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Listen to this ballad...does the polyphony run out? #3020017 12/18/19 09:23 PM
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Just got a last minute call to do a wedding on Saturday night. It's Christmas, we need money, why not. First dance is this:



Typical four chord pop-guff ballad. I'm listening with headphones on and at around the 1.38 minute mark a very familar sound comes into my ears from the piano. It's like the guy has run out of polyphony and the piano has cut out. Either that the player made a mistake and someone isn't very good at using the DAW's piano roll. Anyone else hear?

Doesn't matter a single iota in the grand scheme of the universe, but I thought it was interesting to hear that in what was probably an expensively produced chart-topping single. Definitely don't think I've ever heard it in a professional recording.


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Re: Listen to this ballad...does the polyphony run out? [Re: nadroj] #3020019 12/18/19 09:42 PM
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I didn't hear it. But I wanted to hurl.


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Re: Listen to this ballad...does the polyphony run out? [Re: nadroj] #3020021 12/18/19 09:49 PM
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Something happened there, a poor edit maybe? idk

Re: Listen to this ballad...does the polyphony run out? [Re: nadroj] #3020028 12/18/19 10:57 PM
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Doesn't sound like a polyphony issue. Sounds like a bad edit. Also sounds like he grew up hearing Coldplay's "Clocks" (which is a much cooler song).


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Re: Listen to this ballad...does the polyphony run out? [Re: nadroj] #3020035 12/18/19 11:46 PM
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I hear the anomaly at 1:38 - it is quite obvious on headphones. There is also a less obvious anomaly at 2:10.

There are less obvious sound discontinuities at the same places in his version with Ariana Grande:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uJ4kJiMUAc

I also vote for a poor edit.
I have done splices on my Korg D3200, and done them better, even though I am just an amateur doing mixes of my covers band.

There is a small chance that these audio glitches are intentionally there for the youtube versions, to lessen the value of any audio copies that might be ripped from these. But because of the placement of these glitches, I am still thinking bad edit.

Re: Listen to this ballad...does the polyphony run out? [Re: nadroj] #3020078 12/19/19 08:43 AM
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Another instance of terrible editing, the vocals on this one. Right at the end of the second line with the word "Mexico" and then several times later on.



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Re: Listen to this ballad...does the polyphony run out? [Re: harmonizer] #3020097 12/19/19 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by harmonizer
There is a small chance that these audio glitches are intentionally there for the youtube versions, to lessen the value of any audio copies that might be ripped from these. But because of the placement of these glitches, I am still thinking bad edit.


For what it's worth, I hear the same glitch around 1:38 streaming it from google play. Weird.


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