Today marks the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary – 20 years since the first release of the books. In celebration of this, I received a challenge from Alasdair at Davis Amplification…. ‘How do you fancy reworking the theme from the Harry Potter films in a style of your choice?’. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity, it sounded like (and certainly has been) a great project!
With the Davis Amplification 2C8 being a great rock amp, I chose to use the amp’s huge drive tones to rework the theme in a heavier, ‘rock’ style. I thought this style would work especially well considering the dark, mysterious tone of John Williams’ original piece. Anyhow, see what you think! I hope you enjoy the video and I would love to hear your thoughts on my take on the Harry Potter theme.
The MP3 audio is also available as a free download! Just click the button below to grab your copy.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary - Dom Bennison - Free MP3 Download
For any musicians/recording enthusiasts, here is the guitar & setup I used for the recording:
- Davis Amplification 2C8
- Marshall 1960AX with Celestion Greenbacks
- 1976 Fender Stratocaster
- 2012 Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Effects (front of amp)
- J Rockett Archer – set to clean boost for heavier tones
Effects (in effects loop)
- Strymon Timeline Delay
- Strymon Blue Sky
- Shure SM57
- Peluso 2247
- Blue Baby bottle room mic