Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:10 am Post subject: Not StSanders.
Any of you guys tried matching audio to video when speeds are way off?
I decided to take our '60s comp tune and match it to some original Monkees clip, experiencing a mega headache with the sync. After a little testing long time I figured out our cover was much slower, being only 87.5% the speed of the original, yet iMovie doesn't so that kind of subdivision. So I was left to leave most clips at 87% and chop out .1" here and there to keep some kind of uniformity in speed, using Micky Dolenz' bigass mouth as my visual metronome. I guess I could have used time compress for a more frenetic fast tempo dreampop mess and a better chance at matching the tempo, but just let it be for now.
I think it came out OK, though I reckon I could probably spend all day fine tuning it and still find something off-sync.
The more I watched the original video, the more I realized:
- Micky Dolenz was using bare minimum beat skillz to barely get by, grazing the skins but taking pride in his pipes.
- Davy Jones was a silly goofball
- Peter Tork really enjoyed the experience, hence his seriousness about music in the future.
- Mike Nesmith hated playing dumb the whole time (you can see him mouth a pissed "what?" near the end), and already had in mind to score big with other business...And did he ever!
- It was probably shot in two very unrehearsed takes by an apathetic director.
haha thats cool stuff right there! My band covers stepping stone but its not as awesome as that... awesome tones going
Thanks a bunch!
I tried out something I had never done before on the lead guitar line (double tracked), which was detuning the heavily-strung Jazzmaster to C# and running it into the Janglebox. The signal was then squashed again in the Vox Tonelab, set to AC15 sim with internal compression, presence knob up to about 3:00. Tonelab output signal went into the SPL Channel1 for tube preamp juicing, getting even more compression before going into the A/D converter to the sequencer. It was noisy and brash, yet was crushed with so much comp that it sat in the mix without a fit, at least to my ears. With a little fiddling on the Tonelab, I realized I had found my favorite '60s garage rock tone from the combination, partially by accident.
haha wow.. did you take notes while setting up your rig? So thats a Jazz on the actual track, is it the same guitar doubled or did you swap guitars?
No notes, just a bucnh of twiddling. If EQ is done with a little attention prior to going to "tape", then I can often convince it to cover up some settings that would normally make my playing sound like doo-doo through a real amp. A bad excuse, but as far as I'm concerned, it's passable for most tracking I do.
The Jazzo was tracked on both sides, and then I poured on some really heavy JCM900-simulating hi-gain tones on the chorus, filling in some of the gaps with an acoustic guitar. Syth pads and vox did the rest to 'gaze it up a bit. Thanks for listening!
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