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Night Lover
by Alan Lu
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Tue, Jun 9, 2009 @ 7:01 PM
permalink   Tue, Jun 9, 2009 @ 8:12 PM
LOLOL!!! “Pretty Tony is what they call me…” Hey Cag, do your thing man - you got my blessing! And I gotta say 2 things, man - I’m diggin’ tha hell outta this!! And 2, I sound gorgeous, don’t I? LOLOL! This goes on the Zen! BTW, what did you use to get in touch with my feminine side? I like the textures you got in my voice. Most of time, I seem to hear the chipmunk sound of my voice when folks play with the pitch.
Anyway…SWEET. :O)
permalink   Alan Lu Tue, Jun 9, 2009 @ 8:22 PM
I just shift it up a whole step and timestretch it. It’s funny to think that our voices are just a whole step away from crossing the gender line, actually.
permalink   Songboy3 Tue, Jun 9, 2009 @ 8:50 PM
That’s it? Damn. Well, what software do you use to time stretch it? I use Soundforge & it don’t sound as good as yours.
permalink   Alan Lu Tue, Jun 9, 2009 @ 11:08 PM
I used the one built into Ableton Live on the “Complex” setting. It uses up more CPU than a lot of other timestretching methods (Soundforge probably granularizes it and uses the sound bits, or cuts at transients), so I rendered it to a new sample. There’s also a Complex Pro option that lets you mess with the formantz, allowing you to sound extra manly, feminine, weird or whatever.

As I understand, Melodyne can do these and much more.
permalink   Songboy3 Wed, Jun 10, 2009 @ 5:41 AM
Maybe I’ll check out Melodyne. And once again, Cag - this joint is SSSWWWEEETTT!!!
permalink   Tue, Jun 9, 2009 @ 8:26 PM
Thanks Cag for using my Rhodes samples :)
I once tried to repitch Frank upwards but the result was like some virtual wedgie. You nailed it!
This track has definitely broken the groove meter in my studio. Unfortunately the warranty ran out yesterday.
permalink   Alan Lu Tue, Jun 9, 2009 @ 11:15 PM
Cheer up, you never needed that broken piece of crap anyways. You’ve always got that groove in your soul. ;)
permalink   Wed, Jun 10, 2009 @ 10:43 AM
Marvelous! Too many terrific elements to compliment — how you used the source samples, the manipulation on the vocals, that great acoustic bass sound that pushes and pulls it all along — I totally dug this track! Thanks for a splendid listen!
MC Jack in the Box
permalink   Wed, Jun 10, 2009 @ 10:49 AM
this is just so fine…on so many levels
permalink   Wed, Jun 10, 2009 @ 10:54 AM
Wow. This is one hell of a trip. The beat is complex but catchy as anything out there - and the various elements play together really well - each complementing the others rather than competing for space.

I love this. Nice work.