Metallica - Orion - Cover (all original recording)





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Published on Nov 10, 2011

This is my new cover of Metallica's Orion.

I got a new guitar! EBMM JP6 BFR :-D. She's a beauty!

UPDATE!! (11/23/2011) Even newer remix and remastered version (much louder with better drum mix and guitar mix):

(11/19/2011) Newer mastered and remix (less harsh and less low end, remixed with diff EQ on guitars):

(11/17/2011) New mastered mix:

OLD MP3 (direct mix from the video):

Gear settings:
RHYTHM: LD2 YELLOW (G 5.5, T 8.0, M 3.5, B 3.5, D 6.5, M 10, P 0, DV 0)
LEAD: LD2 GREEN (G 6.5, T 5.5, M 9.0, B 4.0, D 5.5, M 10, P 0, DV 0) gain was at 5.0 for the intro lead at 3:00; 6.5 for all other leads.
BASS: RHY YELLOW (G 6.5, T 5.5, M 9.0, B 4.0, M 4.0, P 0, DV 0)
BASS DISTORTED: LD1 YELLOW (G 6.5, T 5.5, M 9.0, B 4.0, D 6.0, M 4.0, P 0, DV 0)

The signal chain for the guitar sound is simply the guitar direct into TriAxis direct into audio interface.
The effects bin per each track is slightly different depending on the part played.

Rhythm guitar has a Sonitus:fx EQ followed by Voxengo PristineSpace using Keiffer Impulse #22d (freely available online).
Lead guitar has a Sonitus:fx Delay followed by PristineSpace using Keiffer Impulse #34d.
Harmony guitars (primarily after 4:22) have only PristineSpace using Keiffer Impulse #34d.
Bass guitar has a Sonitus:fx Compressor (9:1 ratio and a low threshold) followed by PristineSpace using Keiffer Impulse #07a.
Bass leads have only PristineSpace using Keiffer Impulse #53d.

As you can see, TriAxis + Voxengo PristineSpace using the Keiffer Impulses makes up the body of the guitar sound. There's not much else going on other than some light EQ adjustments to make things sit well in the mix.

Audio: SONAR Producer 8.3.1 with Voxengo PristineSpace and Superior Drummer v2.0
Video: Adobe Premiere CS5

Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci 6 BFR guitar (extremely sexy)
Dunlop 1.14mm Tortex black picks (pretty nice)
Ibanez SoundGear 5-string bass with active pickups (fairly decent bass)
Planet Waves cables (meh; kinda crackly and sensitive to microphonics)
MESA/Boogie TriAxis v1.0 preamp (pretty nice; want to snag a Mark V soon)
JVC Everio HDD 20GB video camera (total crap; hard to set focus correctly and has a crap view screen)
Roland EDIROL UA-1000 audio interface (still rock solid but probably time for an upgrade; drivers tend to cause BSoDs)
Yamaha HS80M powered monitor speaker pair
Samsung LNT4066FX/XAA 40" HDTV
Home-built AMD Phenom II X4 810 @ 2.60GHz running Windows 7 x64

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Comments • 333

Adrian Guardiola
Cool cover! Did Cliff use two tracks to record the song? If so, mind blown... I didn't know that.
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Jim Dunne
Reply to 4635928: Those are the chords I'm playing. It may look like a B5 in between the C and E but it is an E5 with the fifth doubled an octave: 0224, not -244 which is what it looks like.
Come on man there is never 6 fucking guitars, but nice cover, nailed it
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That was just fucking epic dude.
Impressive and very well done. I once heard that cliff pretty much recorded the entire song including the guitar melodies on bass and then after conferring with the band they decided which parts to do with guitar.
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Didac Masip
Dude, this is awesome!! So far the best cover of this incredible song I've ever seen on the net! You really get the sound and play the instruments so fucking god (yes, a little bit of envy). Mention apart of the good taste of video. Men, you've got a new subscription. Greetings from Bilbao!
The part at 2:14 is played incorrectly on the guitars. There should be an E power chord instead of the B power chord.
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2:15 - A - E - C - E - F - E - C - E - A
Lu GonzV
great job
John Smith
Note for note perfect!
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