AC-DC Vs. Michael Jackson Thrillerstruck!

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AC-DC Vs. Michael Jackson Thrillerstruck!

Post Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:44 am

I originally wanted this to be Thunderstruck and Get Lucky or Thunderstruck and The Power Of Love but since The Power Of Love and Get Lucky have been mashed to death I decided to go with Thriller instead!

Comment and Critique once you get the chance thanks!

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AC-DC Thunderstruck Donington Acapella and Guitar
AC-DC Thunderstruck Studio Version Phonicmind Acapella
Thriller Official Instrumental with BG Vocals

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https://sowndhaus.audio/uploads/tracks/ ... 881974.mp3
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Re: AC-DC Vs. Michael Jackson Thrillerstruck!

Post Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:01 am

Ha ha, I admit, I am kind of on the fence about raising an already naturally high pitched singer up in pitch like this. It's such a cool mashup, though, and you really do get acclimated to them as you move into the song, so I think I can give it a free pass there, and maybe others will agree or not.

Aside from that interesting issue, this is very cool, but I noticed a timing issue when the guitar lick first comes in at 0:22, and the timing issues seem to continue until around 1:40. That first guitar lick combo with the Thriller intro is awesome, but it seems it's slightly out of time somehow, as is the vocal parts coming after.

It's hard to tell how it's off, though. I'm not sure if starting it at a slightly different spot will fix, or slightly altering BPM, or both. Maybe someone else can better help. But I can note that his vocals at 0:59 are late, and it seems that was a gradual slowdown from the first on-point "THUNDA"s at the start. Maybe slightly raising the BPM will fix this whole issue in vocals being off beat until 1:42.

But around 1:42 the vocal timing lines up right on track, all the way up until the end. From that point on, this mashup is nothing short of amazing!

So fixing that first part will lock in the amazing guitar combo for the intro, and make this better than amazing.
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Re: AC-DC Vs. Michael Jackson Thrillerstruck!

Post Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:23 am

Great combo. Bon Scott's voice is very high, but necessary.
I think the guitarlick at the start is coming too late, and should start about the drumkick @0:18
There also seems to be one "thunda" missing, maybe that is a point where you cut the acapella in twoo parts ?
The last thunda feels too late for me.
I am trying to sing/hum "thunda" on the "thrilla" points (THRIL-LER, thriller nights), maybe you can use that as a trick.

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Re: AC-DC Vs. Michael Jackson Thrillerstruck!

Post Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:11 pm

CVS wrote:Great combo. Bon Scott's voice is very high, but necessary.
I think the guitarlick at the start is coming too late, and should start about the drumkick @0:18
There also seems to be one "thunda" missing, maybe that is a point where you cut the acapella in twoo parts ?
The last thunda feels too late for me.
I am trying to sing/hum "thunda" on the "thrilla" points (THRIL-LER, thriller nights), maybe you can use that as a trick.


Brian Johnson not Bon Scott.

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Re: AC-DC Vs. Michael Jackson Thrillerstruck!

Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:17 am

Well, this was quite an entertaining pairing, and has a ton of potential! The cover art is also quite well done!

Nice work with re-tuning the guitar to Dorian--sounds great. But as the others have said so far, the timing is a bit off there. It seems late, as do most of the vocals. I feel like the tempo of the vocals is about right, though--they just ought to come in earlier. The guitar solo around 3:47 seems like it could be sped up quite a bit. The guitar riff around 4:29 over the “zombie dance” beat is a great idea too. I’m not sold on all the other guitar parts throughout, though.

From a mix standpoint it sounds like you’ve added an awful lot of reverb to the guitars and vocals, which I think works in some cases, but it really distances the guitars. I feel like a subtle chorus and/or a delay/echo effect may work better in this case, and less reverb.

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Re: AC-DC Vs. Michael Jackson Thrillerstruck!

Post Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:14 pm

V2 is now on the OP.
I reduced the reverb on the vocal and guitar made the vocals start a little bit earlier then what they were in V1 the Guitar now starts the moment the first kick happens in Thriller which should be at the 18 second mark I believe CVS suggested that, Hope you enjoy and comment and critique once you get the chance!

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Re: AC-DC Vs. Michael Jackson Thrillerstruck!

Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:01 am

Great idea :1cool:

In version 2 the guitar still sounds a bit late in the intro, I also felt the solo guitar @3:14 is starting a bit late, I think it will be right to introduce the solo around 3:05 :1undecided:

Overall I like what you did here, sounds like a unique and refreshing Thriller :1wink:

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Re: AC-DC Vs. Michael Jackson Thrillerstruck!

Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:56 am

Great to see you follow my tip.
Indeed I meant to put the guitarlick earlier, about 0:18 where the drum kicks in (I think it's slightly too early now, like the drum should sound out before starting the guitarlick (Angus Young is headbopping to the front of stage). I thought that everything else (non-thriller) would move to the front as well then, but you are working with stems I think, not just ONE vocal track with everything in it. The thunda's needed (in my opinion) to go to the front about the same amount as the guitarlick.

The "thunda" fit for me on a lot of places where there is Thriller in the instrumental.
@0:35, 41, 45, 48, 53 great fit for the thunda.
the one on 1:03 could also fit earlier, about 1:01 ? the one 1:12 at 1:09 ?
maybe I am syncopating or something, just an idea.
Like Smash said it is a great combo.
At about 0:40 there is something in the guitar solo where is does not 'lock in' with the rhythm, I can't explain. Maybe the solo has moved a beat (of half a beat?) or: that is the solution to make it lock.

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