I swear I’m gonna be swimming in copyright strikes by the end of this course. This is a mashup of the 2 songs “Paralyzer” by Finger Eleven and “Take Me Out” by Franz Ferdinand. This was made for the Vocal Instrumental Mashup assignment where the task was to take the vocals of 1 song and mash them up with the instrumental of another song. For this, I had the vocals of Paralyzer sync with the background music of Take Me Out.
First I downloaded the instrumental of Take Me Out then the vocals of Paralyzer. To make this, I used Garageband to edit the 2 tracks to match one another. The hard part was trying to match up the beats of both songs so they’d sound well together. The reason I specifically picked these songs was because not only did they sound similar, but they had similar beats per minute (bpm.) The bpm of Paralyzer is between 128 and 135 while Take me out was 123. Because of this small difference, I had to chop up the Paralyzer vocals to make them fit within the 2/2 time signature (meaning 2 beats in every measure.) You can sort of hear these gaps in the song.
In the picture, the bottom track has the music part, while the top track is the chopped up vocals.
These 2 songs work so well together that you cant really tell it’s a mashup!