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Disco Doc is coming to the house

doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 2,036Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management

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  • Klaus_TKlaus_T Posts: 5602.0 PRO
    wow Doc, that was absolutely AMAZING!!!
  • Michael4000Michael4000 Posts: 700STREAMING PRO
    edited January 19
    DOC! This. Was. Awesome. Thank you for such an entertaining video. So funny how your wife was completely ignoring you, then finally came around at the end. And then that great ending. You really told a story here.

    Your singing is sounding better, more supported and on pitch.

    How did you shoot this video? Separately from the vocals? Are you lip syncing in parts of it? (it's ok if you lip synch to yourself, lol)

    PS great costumes

    Michael
  • DiegoDiego Posts: 8132.0 PRO
    GREAT job!
    This brought a smile to my face.
    You had so much fun. The video was funny, the voice was good.
    Keep it up. You're improving.
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 2,036Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    Hi @Michael4000, @Klaus_T & @Diego,

    Sonja (my wife) and me had really great fun to do this video for you.

    Michael, everything you see in the video is faked, besides the part between 2:17 and 2: 35 where I knocked out the playback by a right hook. :)

    I did it this way:

    1.) yesterday evening I recorded the vocals (in total 3 tracks: one for the verses, one for the telephone part, and another one for the choruses)
    2.) then I bounced the track
    3.) this bounced track was the playback from my laptop you can hear between 2:17 and 2:35. Sonja and I mimicked everything in the video and recorded it - you can see it several times where I do wrong on the video.
    4.) I put everything together in iMovie (a free software that came with my Apple Laptop).

    Doc
  • Klaus_TKlaus_T Posts: 5602.0 PRO
    the video is great but I think the singing is even better
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 2,036Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    edited January 19
    @Klaus_T,

    I said nothing can take away these blues
    'Cause nothing compares
    Nothing compares to you

    Doc

    PS.: Do you like the chain I found in my garage right under the surfboards of the kiddies?

    PPS.: Ich glaube, dass Sonja zu viell trinkt. :D :D :D :D :D
  • Klaus_TKlaus_T Posts: 5602.0 PRO
    @doc_ramadani , I did like the chain, I thought it was the chain your wife normally uses to make sure you are doing your household chores! and yes, it seemed a bit like a commercial for alcohol consumption as well :)
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 2,036Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    @Klaus_T

    Hmmmpf! ha, ha, ha ... I couldn't hold up.

    You really will not want to know ... okay, maybe you would like to know ... the chain ... see ... that is something special ... you know ... my wife ... I love her ... she is unique ... and the chain ... and we have sometimes snow in Germany ... and all this snow ... and there is where the chains come in ... they are very useful ... in many situations ... so often ... and the snow ... we have so many snow in Germany this year.

    :)

    Doc
  • Klaus_TKlaus_T Posts: 5602.0 PRO
    right :) did you know that Fleetwood Mac even wrote a song about it:

  • Michael4000Michael4000 Posts: 700STREAMING PRO
    What do you mean "bounced" the track?

    Did you have the music playing in the background from your recorded track while you recorded the videos so you could lip sync properly?

    What did you use to record the video?
  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 14,491Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
    Two stars are born.
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 2,036Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    edited January 20
    HI @Michael4000,

    to bounce the track means to save the final mix into a file (i.e. MP3. Sometimes this is also referred as "Print the Mix". So I haven't had to keep my DAW software opened all the time. I opened up the MP3-File in iTunes.

    Sonja, my wife, is a pharmacist and had to prepare for her emergency service. So we did not have much time. We allowed ourselves one shot for each scene. We took our camcorder and the tripod. Then iTunes played the audio and we were mimicking the lyrics. Because we had only one try for each scene I am off many times in the chorus.
    I edited the video, while missing the light of my life (Sonja), in iMovie. I could have used blender ( @HuduVudu mentioned it in a discussion with you ), but I am very familiar with iMovie.

    Let's see how it will work in our collaborative demo. I will record my part today.

    Doc

    PS.: @Klaus_T thanks for remembering me to this song. This could be a cool one for our weekly assignments, too.
  • Klaus_TKlaus_T Posts: 5602.0 PRO
    hey @doc_ramadani , yeah, Fleetwood Mac are such a great band. I am working on a punk/ska cover of "Gypsy" which is my favorite of their songs (in the Mirage Tour version, the studio version is a bit too cheesy for me). It is very hard to reconcile the song's vibe with my style (well, covering Stevie Nicks is hard for much better singers than myself to begin with), but I am positive, one day I can somehow pull it off. You'll be the first to get the link to it :)

    it's cool to see that you and your family have so much fun together with these videos!
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 2,036Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    Hi @Klaus_T,

    oh yes, "Gypsy" could suit your voice very well. I am really looking forward the hear your version.

    Doc

    PS.: Yes, my singing has become a family thing. The kids told us that were a far to old for these embarrassing videos - but Sunny and I don't care.
  • Klaus_TKlaus_T Posts: 5602.0 PRO
    yeah Doc @doc_ramadani , they can SHUT UP ;)

  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 2,036Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    Folks,

    thank you very much for your comments, also via Private Message. But don't bore me with goofy commentaries. I do not I care if someone could find the video embarrassing. The video was done with love for my classmates here at KTVA. We are really old enough to know what we are doing. Or do you think @victortang did care what anyone thinks about him when showing his first real rock song.

    If you don't like it, click away.

    Doc
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 2,036Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    edited January 21
    And to add: yes, I am really a medical doctor. So don't give me stupid advices.
  • WigsWigs Posts: 3012.0 PRO
    Just got time to watch this... It was worth the wait! Besides awesome singing and entertainment value, I really appreciate ur shot setups and how u edited it 👍
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 2,036Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    edited January 21
    Hi @victortang,

    WOOOOW, I need that chain for my next video - I NEED IT. Can I borrow it for a short time?

    What do you mean?!!! That was my best shirt, and I had make up artists working on me for hours, and the professional videographer and sound engineers etc... HAHAHAHAHA....

    Baahahahahahaha! All good, but your makeup artist messed up! :D

    Doc
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 2,036Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    Ohh, what? You wife is speaking german? - And her pronunciation is so good. Awesome. Tell her that she did really, really good on that "Das ist sehr gut.".

    Okay, on the plastic surgery thing: I am very good at sewing sores at the boxing ring but I am not sure that you want to look like the thaiboxers I patch up regularly. Do you?

    Doc

    PS.: I NEED THIS CHAIN.

    PPS.: How much is the annual fee at your gym? - Hopefully I can afford it.
  • Maximus3000Maximus3000 Posts: 782.0 ENROLLED
    Can´t hold it anymore!

    This is one of the best videos in this forums!

    1000 points for Doc!
    @doc_ramadani
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 2,036Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    edited January 26
    And, @Maximus3000,

    and what do I get for my 1000 points? Oh, I have an idea: you have to bear my dance performance at your next gig. :blush:

    Doc
  • VocalityVocality Posts: 5212.0 PRO
    @doc_ramadani

    Brilliant that made my night great fun and pretty good vocals.

    George
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 2,036Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    Thanks, George
  • VocalityVocality Posts: 5212.0 PRO
    @doc_ramadani

    Hey Doc is that a Rode NT1a condenser mic you have? Think that was the one I am considering buying is it good.

    George
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 2,036Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    edited January 28
    Hi @Vocality,

    it is okay - a little bit harsh.

    Doc
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 2,036Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    @cwcw: You see, I am more on Disco these days. Marco
  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 14,491Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
    When is Roc Doc going to show up? I think he could win a battle against Disco Doc.
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