Jump Rope

January 16, 2013 2:06 AM

This is a "synth wave" cover of a song I like by the band Stickers.

The song is normally pretty intense. I won't even go into the subject matter. The goal was to take an aggressive song and make it like a melancholy dance tune.

I also wanted to try out my new cowbell so I put some of that on, like a little Bobby O flavor. The drum machine is an 808 audio sample from the DM1 app for iPad. The rest was recorded without midi or anything like that.

posted by l2p (3 comments total)

The rest was recorded without midi or anything like that.

This is cool. i don't know the original, i'll have to check that out.

was there a sequencer of any kind? if not, your timing is a lot better than mine!

Also, a request that you answer the questions in "Who's Reading Music?", if you're so inclined.
posted by dubold at 8:12 AM on January 16, 2013

I used Logic for this. I couldn't find a midi cable so I just said screw it. 12 years back I did a synthy album on 4 track, and that was just nightmarish to nail everything. This song isn't complex, but it was refreshing to stop thinking about quantizing and fussing with bits of rectangles on a graph.
posted by l2p at 8:28 AM on January 16, 2013

I got a big Mindless Self Indulgence vibe from this. That's a huge compliment from me. I love it.
posted by dacre at 10:07 AM on January 17, 2013

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