All Analog Cover Of ‘The Veldt’ By Deadmau5

Sunday Synth Jam: Synthesist Kebu returns. This time, though, instead of his more retro-styled electronica, Kebu does an all-analog cover of The Veldt, by Deadmau5.

“I just discovered “The Veldt” by Deadmau5 and really enjoyed it,” explains Kebu. “I noticed that I could recreate the riff with my Korg Mono/Poly, with the TR-808 trigging the gate of it, and off I went!”

Technical details below. 

Equipment used: Roland TR-808 (drums and trigger for the Mono-poly), Juno 60, Alpha Juno; Korg Mono/Poly, Polysix; Electro Harmonix Small Stone; Boss DD-3; Lexicon MPX500, MPX110; Allen & Heath GS1; Tascam 38, DX-4D; Alesis iO26 & Izotope Ozone 5 for mastering.

Only analog synths used, recorded to tape, and mixed with an analog mixer. No computers or MIDI used during recording and mixing. Only the final stereo track was mastered using Izotope Ozone 5 (AAAD).

The tune is written by Joel Zimmerman and Chris James.

16 thoughts on “All Analog Cover Of ‘The Veldt’ By Deadmau5

  1. Interesting how taking this out of the context of a dj set lets people appreciate it for what it is – great sounding synth music, with a beat.

    Cool to see how Kebu does it live (with multiple takes)!

  2. The irony of course is that Kebu is playing this track whereas Deadmau5 can’t even play his own track. Hmmm. That said, it is a nice mellow track.

    1. That’s how CV/Gate works, at least on old Korg instruments. You can send a trigger and hit a key to send a CV separately. The CV is held until you change it, regardless of whether you’re pressing keys or not. I’ve use a contact mic and my watch to trigger an MS-20 using the same technique he’s using here

  3. Yep, that is how all CV/Gate synths work: once you give them the CV signal (in this case the keyboard) the same notes will sound whenever the gate is triggered. But after a while (minutes) the pitch will gradually start dropping. I guess the CV buffer is a condenser and the voltage over the condenser drops with time…

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