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    • Gotten some good improvement since the last post.  My coordination up to G#4 is pretty decent. I can now use G#4 in most songs (with practice of course) http://vocaroo.com/i/s0yF3rTW4Qal I can get up to A#4 in exercises, but the coordination is not ingrained yet; its application in songs right now is very unreliable  http://vocaroo.com/i/s0qCWHqeJKtS Here's a section of "Rooster" by AIC. I omitted a more difficult line with a B4 for obvious reasons http://vocaroo.com/i/s1Z07dCU4EHZ
    • LOL, thanks GSoul!   Bring it on, man - it would be fun to hear how you'd tackle Bowie!  I'm working on a little something different. Hope to post something pretty soon... Where's everybody else??? Come on guys, let's see whatcha got!
    • Hi Brad, first of all, welcome to the forum. I have some experience with home recording, and I have read many things to educate myself. In my opinion, "specialty plugins" are cool because most of them will give you the exact sound you are after with little tweeking. I am not familiar with Reaper, as I use mostly Logic (for more serious things) and GarageBand (for practicing or just getting some ideas recorded). However, I think that with few exceptions (e.g. T-Pain's voice) you can achieve the same sound with other more general plugins and the right technique. So, are you aware of basic fx and recording techniques used on vocals, such as EQ, Compressors (general and multi band), Delays, Reverbs, Exciter, and Chorus? Doubling or Double Tracking also is very important to achieve a thick sound, such as the one you are after. Doubling can be achieved in several ways, such as recording over and over and copy/paste lead vocals. BTW, I started a thread on the subject, so I could get other members opinions and tips:    I'm adding other threads that hopefully could be useful to you: Hopefully, other guys (more knowledgeable than me) might jump in and give you advice on plugins. Good luck man!
    • Hi guys, so after some constructive criticism from some youtubers I recently purchased Reaper, and my friends and I are looking to do some better quality recording for some youtube covers and eventually some originals. I have done tons of research on recording and vst plugins, and I have my mind pretty much made up on all of them except for the vocals. Because I am singing in such a niche genre, I am not really sure what vocal plugins would be best for what I am going to be doing specifically.

      I have a very low bass voice, and we are mostly going to be doing Type O Negative covers and other bands of the same sort, so I want something either geared towards that or something that at least has the tools to handle it. I am going to include a few links for the sound that I am trying to replicate.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD5No_JRrZw

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y0WKslm-3k

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiOZ6VlM91M

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyhLdI9fcH0

      As you can see, all these bands have a sort of "epic" sound to the vocals which is what I am looking for, of all the dozens of videos I have seen on vocals or articles I have read, they are mainly describing how to get a commercial radio sound, which is not at all what I am looking for. 

      There are 2 main things I was wanting help with from this post, one help picking out a vocal plugin, and secondly help with just a general starting point how to achieve their vocal sound.

      I know that there is no all in 1 vocal processor that is better than buying the individual plugins, but I was hoping for some recommendations for a beginner like myself in a bundle. As I said, I have done months of research on this so I am not a complete idiot on the subject, but ease of use and hopefully many presets that would be useful for my purposes would be ideal.

      And secondly achieving that sound, I know you can't cram years of vocal editing advice into a reply, but I was hoping for just a general starting point for me to go from. I just don't have the ear to be able to tell what they are doing. Effects? Number of vocal tracks? Just the basic stuff.

      Also what would be a basic starting point for eqing my type of voice, I know you are supposed to boost what sounds good and cut out what sounds like crap, but I am not experienced enough to know what that is. 

      Here is a link to a Woods of Ypres song, and then our cover of it to see what I am working with. Was just recorded with the camera mic.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-zSyRQ5evE

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-Af9UMqRCE

      Equipment list:
      UR44 Audio Interface
      SM7B mic with cloudlifter

      As I said, I have also pretty much made up my mind on the other plugins, but I am going to list them here, and if anyone has a better product in mind for what I am going to be doing, I am all ears!
    • Hi guys, so after some constructive criticism from some youtubers I recently purchased Reaper, and my friends and I are looking to do some better quality recording for some youtube covers and eventually some originals. I have done tons of research on recording and vst plugins, and I have my mind pretty much made up on all of them except for the vocals. Because I am singing in such a niche genre, I am not really sure what vocal plugins would be best for what I am going to be doing specifically.

      I have a very low bass voice, and we are mostly going to be doing Type O Negative covers and other bands of the same sort, so I want something either geared towards that or something that at least has the tools to handle it. I am going to include a few links for the sound that I am trying to replicate.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD5No_JRrZw

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y0WKslm-3k

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiOZ6VlM91M

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyhLdI9fcH0

      As you can see, all these bands have a sort of "epic" sound to the vocals which is what I am looking for, of all the dozens of videos I have seen on vocals or articles I have read, they are mainly describing how to get a commercial radio sound, which is not at all what I am looking for. 

      There are 2 main things I was wanting help with from this post, one help picking out a vocal plugin, and secondly help with just a general starting point how to achieve their vocal sound.

      I know that there is no all in 1 vocal processor that is better than buying the individual plugins, but I was hoping for some recommendations for a beginner like myself in a bundle. As I said, I have done months of research on this so I am not a complete idiot on the subject, but ease of use and hopefully many presets that would be useful for my purposes would be ideal.

      And secondly achieving that sound, I know you can't cram years of vocal editing advice into a reply, but I was hoping for just a general starting point for me to go from. I just don't have the ear to be able to tell what they are doing. Effects? Number of vocal tracks? Just the basic stuff.

      Also what would be a basic starting point for eqing my type of voice, I know you are supposed to boost what sounds good and cut out what sounds like crap, but I am not experienced enough to know what that is. 

      Here is a link to a Woods of Ypres song, and then our cover of it to see what I am working with. Was just recorded with the camera mic.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-zSyRQ5evE

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-Af9UMqRCE

      Equipment list:
      UR44 Audio Interface
      SM7B mic with cloudlifter

      As I said, I have also pretty much made up my mind on the other plugins, but I am going to list them here, and if anyone has a better product in mind for what I am going to be doing, I am all ears! Thanks, Brad
    • Now the moderators on tmv have picked up on that too!   I think I will look at a Bowie song next. Also doing the I Can't Make You Love Me Challenge. Nationals Challenge also! Smooth sailing.