Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Maid of Orleans, 1981

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LocalTrack19
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273 posts since 4 Jul, 2020

Post Mon Oct 03, 2022 5:11 am

Here’s my rendition of OMD’s track from 1981, Maid of Orleans. I ran into a nice sample of Mellotron strings on my MPC and thought it would be nice to try it in this epic song: https://on.soundcloud.com/J5eErQV3p8TDyLhM8

Other synths are Minilogue XD and Moog Grandmother on bass and horns duty. I had to cut off the crazy intro because SoundCloud would otherwise bounce it

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Bansaw
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1858 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Post Mon Oct 03, 2022 2:58 pm

Nice job. Almost has a Celtic feel to the instrumentation and melody doesn't it.
Slightly more reverb on the drums for me, otherwise well done.

LocalTrack19
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Post Tue Oct 04, 2022 1:59 am

Bansaw wrote: Mon Oct 03, 2022 2:58 pm Nice job. Almost has a Celtic feel to the instrumentation and melody doesn't it.
Slightly more reverb on the drums for me, otherwise well done.
Good hearing! It could indeed use some more reverb, especially on the snare.
It does have this Celtic feel, I really like this song, one of my favourites when I was a wee boy

h66
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198 posts since 17 Nov, 2012

Post Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:12 am

really nice and I know it from the original live. and this version evokes the same feelings in me, that's what matters. succeeded!
(I once "imitated" electricity, but the track is on private - you never know what's allowed...)

LocalTrack19
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Post Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:28 am

h66 wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:12 am really nice and I know it from the original live. and this version evokes the same feelings in me, that's what matters. succeeded!
(I once "imitated" electricity, but the track is on private - you never know what's allowed...)
Thanks mate! Electricity is also a classic one, can we find your rendition anywhere online?

Bojo Software
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86 posts since 13 Nov, 2005 from Denmark

Post Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:55 am

That was great, and close to the original sound.

LocalTrack19
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Post Wed Oct 05, 2022 12:48 pm

Bojo Software wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:55 am That was great, and close to the original sound.
Thanks for listening and for the compliment 🙏

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