This is how he made the track(sorry i just pasted it on here)
I hadn't heard the New York
demo until it was posted up on Get Your Bootleg On - having been put
straight several times now *ahem* I now know it's a Freddie Mercury demo
from 1984. The original demo consists of vocal and piano (which sounds
kinda like a Broadway show rehearsal!) only - that's it - one verse, one
chorus, and three chords.....hmmm...not a lot really!
OK, firstly lets
get rid of
the piano! Well I tried to anyway - it does poke it's head out
and then. This was done using Soundforge noise reduction. The
synth bass is derived from Radio Ga-Ga, done primarily to give
'familiarity' - there is a typical club off-beat bass on top to
the bottom end. Kick drum is courtesy of Darude (cheers!) - stick a
over the top and some 909 hatz and we're off. The opening chords
made up of three separate pads overaid to try and get as 'lush' as
possible. We need more 'Queenness'
now - Brian May wasn't available but luckily he's left a fair few
about the place! Most of the guitars were taken from Spread Your
(what an absolutely blinding track!). The feedback that
the guitar part in the chorus is taken from around 3'26", the
power chord is from Save Me - it had a really nice attack cos it
on it's own. The riff that appears in the last chord of the chorus
around 2'33". The echoey turnaround riff at the end of the chorus
taken from around 3'17". All these samples were taken from vinyl
not CD by the way. Phase inversion was used to remove most of the
vocals, although you can still hear a ghostly echo of freddie voice
singing the word 'maa-a-aan' (from 'just because you're a free
get all the guitars to sound 'consistent' I put them back through a
overdrive and to get a stereo spread back (the phase inversion
mono) I put it through a multi chorus to give that 70's red
phasing / flanging effect. The mix was automated in Cubase for
vox in the drop down with a slap back delay and panned multi-tap.
limiting via Waves Ultramaximiser then mastered in T Racks.
you have it.
ride the vision