for the OK Computer challenge. Pretty similar to the original, but with my own personal touches here and there. I performed everything, and recorded it in Logic Pro 9.

Before the challenge was announced, I had already been working on a long-term project that involves me recording cover songs that fit certain themes. Paranoid Android happened to fit in with one of themes, so I was happy to have the chance to do this and put it out there. I welcome any feedback including constructive criticism. Thanks for listening, and thanks to The World Famous for the challenge.

posted by John Cohen (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

This is great. I have many favorite parts, but the contrast of the spooky acoustic guitar and the fuzzed-out solo is my favorite favorite.
posted by The World Famous at 10:40 AM on July 31, 2012


Oh this is single malt Scotch. Complex and perfect in its simplicity. I love it.
posted by Elmore at 4:46 PM on July 31, 2012


This is awesome. Really well done. The fuzz guitar is balls-to-the-wall, and there are just some great sounds in there.

My only complaint (since you asked) is really about the mix--it feels overcompressed and sort of squashed and distorted without actually being loud. I can't tell what the "problem" (if any) is on these terrible earbuds I'm listening on, although I suspect it's too much bass or low-mids (maybe building up on the reverb returns), hitting the compressor. Maybe not though.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:42 AM on August 1, 2012


Thanks so much for the appreciative comments, everyone.

And thanks to uncleozzy for the thoughts about the mix/master. I'm still in the process of teaching myself Logic Pro, and mastering is the stage I'm most in the dark about. I still consider this a work in progress, so I'll try tweaking the EQ on certain tracks, and the compression and volume on the overall song.
posted by John Cohen at 11:08 AM on August 3, 2012


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