Greetings, and thank you for listening to the latest track I have put together with REAPER on my Windows 10 PC.
A little extra background is needed for this one. First off, I am a Rush fan, and a while back I discovered that you could actually buy a plug-in that consists of the actual samples of one of Neil Peart's drum kits (Neil Peart is the incredible drummer for Rush). I thought this was pretty amazing, and I finally got around to purchasing this plug-in. But the question became, what to do with it?
Well, after playing around with the kit and then stumbling upon some other synth sounds that I was trying out in my library, it hit me -- a cover version of Subdivisions, one of their more popular tracks from the album Signals.
But now, here's the thing. The music that Rush does can be rather complex, and I certainly don't claim to have the same skills that Mr. Peart does. But I desperately wanted to put something together that shows off the sonic qualities of the plug-in. The end result is this Subdivisions tribute: it's a cover, sure, but it's more of a remix, something that combines the best parts of the track (that I have the proficiency to play) into a unique tune of its own. The most important parts of Subdivisions have been captured, as well as the overall feel and spirit of the music. All I ask is that you forgive me for maybe omitting a little bit here and a little bit there, and filling in certain parts of the song with new material (such as snare drum crescendos) whose function it is to bridge certain parts of the song together. Otherwise this would have been something that would have taken much, much longer to finish.
Thanks, and I hope you enjoy it!
Legal tidbit: Subdivisions is Copyright (C) by Rush.
Other sounds appearing in the song provided by Native Instruments and E-MU.
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