Mixing a rap acapella with a techno instrumental
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    Default Mixing a rap acapella with a techno instrumental

    Does anyone know what the bpm of the acapella should be to sound good with the a techno instrumental? say the techno instrumental is 120 what should the acapella be?

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    120bpm.... i mean you could do some weird mix - assuming the rap acapella is 90bpm - 4 bars of rap every 3 bars of techno, but yeah, I would just shift the rap acapella to 120 bpm (even though it might sound a bit weird - but generally not to bad, i've done thins for 120bpm electro before). DnB works nicely for that sort of thing as u can just put 90bpm rap at 1/2 time over 180 bpm DnB.
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    Melodyne is the probably the best thing to use to get the acapellas on time without it sounding horrid.

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    how would i do that with traktor?

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    Beatgrid the acapella exactly as you would any other track. Then you can synch them at whatever speed you want.
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    For me techno usually starts at 128bpm up until 140-ish.

    It depends if it's the slower or the the somewhat harder (Immer Gerade Aus)techno. I'm not even starting to go on about Schranz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tekki View Post
    For me techno usually starts at 128bpm up until 140-ish.

    It depends if it's the slower or the the somewhat harder (Immer Gerade Aus)techno. I'm not even starting to go on about Schranz.
    Some minimal techno starts at 119 But I would not want to put some Rap Acapella over it

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    Jups, especially if your starting some Chloé ("I want you" amongst others), you will easily en up in that region.
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