(FP) They Don't Pour Sugar On Us (Def Leppard vs M. Jackson)

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(FP) They Don't Pour Sugar On Us (Def Leppard vs M. Jackson)

Post Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:39 pm

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Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me [instrumental]
Michael Jackson - They Don't Care About Us [acapella]

I wanted this one to have that big 80's "wall-of-sound."

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Re: They Don't Pour Sugar On Us (Def Leppard vs. M. Jackson)

Post Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:48 am

Now that’s a fun combo! Ambitious as heck, too!

As far as the Wall-O-Sound, I’d say you’re well on your way! You’ve mixed the instrumental from stems, right? I like the wide-imaged guitars, and the reverb/delay effect you’ve got on them--that really contributes to the “wall” and sound great. But having the snare and kick drum all the way to the left takes away a lot of the “power” that the song usually has. I was originally going to suggest some EQing, but I think just panning those tracks to the center would go a long way.

Some of the moments here are great harmonically, like the chorus from 0:57 through 1:18, which works surprisingly well.

2:27-2:46 doesn’t work as well, though. The minor melody doesn’t work well over the major chorus in my opinion, and the chord change at 2:38 is one of those nasty ones that you either have to re-pitch like crazy to work around, or skip vocals there altogether.

I think most of the other key issues can be solved by re-structuring the vocals so that the proper parts line up. The first verse up through 1:18 seemed fine, but the second verse didn’t line up quite as well. Some cutting or looping might help, too.

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Re: They Don't Pour Sugar On Us (Def Leppard vs. M. Jackson)

Post Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:03 am

^^ yea why not just skip a bit of the vocals around the awkward section, add a few signature MJ Ohh's /jam boy vocal ticks - I always smirk when I hear an MJ ad-libs as I can't help but see him grabbing his crotch and pulling his serious scowl in my minds eye :1laugh:

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Re: They Don't Pour Sugar On Us (Def Leppard vs. M. Jackson)

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:36 am

Agreed. Just skip to 3:35 and everything will work out. Cool Combo overall. I'll leave the rest to Gyver.

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Re: They Don't Pour Sugar On Us (Def Leppard vs. M. Jackson)

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:41 am

MashGyver wrote:I think most of the other key issues can be solved by re-structuring the vocals so that the proper parts line up. The first verse up through 1:18 seemed fine, but the second verse didn’t line up quite as well. Some cutting or looping might help, too.


yep :1embarassed:

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Re: (!) They Don't Pour Sugar On Us (Def Leppard vs. M. Jackson)

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:42 am

Version 2 is up!

There are many edits in this version, but the main changes include:

1. overall equalization
2. removal of some MJ vocals in the key change area
3. balancing (pan) and adding power to the drums
4. including some ad-lib MJ and a bit of Def Leppard in the bridge.
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Re: (!) They Don't Pour Sugar On Us (Def Leppard vs. M. Jackson)

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:13 pm

Sounds good to me but I'll give MashGyver the ownership for the final stamp :1smiley:

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Re: (!) They Don't Pour Sugar On Us (Def Leppard vs. M. Jackson)

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:51 pm

Now that’s a Wall O’ Sound!

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