[FP][expl] CVS - Hoodstar Shape of You (Bow Wow/Ed Sheeran)

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[FP][expl] CVS - Hoodstar Shape of You (Bow Wow/Ed Sheeran)

Post Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:11 am

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Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You (Instrumental) C#m - 96,00 bpm, 2 semitones up
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud (acapella) F#m - 3 semi down
Bow Wow Ft Omarion - Hood Star (Acapella) F#m - 85,00 bpm.mp3, 3 semi down
various samples e.g. "put the needle on the record" and "i can do it in the mix" (original pitch)

old version 1:

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Based on Warezio: reshuffled mental-parts in v2, un-OOT-ed "i can do it in the mix", and shortened total mashup.
Based on Happy Cat Disco: reshuffled mental further, took out busiest parts, repeated parts, moved rap after "put the needle" one beat earlier.
Based on Smash: added Sheeran, BUT other track "Thinking Out Loud" in v3.
Based on Satis5d in v4: un-ooted Ed Sheeran but with wrong version of acapella; boosted all other vocal volumes; took out f_cking fresh at 0:08, cut off Indeep for wordplay with Ed.
Based on G4Gorilla, MashGyver and TheRayman (private) in v5: mental +2 semi; pella -3 semi (keeping formants).
Based on SgtMash and Smash: used another version of Thinking out Loud pella at correct BPM, used other parts of it, normalised it, so made that track louder. Smash, I understood you but did not have SoY-pella. Because of the necessary +2 on mental, Ed pella would now go too high for my taste. I don't like his unchanged voice to begin with.
Also moved the Bow Wow intro (before "put the needle") a tiny bit. He's a rapper, so text is still explicit I guess.
Smash still heard Ed off key in two places he mentioned (that I put on his earlies suggestion, although with another Ed song); I cut out the second place and the middle line of the first place. Irony: the cut line is "I keep making the same mistakes".

Resulting in:

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Re: CVS - The Hoodstar Shape of You - Bow Wow + Ed Sheeran

Post Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:18 am

Needs an explicit tag at 0:09 (!)

When everything comes together, it is quite nice.

A creative suggestion, feel free to ignore: I would augment with additional drum samples from somewhere else. For example everything comes in at 1:10, briefly, then parts go away again. That's demanding a lot of patience from the Twitter generation. Personally I would try to find a way to place an additional regular low beat starting at circa 0:35 or maybe 0:50 and making sure it is mostly present after that.

(Also, get some second opinions before making changes)

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Re: [expl] CVS - Hoodstar Shape of You - Bow Wow + Ed Sheera

Post Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:17 am

In general I don't like so much mashups based only on rap, but I have to say, it's flow nicely, maybe except the abrupt ending, which you handled nicely with the voice of the DJ :1cool:
Just as a creative suggestion, I think you can use also the original vocals of Ed Sheeran here and there, and mainly at the end, which might also help you to have a smooth ending :1wink:

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Re: [expl] CVS - Hoodstar Shape of You - Bow Wow + Ed Sheera

Post Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:26 pm

@smash, thanks i will look at Ed Sheeran (well. listen to his vocals...)

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Re: [expl] CVS - Hoodstar Shape of You - Bow Wow + Ed Sheera

Post Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:21 pm

Sounds like the vocals are playing a few beats early so they don't lock the way the should, but I also noticed the singing sections are out of key with the instrumental by a 5th. :1cry:

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Re: [expl] CVS - Hoodstar Shape of You - Bow Wow + Ed Sheera

Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:08 am

thanks HCD, I did various edits, see original post.
- Both tracks should be F#minor; maybe the beat-shift of the rap (you were right, but I solved it by moving the rap 1 beat to the front, instead of 3 to the back) put the "singing parts of Bow Wow" at a better place in/on the mental ?
- And also the mental has been changed in order from version 2, and I have not used everything from Ed's original
- Added Ed Sheeran vocal, but it's another track, which gave me room to change the title. It is (I admit...) in C#major (horror) , but these small parts seem to fit over the intro.
- Ed's "it's all part of a plan" at 2:54 is a meta-joke about making mashups.
- The samples in the intro have been shifted in place.
- Put a soft guitar overlap in at about 2:34 to change the clapping break.
- Repeated Ed's hit on his (small) guitar to keep the rhythm going at 2:05 and 3:10
- shortened a clapping break by taking the middle 8 beats out (now 1:10 - 1:14)

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Re: [expl] CVS - Hoodstar Shape of You - Bow Wow + Ed Sheera

Post Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:57 am

A couple of things.

1. The timing of the Ed Sheeran vocals is OOT (out of time). Everyone else seems to be okay, which makes him stand out even more.

2. The acapella parts (other than Ed) seem quiet to me pretty much throughout the mix. I would suggest that you give them all a boost.
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Re: [expl] CVS - Hoodstar Shape of You - Bow Wow + Ed Sheera

Post Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:44 am

thanks satis5d, I will look into it.
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Re: [expl] CVS - Hoodstar Shape of You - Bow Wow + Ed Sheera

Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:23 am

fixed
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Re: [expl] CVS - Hoodstar Shape of You - Bow Wow + Ed Sheera

Post Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:18 am

Nicely edited. This mix has plenty going on, it's entertaining.

Things still sound ook (out of key). What are you using to identify the keys of the songs?

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