This song is a cover of the song, “Gethsemane,” by Melanie Hoffman (sheet music). This song is also a 2021 update of a cover I had already made on the song 5 years ago. When I made my 2016 cover, I used no metronome, no auto tuning software, no music sheet, and no adult supervision. What I made was a, uh, well, you’d better hear it for yourself.
Wow, my voice has changed a lot since then! I haven’t listened to that recently.
On New Year’s Eve 2020, I decided to redo my cover on Gethsemane. And since I was already going to stay up late, My dad let me start my remake. I began by writing midi notes for a piano synth and a string section to play.
Soon, I had a lead vocal and backing vocals recorded. The next months that went by I revisited and rerecorded lots of tracks. Then I took a break as summer arrived. When I came back, my voice range had deepened, and I could no longer sing the lead vocal part. I instead nailed the backing vocals and mastered the audio tracks.
Info and Stats:
- Production Dates: December 2020 — August 2021
- AV Linux MX Edition
- Ardour 6.5
- Calf Studio Gear: Multi Spread, Multiband Enhancer,
- Linux Studio Plugins: Compressor Mono, Compressor Stereo, Limiter Stereo,
- Robin Gareus: x42-Autotune, x42-eq, General MIDI Synth
- Andrew Deryabin: Yoshimi
- SFZTools: sfizz
- Dragonfly Reverb: Hall Reverb
- Tracks: 17
- backing vocals: 12
- synth: 3
- lead and harmony vocals: 2
(Note for high school fans: For security reasons, refer to me as Johann.)
6 thoughts on “Gethsemane 2021”
Beautiful! Good job with deeper voice backups!
Johann, that was awesome! I really like the synthetic orchestra and the intensity build up. You have a beautiful voice and great sense of note. I think your main instrument should be your voice and use your tech skills to back yourself up on the computer.
This is AWESOME!! Thank you For sharing your talents, keep singing, and keep sharing!!
Such a lovely arrangement. I like your harmonies! Nice work 😉
Great vocals. I also like the deep bass synth you use sparingly as accents.
Thanks for sharing your talents.
This is terrific! Great piece of music.