Cybernoid II

Track info
Arranged by:
Tim Forsyth Veteran
Composed by:
Jeroen Tel
All-Time charts position:
Oh dear.

This is how badly things can go wrong, and also, just what a bad idea it is to write music only using headphones! Admittedly they are good headphones, but still, i should have just thought, f**k the neighbours and flat mate and scream the sounds out of the speakers.

Also I got so close to the piece while working on it that I didnt get the chance to step back for a few days, listen to totally different music and go back to it to check if it matched up to my expectations.

Drums are too tinny, bass is virtually non-existant, and the C64 lead sound I created doesnt quite work.

I would like to re-work it on Reason or something, but I'm fed up with it now. Time to move on and learn from the mistake!! 😊
The arranger says he doesn't like his own remix, but I do. The lead works fine for me. Added to my collection.
Review by LaLa


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Too many high frequencies in the drums destroy the rest of the cover. Take that loudness away from the drumtrack, and this is a pretty good Cybernoid cover, albeit a little thin at times (ie. not fat or ear-full enough, esp. the lead). I quite like Tim`s use of the effects which replace Jeroen Tel`s original SID effects rather than reuse them. It is obvious that a lot of work went into this very faithful cover. But please, rework those drums!