Garageband Challenge

I wanted to do something for my 1980’s cover band but didn’t have the time or the gear. I decided to challenge myself to recreate some of the songs from my set list using the free GarageBand recording software. It gives me the chance to analyze these songs and learn them. I should also be able to extract the MIDI data to use for programming on a drum machine when I get it. Some of these sound not too bad and that juices me up for the future when I will be able to perform them with the proper gear and make them sound great.

 

1984 – Van Halen

Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) – Journey (SOUND DESIGN – GARAGEBAND) updated 3/5/17 – 132bpm

Cars – Gary Numan
I Wear My Sunglasses At Night – Corey Hart

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics (SOUND DESIGN – GARAGEBAND) updated 3/11/17 – 125bpm

Keep Feeling Fascination – The Human League

Obsession – Animotion (SOUND DESIGN – GARAGEBAND) updated 3/26/17 – 114bpm

She Blinded Me With Science – Thomas Dolby (SOUND DESIGN – GARAGEBAND) updated 3/16/17 – 129bpm

Axel F – Harold Faltermeyer (COMPLETE – GARAGEBAND) updated 3/5/17 – 117bpm

You Got Lucky Baby – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Safety Dance – Men Without Hats (SOUND DESIGN – GARAGEBAND) updated 4/8/17

Tom Sawyer – Rush
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns ‘N Roses
The Final Countdown – Europe
Miami Vice theme – Jan Hammer

Jump – Van Halen (COMPLETE – GARAGEBAND) updated 2/11/17

Rio (4:34) – Duran Duran (SOUND DESIGN – GARAGEBAND)

Tainted Love (2:42) – Soft Cell (SOUND DESIGN – GARAGEBAND) updated 1/26/2017

Open Arms (3:20) – Journey

If You Leave (4:31) – O.M.D. (COMPLETE – GARAGEBAND) updated 1/21/2017

Don’t You (Forget About Me) (4:24) – Simple Minds
Just Like Heaven (3:20) – The Cure
NeverEnding Story (3:31) – Limahl

Together In Electric Dreams (3:54) – Giorgio Moroder, Philip Oakey (COMPLETE – GARAGEBAND) updated 4/7/2017

Holiday (4:06) – Madonna
I Ran (3:43) – Flock Of Seagulls
Send Me an Angel (3:51) – Real Life

Don’t Lose My Number (4:47) – Phil Collins (SOUND DESIGN – GARAGEBAND) updated 4/7/2017

Lay All Your Love on Me (4:35) – ABBA
She Works Hard For the Money (5:20) – Donna Summers

Don’t You Want Me (3:59) – The Human League (COMPLETE – GARAGEBAND – USING ORIGINAL VOCALS) updated 1/7/2017

Kyrie (4:18) – Mr. Mr.

No One Is to Blame (4:19) – Howard Jones (Phil Collins guest version) (SOUND DESIGN – GARAGEBAND)

All through the Night (4:33) – Cindi Lauper (SOUND DESIGN – GARAGEBAND)

Hungry Like the Wolf (4:11) – Duran Duran (COMPLETE remastered – GARAGEBAND – USING ORIGINAL VOCALS) updated 1/7/2016

Here Comes the Rain Again (4:50) – The Eurythmics (SOUND DESIGN – GARAGEBAND)

Drive (3:56) – The Cars

People Are People (3:52) – Depeche Mode (SOUND DESIGN – GARAGEBAND)

Self Control (5:04) – Laura Branigan
Mr. Roboto (5:30) – Styx

Head Over Heals (4:14) – Tears For Fears (SOUND DESIGN – GARAGEBAND) updated 3/25/2017

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (4:20) or Wrapped Around Your Finger (5:15) – The Police
Make A Move On Me (3:18) – Olivia Newton-John

Take On Me (3:49) – A-ha (COMPLETE – GARAGEBAND) updated 3/12 /2017

Always Something There to Remind Me (3:42) – Naked Eyes (SOUND DESIGN – GARAGEBAND)

Change (3:59) – Tears For Fears
These Dreams (4:15) – Heart

Just Can’t Get Enough (3:37) – Depeche Mode (SOUND DESIGN – GARAGEBAND) updated 3/18 /2017

Subdivisions – Rush

Save A Prayer (5:32) – Duran Duran (COMPLETE – GARAGEBAND)

Stay tuned for when I’m finished with each project for a separate blog post full of my notes for creating each sound in Garageband 10. Unfortunately, Save A Prayer was made too long ago (2008) and I didn’t keep notes for it or the original project file.

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