Do you ever wish you could edit a particular piece of music, tweaking it a little to make it better?

DevilRedeemed

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So when Diamond Eyes came out by the Deftones I was particularly hooked on the track 976 Evil. I though it was just stunning, quintecential, everything that's good about Deftones.

Years later I went back to it and to my dissapointment i discovered i had been listening to it back in the day equalized badly or something because the chorus The way it really sounds includes backing vocals by Chino himself, and they ruin the song. Without said vocals the song is epic, perfect. With them the song becomes mediocre. It's such a lazy, boring adition to boot. Boggles the mind as Deftones are otherwise time and again very tastefully produced.


So I wish I could just snip that out. Kind of like some years ago rewatching films with sad endings, I'd turn off the set while the characters where still in denial and happy. The end
 

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So when Diamond Eyes came out by the Deftones I was particularly hooked on the track 976 Evil. I though it was just stunning, quintecential, everything that's good about Deftones.

Years later I went back to it and to my dissapointment i discovered i had been listening to it back in the day equalized badly or something because the chorus The way it really sounds includes backing vocals by Chino himself, and they ruin the song. Without said vocals the song is epic, perfect. With them the song becomes mediocre. It's such a lazy, boring adition to boot. Boggles the mind as Deftones are otherwise time and again very tastefully produced.


So I wish I could just snip that out. Kind of like some years ago rewatching films with sad endings, I'd turn off the set while the characters where still in denial and happy. The end
Was just thinking of doing this today, a piece of study music has a long gap at the end from starting so I will close that gap for uninterrupted listening enjoyment.

For movies I am looking at also editing Singing in the rain to completely cut down that extremely long city scene near the end its like 20 odd minutes and ruins an almost perfect movie, take it put and it would be my no. 1
 

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when I listen to music, I sometimes think of ways in which the song could be produced/mixed better.
 
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So when Diamond Eyes came out by the Deftones I was particularly hooked on the track 976 Evil. I though it was just stunning, quintecential, everything that's good about Deftones.

Years later I went back to it and to my dissapointment i discovered i had been listening to it back in the day equalized badly or something because the chorus The way it really sounds includes backing vocals by Chino himself, and they ruin the song. Without said vocals the song is epic, perfect. With them the song becomes mediocre. It's such a lazy, boring adition to boot. Boggles the mind as Deftones are otherwise time and again very tastefully produced.


So I wish I could just snip that out. Kind of like some years ago rewatching films with sad endings, I'd turn off the set while the characters where still in denial and happy. The end

I do this all the time.

And not only with music. Sometimes I wish I could edit porn.
 

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One of my pet peeves is songs with two lines that rhyme but have the same word on the end
Same. Even with homonyms. Maybe especially with homonyms, because it feels like they actually put effort into rhyming the same word.
 

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All I can think about is Vanilla Ice explaining how Ice Ice Baby is different from Under Pressure.
 

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Mainly bad grammar in lyrics.
This. Especially in rap. I can forgive slightly altering a pronunciation to force a rhyme and homonyms but rhyming the same word is so lazy. That's why I consider so much new rap to be unlistenable. Those fuckers don't even space it out they just rhyme the same word in the next line half the time.

Also with a lot of old school rap the sample can be way too loud. The early 90s saw a lot of screechy samples that are really grating. Also used too often. Like they don't put in any breaks or alterations, just a constant monotonous loop. Just turn down that sample and hit pause occasionally.
 

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Most remixes are not as good as the original song. However, in the rare exception that someone does pull it off and make a remix sound much better than the original, I consider it an ultimate "polishing of the turd."
 

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Most remixes are not as good as the original song. However, in the rare exception that someone does pull it off and make a remix sound much better than the original, I consider it an ultimate "polishing of the turd."
Anthrax's cover of Public Enemy's Bring the Noise with PE comes to mind as a positive one.
 

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I do this, and I find parts of songs that I love that I nitpick at.

For example, Beatles, Strawberry Fields Forever, I hate the key change at 15 seconds


Obviously this next one is an all time classic, and I love it, but the more I listen to it the more overly simplistic it sounds, soon I feel like I'm listening to a kid playing for the first time. I also think the middle section is a bit of a muddle:


It's absolutely, 100% INSANE for me to think I can do better. When I'm thinking about it I think wow, the arrogance of someone who can barely hum confidently thinking he could improve a song, breathtaking.

Something else I don't like in songs is when they feed the verse into the chorus, especially when the chorus is sung by someone else. It feels horribly forced, because it is. Example at 30 ish seconds:


There, music complaints from someone who doesn't understand music at all, you're welcome.
 

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I think you understand music intuitively which is perfectly legit
I do this, and I find parts of songs that I love that I nitpick at.

For example, Beatles, Strawberry Fields Forever, I hate the key change at 15 seconds


Obviously this next one is an all time classic, and I love it, but the more I listen to it the more overly simplistic it sounds, soon I feel like I'm listening to a kid playing for the first time. I also think the middle section is a bit of a muddle:


It's absolutely, 100% INSANE for me to think I can do better. When I'm thinking about it I think wow, the arrogance of someone who can barely hum confidently thinking he could improve a song, breathtaking.

Something else I don't like in songs is when they feed the verse into the chorus, especially when the chorus is sung by someone else. It feels horribly forced, because it is. Example at 30 ish seconds:


There, music complaints from someone who doesn't understand music at all, you're welcome.
 

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I would like to edit Janick Gers out of every Iron Maiden song.
 

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So when Diamond Eyes came out by the Deftones I was particularly hooked on the track 976 Evil. I though it was just stunning, quintecential, everything that's good about Deftones.

Years later I went back to it and to my dissapointment i discovered i had been listening to it back in the day equalized badly or something because the chorus The way it really sounds includes backing vocals by Chino himself, and they ruin the song. Without said vocals the song is epic, perfect. With them the song becomes mediocre. It's such a lazy, boring adition to boot. Boggles the mind as Deftones are otherwise time and again very tastefully produced.


So I wish I could just snip that out. Kind of like some years ago rewatching films with sad endings, I'd turn off the set while the characters where still in denial and happy. The end
When listening to Deftones, I think it's good to remember these dudes (especially Chino) listen to Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins, and The Cure more than they listen to metal bands. So you almost have to approach it like a heavy version of that sound, IMO of course.....

Off topic: @DevilRedeemed , what do you think of Chino's side projects such as Crosses, Team Sleep, Palms...?

I do this, and I find parts of songs that I love that I nitpick at.

For example, Beatles, Strawberry Fields Forever, I hate the key change at 15 seconds

The song doesn't have a key change, unless your talking going from major to relative minor (which is the same scale). The song was recorded with the tape running fast so it gives a strange tone to the song. It's not really in key because of it, but in tune with itself. I suppose it's possible the keyboard intro and the rest of the song could have been recorded at different speeds or recording sessions though.
 
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When listening to Deftones, I think it's good to remember these dudes (especially Chino) listen to Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins, and The Cure more than they listen to metal bands. So you almost have to approach it like a heavy version of that sound, IMO of course.....

Off topic: @DevilRedeemed , what do you think of Chino's side projects such as Crosses, Team Sleep, Palms...?


The song doesn't have a key change, unless your talking going from major to relative minor (which is the same scale). The song was recorded with the tape running fast so it gives a strange tone to the song. It's not really in key because of it, but in tune with itself. I suppose it's possible the keyboard intro and the rest of the song could have been recorded at different speeds or recording sessions though.
So basically what's happened here is I've opened myself up to the forum, laid bare my ignorance and tried to share. And whilst I lay, naked, prostrate on the ground, at my most vulnerable, Tungy has taken a run up and smashed his shoe into my nuts at full swing.

So thanks for that my friend, thank you.
 

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So basically what's happened here is I've opened myself up to the forum, laid bare my ignorance and tried to share. And whilst I lay, naked, prostrate on the ground, at my most vulnerable, Tungy has taken a run up and smashed his shoe into my nuts at full swing.

So thanks for that my friend, thank you.
wow, settle down kid. Just saying that there is no key change, but the recording is strange as fuck. So I understand the reasoning behind the confusion
 

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wow, settle down kid. Just saying that there is no key change, but the recording is strange as fuck. So I understand the reasoning behind the confusion
I'm just joking bud, zero offence taken (y)
 
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