Sci-Fi Song #19: The Transformers Theme





Sci-Fi Song #19 is my cover of "The Transformers Theme" from the 1980's animated show. The metal band Lion and the indie-rock band Mute Math have both done excellent renderings of this tune. I tried to incorporate elements of both versions into my interpretation. In the end, I think that my version sounds like a mixture of folk singer/songwriter, electronica, and progressive rock. I had a great deal of fun putting this together and I hope you enjoy it.


John Anealio
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Here are some of the tools that I used to record this track.
  1. Yamaha Acoustic Guitar in Drop-D Tuning
  2. Rode NT-3 microphone for the vocals, acoustic guitar, and xylophone
  3. Apple Logic Pro 8 recording software
    1. Logic's included compressor, delay, distortion, EQ, pitch-shifting, and reverb plug-ins
    2. The sounds of the violin and cello parts come from Logic's EXS24 Sampler
    3. The synthesizer sounds were created using Logic's ES2 & EFM1 software synthesizers.
    4. The percussion parts were created using Logic's Ultrabeat Drum Synthesizer and Jam Pack drum loops

12 comments:

  1. Oh, very nice.

    Have you heard the Meatbee version? Or the Jarek Zabczynski orchestral version?

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  2. Thanks Church!

    No, I haven't heard either of those versions but I'll have to check them out. I just found out that Cheap Trick does a version on the new movie's soundtrack.

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  3. Bravo, John! Think I can score a copy of this for my Wired.com podcast?

    And I am both intrigued and frightened by that Cheap Trick thing. ;)

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  4. Thanks Z.!

    Sure, feel free to play it on your podcast. You should be able to download the MP3 right from the page here. If that doesn't work, I can e-mail you a direct link. You can contact me at 27summers@gmail.com

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  5. John, great tune! And you prob get this a lot, but you would own the theme to the Silver Hawks, I'm just saying...

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  6. Thanks Jon,

    Believe it or not, you are the first person to suggest covering "The Silverhawks theme song. :-)
    I just watched a clip of the intro on YouTube. I remember liking that show as a kid, but what's with the pilot playing the guitar?
    Glad you liked the tune.

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  7. That... is SO FREAKING AWESOME. Well done! (Though you do know I can never listen to the original the same way again, right? ;))

    ~Merc

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  8. Thanks Merc! Glad you liked it. The versions by Lion and Mute Math are really worth checking out as well.

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  9. Cool, I'll check those out too. :)

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  11. i love watching transformer and listening to its soundtrack . if you want to listen to a music of your soul see here Be Thou My Vision its very informative site..It talks about songs of God

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  12. Loved it John! Another interesting version to listen to sometime is the one by Black Lab.

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