|Nathan And The Gregs song|
|First live performance||
27th May 2011 (Bexhill College)
|Latest live performance||27th May 2011 (Bexhill College)|
|Producer||Nathan And The Gregs|
The song originated as the main riff played on guitar. Greg played it to Nathan, after which Hunt added a piano introduction. They jammed it out in October 2009, and this became the first version (dubbed "3", because a name couldn't be thought of at the time). Some point after, Greg renamed it "Araballah", as a play on the name 'Arabella' and 'Allah', as the riff sounds Middle-Eastern. In January 2010 the riff was reworked by Nathan and became a new song, Out Of The Sea.
In Summer 2010, Greg remade the song recording guitar, cello, bass, keyboards, mandolin and sound loops in Magix Music Maker. It sounded very rough, but Nathan knew it had great potential. It also gave a rough layout to the song.
The 3rd version was another attempt at remaking the song. It had a more refined sound, and utilised acoustic guitars, new instruments, better effects on the instruments, MIDI sequencing, and sound effects of rain and birds all recorded by Greg.
The 4th version added drums via MIDI sequencing (one of the rare instances where Greg created a drum track by himself), and extended the song making it full length. This gave the subsequant song layout for future versions.
The 5th version is very similar to the 4th, with slight instrument variations and rearranging. This is the version that was used for a long time, being featured on many demos.
The 6th version was a total reworking by Nathan to be played on stringed instruments only. It was created in Sibelius 6.
The 7th version follows suite of the 6th, and extends it.
The 8th version was the final version for stringed instruments, and was included on many demos.
The 9th version, by Nathan, was an attempt to create on a computer what the band were playing in person. For this reason, it features a playable drum track, and MIDI bass/guitar.
The 10th version was a complete recreation by Nathan, attempting a "dubstep" style. It used the same basic structure as the previous versions but features additional sound effects and sound loops. This version was heavily used on many demos.
The 11th version was created out of fun by Nathan using new MIDI instruments and VST plug-ins.
The 12th version was created in August 2014, and features the same layout as the 10th version. The instruments were changed, and new VST plug-ins utilised.
Originally recorded onto Nathan's Tape Recorder, and later ripped onto the computer. Later recorded using Magix Music Maker.
- Nathan Hunt - Piano
- Greg Nicholson - Guitar
- Greg Nicholson - Guitar, Keyboards, Mandolin, Bass
- Greg Nicholson - Guitar, Sound Effects, Bass, Midi Sequencing
- Greg Nicholson - Guitar, Bass, Midi Sequencing
- Nathan Hunt - Midi Sequencing
- Nathan Hunt - Guitar
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