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Creaking - Distortion

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Mertd
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Hey you guys, :D

a few days ago i started to experiment with rasp/distortion/creaking cause i like it and sounds better with my band.

i started with creaking, i really liked the sound and i practised it (didnt hurt), but after a time i could only creak and couldnt sing a clean tone anymore (i needed to wait like 15 minutes then i could do clean again).

Then i found out about distortion, i tried it today (my first time) and it was different, it didnt hurt (only when doing long time) it sounded a bit more evil and gravelly, but with this effect i could change between clean and distortion much easier then with creaking.

ive recording some random things, only the first word of the clip i did in creaking, and the rest i tried with distortion.

http://www.box.com/s/0224c2a92a1c822aded7

now ive got a few questions,

1) is this really distortion that im doing

2) can i make the distorted sound more bluesy, rocky like jorn lande?

3) is it safer then creaking?

thanks!!!!

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just make sure whatever sound effect you're going for does not drop down into the throat. some of those clips sounded a little to low, in terms of where you were positioning your sound..attempts #2-4 just going by the recording sounded a little too throaty to my ears.

just my opinion.

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thanks for your responses.

What can i do to get the sound more above? raising larynx, twanging?

does it take more breath support?

I notice that it gets easier everyday that im excersing, i can switch more easily to clean i if i want to.

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