PobertBlant

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  1. How to process a vocalist in a recording who does not have a very consistent tone/timbre? A good example is Marilyn Manson, he has a totally different sound when he sings in his mid/lower range, when he moves up into his higher ranges, you can see how thin and distorted his tone gets. My point is, obviously producers wouldn't treat his voice as a whole through out, right? They cut the vocal into segments and then treat the higher vocal differently and the lower/mid differently? This is confusing. I'd also like to know how they make a vocal that thin not sound annoying and shrill. He's really going for it in that chorus, while the verses are sung pretty heavy.
  2. Hello Kevin, I am aware of the fact that you need more air for lower notes and less as you go higher. I understand what you're talking about creating more glottal compression, I just can't seem to find the balance, it's either very raspy or very choked off. Like you said, need some trial and error, shall practice to find the balance. I totally get you! But it would certainly be nice to have the option of singing clean in the higher notes, and I want to build on that. It definitely is a great thing I have a bit of a grasp on vocal distortion. That made me think a great while. Air velocity, I believe.
  3. I believe I am using too much air while singing clean vocals, this is great for when I want a breathy tone and when the song calls for it, but the thing is I don't know how to cut back on the air without letting my voice distort. Whenever I cut back on the air, vocal distortion kicks in, and my vocals get a grunge like rasp tone. I've discovered that whenever I sing anything above F#4, I can't sing it without vocal distortion kicking in. I don't believe it's an issue involving breath support, because I can sing all the way up to A4 comfortably, even though I can only sing above F#4 with a distorted tone. Too much air dries out my vocal chords pretty fast whenever I sing clean, and I often have to pause between lyrics and inhale fast so I can get enough breath for the next phrase, I manage to do it flawlessly, but it is annoying. Why can't I cut back on the air without my vocals distorting into a grunge/raspy tone?
  4. It's also fascinating to see that you are able to sing this song half-step higher than the original. Keep em' coming.
  5. Hello Owen, Yes I purposely sang completely 'exposed' to highlight all the problems I am having, though when I sing I am able to cover up some of the problems. Anything at and below F4 is comfortable for me to sing and sounds great. Anything above that sounds terrible. The problem is I do not have any vocal coaches in my region.
  6. Correct, I do get the strangling feel. This is about the cleanest I can manage without trying repeatedly and singing cleaner by chance.
  7. Hello guys, Last time I posted a thread when I discovered my head voice. Now I've gotten to the point where I want to build on it and make it sound good rather than weak and basically un-usable. Please listen to a vocal sample and tell me what errors I might be making and what I should be working on ? P.S When I sing 'End of passion play, Crumbling away---' in the end, I have to REALLY belt it out and use an 'uncomfortable' range of my voice (E4-G4), because it's neither too low, nor too high, it sounds like i'm yelling here, and it just sounds terrible and ugly. Most of the intense thrash and metal singing is sung in this area, please tell me how can I make this range comfortable to use, without strain and make it sound good so I can then start working on the tone of the sound to improve it. :| Vocal Sample: http://www.reverbnation.com/pobertblant/songs [This sample is so embarrassing god...]
  8. Hey george, Yes I've heard your cover before! haha, as well as the run to the hills and the conjuring cover. You really seem to have a great technique down and have a very distinct vocal timbre. That's the thing, I do always breathe from the diaphragm, but whenever I'm in the E4 - G#4 range, it's sort of like i'm in a constant belt, takes a lot of angst to it, I wonder what I'm doing wrong, I can feel all the action happening in the throat here. Is this what building the bridge and developing a mix voice/middle voice is all about ? I feel the same way when I'm singing songs like master of puppets, holy wars or enter sandman.
  9. I get the sensation that I'm 'throat' singing, if you will.
  10. I am so sorry about uploading portions of songs rather than the whole songs ron, it's just that it's raining very heavy in my area for the past week, non-stop, the roads are flooded and the rain shows no sign of slowing down, and it causes random electricity fluctuations and weird static noises to pop into the recording, so I just have to stop when that starts occurring. I promise it won't happen next time. It's just that I don't know how I can be able to 'dirty' up my voice a bit, distortion/rasp/grit whatever. Does it really sound good like this ? Whenever I sing in this area it feels like a constant belt, I'm really beefing up my chest voice to be able to sing here.
  11. Really ? That's comforting, but weird. I've been told singing is mostly 'mental', but it's really hard to sing when you're always so conscious about your voice. I don't know :|
  12. Hey guys, I posted the intro cover of the immigrant song here earlier, and I was about to finish it off, but I started fiddling around with some other songs first, and I randomly chose Ace Of Spades, I just feel so bad after covering it, even though I am singing in pitch, it just sounds awful, at least to me. Is it because my voice just sounds bad.. naturally ? Most of the songs I listen to (Megadeth/Metallica/Slayer) have singing a lot near the bridge, like around E4 - G#4. And I've noticed it takes an effort for me to sing here, It's easier to sing below this area, or above this, but right there it just sounds horrible, and it's easy to tell I'm pushing it, I don't know. Please listen to it and give me a general critique, tell me if I'm doing something wrong. http://www.reverbnation.com/pobertblant/songs
  13. PobertBlant

    Led Zeppelin - The Immigrant Song (Cover)

    hahaha thanks guys, rest of it coming up soon, I'm still trying to get the hang of applying distortion etc. :lol:
  14. PobertBlant

    Led Zeppelin - The Immigrant Song (Cover)

    Haha thank you Mr_pink and wabba_treads! Your compliments made my day! And sure thing wabba, I'll try it out. Thanks both for the kind words :)
  15. Just a little short cover of the immigrant song, just the opening minute. Started practicing head voice. Yet to do the rest, just wanted someone to hear it. People tell me I have a good voice but I'm always so conscious about my own singing voice. Peace I'd like a general critique please. http://vocaroo.com/i/s1a3gA0HcoZm