A-Ha's The Sun Always Shines on TV cover with hardware and software

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quantum7
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1048 posts since 31 Dec, 2006 from the hills above beautiful Boise, Idaho

Post Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:07 pm

In case any A-Ha lovers are interested, I just covered "The Sun Always Shines on TV". This once was tough!
https://youtu.be/5RZBpt7ms_8

Chemik
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235 posts since 18 Mar, 2003 from Jacksonville, FL

Post Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:39 am

Wow. One of my favorite songs done incredibly well. Such a tough song with so much depth. You nailed it.
Even I was offended by what I was going to put here.
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quantum7
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1048 posts since 31 Dec, 2006 from the hills above beautiful Boise, Idaho

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:09 am

Chemik wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:39 am
Wow. One of my favorite songs done incredibly well. Such a tough song with so much depth. You nailed it.
Thanks! I love the challenge of doing more complicated covers. A-Ha and the producer(s) of the original track did such a stellar job with it. Even though "Take On Me" will always be their staple track, "The Sun Always Shines On TV" is the track of theirs that always impresses me the most.

Viktor [TUC]
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499 posts since 18 May, 2007 from Berlin

Post Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:38 am

Very impressive recreation! If I may ask, what did you use for the drums (kick and snare specifically)?

Cheers!

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quantum7
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1048 posts since 31 Dec, 2006 from the hills above beautiful Boise, Idaho

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:34 pm

The unshushable Coktor wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:38 am
Very impressive recreation! If I may ask, what did you use for the drums (kick and snare specifically)?

Cheers!
I have thousands of percussion samples on my DAW that I access through Battery 4 or Maschine. I don't even know which one's I used, as I just quickly found a kick and snare that sounded good to me. If you really need to know though, I guess you can get me your email and I'll just email you the kick and snare if you want, as they are very small samples.

enroe
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1713 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:57 pm

Well done cover, now only the vocals are faulty. :wink:
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quantum7
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1048 posts since 31 Dec, 2006 from the hills above beautiful Boise, Idaho

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:54 pm

enroe wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:57 pm
Well done cover, now only the vocals are faulty. :wink:
Thanks! I sure with I knew someone who had the vocal range of Morten Harket to have sung on my cover.

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Frantz
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5778 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:26 pm

A very authentic recreation. Nice work!

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Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:08 pm

Great rendition of a great song!
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BONES
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12719 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:03 pm

I've never heard this song before in my life but listening to it and your version back-to-back on YouTube, yours seems to lack some of the bottom end depth of the original, which makes your piano part, in particular, sound a bit weak. Their guitar sound is also more interesting than yours. Your arpeggiated parts are also a bit brighter. Of course, the vox are such an integral part of A-Ha's sound, it seems weird to do any of their songs without them. Overall, it's OK but nowhere near the original (which I don't much like, TBH).
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