OXYGENE 4 (EXTENDED VERSION) cover played on vintage synthesizers (new mix)Text from the video :
- I recorded this cover of OXYGENE IV - music by Jean-Michel Jarre.
NO SAMPLES were used - just the real thing (vintage electronic instruments). Every sound was played by hand and recorded onto multitrack without MIDI - like Jarre did in 1976. It was hard work - it required good timing - but I enjoyed the recording process very much! At the first picture in the video you can see a part of my studio. I used only the following vintage analog synthesizers / instruments:
EMINENT 310 U (for the strings and pads with Small Stone)
KORG MINIPOPS 7 DRUMBOX
ARP ODYSSEY (brass-like lead sound)
KORG MS-20 (bass)
MOOG MICROMOOG for the sequencer sound, white noise FX and the lead sound with ELECTRIC MISTRESS flanger.
I uploaded this cover track already two months ago on YouTube, but I was not 100% satisfied, so I remixed it again - this version sounds far better and it's also longer.
It took three days to record and mix this track. Recording and mixing was doing digitally with LOGIC - I also used the reverb and delay plugins - as well as some equalizer plugs.
Sure, JMJ used not exactly the same instruments - (I don't have a RMI or an ARP 2600). However, the ARP Odyssey that I used is the small brother of the 2600 and its basic sound is similar). For the RMI sounds I used the Micromoog, which has very fast envelopes.
Music reproduced by kind permission of Jean Michel Jarre, see
http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=PL&am... - thank you Jean-Michel!
As a big JMJ fan I always wanted to make a very good OXYGENE 4 cover - as a maxi-single version, that never existed. For all JMJ fans (including me), here it is...
There are many Oxygene 4 covers on YouTube... but to come as close to the original as this, you need analog equipment - you will not get such a sound from digital stuff, vst plugins...
It is recorded in stereo, enjoy it...
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