Tags : | Rock | 9.63 MB | Has Lyrics

Description : I have been working on this colossal monster since February of this year and I finally feel it is ready. Building it from the ground up was a task but I feel I have risen to the enormous challenge of one of Floyd's biggest songs.
It's all me - all 40 active tracks of it. Used machine sound loops from Apple, tympani and about 30 synth tracks. Me on vocals, acoustic guitars and bass.
Comments are always appreciated.

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  1. PeteTebar
    PeteTebar on Mon 25th Jan 2016 - 3 years ago

    Bro...wow...this is wicked, you did this song justice. 40 tracks? Impressive. All your hard work paid off brother, you must be proud. Mix is convincing, well done. Congrats on another great one Mark, you sure hit this one out of the park :)


    Reply by MWRatridge

    sorry for the late reply. tyvm Pete. how do you eat an elephant? one bite at a time. it was a monster.

  2. topvega
    topvega on Sun 27th Dec 2015 - 3 years ago

    Always enjoy me some Floyd. Yeah I could see how any Floyd song would be daunting to cover but especially this one. Nice job though. Solid sound going on.


    Reply by MWRatridge

    sorry for the late reply, tyvm

  3. Neomorpheus
    Neomorpheus on Sun 20th Dec 2015 - 3 years ago

    Hey Mark, Dude you blew me away with this cover man !
    Its not everyday that someone takes on such a classic track as this. Its obvious that you put a ton of work into it and the finished product is undoubtedly very cool. With these covers, unlike some people who are so critical at how they compare to the original, I do like to see a pretty close reproduction with the music but also enjoy the differences in how you make it your own. My hats off to you bro, I love it! The one idea that did come to mind as I listened it was maybe a cool modern twist would be to add some vocoded effect to the vocals. I think that's where you will receive the most critique on this. Great work regardless, I thoroughly love to see the cover tracks and this is one of the best examples in quite a while.

    Reply by MWRatridge

    Wow ty Neo,
    I stewed over the vocals for a while....what to do, what to do.
    I appreciate the compliments my friend. Definitely the biggest cover song I have done yet....and far more difficult than when I covered Stairway To Heaven.
    This was more about personal accomplishment for me and I really feel good about it.

  4. ImproveWithError
    ImproveWithError on Fri 18th Dec 2015 - 3 years ago

    Wow Mark!!!!! what a monster of a project to take on. I can hear why you have worked on it for long, it definitely shows. I am very impressed with this. Good to hear some new stuff from you as well. Not sure what else to say but I impressed. Thanks for sharing with us.


    Reply by MWRatridge

    TY my friend. When I began it was like looking up at a mountain...I moved one pebble at a time and just have listened to it over and over about 500 times.

  5. ShortBusMusic
    ShortBusMusic on Fri 18th Dec 2015 - 3 years ago

    Mark, brother, I am so stoked you did a cover of this track. It's one of my all time favorites of PF. This is really, really well done, but that is nothing new. Great instrumentation, and the mix is just solid as it gets. Had to grab a download (thanks for that), and added it to my MWR collection.

    Outstanding! Happy holidays to you and the family Mark. Stay warm dude. Hope all is well.


    Reply by MWRatridge

    Thanks for coming by for a listen and DL. TY also for the compliments. I really took this one serious. The synth solos were the most enjoyable element to do in this puppy. Merry Christmas to you as well my friend.

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Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
Where have you been?
It's alright we know where you've been.
You've been in the pipeline, filling in time,
Provided with toys and 'Scouting for Boys'.
You bought a guitar to punish your ma,
And you didn't like school,
and you Know you're nobody's fool,
So welcome to the machine.

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
What did you dream?
It's alright we told you what to dream.
You dreamed of a big star,
He played a mean guitar,
He always ate in the Steak Bar.
He loved to drive in his Jaguar.
So welcome to the machine.

Songwriter: WATERS, ROGER
Welcome To The Machine lyrics Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.



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