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Stronger – Kanyé West


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Stronger – Kanyé West

  1. 1. Stronger – Kanyeeeeeeeeee West “ Kanye is the kind of guy who likes to search and explore”
  2. 2. Where it all came from <ul><li>This track used a sample from the Daft Punk song “harder, faster, better, stronger” </li></ul><ul><li>This song itself was based on a sample of the 70’s funkateer Edwin Birdsong’s song “ Cola bottle baby” </li></ul><ul><li>Daft Punk gave this song a kraftwerk robotic feel, quantising the beat of vocoded the vocals. They also added a melodic chorus with a descending chord sequence which was the sample finally used by Kanye. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How was it changed? <ul><li>Slower tempo </li></ul><ul><li>Loosened the rhythm </li></ul><ul><li>Overdubbed pulsating synths </li></ul><ul><li>Evocative rapping and singing </li></ul><ul><li>This resulted in a less robotitc and more soulful sound. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The many attempts <ul><li>11 mixers tried to create this track yet failed. </li></ul><ul><li>The final mixer chosen was Manny Marroquin who had worked with Kanye before. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How the sample was used in the track <ul><li>The sample was placed in the foreground of the track </li></ul><ul><li>It was panned outwards by using a doubler and a little EQ to spread the sound so the vocals were dominant. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How the Song was produced <ul><li>There were over 100 elements were used in the track. </li></ul><ul><li>Kick drum dominates the low EQ providing a driving force in the song. </li></ul><ul><li>3 kick drum sounds were eventually chosen being used in different parts of the track. </li></ul><ul><li>The snare low-mid frequencies were reduced more than other snares to keep emphasis on the kick. </li></ul><ul><li>A standard bass was replaced with a synth tone. </li></ul><ul><li>The elements were mixed together to create a warm and rounded feel </li></ul>
  7. 7. Vocals + Keyboard <ul><li>Large amounts of keyboards where added to the mix in New York. </li></ul><ul><li>There were 8 stereo tracks of keyboards </li></ul><ul><li>The vocals were EQed to sound thick and show off the full spectrum of his voice </li></ul><ul><li>They were heavily compressed </li></ul><ul><li>Some delay was also added in some sections of the song </li></ul><ul><li>More standard processes were also used such as the De-esser </li></ul>
  8. 8. Fin <ul><li>Vote for Elliot </li></ul><ul><li>A vote for Britton is a vote for Britain </li></ul>