Microphonical Magic! achievement in DJ Hero® 2

Microphonical Magic!

Get a 200 vocal streak in any vocal mix.

Microphonical Magic!0
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How to unlock the Microphonical Magic! achievement

  • AP E JCAP E JC807,313
    17 Apr 2011 17 Apr 2011
    10 0 0
    I did this on the song "Busta Rhymes - "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See"

    But that's not what this guide is for. The main trick part here is to use a wired mic. Wireless mics, like the Lips one, do not register correcttly the rap parts, so grab a GH:world tour wired mic and continuously hit some hard surface, as long as you can keep it up for 200 notes you will get the achievement.
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  • Darth TromDarth Trom585,171
    22 Dec 2010 22 Dec 2010
    7 1 3
    Plug in Microphone and sign in on controller... no Dj board needed.

    Rock Band, Karaoke Revolution, and Lips have seemed to master the vocal pickup system... but DJ Hero2 and Guitar Hero seem to have the toughest games to keep streaks on. Regardless, I got this in less than 10 minutes so it's not really impossible. Remember, you must treat this achievement more like a vocal achievement than a DJ achievement.

    There are two genre's of vocals in most vocal games: Spoken vocals (rap) and Tonal vocals (melodic/musical). Melodic vocals look like long slender tubes that are placed in different length's and height levels to show how long notes should be sustained and how high and low the notes should be sung. Spoken vocals look like green dots. Spoken vocals are easiest to get high streaks on because all they require is sound to be registered. When a spoken vocal is missed it turns dark (black/grey) and when a vocal is hit it turns white. You want to see a lot of white! One word turns black and you will lose your streak. You can also look at the total right under your score and see how your streak is. Miss a note and it returns to zero.

    On games requiring high vocal streaks, choose rap songs that have relatively few melodic vocals. In Quickplay, I chose the first option: Message & Jungle Boogie because the majority of the song is a long streak of rap.

    The game does not register if you are saying exactly the right words, so if you cannot read the script fast enough... don't panic. CREATE A Repititive syllable to replace the words. "I used Dig-a-Dig-a.".. saying it at a rather fast tempo (sixteenth notes if you know musical subdivision) Don't worry about the first verse where there are some actual musical notes. But once the rap starts... get a good breath and keep the syllables coming.... Breathe at the ends of phrases... BUT MAKE THEM QUICK...

    If you have a fast and strong enough tongue, keep the syllables going even when the rappers aren't rapping because sometimes they tend to jump in and start before I thought the words started. This will end your streak prematurely.

    Melodic vocals are much harder to keep streaks going because the pitch element comes into play. Again, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND A RAP SONG FOR THIS ACHIEVEMENT! Be loud enough into the mike that sound can pick up the syllables.

    Some people use fans blowing into mike to register sound on non-tonal vocals. I cannot confirm if this particular technique will work but if my suggestions did not work, then you might try this as a backup plan.
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    BastiXS96i tried in Soulja Boy vs. Chamillionaire ... got 250+ Voice-Streak ... but Achivement didn't pop ... whats wrong?
    Posted by BastiXS96 on 24 Jul 12 at 20:57
    BastiXS96ok i think i found the problem.

    Turntable was Player 1
    Microphone was Player 2

    So i switched off the Turntable and logged in with the Mic for Player 1 ... popped and done :-)
    Posted by BastiXS96 on 25 Jul 12 at 07:42
    Darth TromCongrats on the achievement!
    Posted by Darth Trom on 25 Jul 12 at 12:05
  • HoRus7088HoRus7088683,776
    18 Feb 2011 18 Feb 2011
    4 0 0
    I did it really easy on Pump up the volume.
    It´s much easier to rub the mic on a wood board instead of clapping.
    Better take a wood board you don´t need anymore ^^
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