View Full Version : "Hat Full Of Sunshine" - Professor Elemental (Tenor Uke Cover)

02-15-2014, 04:04 PM

A cover of Professor Elemental's song "Hat Full of Sunshine. If you like my version, visit http://www.professorelemental.com/ and buy the original. It's waaay better.

This video is submitted for the Seasons of Ukulele # 104 "Throw Your Hat In The Ring." This weeks special 2 year anniversary challenge is of course, songs about hats! For more videos from what should be an amazing assemblage of anniversary videos from the Seasonistas, visit Pabrizzer's playlist here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWWTvJrk8iLyaJ-lm9iKtz4i-bpbl_n8a...

This song uses samples from a very cool tune from 1928 entitled "Sweet Sue - Just You" from 1928 and performed in 1930 by the Mills Brothers.

I built basic rhythm track in DM1. The original Mills Brothers track and my vocals were mixed with the drum track in Audicity. Then I took the completed backing track and recorded the ukulele accompaniment. Then the whole thing was mixed using Magix Editor. I use a Zoom H2 Microphone for all audio and a Flip UltraHD for video.

02-16-2014, 07:33 PM
I'm always extremely impressed by any video that uses an underlying track and double tracks/videos like what you've done here. It is well beyond my ability to attempt things like this.

Bravo - really nice job!

02-17-2014, 05:15 AM
Thanks John, it was a fun project. The first time I tried a multitrack was time consuming, mostly because I was still learning the software. It's worthwhile to give it a go. Start simply by recording your main videos and then just add a second audio track with some harmony or something. Adding a second video to go with that audio track is the next step. If you go back on my channel and watch Can't Hardly Wait, you will see how bad my first one was. The mix is terrible but I was a real good learning experience.

I don't know if you are PC or Mac but Audacity works great for mixing two audio tracks together and it's free. Record the main video, export the audio from that to wav, then mix it with a second harmony track in audacity. Export that back to wav and replace the original audio track with your new one. Bobs your uncle.

02-23-2014, 05:51 AM
I'm posting a follow up because I bumped into this excellent version of the original song "Sweet Sue" by Phillipe Krouk on YouTube. Well worth a view if you haven't seen it already. http://youtu.be/V_IritHPGGc

He also has a great duet performance of Smeck's Magic Ukulele Waltz that love.