(!) satis5d: Open Your Heart To The Pleasure Principle

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(!) satis5d: Open Your Heart To The Pleasure Principle

Post Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:07 pm

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satis5d: Open Your Heart to the Pleasure Principle (Madonna vs. Janet Jackson)

Madonna - Open Your Heart [instrumental]
Janet Jackson - The Pleasure Principle [acapella]

This one did better than I expected it to in the contest considering how quickly I put it together. Please let me know what I can do to improve it.

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Re: satis5d: Open Your Heart To The Pleasure Principle

Post Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:41 pm

satis5d wrote:This one did better than I expected it to in the contest considering how quickly I put it together.

This is a great pairing choice, these tracks sound great together. Mike Caro is a famous poker instructor, and he stresses the importance of picking the right table in the casino: choose a table of sharks and your skill can be nullified. So it is with picking songs for mashing up.

There are some passing notes in the first half that take some getting used to, e.g., "now" @ 0:24 and "limousine" @ 0:42. Nothing fatal in my opinion.

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Re: satis5d: Open Your Heart To The Pleasure Principle

Post Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:14 pm

Girls power, good catch :1rolleyes:

warezio wrote:There are some passing notes in the first half that take some getting used to, e.g., "now" @ 0:24 and "limousine" @ 0:42. Nothing fatal in my opinion.

I agree with Warezio, those notes sounds a bit weird, the same for the next verse :1undecided:

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Re: satis5d: Open Your Heart To The Pleasure Principle

Post Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:44 pm

80’s pop queen showdown! Madge vs. Janet seems like the ultimate satis5d combo!

warezio wrote:There are some passing notes in the first half that take some getting used to, e.g., "now" @ 0:24 and "limousine" @ 0:42. Nothing fatal in my opinion.
The Mixolydian Monster strikes again! Madonna had a few sneaky Mixo songs, this being one of them.

If you brought those E’s in the first syllables of those words down a semitone you’d sit better with the harmony. There are a few other “iffy” notes (some of the A’s) because you’re dealing with a relative minor acapella, but I think most of the clashing was with the E’s.

That said, the chorus is excellent, and everything sounds great from a technical standpoint.

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Re: satis5d: Open Your Heart To The Pleasure Principle

Post Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:58 pm

I'm turning a blind eye to the Mixolydian once again. :1laugh:

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Re: (!) satis5d: Open Your Heart To The Pleasure Principle

Post Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:08 pm

Version 2 is up!

Sorry it took so long, but the mixolydian notes have been tamed as best as I can. Let me know if there's still room for improvement.
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Re: (!) satis5d: Open Your Heart To The Pleasure Principle

Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:29 am

Still not sure about those notes, same issue also @1:32 and @1:49 :1undecided:
I leave the decision to MashGyver :1embarassed:

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Re: (!) satis5d: Open Your Heart To The Pleasure Principle

Post Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:54 pm

Do any other mods have an opinion on this?
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Re: (!) satis5d: Open Your Heart To The Pleasure Principle

Post Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:22 pm

SMASH wrote:Still not sure about those notes, same issue also @1:32 and @1:49 :1undecided:
I leave the decision to MashGyver :1embarassed:

Hmm. Yeah, it does seem like an improvement, but I can’t say I’m in love with the results. Part of me wants to suggest moving the D and C syllables in those words down a full 2 semitones, because I feel like it would resolve better, but part of me worries about making this nice mix sound like a science experiment.

So, you could tinker with those notes some more, trusting your ears to be your guide, or leave it how it is and see if anyone else is more forgiving about them. I’m not sold yet. Sorry, my friend.

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Re: (!) satis5d: Open Your Heart To The Pleasure Principle

Post Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:19 pm

Version 1 was better dude. The vocals sound artificial at the pitched locations now. :1cry:

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