Kraftwerk - The Model

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Kraftwerk - The Model

Post by OriginalJambo » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:24 am

Just a little cover I knocked up over the past few days. Constructive criticism welcome!

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Re: Kraftwerk - The Model

Post by skweeegor » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:42 am

This was one of the first Kraftwerk songs I ever heard...and one of my favourites.

I like the attempt to do the German accent, although I think it'd be funnier and more Kraftwerk-ish do just do it in a Scottish accent. :lol:

All are the sounds are pretty great; very spot on...what'd you use?

Edit: Holy s**t I type great stoned.
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Re: Kraftwerk - The Model

Post by Esus » Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:52 am

Verra Nice... :)

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Re: Kraftwerk - The Model

Post by polar69 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:40 am

I keep meaning to cover Trans Europe Express, in a Yorkshire accent, and rename it "Trans Pennine Express"

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Re: Kraftwerk - The Model

Post by nathanscribe » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:36 pm

polar69 wrote:"Trans Pennine Express"
Genius! Why didn't I think of that? :lol:

RE:The Model; nice one OJ, it fits together pretty well. I think I side with the above comment about accent though. Give us a breakdown of what you've used then...

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Re: Kraftwerk - The Model

Post by Syn303 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:40 pm

Nice cover OJ, i think the voice is fine, of course you could have done it in Ralf's original deadpan voice that he has. When you go into the instrumental parts there is something missing which is the Vako Orchestron choir (low in the mix), but of course these are just little details, perhaps you could slip a choir sound in their in a lower octave.

But overall... very nice indeed :)
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Re: Kraftwerk - The Model

Post by OriginalJambo » Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:58 pm

Thanks for the kind words guys! I know the vocals aren't the best fit but there's not a lot I can do about my voice. :oops:
skweeegor wrote:All are the sounds are pretty great; very spot on...what'd you use?
nathanscribe wrote:Give us a breakdown of what you've used then...
Didn't think it'd take long for the gearheads to start asking questions. Very well. ;)

Main riff lead - DX7 (layered with Juno-G bells in some parts)
Bass line - V-Synth
Pulse wave in 5ths - Juno-G
Strings - JX-10
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Drums - ER-1
Syn303 wrote:When you go into the instrumental parts there is something missing which is the Vako Orchestron choir (low in the mix), but of course these are just little details, perhaps you could slip a choir sound in their in a lower octave.
I know what you mean about that choir sound - I could hear it in the mix when listening but settled for the JX-10 strings for the moment. Nothing stopping me adding a similar sound later. ;)

I'm actually thinking of replacing some of that parts anyway - bass line with the LP, leads and the pulse wave sequence with RA synths. I'll definitely keep the DX7 lead though - I'm sure in the original it's an analogue synth but the DX7 patch definitely has the right vibe for the track IMO.

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Re: Kraftwerk - The Model

Post by Micke » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:38 pm

Very nice indeed!

IIRC the lead line on the original version was played on a Polymoog.
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Re: Kraftwerk - The Model

Post by nathanscribe » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:13 pm

Wot, no LP? Crikey man, how can you cover this and NOT use your LP?

I like the DX-7 lead though. Would never have guessed.

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Re: Kraftwerk - The Model

Post by OriginalJambo » Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:41 am

nathanscribe wrote:Wot, no LP? Crikey man, how can you cover this and NOT use your LP?
Unfortunately this track was recorded at my new place and I haven't moved the LP in yet. These are all the keyboards that were available.

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There's also an organ too though. :)

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I like the DX-7 lead though. Would never have guessed.
Thanks! It's actually a modified brass preset from one of the original DX7 ROM cartridges.

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Re: Kraftwerk - The Model

Post by nathanscribe » Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:30 am

Oooh, nice, is that the SK-50? Are that and the JX-10 yours? I got a JX-10 w/PG800 recently, and have to say it's a great piece of kit. Sounds amazing.

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Re: Kraftwerk - The Model

Post by bradkë » Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:15 pm

very, very cool!
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Re: Kraftwerk - The Model

Post by Syn303 » Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:57 pm

nathanscribe wrote:Oooh, nice, is that the SK-50?
SK-50? that's a Yamaha YC-45D by the looks of it.
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Re: Kraftwerk - The Model

Post by nathanscribe » Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:24 pm

Syn303 wrote:
nathanscribe wrote:Oooh, nice, is that the SK-50?
SK-50? that's a Yamaha YC-45D by the looks of it.
Ahaha, yes, that's what I had in mind, but a quantity of wine prevented my brain from revealing it to my fingers. :oops:

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Re: Kraftwerk - The Model

Post by Composition86 » Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:36 pm

I enjoyed your cover. ;)

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