Så var det i går, at jeg sad og belemrede superproducer Soulshock på Twitter med dumsmarte bemærkninger om fodbold. Dem ignorerede han dog fuldstændig og svarede i stedet “@peterpta THATS a funny one!! … Auto tune no thanks … Brilliant :-)” efterfulgt af et “but … Sorry YES THANK YOU”. Det er jo i sig selv temmelig funky, at få respons for noget klamphuggeri jeg lavede på 30 sekunder i Photoshop. Jeg forestiller mig, at smiley’en har et ligeså tandpastahvidt smil som det porcelænskronebelagte som Soulshock altid flasher. Herefter gik den gode gamle DJ dog fuldstændig i selvsving med anekdoter om indspilninger fra tiden før Autotune og Protools med historier om både Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown og 2pac. Her følger hans tweets:
SoulshockLA; Speaking about no auto tune … Makes me think about days before Protools …
SoulshockLA: Insider Whitney’s ” Heartbreak hotel ” – recorded at Whitney’s house in Jersey . All ad lips from Faith , Kelly and Whitney were ….
SoulshockLA: ..back in the track on a MPC sampler – each key had their ad lips and while recording we put them back in the track…the hook was flown ..
SoulshockLA: ..live in – it was sampled on a EMAX 2 sampler and simply flown by hand back in track – like ad lips… Bobby kept trying to get on..
SoulshockLA; .. the part ” this is the heartbreak hotel ” …. Whitney wanted it as well – so we had to record him .. i then convinced her …
SoulshockLA: …to” sing it with him “..she did it once and stopped…that one line – we sampled on EMAX and put back in track triggered live by hand..
SoulshockLA: Tupac – ” Do for love ” and ” I wonder if heaven got a ghetto ” was recorded after Pac had passed…Afeni his mom brought the 2 inch tapes..
SoulshockLA: .. to our studio with 2 security guards! – we transfered his vocals to ADAT tapes ( getting fancy ..) – then we sat we his accapella vocals
SoulshockLA: ..and did a beat to his vocal.. using the sample ” Do for love” was Pac’s original idea … the first ” Heaven..” version was an uptempo..
SoulshockLA: ..using piano from original Pac idea… after that version – we did the ” half tempo ” bounce version with the Cameo sampling inspired ..
SoulshockLA: ..by Jungle beats from London…
SoulshockLA: .. we then had Maxee from the group Brownstone sing the hook …again sampled and flown on EMAX…. live to tape
SoulshockLA: All the beats were sampled on EMAX 2 using Cubase sequencer….