Ron Wasserman (Composer from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) has been recutting original Power Ranger songs just for kicks. Here’s what he said from Rangerboard:
So, after years of thinking/dreaming/pondering and distractions I finally started recutting some of the original Power Ranger songs.
Hard to believe it’s been almost 20 years since I originally did these songs.
Let me get a few things clear up front. I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel here. Part of the fun for me on this project is using 2012 technology to remake the tracks using the same process I used from the beginning which goes like this…. I create my group of custom sounds to create the ‘band’. I run a few tests, and when I like how they all sound together I start the track. First rhythm guitar to a click, then drums, then bass, then lead vocals, then harmonies, then guitar, piano etc. overdubs and I start to build up the sound. The last thing I’ll record is lead guitar. I’m still thinking about who should do that as I don’t want to ape the old solos or additional lead parts. I’d like that to be totally different than the original…..(or at least a far step away from the original). BTW – Might call in Bruce Watson for this. He did a lot of the later stuff with me. That could be interesting……
Secondly I am restricted from what I can do….same as anyone else covering these songs. I can only create “my version” if the tracks if the original song(s) were released commercially on Cd or iTunes etc. If it was only used on TV, then no one can legally cover and release that song.
You can listen to the progress on his Soundcloud sound board. So far, so awesome!
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