John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child (Thomas-Likes-Beeps Remix)

by Ruben on April 1st, 2013 Leave a comment »

My good friend Thomas de Vries is a big fan of what I like to call “beep music”, so this was just a little ‘over the weekend’ fun experiment to create a remix with all sorts of bleeps and blops in it. Besides the ultimately annoying starting beep sound, an even more annoying “riser” effect and other bleepyness, you can hear the epic bleepy riff from the famous 80s series Knight Rider in the remix. I also used the hihats and rims shot percussion from the Knight Rider theme and of course I needed to add the famous K.I.T.T. scanner sound at the end.

 

Besides the Knight Rider samples and various AU plugins you can also hear the voice stack sample from the Fairlight CMI synthesizer that was made world famous by the Art of Noise, who used this epic synth and its sounds in almost all of their productions.

Yes, I know the original was released by Swedish House Mafia, but the lyrics are written and performed by John Martin, so Swedish House Mafia has nothing to do with this remix anymore. They did a way better job in producing the song than I did though.

Besides having a few hours of fun, I finally figured out how to properly use the sidechaining effect inside Logic while working on this remix. Expect more pumping kickdrums in the remixes that are coming after this one. Still having troubles putting all the tracks perfectly balanced in the audio-spectrum though, so this remix is yet another big mess when it comes to volumes and stuff.


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