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Posted: 04 Sep 06, 20:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK, as it would have been Freddie's 60th Birthday, here's a special little something for you all. I have to admit, this doesn't stand up to close scrutiny, but as a concept, I think it works perfectly. I did have to adjust the pitch of the orchestra quite a lot for it to match, and this is what has degraded the quality in some places, and the more technical of you will probably pick this up, but I hope this is enjoyable all the same. Oh, and I thought I'd better do two versions, to save doing another one later. ;) Lol!

http://rapidshare.de/files/31960933/We_Are_The_Champions__Orchestral_Fickle_Mix_.mp3

http://rapidshare.de/files/31991242/We_Are_The_Champions__Orchestral_Fickle_Mix_-_With_Brian_Version_.mp3


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Posted: 05 Sep 06, 03:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another great remix, your Lordship. Again, as with your PTG remixes, I think the version with Brian Playing Guitar works the best, but both versions are great, all the same.

Although I'm not a great Lover of the Queen+ Robbie's version of "We Are The Champions", this mix does in fact remind me a bit, of the " A Knight's Tale non-soundtrack Album version" I think the Orchestral instruments, take your mind of Robbie's singing.(can't beat Freddie's voice.)

Again, I love your remixes, but I can't help wondering what the "Hank Marvin & Brian" version of this song would sound like with Freddie's vocals over it. (Hint!! Hint!!)

Keep up the good work & Thanks again.




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Posted: 05 Sep 06, 04:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Word In Your Ear wrote:

Again, I love your remixes, but I can't help wondering what the "Hank Marvin & Brian" version of this song would sound like with Freddie's vocals over it. (Hint!! Hint!!)


Probably bloody awful - lol! I don't think it would work, because there isn't an isolated Freddie vocal track to use. Thanks for your comments though. :)


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Posted: 05 Sep 06, 07:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, this is nice - keep on with orchestral stuff!!

I'd love to hear Freddie's vocals on Robbies Champions song and also WWRY with that australian bloke whose name escapes me.
It really is a shame they don't release instrumental versions of all these "new" versions of old songs.

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Posted: 05 Sep 06, 08:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lord Fickle wrote:

A Word In Your Ear wrote:

Again, I love your remixes, but I can't help wondering what the "Hank Marvin & Brian" version of this song would sound like with Freddie's vocals over it. (Hint!! Hint!!)


Probably bloody awful


Thinking about it, Yeah!! you're probably right.


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Posted: 05 Sep 06, 08:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm I think I'm going to do an orchestral version of a song aswell..

Anybody got a request?


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Posted: 05 Sep 06, 11:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm...Radio Ga Ga might be good


Roger: Can I go To Lunch Now?

Brian: No, You Can't...

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Freddie: Oh Shit, All this crap again?!



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Posted: 05 Sep 06, 20:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I liked this remix, although I must say that I'd have preferred to hear Freddie's voice with a higher volume, while in the refrains especially it remains a little overwhelmed by the whole orchestration.

This said, I repeat: I really enjoeyed it, and I'lll be happy to listen to other orchestral mixes ;-)

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Posted: 06 Sep 06, 06:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

roy_fokker wrote:

I liked this remix, although I must say that I'd have preferred to hear Freddie's voice with a higher volume, while in the refrains especially it remains a little overwhelmed by the whole orchestration.

This said, I repeat: I really enjoeyed it, and I'lll be happy to listen to other orchestral mixes ;-)


Exactly my thoughts. You might disregard my EQ thoughts here, but here it is... Do something similar to what I said about the PTG one. Just search around the frequency where it's piercingly high. Places like 36secs, 1:50, 2:15, etc.

Good ending too.

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Btw, why didn't you use Melodyne to change the pitch? Wouldn't that've done better?

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Posted: 06 Sep 06, 08:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Baboolal wrote:

Btw, why didn't you use Melodyne to change the pitch? Wouldn't that've done better?


I was thinking exactly the same thing, but I still don't know how it works! :)

As regards Freddie's volume, I know it's a poor excuse, but his volume through the Queen track is consistant, but the volume of an orchestra isn't. Perhaps I could have evened it out by dropping the volume of the orchestra at a couple of points, but as I have said before, different people hear things in their own perspective, and to me, it just sounds very powerful. Also, if I had raised Freddie, this would have also raised the volume of the whole Queen part of the track. To my ears, it's balanced well.


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Posted: 06 Sep 06, 09:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lord Fickle wrote:

To my ears, it's balanced well.


I'd agree with that -- you've done a good job isolating Freddie on this one, and I imagine you had to make some compromises to do that, but at the end it sounds, to my ears, far superior to the version "with Brian."

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Posted: 06 Sep 06, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Certainly not bad, but I like the PTG version more :)
As for a suggestion, maybe "save me"?


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Posted: 06 Sep 06, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Daniel vZ wrote:

Certainly not bad, but I like the PTG version more :)
As for a suggestion, maybe "save me"?

Yup, good idea, Dan. Only thing missing is the orchestra! ;) It's not on the CD I currently have, but it is on the one I have just ordered, along with some other interesting stuff, like Innuendo. Muhahahaha!!


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Posted: 06 Sep 06, 15:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really like these orchestral mixes! Great stuff, keep up the hard work!


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Posted: 06 Sep 06, 16:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can make orchestra :D


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Posted: 06 Sep 06, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken<br><font size=1>The Almighty</font> wrote:

I can make orchestra :D


Hmm.. curious. What do you use? I know someone who just asked for my orchestra cd's and is gonna make something. NOT a Queen thing I'm afraid! Makes me wish my keyboard was back from repairs. Unfortunately not.

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Posted: 11 Sep 06, 17:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Vienna Symphonic Library's Horizon and Performance sets.

And a keyboard :P


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Posted: 12 Sep 06, 17:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i prefer EWQL,,, have gold & gold xp. Also symphoni choirs, ra, stormdrum and a whole bunch of musical libraries...