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Vangelis – Blade Runner (End Titles) Live Cover By Kebu

Sunday Synth Jam: Synthesist Kebu (Sebastian Teir) returns, with a live cover of VangelisEnd Titles from Blade Runner.

We asked Teir to tell us about his performance, and this is what he told us:

I was invited to give a concert at the FedCon 26 science fiction convention in Bonn, Germany in the beginning of June. I made two new covers with the event in mind. Since the new Blade Runner movie is coming out this year, I thought it would be timely to make a cover of the original theme.

I tried to make the cover as closely to the original as I could, using only my analog synthesizers.

Technical Details:

Teir also shared the details of his rig for this performance:

Alesis Andromeda A6: Brass lead and low bass
Korg Mono/Poly: Main arpeggio
Roland Alpha Juno 1: cowbell-type of sound in the first half and supporting pad in the second half.
Roland Alpha Juno 2: Timpanis (a preset sound!)
Touched-by-sound DRM1: Clap (heavily filtered)
Roland TR808: all other drums
Korg Polysix: Main strings
Roland JX8P: additional strings
Korg Poly 61: Harp runs
Dave Smith Tetra: High-pitched effect sound
Oberheim Matrix 1000: additional brass

The whole mix was generated in realtime with the synths sequenced with an Akai MPC2500 and mixed with a Yamaha 01V96, with a couple of Lexicon outboard reverbs (MPX1, MPX500 & MPX550).