DM Any2nd cover demo mix by njramsden published on 2012/04/29 18:04:58 +0000 Depeche Mode have always been one of my favourite bands, and along with Violator (1990), the first album Speak And Spell (1981, with Vince Clarke) was a major factor in getting me into synthesizers and electronic music generally. By way of homage to what I consider a great album still, and also by way of demonstrating what can be achieved with only one synthesizer, I present my humble cover of the Speak And Spell track Any Second Now. This is the instrumental version, and I have tried to replicate it closely, though it's not exact because I don't have the same gear they used back then. The only synth on my cover of this piece is the Moog Little Phatty - I did use its external audio input for the noise sweep part, fed with white noise from a generator I built myself - but otherwise all parts, percussion included, come from the Moog. Automation for volume and panning was achieved in Logic on an ageing iMac, and EQ and mixing was provided by an Allen and Heath Zed R16 firewire mixer. Reverb is a Lexicon MPX1. I hope you enjoy it, I had plenty of fun making it - and if you do enjoy the music, of course you should buy the original album - Speak And Spell, by Depeche Mode, on Mute Records. i believe this track was written by Vince Clarke. I should add: my cover version is only for streaming here, not for purchase, and I absolutely do not intend to breach anybody's rights or exploit them for gain - this is simply for fun.