Rocket Man (Thumpy Asteroid Mix)
Posted on November 2, 2017 Posted by John Scalzi 8 Comments
I recently picked up Reason 10, which is a music creation software suite, mostly because I thought it would be fun, in my voluminous free time, to make some music. The software is pretty complex and almost certainly more than I can handle, particularly now when I’m actually finishing up a book; nevertheless I made enough progress today that I thought I’d fiddle with it this evening and see what I came up with.
What I came up with: This version of Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” which I created by recording myself on playing a guitar and then running it through various virtual machines inside the Reason software.
With the exception of the bass drum beat, everything else started off as me strumming a guitar, so that’s neat. It’s kind of wacky what you can do with basic sounds these days. This bears exploring further… after I finish my book. Until then, enjoy this.
Very cool, John.
Reminds me of one of those “relaxation/study” mixlists. You could be very popular doing these.. oh, wait…
Perhaps if you’d only listened to Reason… :-) :-)
I’m confused. Where is Rocket Man the song? :) For that matter, where is the guitar??
Thanks for the nifty music, Mr. Scalzi. Reasons is a GREAT tool, used a way earlier version for some of my tunes. Adding this to my playlist. :)
John, I think you’ve found your next big Internet thing…though I have to ask, what does Athena and Wil Wheaton think? Also, can you do something with a ukelele? (Yes, I went there)
I’m with rochrist on this. But don’t stop on my account.
I liked the vocals best. (Seriously, really neat.)
The danger with music creation isn’t the software, in my opinion, but the hardware. All those clicky buttons and analog dials…the glowing light-panels and the shiny little knobs and those slider gizmos that… excuse me, I have to go look at some …stuff… online now.