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Posted: 14 Aug 05, 16:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is the a remix between the instrumental version of "It's a hard life" and the vocal track of "Play the game" (that's why I called it "It's a hard game" ;).

I tried the best I could, I know the songs aren't in the same key, but it was more the idea of Jeffrey Todd and this is just my version of it.

And I know when you hear it for the first time, it sounds really odd.
But after a few times listening to it, it sounds pretty fun actually.

http://rapidshare.de/files/3983868/It_s_a_hard_game__Daniel_vZ_remix_.mp3.html




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Posted: 14 Aug 05, 17:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not nice to listen to. Jeff's concept download was far more listenable and I actually enjoyed it more.

Some of the guitar bits are nice, but there are some terrible trip ups. And why did certain bits keep repeating over and over?

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Posted: 14 Aug 05, 17:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hate to always disagree with Adam, but while it may be technically imperfect, I actually enjoyed it and thought it strangely fun to listen to! Thanks for your efforts Daniel!

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Posted: 14 Aug 05, 18:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Have to agree with Adam (shock, horror!!) Lol! Some of the guitar bits actually do work, but the vocals just sound what they are - out of tune. Maybe some pitch adjustment to the Hard Life track might be worth an experiment? You should be able to adjust the pitch while maintaining the correct speed. Just a thought...

Interesting combination, though maybe not a marriage Made In Heaven. :)


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Posted: 14 Aug 05, 20:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry Daniel, but all I can say is good try but it didnt quite work for me. As Lord F said, its not quite a marriage made in heaven.

Sorry

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Posted: 14 Aug 05, 21:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, I'm beginning to get a handle of Melodyne now. Remember the pitch altering software? Note by note!! I've already played about with a vocal and have been able to create the harmony parts and alter notes and pitches. As well as lengthening notes, too. Not bad at all!! This software rocks. :D

I decided after hearing this remix that I'd try and better the idea with the use of this software. I'll report back sometime soon about my result. Does anyone know where I can get a great quality copy of the karaoke track to It's A Hard Life? Maybe someone could upload one?

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Posted: 14 Aug 05, 22:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sent you an email with a link Adam. They get so picky about "official" material around here lately :)

Tried to do a flac but halfway through Rapidshare told me the document contains no data, so it's a wav.

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Posted: 14 Aug 05, 23:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for that, it sounds really nice!

I can get the PTG vocal by myself once I install that dvd ripping software. Should get something done tomorrow.

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Posted: 15 Aug 05, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I knew there would come some bad comments (or people who don't like it).
I didn't put a lot of effort in it,it was just for fun :)


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Posted: 15 Aug 05, 10:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bad comments? They weren't directed at you in the slightest I'm sure. The flaw was with the idea of mixing two songs that are in a different key, and not shifting the pitch of either one.
I'm sure that once someone does a pitch corrected version, it'll be great.

I'll tell you what though, you wouldn't even have to shift the pitch if you were to mix Hard Life with "Love me like there's no Tomorrow". The chorus is almost exactly like It's a Hard Life.


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Posted: 15 Aug 05, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:

Bad comments? They weren't directed at you in the slightest I'm sure. The flaw was with the idea of mixing two songs that are in a different key, and not shifting the pitch of either one. I'm sure that once someone does a pitch corrected version, it'll be great.


Absolutely! Technically, the mix was fine. It's the two sources which don't go together at the moment.


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Posted: 15 Aug 05, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What I meant was that I knew that people would give this kind of comments (wrong key etc.).
I don't mind :)
I know they don't really fit, but it was more of a request from someone, and nobody else wanted to do, so I just gave it a try :)


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Posted: 15 Aug 05, 12:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now you know why no one else wanted to do it! Hee hee! ;)


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Posted: 15 Aug 05, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're right, no requests anymore ;)


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Posted: 15 Aug 05, 14:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, here's a taster of what's possible with the most minimal of knowledge on this Melodyne software.

http://rapidshare.de/files/4013073/check.mp3.html

It's just a small taster. And I'm afraid that's as far as I'm going. It's really interesting to do and the results as demonstrated are most useable. But I think I'd rather get better at it first.
But sorry, I won't revisit this one for a full release.

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EDIT: It's a lot of work to shuffle everything around and adjust EVERY SINGLE note and length to make things fit. That's the reason why I stopped. I got through the entire vocal and hard life track. But it was just too much for me right now. I've got a band breathing down my neck about their album and I've got very little time as it is to get my next due college project in. Sorry folks. I'll try and make it up to ya all.

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Posted: 15 Aug 05, 17:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like the sound of this Melodyne thing, Adam, but there's two versions on their website - Uno and Cre8. Which one should I go for?


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Posted: 15 Aug 05, 18:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The one I have is called, Studio. A quick look at their website says that Cre8 and Studio are under the same paragraph. Maybe they're the same. But I think Uno has the same pitch/tempo changing features. I'm not entirely sure. But I do see that it doesn't have the multitrack component. So, you'd have to patch it through Audition Pro as an effect and pray it works. That's something I'm still not sure how to work. Need to read up on it.

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Posted: 16 Aug 05, 03:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK, I've looked on the website, and it seems quite complex compared to Audition or Soundforge, but I may download the trial, just to have a look.


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