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"Radioactive" (Imagine Dragons) Barbershop Quartet (a cappella)

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Published on Jul 10, 2013

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And finally, about this video:

I had originally intended this as part of the Sousa March video, but I couldn't get it to work as a march, but I thought of about 10 ways it could the barbershop style (at least, in my mind). I haven't done a full out barbershop song in quite a while (either a tag or a medley), so I figure why not capitalize on a popular song?

One of these days I'm going to figure out the green screen thing. For now, I'll just call it "radiation special effects." Anything that someone will point out that's wrong I'll blame on the radiation from the apocalypse.

I have quite a few new/modern (relatively speaking) songs arranged as barbershop:

Barbershop Star (Nickelback)
Replay (Iyaz)
Kiss Me Through The Phone (Soulja Boy)
Firework (Katy Perry, tag only)
Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars, tag only)
2012 Review Barbershop Revue (medley of top songs of 2012)
Radioactive (Imagine Dragons)

Pitch Correction:

I'm a arranger/composer not a performer, so I use Melodyne to make the arrangement sound as best as possible. I see it as a vocal MIDI. If anyone ever wants to sing the melody or harmony parts to this, I always welcome other people to perform my arrangements.

Software:

Finale 2011 for notation.
Logic Express 9 to record and mix.
Melodyne for pitch correction, and audio quantization
Final Cut Express for video editing
MPEG Streamclip for video conversion for YouTube

Hardware:

AKG Perception 220 Consender Mic
PreSonus FireStudio Mobile (computer audio interface)

Original Song Info:
"Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons
©2012 Interscope/Universal/KIDinaKORNER
Written by: Alexander Grant, Ben McKee, Joshua Mosser, Dan Reynolds, Daniel Sermon
Produced by: Alex Da Kid

If my haircut interferes with the music, just close your eyes.

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