It’s been a while since my last one, but I’ve recorded another all-viola cover. This one is of London Grammar’s cover of Kavinsky’s “Nightcall”.
- Check out the original
- And here’s the London Grammar version
The inspiration for doing this tune came from Stavros, an old friend of mine who pledged to sponsor me at my Patreon page at the $12 level. The reward for such a pledge is that I will arrange and record an all-viola cover of a tune of the sponsor’s choosing. This dark and brooding tune was a perfect fit for the viola’s sound. Check it out:
I tried something a bit innovative with this one: I dual-tracked the lead viola part rather than sending it only through the 1/4″ pickup. In English, this means I used a microphone and a patch cable (instead of just the latter) so the track would have some more sonorousness. I am actually really happy with how it turned out. As is the rule for these things, all the parts (including percussion) were played on the viola. For the ‘cello’ pizzicato lines, I used my Line6 effects processor to drop the pitch by an octave.
Want your own all-viola cover? Head over to my Patreon page and pledge. I usually release a new song every couple of months, so your investment will be something like $4-$6 a month. There are also lower levels of pledge with different rewards.
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