Hot on the heels of my remix of Rufus Wainwright’s Bitter Tears is a remix of Stay, by Nesta Rae. This is another competition piece for Indaba Music.
So, take a listen, vote if you like it, or just let me know what you think.
If you compare my version to the original, you’ll probably notice I changed the arrangement quite a bit, cutting out some parts of chorus and chugging the order of things. I used the original vocals, but added layers and lots of reverb & effects. I recorded all the instrumentation myself, including Bass, two Rhythm Guitars, three Synths and programmed drum samples using the ToonTrack Jazz Drums kit.
I chose to keep things simple at the mixing stage. There’s UAD plugins on the guitars (1176 & Pultec), Bass (dbx160) and effects sends (4k Buss Compressor and EMT140 Plate Reverb) as well as Fab Filter Pro-C compression on the vocals. Everything else is Logic’s own effects.
There’s some light mastering, including Fab Filter’s Pro-L limiter and the UAD ATR120 tape emulator, just to polish things off.
All told it was one long night’s work, about seven hours, including arranging and recording the original parts. A lot of fun!