Full Chorus: It Must Be Christmastime (Deck'd) [KHV Chorus]

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  1. Jayn

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    It Must Be Christmastime

    Stats.

    11 out of 11 solos TAKEN.

    8 out of 8 quartets TAKEN.


    Chorus CLOSED.


    Notes;


    I don't have the instrumental yet, so sing with the song for now and I'll start mixing when I can. Slaughter. ;__;
    Since this is a Christmas song, if you want to change your chorus picture, do so as soon as you post/reserve your lines.

    Your lines are due BEFORE the listed date. BEFORE the 25th. I know that sign ups usually go quick, but please. If you have to drop out, drop out TWO DAYS prior at the latest. This is a new requirement. I'm tired of late minute drop outs. Please help me out by giving me enough time to work with your dropping out, if you must do so.

    What is this?

    It's just a collaboration type musical thingy with KHV members. Anyone can join. ANYONE. All you have to do is post the lines you want, record them, and send them to me on time.

    If you weren't in the previous choruses, I need you to find a picture for me to edit for you. High quality anime pictures can be found here: http://www.zerochan.net

    It doesn't have to be anime, it can be anything. It just has to be HIGH quality, and LARGE enough for me to work with. Not giant. But a nice size. Bigger than our avatars. I need a picture for future ones. Once you turn in a suitable picture, you'll never have to again unless you want to for future chorus stuff.


    So yeah, if you want to find another picture for me even if I have one, let me know. Otherwiseeee, for anyone who -hasn't- given me a picture yet at all, please do so.


    There are no auditions, no microphone restrictions. It doesn't matter if you think you're an amazing singer, or if your mic is fuzzy, all I ask if that you have fun with it and turn your parts in!


    The Song?

    [video=youtube;8_jr5Nf71sk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8_jr5Nf71sk#![/video]

    The first song in this, lolol.



    http://www.box.com/s/5unzqtkcrxbuoc4lod5d



    How to Record.

    For those of you who aren't sure how to go about recording yourself singing it, there are several different programs you can use. Audacity is a free program. I use Reaper, which is also free for evaluation.

    What I'd like to ask if that you sing along with the instrumental/main track for timing, but your finished track not have the instrumental. For example, if you make two different tracks in a program, and record yourself singing on one track and have the instrumental on another track or playing on youtube or something while you sing your part, when you send it to me I would like to just hear your voice and not the instrumental. It is MUCH better for you to be too quiet than too loud. If you're quiet, I can turn your volume up. If you're too loud and your mic peaks, I have to turn your volume way dowwwn.

    You can sing along with the instrumental, and it's okay if the instrumental/main song is heard faintly in your recording, so long as it doesn't overpower you. For those of you who decide to use Reaper, I can show you a detailed tutorial on how to do it.

    Here's an Audacity tutorial written by P for Mulan, but whatever;

    How to Use Audacity

    Getting the Stuff

    Go here and download the version for your computer. (Use the 1.3 series.) Install it in the manner appropriate for your OS.

    Go here to download and save the Mulan instrumental to somewhere on your computer. (Or whatever instrumental you may be using.)


    Opening the Instrumental

    Open Audacity. You'll should see this.

    Open the Mulan instrumental with Audacity. In a Mac, it's File>Open. Navigate to where you saved the Mulan instrumental, and open it.

    You should now see this. There are two tracks, for the two stereo tracks.


    Recording

    Open the Audacity preferences and look under the 'Recording' tab for the Overdub option. Make sure it is ticked, so you can hear the instrumental as you record. Mine looks like this, but yours may be slightly different.

    Press the red button up top. A new track will begin to record, as can be seen here

    Listen through the instrumental until you get to the part with the lines you need to sing, at which point, sing them. When the song is finished, press the yellow, square stop button. You should end up with something like this.


    Fixing Errors

    Of course, you'll probably screw up somewhere. That's why you can do it multiple times. Click mute on the mistake'd track, as in here. Next, click before the area where you made a mistake and press the record button. You can now sing the part again. When you're done, press the stop button. You'll end up with this. You can do this procedure as many times as needed, until all lines are correct on at least one track.


    Editing

    Now we have to delete everything except the lines you're gonna use. (You can now unmute any muted tracks.) We want to use the Split Delete tool. You do this by selecting the unwanted lines, as in here, and using Split Delete on it. On a Mac, the shortcut for it is Option+Command+K, but on a PC, at a guess, it would be Alt+Control+K. It will yield this result.

    Continue doing this until you've only got your lines left. Mine looks like this.

    Now we remove the instrumental track too, by pressing the X on the top-left of those two tracks. We're left with this.


    Sending to Jayn

    Now the hard work is done, we just need to export it. Go File>Export, and choose where to save the file. Make sure it is in WAV format. It'll look somewhat like this.

    Ignore this metadata thing that pops up. Just hit 'OK'. Likewise, hit OK on the Mono Channel warning.

    You're done! Now go and upload your file to some filehost, or email it to Jayn.

    Rules?

    • Have fun!
    • Send your lines to klairecross@gmail.com in MP3 or WAV format OR provide a download link for me in this thread, PM or VM.
    • You may have FOUR parts (FOUR lines), and a maximum of FOUR people can sing one part together--EXCEPT for the lines in [brackets]. Those are solos, so only one person can claim those. This rule may be changed depending on how many people are interested.
    • These Kawaii Desu things here --> { ♥ } <-- are for duets. Only TWO people can claim those.
    • The lines in black should be recorded by everyone.
    • First come first serve for lines, but the deadline is December 25th. That means turn in your lines BY then. The video goes up on that date.
    • Once a line is striked out, it means it's not available anymore.
    • Please RESERVE your lines before you record. You can post here with what lines (FOUR max, but not three solo parts) you want. I will update the thread with who's singing what part, and what lines are all reserved out.
    • When you send your lines to me, you can either have your lines timed to the instrumental in ONE long file !TIMED TO THE INSTRUMENTAL!, or you can record all of your lines separately and send them to me that way in a ZIP or RAR file.
    • Once again...TIME your vocals. Sing to the TIMING of the song. Sing to the song.
    • Remember that I don't actually want to hear the song behind your vocals. If you sing along, wear headphones so your mic doesn't pick it up OR have the song really low while you record. If I hear it, the audience will too and that makes it sound bad.
    • Please help fill out the song. If you have the time, please pick four parts. REMEMBER to record the BLACK LINES. Otherwise, when the chorus sings together, your voice will not be included.
    • Anyone can sing the black lines, but I'm less likely to fit you into the video if the only thing you sang were the black lines. (When it's much harder to fit everyone in to begin with.)

    Lyrics/Parts:

    Black Lines = EVERYONE records that part.
    { ♥ } = Duets. TWO people can claim that part online.
    [ ... ] = Solos. ONE person can claim that. Only ONE solo per singer. This MAY change depending on how many people join.

    [You can't walk barefoot across the kitchen tile] [Slaughter]

    [In the morning you have to let your car on for a while.] [Midnight]

    [The radio won't stop playing those jingles and rhymes.] [Andrew]


    You know that it must be Christmas time.
    La la~~
    [Fearless, Ryan, Andrew, Excasr, Old Sage, Anti-Sora]


    [The malls are packed,
    The toys are stacked,]
    [Jayn]


    [You need to shop,
    No time to stop,
    A festive card for mom and pop.]
    [Ryan]


    The best feelings come out with a simple chime, [Fearless, Nemesis, Slaughter, Excasr, Old Sage, Anti-Sora]

    You know that it must be Christmas time.
    La la~


    You know you feel it in the air,
    The time to share, the time to care-
    [Nemesis, Jayn, Cookiie, Kisala]


    [Is Peter gay?]* [Nemesis]

    [Huh?] [Cat<3Sora]

    [Over there. (same person who picks the first one)*] [Nemesis.


    So grab a friend,
    And dance all in a line,
    [Ryan, Andrew, Slaughter, Mish]


    'Cause you know it must be Christmas time,
    La la~


    [The boys and girls are wishing] [Cookiie]

    (Wish wish wish)

    [Santa would write them back] ] [KH2man]

    (Back back back)

    [They can't wait to go fishing inside his big red sack,] [Ryan]

    His big red sack, Santa's got a huge sack! [Cookiie, KH2man13, Midnight Star, Anti-Sora, Mish, Fuzzy]

    So, if you're feeling down or blue,
    Hey buddy I've got some good news for you.
    [Ryan, Andrew, Nemesis, Slaughter]


    Get that chin up and let that smile shine, [Fearless, Jayn, Cookiie, Kisala, Mish]

    'Cause you know it must be Christmas- [ Cookiie, Excasr, Kisala, Anti-Sora, Cat(?)]

    [I know it must be Christmas-] [Fearless]

    we all know that it's Christmas time!
    Christmas time! (optional)
    La la~

    You know it must be Christmas time.


    Lines In

    Andrew
    Cookiie
    KH2man13
    Kisala
    Jayn
    Fearless
    Ryan
    Cat
    Excasr
    Midnight
    Dr. Doctor
    Mish
    Fuzzy
    Slaughter

    Mixing Progress.

    Nope.

    Video Progress

    > Lol.

    Pictures Needed From...

    N|A
     
  2. Fearless A good and beautiful child

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    [I know it must be Christmas-]

    Get that chin up and let that smile shine,

    You know that it must be Christmas time.
    La la~~

    The best feelings come out with a simple chime,
     
  3. MadDoctorMaddie I'm a doctor, not a custom title!

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    You know that it must be Christmas time.
    La la~~

    [You need to shop,
    No time to stop,
    A festive card for mom and pop.]

    So grab a friend,
    And dance all in a line,

    So, if you're feeling down or blue,
    Hey buddy I've got some good news for you.

    Could I get these, please?
     
  4. Beau Hollow Bastion Committee

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    [The radio won't stop playing those jingles and rhymes.]
    ~In pale yellow

    You know that it must be Christmas time.
    La la~~
    ~In light pink

    So grab a friend,
    And dance all in a line,
    ~In pale green

    So, if you're feeling down or blue,
    Hey buddy I've got some good news for you.
    ~In pale yellow

    EDIT; Lines sent~! c:
     
  5. NemesisPrime Hollow Bastion Committee

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    [Is Peter Gay?]*

    So, if you're feeling down or blue,
    Hey buddy I've got some good news for you.

    You know you feel it in the air,
    The time to care, the time to share-

    The best feelings come out with a simple chime,

    I promise to get this in on time or so help me!
     
  6. Always Dance Chaser

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    [You can't walk barefoot across the kitchen tile]


    The best feelings come out with a simple chime,

    So grab a friend,
    And dance all in a line,

    So, if you're feeling down or blue,
    Hey buddy I've got some good news for you.


    I'm so glad we're doing this :D

    I'll gift you the song sometime tomorrow. Your iTunes email is klairecross@gmail.com, right?
     
  7. Midnight Star Master of Physics

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    [In the morning you have to let your car on for a while.]


    I'll pick the rest in a minute
     
  8. Shinichi Izumi Totally Pink and stuff

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    Damm i dint stalk you good enough, all of the good lines are taken ;~;

    no kawi-desu-duets????????

    You know that it must be Christmas time.
    La la~~ [Fearless, Ryan, Andrew] pink

    The best feelings come out with a simple chime, [Fearless, Nemesis, Slaughter] green

    [They can't wait to go fishing inside his big red sack,] grey

    'Cause you know it must be Christmas- purple
     
  9. Pinekaboo Chaser

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    You know that it must be Christmas time.
    La la~~

    You know you feel it in the air,
    The time to share, the time to care-

    [They can't wait to go fishing inside his big red sack,]
    'Cause you know it must be Christmas-
    ________________________

    I may not be able to record until Friday, just a warning.
     
  10. Cookiie Traverse Town Homebody

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    May I get :

    You know you feel it in the air,
    The time to share, the time to care-

    [The boys and girls are wishing]

    Get that chin up and let that smile shine,

    'Cause you know it must be Christmas-

    And can I use this picture for the chorus : http://www.zerochan.net/887799
     
  11. Cat~ Transformation

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    [Huh?]

    His big red sack, Santa's got a huge sack!

    'Cause you know it must be Christmas-
     
  12. Excasr The Forgotten XIII

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    Can I have these? ::L:

    Thank you. =]

    EDIT: While double checking, there are two lines that I can't claim. >.<
    I will edit this post once I find what I can sing...

    Edit²: Here...

    Possible?
    Thanks.
     
  13. Peace and War Bianca, you minx!

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    You know that it must be Christmas time.
    La la~~
    [Fearless, Ryan, Andrew]

    The best feelings come out with a simple chime, [Fearless, Nemesis, Slaughter]

    You know you feel it in the air,
    The time to share, the time to care-
    [Nemesis, Jayn]

    [Huh?]

    Might aswell do one Christmas song, even if I don't like one and don't know the other, but heh, tis the season! Falalalala!

    EDIT: Fuuuuuuc- damn trying to get my lines while doing it on a smartphone... Give me whatever lines you want, and don't want me to have.
     
  14. Iskandar King of Conquerors

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    [The boys and girls are wishing]

    You know you feel it in the air,
    The time to share, the time to care- [Nemesis, Jayn]

    Get that chin up and let that smile shine, [Fearless, Jayn]

    'Cause you know it must be Christmas-
     
  15. Jayn

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    You know.

    I just gave everybody who's posted the parts they want. Check the OP. Merry Christmas, guys--*shot*

    If you don't have four parts because things were full and signed up before this post, go ahead and pick up until your fourth. But double check me.
     
  16. KH2man13 Gummi Ship Junkie

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    Can I reserve these? I'm guessing someone already got some of these, but I'm too lazy to check.

    [Santa would write them back]

    His big red sack, Santa's got a huge sack! [Cookiie]

    'Cause you know it must be Christmas- [DarkTraitor, Cookiie]
     
  17. Excasr The Forgotten XIII

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    Oh God, there is a line that 7 persons claimed. O_O

    It sure will be really fun!
     
  18. Midnight Star Master of Physics

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    Opps, I really should of picked all my lines instead of just taking a solo this morning, now everything's filled up. I'll take the last remeaining line:

    His big red sack, Santa's got a huge sack! [Cookiie]
     
  19. Jayn

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    Updated .
     
  20. Iskandar King of Conquerors

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    just a question, did you make an exception for that one line, since there are all those people on it?
     
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