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Week 4 pt. 3: Half a Step

This assignment called for remastering a song so the vocals are half a step out of their original key. I’ll be live blogging this, so it’s time to head to Spotify.

Link to Assignment:

Stars: 4.5

Process: After again perusing my song repository, I’ve selected Renegades by X Ambassadors. This song is pretty vocals-heavy in addition to being primarily acoustic, so I’m excited to see what playing with its key turns it into. After obtaining the mp3, it’s being moved to Audition. After a quick search on the internet, it appears Renegades is played in the key of A (at 10A to be precise). With a quick trip to Audition’s Effects menu, the vocals have been pitched to A minor. That didn’t change much, so I’ve now tried and stuck with pitching to A#/Bb major.

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