Woops this one went quite close to the deadline, but here we go.
I decided to go all goofy with this one so instead of one cohesive track I wanted to study the sample on different genres and use a multitude of different processors and methods to the sample. Let me present to you the ultimate pitch correction space odyssey of the century: “Ode to Melodyne”
Part 1. Flume/Zedd inspired 2015s sound
Haven’t produced anything like this for ages! I decided immediately after hearing the sample for the first time that I got to try some cheesy mid 2010s EDM/future bass sounds with those iconic vocal samples and chops.
Part 2. cinematic strings
After the rather energetic intro we need to chill out and relax for a bit - Time to put those Spitfire Audio libraries to use
Part 3. Musique concrète /Acousmatic music
Well, not actually musique concrete but something like that I guess
I had used all the basic spices in parts 1 & 2 (including: flooding the sample with reverb and delay, destroying the formants with little alterboy and making chord swells from the original vocal with melodyne) and I knew that for the part 3 I would need to grab something else. So after minutes of scrolling through my plugin folder I found that I had still the GRM Tools installed and decided to go full granular with this one! used quite a lot of Reson, Delays, Freeze and Evolution among others to get some really
liquid transitions between effects.
Part 4. deep House
At this point of the song, my inner club-o-meter was hitting red, so some direct actions were needed. Instantly dialed a new tempo, slapped that 4 to the floor and started to juggle the sample into a deep house style!
Part 5. Metal something?
I knew I was not done. Not yet. There was still one thing to do. The vocals. needed. AN AMPLIFIER!!
So I instantly crafted a bassline on melodyne from the original sample, duplicated that 2 times and went all in with different amp simulations, added some bad ass drums.
I have really enjoyed all of your submissions, some real gems over here! Best of luck to everybody to the contest!