Nine Inch Nails – The Great Destroyer (Dark Star Mix)

My remix of the Nine Inch Nails track, “The Great Destroyer. This is a slightly revised version of the mix that appears on remix.nin.com.

I wanted to create a mid section that reflected the drum programming in the original track but with a more live drum feel. I played the drum parts using Roland V-Drums, triggering custom samples in Native Instruments Battery sampler. All the synth and bass parts were created in software, using various virtual instruments such as the Kord MS20, Native Instruments Pro 53, DiscoDSP Discovery and more. I tweaked the vocal melodies slightly to offer a different feel from the original, using the Vari Audio functions in Cubase. The final track was mixed and mastered in Cubase 5.

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