(FP) CVS- Angel Affair (MARCO J. Blige vs. Shaggy)

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(FP) CVS- Angel Affair (MARCO J. Blige vs. Shaggy)

Post Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:20 am

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Shaggy - Angel [in the morning] (instrumental) (extended by me at 3:25)
Mary J. Blige - Family Affair (Acapella) (a lot of cutups and repeats, and cutout some vocal)
vocal is originally from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xSlZjghdE8

version 5 Thanks SMASH for the remark and Satis5d for the recommenc
Thanks for your timing remark SMASH @0:51 I corrected it, and rechecked all 104 vocal cuts, trying to make the vocal a bit less hasty/breathing.

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version 4 Thanks MashGyver
You were right (again) on the placement, it is now fixed for the better. It also helped me putting the intro-crooning a bit better.
And thanks for the new word 'egregious' :1laugh: before this I tried not to be flagrantly wrong, but this is way better haha.

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version 3 Thanks Satis5d (version 2 is deleted)
Speeded mental up with Audacity to G#major, so F minor relative and 96,623 bpm.
Widened stereo.
Pella including Mary's intro 3 semitones lower from G#m to Fm with Elastique Pitch 2 and keep formants. So the voicechange is less radical than in version 1.
Cut out a lot of the vocal.
Made the extension @3.25 smoother (it is also at another earlier point).

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version 1 Thanks SgtMash
instrumental = F# major = D#minor (relative)
acapella = G#minor, 5 semitones lower with Elastique Pitch 2
Now she sounds like her brother 'Marco' and his friends from the All Male Choir joined in.
Intro is still unaltered (original pitch G#m) Mary herself
At 2:22 in version 1 it sounds very strange to me, even in the original.

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Re: CVS - Angel Affair (Mary J. Blige vs. Shaggy)

Post Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:16 pm

I really like the idea. However, for me unfortunately this sounds ook in various parts. I don't really think these songs will work well together... :1undecided:
There is also a timing problem starting at ~1:09 which you could fix easily.
But let's see what others think. :1wink:

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Re: STOPPED - CVS Angel Affair (Mary J. Blige vs. Shaggy)

Post Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:53 am

Bit spooky Oooky, but I like the syncopation between the instru & vocal... idk if it's fixable, but sounds 5th'y which along with the backing vocals baked in may make it a big ask to try spot fix.

Call in MashGyver for encouragement or a gentle let-down maybe...

One last thought - Steve Miller Band Ogg stems are out there - pretty much the same riff/hook/track, but more tuneable/ may be wortha quick listen/look xx

oh no I was too slow :1laugh:

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Re: CVS -Angel Affair (MARCO J. Blige vs. Shaggy)

Post Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:19 pm

Thanks SgtMash for your compliment on the syncopation, made a new version, now in the O.P.
Also changed the cover-art, as it now sounds like her (imaginary) brother.

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Re: CVS -Angel Affair (MARCO J. Blige vs. Shaggy)

Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:59 pm

I think the keys are working. I'm having a hard time with the vocal quality. Could be my headphones but the vocals sound very low quality. I need another mod to listen to this on a decent set of can or speakers.

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Re: CVS -Angel Affair (MARCO J. Blige vs. Shaggy)

Post Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:25 am

thanks HCD for you reviewing time (again)
I put up a link to the youtube source of Family Affair (acapella)
As I used the source from hard disk, maybe it has been changed (by me), but it sounds like a vinyl rip, not a lot of noise, but some 'ticks' and scratches. Maybe you mean that with quality ?
The backing vocals are VERY wide in the stereo (so much that I thought of narrowing it down).

All my conversion back then was by online video converter (I think now), or maybe I got it as a rip from VK.com when VK-pirate downloader used to work. SO there could be a difference af well.
Oh, those where the days, just search for 'acapella' and see what the (mostly) Russians had with THAT in the title...)

Today I used www.easy-youtube-mp3.com to convert.

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Re: CVS -Angel Affair (MARCO J. Blige vs. Shaggy)

Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:05 pm

No, it's not the records. It's out of key by several semitones.

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Re: CVS -Angel Affair (MARCO J. Blige vs. Shaggy)

Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:21 pm

@HCD,
What happened to ypur 'the keys are working' (after my lowering) ?
Did i mix up versions that I puyy in the OP ? I cany see on my phone right now, mp3 is not showing ?

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Re: CVS -Angel Affair (MARCO J. Blige vs. Shaggy)

Post Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:59 pm

Okay, let me see if I can clarify things a bit.

Most of this mix is in key, but the intro (before 0:20) is wildly OOK. There are a few other notes here and there that probably aren't spot-on, but nothing that really irritated me other than your 2:22 section, which does sound "wonky" (for lack of a better technical term.) :1wink:
The combo is very good. I personally think that the mix is very promising, however...
as HCD mentioned, the vocals sound like the quality has been degraded considerably by slowing them down. Anything that you can do to try to improve the quality of the vocals would help this mix a lot.
There are some minor timing issues, which only tends to re-emphasize the pitch adjustment (slurring).

I'm eager to see this one polished. Hopefully MashGyver will chime in with some specific pointers.
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Re: CVS- Angel Affair (MARCO J. Blige vs. Shaggy)

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:17 pm

New version in O.P.
Mental speeded up 2 semitones.
Pella 3 semi lower.

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