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.)