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One man and his piano

This is my cover of Rob Hubbard's One Man And His Droid. Please excuse my occasionally rather poor technical skills. =)

Massive kudos to Linus Walleij for lending me his MiniDisc, and helping out with the noise reduction.

Feedback, please!

P.S. You might also want to check out Parallax for piano.

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Anonymous
Wed 28-May-2008 20:48
Linus - One Man And His Piano.. Congratulations on making one of the most horrible C64 covers ever.
Eddy-B
Thu 29-May-2008 23:11
This is one of my favorite Hubbard tunes.

But this version, being quite horrible at times, can't be improved much on i guess using only a piano, other than just fixing the off-key sounds - i don't think the original has any off-key notes.

It was a good try at that but i'd rather listen to the SID instead.
Anonymous
Fri 18-Jul-2008 21:43
Awesome
Anonymous
Fri 19-Sep-2008 20:58

Eddy-B wrote:

This is one of my favorite Hubbard tunes.

But this version, being quite horrible at times, can't be improved much on i guess using only a piano, other than just fixing the off-key sounds - i don't think the original has any off-key notes.

It was a good try at that but i'd rather listen to the SID instead.
Anonymous
Thu 2-Oct-2008 16:44
I really like this "live" recording!! Ok, the sound quality is far from top notch but that's kinda what makes it so good i.m.o. When it comes to the performance there are a few errors here and there but that's noting that bothers me. Heck, I have a hard time playing "Twinkle twinkle little star on a piano" with one hand, and even harder trying to add a single bass note here and there to the melody... but hey, I'm a guitar/bass and drums player. =)

Good job with the song!!
Anonymous
Wed 5-Nov-2008 20:40
This is awesome. This tune is not meant to be played by human hands.
Anonymous
Wed 8-Apr-2009 23:33
I think you did a great job, given the complexity of the piece - practice makes perfect! Just wanted to balance the negative comments on here. More!
Anonymous
Wed 6-May-2009 22:41
Did you perform this in one piece, or did you use overdubs for the different voices (of the original SID)?
lft
Linus Åkesson
Wed 6-May-2009 22:52
Did you perform this in one piece, or did you use overdubs for the different voices (of the original SID)?

This is one recording. No edits or overdubs.
Anonymous
Fri 5-Mar-2010 15:17
I got a cassette with One man and his droid for free when I bough my C64.

Doesnt sound easy on piano that one. Impressive playing :-)
yze
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Wed 25-Jan-2017 19:57
One of my favorite old chiptunes and IMO this was amazing! Sure it gets a little loose in spots, and the recording quality isn't the best. But, I think the way you managed to emulate aspects of the original's sound with the piano is fantastic, and to perform it all so well in one go is impressive!
I'd love to see a video recorded version :)