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(Round 4 Mixing) OCR SINGING IDOL!!!!! The OCR Singing Competition

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What are your thoughts on rearranging the karaoke track a bit if it fits the idea? I'm thinking it could only improve the fun factor to hear it a little chopped up in some entries.

Just read brothadom's post, and this goes for rap more than anything else.

Hmm... I think its easier to just say no because too many possibilities open up if I say yes, plus, this is a singing competition, not an arrangement competition. Also, I don't want the arrangement to distract from the singing itself.

Do these come with lyrics or do we have to write our own? If they come with them, will there be a full version with vocals that we can use to learn the part?

Do we submit just the vocals, or the whole thing put together?

They will come with lyrics. I will be posting a link to the original track in the first post, and have lyrics below it as well. That said, I am considering throwing in a japanese anime track or something to see you all SHIT YOURSELVES hahaha.

All the karoke versions i'm making are direct covers of the original songs, so you can just go on youtube if you need some sort of cue. By all means experiment with the melody if you want tho - Attempting to recreate a melody you're not that familiar with encourages natural variation (works for anything, not just singing)

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Well, a lot of interest has been expressed, so i'm going ahead and announcing OFFICIAL SIGN UPS!

Just post in the thread saying you want to compete and i'll add you to the rooster!

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Will there be a general lyrical theme for each piece? Or is that our interpretation?

No lyrical theme. Its more based on singing styles and what I think people will enjoy singing.

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Very tempted to sign up but depending on when this starts running it could be bad. I have a final recital on April 12th and will probably be pretty busy until then, but afterwards I'd be down for sure! Also if there will be a jazz round then that would be good too :<

I will tentatively signup, yes.

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No lyrical theme. Its more based on singing styles and what I think people will enjoy singing.

Winner takes all

It's the thrill of one more kill

The last one to fall

Will never sacrifice their Will

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I'm in. For better or worse, most likely worse.

One more question: Can we add vocal accompaniment? I.e. can we harmonize, scat, beatbox, etc. with ourselves? Technically speaking, "vocal processing" could mean autotuning yourself on a 50% wet signal.

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Yep yep, I'll sign up.

Gonna be interesting to throw my vocal style in.

Again, is rapping going to be a real possibility? I don't want to waste someone's spot or anything like that

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I'm in. For better or worse, most likely worse.

One more question: Can we add vocal accompaniment? I.e. can we harmonize, scat, beatbox, etc. with ourselves? Technically speaking, "vocal processing" could mean autotuning yourself on a 50% wet signal.

any flat out restrictions on that wouldn't be fun at all. any sounds you can make with your mouth should be fair game, and the number of recording instances shouldn't matter.

don't wanna sound like i run this lol but it seems common sense.

if you do just whistling or just beatboxing, that's a bit of a different story.

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I'm in. For better or worse, most likely worse.

One more question: Can we add vocal accompaniment? I.e. can we harmonize, scat, beatbox, etc. with ourselves? Technically speaking, "vocal processing" could mean autotuning yourself on a 50% wet signal.

Yes you can add vocal accompaniment. Also, question seems fair enough to me. I never stated if you could record multiple layered harmonies. I'd actually encourage it, particularly since many of the originals have harmonising vocals.

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I'll sign up in the "just for fun" division too. (: I had a random thought about vocal range - it'd be cool if there were several backing tracks in different keys available, but that is probably unfeasible. Perhaps something to consider from track to track though?

--Eino

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I'll sign up in the "just for fun" division too. (: I had a random thought about vocal range - it'd be cool if there were several backing tracks in different keys available, but that is probably unfeasible. Perhaps something to consider from track to track though?

--Eino

I dunno if it's needed, but if it's a midi track then doing a version transposed by a tritone might not be that much work.

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I'll sign up in the "just for fun" division too. (: I had a random thought about vocal range - it'd be cool if there were several backing tracks in different keys available, but that is probably unfeasible. Perhaps something to consider from track to track though?

--Eino

Its not very practical because many of the backing tracks i'm making have recorded guitar in them. Unless you want it to sound weird, they'll be in the keys of the originals.

Yep yep, I'll sign up.

Again, is rapping going to be a real possibility? I don't want to waste someone's spot or anything like that

You're not wasting a spot, there is no limit on entrants. And yes, you can rap. You can pretty much do whatever you like :)

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After talking to Jason Covenant, it has become apparent that there may be some minor confusion.

The contest is covers of famous songs. Not my original works.

Sorry if anyone got the wrong idea, but when I said Karaoke cover versions, I meant it.

THAT SAID - I am strongly considering making the last track an original work. It might even require you to write some lyrics!

So... I think its time to unveil the first track everyone will be covering, to produce some hype...

The first song will be:

Safety Dance - Men Without Hats

I will link the backing track when the first mixing week starts.

DO NOT BEGIN MIXING YET.

This is still the signing on period. I will post the track in the first post with lyrics when the mixing week begins.

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It would have been cool to put vocals on "karaoke" version of famous VGM track. Such as Ice Cap, Wily MM2, Vampire Killer, SMB, etc.

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