Greetings all. So the way this track started all began when I was upgrading my version of Mixcraft to the latest release, and then I noticed a preset called "Dirty Duck" as I was looking around. I wanted to hear what it sounded like, and the next thing you know, I'm using it to play the beginning notes to "Helter Skelter," and I thought it sounded so cool that I decided I just *had* to make a recording of it.
Actually at first I thought I was going to do something very rudimentary, but you know how things go ... one thing leads to another, it becomes more elaborate, and the next thing you know your initial idea turns into something much bigger.
So this is essentially an instrumental version of Helter Skelter by The Beatles, but being the huge U2 fan that I am, and my familiarity with the way they covered it on Rattle and Hum, that's the version that I used as my guide. Although, I did listen to the original song a few times on Spotify, and hopefully you'll agree that I did somewhat capture the raw grit of the original track, with a synthesized twist to it as well.
So, here it is, my Helter Skelter instrumental cover version. Enjoy.
Hardware/software used: PC running Windows 10 Home x64, Yamaha MOXF6 master keyboard, Mixcraft Pro Studio digital audio workstation. Additional mastering provided by LANDR.
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