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Top 10 MP3s of the Week (8/16)

on August 16, 2013, 12:00am
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cassettes Top 10 MP3s of the Week (8/16)

This week served as a huge week for MP3s, spanning for a multitude of massive returns  (Eminem and Prince), a series of much-anticipated fresh cuts (Volcano Choir and Nine Inch Nails), and even collaborations that you thought could be dreamt of (Phoenix & R. Kelly, YACHT & Mac Maron). Some MP3s even sparked a degree of controversy across the music scene, such as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry’s strides to be Pop Queen or Kendrick Lamar’s audacity to be the top man of hip-hop. It’s impossible not to find something to tickle your fancy in this batch.

10. Phoenix & R.Kelly – “Trying to Be Cool” (Remix)

Jonathan Rado

After revving “Ignition” through the outfit’s legendary single, and our personal favorite, “1901”, as part of a surprise performance at Coachella 2013, the extremely-random-but-amazing collaboration of Phoenix and R. Kelly was bound to go a second round. Unconsciously considering the R&B crooner’s social personal, “Trying to Be Cool” is a hilarious and perfect foundation to resurrect such a beautiful moment. Kells assists the outift in returning the band’s soulful tones of Alphabetical with his bold vocals, delicate back-up assistance, and impressive falsetto croons that bring the track into a completely new dimension. His sexy verse sounds like a typical R. Kelly song and nothing like Thomas’ more insightful lyrics, but that’s what makes it even better. –Sam Willett

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March 12, 2014 at 6:15 pm

You don’t mention what kind of computer you have so I’ll just give one possible answer:. . Using a free program like Viena (note, one ‘n’) you can create a soundfont with the recording of the guitar note.. . Using a free program like sfz you can then play back the soundfont either from a keyboard connected to the computer or a sequencer running on the computer.. . Note that usually when you create an instrument from a recording you need several samples if you want a decent result.. . There is another program, Soundplant, that allows you to play arbiitrary recordings by pressing a single key on a computer keyboard. Not what you asked for but also useful.

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