Trent Reznor made waves in 2005 by releasing several tracks as multitrack projects for Apple’s GarageBand software. Recently, he did it again for Nine Inch Nails’ upcoming album, Year Zero.
I used to be interested in home recording (well, as interested as budget and recording space would allow.) Now, after several years and a few hardware upgrades, I’ve decided to get back in the game. So I made my own remix of the NiN track, Survivalism.
It’s not perfect: I had hoped to actually record some extra keyboards for it, but my keyboard is at a friend’s house; it’s neither EQed, compressed nor mastered; it was done in around two hours. But I think it’s alright, and might even hesitantly assert that it’s a bit poppier than the original track, and builds quite well (whereas the original launches almost immediately into a frenetic, electro-punk thrash.)
Let me know what you think. Oh, and please listen the whole way through – I hope the slower beginning doesn’t put you off.