I thought making a 90s tracker metal cover out of the tune would be easy and fun. Still took me about 5-6 hours. The transcribing was certainly good ear practice. Never expected I'd do anything resembling thrash metal.. !
Source usage breakdown:
0:00-0:22 simple moody original intro
0:22-1:06 source nearly verbatim (I guess the harmony line at 0:39-0:49 is above the melody, and not below; plus a little additional guitar lead at 0:57-0:59)
1:06-1:17 first part of the verse from source nearly verbatim up to 1:14
1:17-1:28 second part of the verse: guitar chords stick to B mainly
1:28-1:39 the fast arp part: some additional guitar leads
1:39-1:50 the bridge bit repeated twice, with variation
1:50-2:20 mainly original (though derived) outro, 2:08-2:09 is from the source
I'm thinking this is pretty M-n-P even with 50/240 seconds (35%!) non-source material.
Ok if evktalo is going in early on this one so am I. I’ve had this track done* for about 2 days now, but the problem is with Reason. It can not play the song in Reason in realtime so I am relocated to a process of tinker with the master copy in Reason (with many INFURIATING SLOW DOWNS), then put into Wav. check to see how everything sounds, cry, start over, repeating the process until I give up and go to bed defeated. So this is sooo meat and potatoes, I eschewed the potatoes and went right for the meat…umm yeah…anyway, this is a by the books Flexstyle imitation. So this very, very M&P work here strikes anyone as something they could take higher, please, PM me and I’ll send you the Reason file or what have you and maybe we can turn this into a discount Flexstyle track, rather than just an ersatz attempt. Who knows, maybe even take it to a new personalized level?! Ok, well as always Thank You for listening and Have a Great Day!
Metal Drums with synth work and some pads in the background
in the master theres 3 different compressors working at different levels. (so the overcompressed sound is on purpose to make it sound kind of muffled and heavy, which I think it works well with the sound I was trying to achieve)