During my teenage years, I used to watch a lot of Hong Kong Kung Fu dramas with my parents. That's also what helped me with my Vietnamese since we lived in a French speaking country. My top three of my favourites series at the time were:
- Heroes from Shaolin
- Reincarnated (1979 version)
- Legend of the Condor Heroes
As opposed to my parents, I still remember the theme songs of each of the series. There used to be a time where I kept listening to them. Quite later on, when watching Heroes from Shaolin again, I realised that a lot of the music in the series were actually taken from the Manga series Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) 🤣
Some of the OST from those series became quite popular. I really like the ones from Reincarnated so I decided to record my own cover using Andean flutes including a Quenacho, a Quena and a Zampoña.
I created the main backing track with Band-in-a-Box and then I exported the tracks into Logic and added extra tracks with real and virtual instruments:
Mixing and mastering the song is always challenging and I always find something wrong after coming back to it after a while lol. Maybe one day I'll try to hire a professional sound engineer to do those parts and compare with my own attempt.
If you enjoy Quenas and other native flutes, please join the QuenaSabor community, we need more flute players on Hive!