|Issue: Audio - September 2007
REARRANGING 'MARIA' FOR GATORADE
CA - Finger Music + Sound Design (www.fingermusic.tv)recently created a
music track for a Gatorade spot featuring tennis pro Maria Sharapova. The :30 commercial shows numerous
female competitors, frustrated with their losing performance against the tennis
great. After finishing off the last competitor, Sharapova drinks some Gatorade
while the voiceover details how the sports drink "rehydrates replenishes and
refuels the world's top athletes."
Music's Dave Hodge created a new arrangement of the West Side Story song
"Maria," giving it an opera/orchestral feel. The West Side Sequel track was written to fit the
picture edit and was then recorded at the Village Recorder and Finger
Digidesign Pro Tools|HD3 system was used for recording, along with Chandler
pre-amps and an SSL Duende audio processor. Strings were recorded using Neve
1081 preamps, LA2As and Royer ribbon mics.