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 Post subject: "College of Life" (musical)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:02 am 
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Hi guys,

I've written a draft of Act One (of two) of a musical titled "College of Life", and made a more-or-less complete demo recording of it (with myself doing all the vocal parts and piano accompaniment). Hope some people here will be able to take a look/listen at it and post some feedback.

Thanks,
Ming.

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I haven't listened to all of it yet, but you have talent. Im curious to know how you recorded this. Did you record all the parts separately and then pitch shift your voice? Did you record your voice with the piano at the same time?
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I recorded all the piano tracks on an actual piano (with quite good equipment that I borrowed from the AV department at my college, which is why the piano sounds so much better than the vocals), then brought it all back to my computer and layered the vocals over it in Adobe Audition.

I only did pitch shifting in two places -- once at the beginning of the first track (which begins with a four-part fugue, and I had to do some pitch shifting to achieve the soprano and bass pitches) and in the second (where a soprano sings ridiculously high just for comic effect). The pitch shifting should be really obvious because it sounds really silly. I have yet to find a pitch shifting filter that sounds natural after shifting by more than a couple semitones.

Although I have a decent and high falsetto, I elected to sing most of it in my tenor range because I recorded all the vocals in the middle of the night in my dorm room and didn't want to disturb my neighbors by belting out in falsetto!

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I'd love to hear your thoughts after you listen to it. I know that the plot and characterization needs work, but hopefully it shows promise as it is.

Ming.

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Wow you are really creative! I love the story and I love the music!

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