Tuesday, August 18, 2020

COVER VERSIONS/BACKING TRACKS. 'Comfortably Numb'. Pink Floyd/Scissor Sisters

 Always thought Scissor Sisters cover version of Comfortable Numb is one of the best covers of all time. Taking a song and really turning it into something a bit different. 

So here's an extended piece that has sections inspired by both version with a 'centre section' inspired by The Scissor Sisters' electronic/dance version. 

This one is another programmed track for 'pub electronica' duo 'Arkadia'. 

Monday, August 17, 2020

COVER VERSIONS/BACKING TRACKS: Whole Lotta Love. Zepptronica.

Extended and heavily 'electronicised' version of Led Zeppelin/Willie Dixon's Whole Lotta Love. 
Created for 'pub electronica' duo Arkadia with guitar samples from the original LZ2. 
With an added section from Kashmir and a famous little Rush synthesizer motif.  

This version employs a synthesizer solo line to follow the vocal/top line so is not a pure backing track. 

Synapse Audio DUNE (CM) and Dmitry Sches THORN (CM) synthesizers are heavily featured with custom patches from my collections. Both software VST wavetable synthesizers are available with every copy of Computer Music magazine.   

If you would like to discuss any programming/backing track projects then please let me know. 

email: simonthompsonmusic@outlook.com

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Thursday, August 13, 2020



Cover version of Wonderful Life by Hurts for 'pub electronica' project 'Arkadia'.
This one has an instrumental 'vocal/topline'. 

'Bespoke' backing tracks and programming available. Let me know what you're looking for. 

More examples available at my dedicated 'backing track/programming' page. 



Tuesday, August 4, 2020

BACKING TRACKS: Annie Lennox. Why.

Backing track for Annie Lennox's 'Why'. 

Instrumental vocal line. 

All backing track/programming work undertaken. Let me know any requirements. 


Monday, August 3, 2020

SOUNDWARE: Korg Kross 2. Urban Pack 1.

Featuring 64 drum loops, 64 drum hits and 64 synthesizer patches, Urban Pack 1 is a must for all Korg Kross 2 hip-hop/rap fans/producers.

Check out the demo video:

Loads more to come for Kross 2. Next month will see the launch of Vintage Keys Pack 1 where we dive into the Kross 2's powerful effects processing. 

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BACKING TRACKS: Stevie Nicks. Rooms On Fire.

My pub/club duo project Arkadia launches end August/early September. Some of the tracks I've been working hard programming.