New Order “Elegia” Project

This pack contains my remake project of New Order’s Elegia, as featured in my New Order’s Elegia Synth Sounds article.

The original song was mostly created using the E-mu Emulator II, a vintage sampler with lo-fi samples. These Emulator II tracks were layered, panned, and treated with effects to create Elegia. Recreating it was a unique challenge as it mainly involved identifying the original Emulator II samples, which is difficult when they’ve been layered. I’m confident that I found some of the original samples, and I’m happy with how the remake eventually turned out.

The project also features two guitar tracks: one playing Peter Hook’s intro bass melody (he played a six-string bass; I just used an electric guitar) and Bernard Sumner’s outro guitar solo. The effects for these were all hardware-based; I used a Clone Theory for the intro guitar, a Tubescreamer for the outro guitar, and a Kemper Profiler amp for both.

project screen new order

The included Ableton Live Project features the following tracks:


12 synth tracks:

  • Harpsichord Low Left
  • Harpsichord High Right
  • Nylon Guitar
  • Choir High Right
  • Choir Low Left
  • Choir Chords
  • Guitar Harmonics
  • Guitar Acoustic
  • 12 String Guitar Left
  • 12 String Low Right
  • Synth Strings Left
  • Backward Strings Right

2 guitar tracks:

  • Clean Guitar
  • Outro Lead

3 bass tracks:

  • Bass Synth
  • X-Men Sample
  • Trombone Sample

6 percussion tracks:

  • Drum Hits
  • Church Bell
  • Cymbal 1
  • Cymbal 2
  • Crash 1
  • Crash 2

This Ableton Live Project requires Ableton Live 11 and uses the following plugins:


  • Arturia Emulator V II
  • Arturia Jup-8 V4


  • iZotope Ozone Imager 2 (free plugin)
  • Soundtoys Decapitator
  • Valhalla VintageVerb

All tracks have been frozen so if you’re missing any of the above plugins, you’ll still be able to hear the tracks and play the project. If you own the plugins, you can unfreeze the tracks to edit the sounds.