Nothing But Freedom
(Freemasons vs. N-Trance)
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Freemasons - Nothing But A Heartache [instrumental]
N-Trance - Set You Free [acapella]
If The Glory of My Fight Song is the mashup I most want to fix, this one is second on that list.. and it's been fixed once already. I heard Chart Mashup's mix called Nothing But A Modern Hearts and knew that the instrumental or stems for the Freemasons song must be available and that I must use them. The song is so powerful. So I thought, "Hmmm... if one is to mash up a song as powerful as this one it would seem that we'd need a powerful vocal to match that energy. The song that came to mind was Set You Free.
And the pairing was/is GLORIOUS!
The problem was/is N-Trance's acapella. She's super-pitchy! BUt the bigger problem is that I made this first using Soundbooth and Soundbooth is absolutely terrible for stretching vocals, but very good at re-pitching them. The first version I made of this song sounded like a vinyl 45 record played without the little plastic insert for the big hole in the middle. You know, where you try to center the record on the turntable, but invariably get it off-centered a bit so the song speeds up a bit each rotation and then compensates by slowing down for the rest of it. Basically, she sounded like she was drunk.
So I redid this mashup in Pro Tools|First. It was one of the first mashups I started working on with the new DAW because it has elastic timing, which is perfect for this mashup. Unfortunately, she needed more than just pitching and timing help. She also needs plenty of filter, EQ and effects work, which I had no idea about back in February of 2016.
This one will get a remake, and probably sooner than later.