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  1. leakyfaucet123

    What's my Voice type?

    Here's a recording of me exploring my range with the Piano. Btw, I'm a 15 yo M.
  2. This is not a song I would normally try to cover but my wife has been playing it over and over. I needed to record it to get it to stop playing in my head. Any thoughts on what I need to improve on is welcome.
  3. Hi guys, it's been a long time since a posted a song. So, yesterday I had some free time and recorded this as a warm-up. Even though I listened only once after recording, I already found a few rough or pitchy spots. Anyway, I was wondering if there is anything you guys like about it. Vocal was recorded in one take, then added compressor, EQ, Delay and reverb. Cheers.
  4. Hi guys, this is my attempt to sing Sweet Child of Mine (Guns n' Roses). I would like to get some tips on how to improve it, besides more practice, of course.
  5. I finally had the time to practice and recorded this lovely song. The effects were compressor, EQ, Delay and Reverb. I would like to thank Rob Lunte for inspiring me to work in this song. I know it is still rough in several patches but I hope with time and work it will become a worthy cover.
  6. John Bayne

    Getting started

    Hey everyone! So a little about me.... I've a background in classical singing and musical theatre and whilst I have aspirations to be a professional in both of those capacities I also have a love of music such as Shinedown, Alter Bridge, Trapt etc.. you get the idea. Above you will find a taste of where my voice is at singing just about the most contemporary song I have in my musical theatre rep. I'm not sure if I have ever sung in M2 in my entire life and am excited to get going with TFPOS. I'll be playing the role of Radames in Elton John's 'Aida' soon and will really need to be able to rock it up in the E4-A4 kind of range with total ease. I'm willing to put in the hard yards. Lets do this.
  7. emme207

    Critque My Voice Please

    Hi guys! I just signed up for the premium membership and I am so excited to get advice and critiques from you all. I am very serious about my singing and I would like complete honesty when it comes to critiquing my voice. It has has always been my dream to be a recording artist and I really want to go on The Voice or a similar show. Over the past year or so, I have really been trying to develop a unique tone to my voice and I would like to know if it working for me or not and what can I do to improve? I can sing several styles and do different things to my voice for different effects. For the purpose of this post, I have a certain singing style that I would like critiqued, which is my "rock voice." Please be brutally honest and I would like a critique on both videos below. Thank you! http://www.smule.com/recording/nirvana-smells-like-teen-spirit/350287919_289787967 http://www.smule.com/recording/guns-n-roses-sweet-child-o-mine/350287919_289762473
  8. Hi, I sing as an amateur. I joined a choir a little while back and one of the choir's more important members, their voice expert apparently, told me that I have a crap voice. It's just a community choir - and they are OK, but not fabulous - in fact their first priority is, apparently, just to have fun. Some people don't even hold key well. So when I was told that my voice was crap there, well...I was pretty upset, considering the other people in the choir. I thought she just meant the top half, but when I questioned her, she told me that the bottom half was crap too - so I guess that, according to her, my whole voice is crap. This really, really upset me! I know it shouldn't, but it does. Singing is really important to me - I had a horrid childhood and singing was what kept me from giving up on life. I also have a cleft palate, so I'm obviously not really supposed to be able to sing at all (I was told by Doctors that I couldn't be a model, actor or singer, but I should be able to do any 'normal' type of job), so of course, acting and singing in musical theatre is my favourite hobby. I'm a little too contrary and determined for my own good! I've put some home recordings (just on iPhone recorder - sorry - I don't have recording equipment), here. Could you please tell me if I really have a crap voice, and if so, why? I know it's not star material, but really don't hear it as crap. I'm not Julie Andrews, nor am I expecting to be, but I do get cast in amateur music theatre roles, and I want to be good at singing. I know I have a some nasality (that's the cleft palate, I'm afraid), I have a lot of very old tension that I'm working on getting rid of with a teacher, I have no resonance. I presume I have a lot of other bad stuff, if my voice is really totally crap. If you have to tell me bad news, that I really do have a crap voice, could you possibly be somewhat gentle about it?? I'm not particularly after polite lies, but I'm feeling miserable, so please just explain what is so wrong that my voice is crap, even compared to people who can't even hold a tune! These are all works in progress, not performance standard. My teacher tells me that I'm a lyric soprano. Oh, and apparently, I'm rather exceptionally LOUD, which you can't tell from the recording - could be to do with the cleft palate, the metal plate that covers the front part of my hard palate or perhaps I'm naturally loud because my hearing is not 100% (my speech is on the loud side too - I never have difficulty with audiences hearing me :-) ). https://www.dropbox.com/s/bbi4pa2agaybt03/20160122%20134614.m4a?dl=0 (set by my teacher - music theatre - working through my break) https://www.dropbox.com/s/2yeklqh2e09fxwy/20160119%20125338.m4a?dl=0 (not set by my teacher - my own experiment - apparently my voice does not have a pretty enough sound, so I'm trying to use this to emulate) https://www.dropbox.com/s/epl28er0jd0ukwb/20160118%20140626.m4a?dl=0 (set by my teacher - to work on belt - only the last 60 seconds) https://www.dropbox.com/s/bt4a6x471rhlnrr/20160118%20134400.m4a?dl=0 (a belt mix - worked on for an amateur audition)
  9. Matt Harold

    Am i a decent singer

    Im 16, Im thinking of going on bgt or xfactor on 2 year, is there anything you think i need to inprove, i cant really het pro vocal training becahse the closest vocal coach to me os 50+ miles away
  10. Just want to know if I should keep singing or give it up? (Singing) ----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsbptdfKSFs
  11. Hey Guys Check out my cover of "Love Yourself" on Youtube. Reply with your own LIVE cover recordings!
  12. Im gonna make this thread for some solutions and plugins that can help people. Starting with this then: http://eventideplugins.elasticbeanstalk.com/ultrachannel.jsp Great plugin, free until the end of this very day (8th july). So get your license! A valid access code: 0B4968F2 (this is distributed on forums on the internet, its legal) This is a legit download, you will own this plugin. Eventide will charge $249 for it starting from tomorrow. Hope it helps, if anyone got something to share similar or freeware, lets try to keep it within this thread if possible!
  13. An original song called "Morning Light" https://clyp.it/0cmkoubr No heavy technical reviews needed (unless you're bored lol.) To me the word "morning" sounds flat or otherwise weirdish. Lemme know what you think. I realize the "B" in the word "bright" isnt coming out every time. I was trying to go for a slightly David Coverdale vibe on the verses. The chord at 3:03 is pretty close to Jimmy Page The intro scat thing was just done off the cuff. I was going to put guitar solos in but didnt have time. (Edit: note to self. NEVER write a song with this many chorus repeats unless cash is involved lol....waaaayyyy too much work) Ive had this music sitting around for about 6 months. Wrote and sung the vox today. No bass guitar on the recording Enjoy, JJ
  14. I want to record a high-quality song in the studio. I don't want it to sound pretty good or just nice. I want a professional radio-ready, tv ready sound. What do I need to do and how do I do it? Do I just buy recording time and they will do the rest or do I have to buy mixers and masters and all of the fancy people I don't know the names for? What are the steps and how do I start to make a pro recording of a song? I am not worried about how much the recording costs. I am only worried about the quality and the quality alone. Important information I have never done any work in a professional studio as far as I know, I do not know anyone personaly who has made a radio ready recording in a studio I do not have a drum set nor do I know how to play one if I did. Although I have had some experience with drum samples and thought they sounded pretty good at times Bass, Guitar, Vocals, and piano are all instruments That can be played professionally either by my self or others I know.
  15. Recording plugins are some of the most essential and fun additions for any home recording. The quality and variety of recording plugins available today is simply miraculous. With the right choice of plugins, and a little bit of skill at home recording, an experienced home recording engineer can produce recordings that sound very professional! Plugins are not just for vocal effects. They are also available to simulate vintage preamps, compressors and even recording consoles like the famed SSL console system. In the world of plugins for digital audio work stations, (DAWs), there is no company that does a better job then waves. Visit www.waves.com and learn more about how you can make your home recordings sound professional! TOP RECOMMENDED WAVES PLUGINS FOR RECORDING VOCALS! CLICK HERE TO VISIT WAVES RECOMMENDED VOCAL PLUGINS AT WAVES: CLA VOCALS * JJP VOCALS * EDDIE KRAMER VOCAL CHANNEL MASARATI VX1 * BUTCH VIG VOCALS * VOCAL RIDER * HR REVERB HR ECHO REAL ADT APHEX VINTAGE AURAL EXCITER WAVES TUNE WAVES TUNE LT DOUBLER * DEBREATH DeEsser VITAMIN * RENAISSANCE VOX THE KING'S MICROPHONES AND A LOT MORE...! * Honorable Mentions... essential! Other Vocal Gear Required for a Complete Home Recording Include The Following Recommendations: A digital Audio Workstation - DAWs: LogicProX, Reaper, ProTools. A digital audio interface: We recommend the Scarlett digital audio interfaces from focusrite. A recording, condenser microphone: RODE Microphones: NT1, K2 Pearlman Microphones See The Vocal Gear Store for more suggestions. Headphones: Extreme Isolation x-29s. See The Vocal Gear Store for more suggestions. A Reflextion Fliter: SE Electronics Reflexion Filter Pro Ambience. A Pop Filter: See The Vocal Gear Store for more suggestions.
  16. Adolph Namlik

    Camera Mount Adapter

    Here's a cool little item I found that is useful for your home recordings or band performances. If you have a spare mic stand, and don't own an expensive camera tripod, this is a reasonably priced item that you may find useful. It can be located at Amazon.com or Musician's Friend : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011YNFND0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00 http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/musicians-gear-camera-mount-adapter Just a little item I wanted to share with the "Community".....
  17. Sharifa Salma

    One Direction - Perfect (Cover)

    I just did a cover of Perfect by One Direction! Please check out:) sound
  18. TMV World Team

    RODE NT - USB Microphone Review

    In my quest for the perfect recording setup, I was pleased to discover an audio recording solution that minimizes the amount of gear I require to produce my YouTube content. I create educational videos on an almost daily basis and having a simple and effective audio recording setup is essential to my workflow. That's why I'm pleased to have discovered the RODE NT-USB microphone. The NT-USB is a Condenser Microphone which means that it's capable of recording the human voice with far clearer quality compared to something like a lavalier or headset mic which contain a Dynamic Microphone.) There's nothing worse than listening to poor quality voice narration, so I'm a big fan of using a condenser for all of my videos. This microphone can be purchased at The Vocal Gear Store. To connect a condenser microphone to a computer requires a USB or Firewire audio interface or a soundcard that can receive an XLR microphone cable. Typically, the interface will also need to support Phantom Power for a condenser microphone to work properly. In my previous recording setup, I was using an M-Audio Firewire Audio Interface connected to an AudioTechnica AT2020 Condenser Mic. While this setup certainly does the trick, it has a lot of cables and individual parts. This Summer, I found myself doing a lot of recording outside my studio. In an attempt to keep my gear to a minimum, I tried recording ambient audio with my camera microphones. To my disappointment, all I got was a lot of noise from wind and not much ambient audio. My goal for my outdoor videos is to paint a landscape, but also to capture nature sounds like birds and leaves rustling. It was apparent that if I wanted to get a good audio recording outdoors, I would need to start bringing a condenser mic with me on my recording sessions. On each trip, I would have to carry my drawing tablet, easel, tripods, cameras, supplies and sometimes a camping chair. I didn't want the burden of transporting, assembling and disassembling a Firewire interface, so I was relieved to discover the RODE NT-USB which doesn't require an audio interface. It simply plugs in and is powered through USB. As far as the specs, it's a studio-quality microphone which means that you can use it not only for voice narration and podcasts, but also for recording vocals and instruments. As with most condenser mics, the polar pattern is Cardioid. The NT-USB's frequency range is 20Hz ~ 20kHz so it going to do a marvelous job of capturing a natural sounding human voice with clarity. It's dynamic range is 96dB and its Max SPL is 110dB. As I mentioned before, it's powered by USB 5V DC and its weight is 520g, which is a little on the heavy side, but not uncommon for a condenser microphone. The NT-USB is very well built using high quality electronic components. Its metal case feels rugged, but as with all condenser mics, their internal parts are delicate, so I recommend taking caution with this type of mic. You certainly can't toss it around like you would a handheld Dynamic mic. The kind you typically see performers singing into. Aside from a computer and recording software like Garageband, the NT-USB comes with everything you need to setup and record. It even works with the iPad as long as you have the USB Camera Connection Kit. Included in the box are a tabletop tripod microphone stand, a 20” long USB cable and a Pop Shield. I appreciate the inclusion of these accessories because having a stand eliminates the need fo r a mic stand which takes up a lot of space. The long USB cable reaches pretty far as USB cables go. And the Pop Shield is especially useful for protecting your recordings from being ruined by plosives which are the loud pop sounds you get when you accidentally breathe too hard on the microphone. Condenser mics are particularly sensitive to plosives, so a Pop Shield is essential. I must admit, everything is so nice and compact once you get it assembled. It's super portable and it takes a lot of the hassle out o f setting up to record audio. Now let's talk about some of the pros and cons of the NT-USB. I don't have much that's negative to say about the NT-USB so I'll start there. While RODE states that the NT-USB is pre-set to an optimal recording gain, I have to disagree. Not all recording setups are the same and in my studio, there is some fan noise from my computer which means I need to set my gain lower to get a good recording. The NT-USB does not have a volume gain knob, so I have to set the recording gain by opening the recording properties on my computer and setting the levels there. While that does work, it's kind of a hassle compared to just turning a knob. Why this knob was left out, I don't know, but I sure do wish it were there. As far as the pros, there are several. First, there is a handy on-board headphone monitoring feature which allows you to adjust the balance between your voice and the background audio while recording. What this means is that while singing or narrating, you can make the background music louder or quieter to make it easier to hear your own voice in the mix. As I mentioned earlier, the NT-USB is USB powered, so it only requires a USB cable to connect to your computer and record audio. No preamp, audio input box, phantom power or XLR cable required. Less gear means less time setting up to record and I like that. So if you're a YouTuber, Vlogger, Podcaster or Vocal Artist who is in the market for a great all-in-one recording device that's ultra compact and portable, but doesn't compromise on voice quality, the RODE NT-USB is a great option for you. If you'd like to learn more about the RODE NT-USB please visit RODE's website at www.rodemic.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - - If you want to be part of the world's largest online community for singing where great professionalists will review your singing, don't miss the chance and use the 50% Discount Code for "Review my singing" Forum: TMVWorld50
  19. SK Acoustics introduces its latest sound booth designed exclusively for singers with dynamic vocal ranges Introducing the SK Acoustics AEF Legato Vocal Booth The Soundkitz AE-F Legato Vocal Booth offers singers improved levels of acoustic support when recording dynamic vocal ranges. This is thanks in part to its Dynamic Voice System (D.V.S.) developed by SK Acoustics for capturing dynamic vocal ranges see the Soundkitz Legato's Vocal Sound Filter The Legato’s system features a series of acoustic panels that address the depth and range of a singer’s voice so you can Customize the acoustics to suit your voice To offer additional support the Legato Vocal Booth features an adjustable ceiling panel to give vocalist better control over capturing their vocals. This is especially helpful for singers with a broader voice looking to fine tune their sound. The SK Legato Vocal Booth is a universal acoustic tool. It is designed to be used in both treated and non acoustically treated rooms making it accessible to recording enthusiast at all levels of experience. We've added many features to this innovative vocal booth to provide you with the best possible recording experience (more product information available at Soundkitz Recording Equipment .
  20. aravindmadis

    Manowar - Heart of Steel

    I am now beginning to gain the confidence to start taking on tough songs. I wish I could get more chord closure on the F#5 in this recording(would love for it to sound more full). It is also a very tough vowel for me("E" vowel). This kind of singing is out of my comfort zone. Always tough to get the right emotion when one has to sing on themes like war, death, evil etc Thanks to folks who listen and drop in a sentence or two. https://app.box.com/s/mjn82h7cjr2pyd09nyjcs2nmee72elo7
  21. In my quest for the perfect recording setup, I was pleased to discover an audio recording solution that minimizes the amount of gear I require to produce my YouTube content. I create educational videos on an almost daily basis and having a simple and effective audio recording setup is essential to my workflow. That's why I'm pleased to have discovered the RODE NT-USB microphone. The NT-USB is a Condenser Microphone which means that it's capable of recording the human voice with far clearer quality compared to something like a lavalier or headset mic which contain a Dynamic Microphone.) There's nothing worse than listening to poor quality voice narration, so I'm a big fan of using a condenser for all of my videos. This microphone can be purchased at The Vocal Gear Store. To connect a condenser microphone to a computer requires a USB or Firewire audio interface or a soundcard that can receive an XLR microphone cable. Typically, the interface will also need to support Phantom Power for a condenser microphone to work properly. In my previous recording setup, I was using an M-Audio Firewire Audio Interface connected to an AudioTechnica AT2020 Condenser Mic. While this setup certainly does the trick, it has a lot of cables and individual parts. This Summer, I found myself doing a lot of recording outside my studio. In an attempt to keep my gear to a minimum, I tried recording ambient audio with my camera microphones. To my disappointment, all I got was a lot of noise from wind and not much ambient audio. My goal for my outdoor videos is to paint a landscape, but also to capture nature sounds like birds and leaves rustling. It was apparent that if I wanted to get a good audio recording outdoors, I would need to start bringing a condenser mic with me on my recording sessions. On each trip, I would have to carry my drawing tablet, easel, tripods, cameras, supplies and sometimes a camping chair. I didn't want the burden of transporting, assembling and disassembling a Firewire interface, so I was relieved to discover the RODE NT-USB which doesn't require an audio interface. It simply plugs in and is powered through USB. As far as the specs, it's a studio-quality microphone which means that you can use it not only for voice narration and podcasts, but also for recording vocals and instruments. As with most condenser mics, the polar pattern is Cardioid. The NT-USB's frequency range is 20Hz ~ 20kHz so it going to do a marvelous job of capturing a natural sounding human voice with clarity. It's dynamic range is 96dB and its Max SPL is 110dB. As I mentioned before, it's powered by USB 5V DC and its weight is 520g, which is a little on the heavy side, but not uncommon for a condenser microphone. The NT-USB is very well built using high quality electronic components. Its metal case feels rugged, but as with all condenser mics, their internal parts are delicate, so I recommend taking caution with this type of mic. You certainly can't toss it around like you would a handheld Dynamic mic. The kind you typically see performers singing into. Aside from a computer and recording software like Garageband, the NT-USB comes with everything you need to setup and record. It even works with the iPad as long as you have the USB Camera Connection Kit. Included in the box are a tabletop tripod microphone stand, a 20” long USB cable and a Pop Shield. I appreciate the inclusion of these accessories because having a stand eliminates the need fo r a mic stand which takes up a lot of space. The long USB cable reaches pretty far as USB cables go. And the Pop Shield is especially useful for protecting your recordings from being ruined by plosives which are the loud pop sounds you get when you accidentally breathe too hard on the microphone. Condenser mics are particularly sensitive to plosives, so a Pop Shield is essential. I must admit, everything is so nice and compact once you get it assembled. It's super portable and it takes a lot of the hassle out o f setting up to record audio. Now let's talk about some of the pros and cons of the NT-USB. I don't have much that's negative to say about the NT-USB so I'll start there. While RODE states that the NT-USB is pre-set to an optimal recording gain, I have to disagree. Not all recording setups are the same and in my studio, there is some fan noise from my computer which means I need to set my gain lower to get a good recording. The NT-USB does not have a volume gain knob, so I have to set the recording gain by opening the recording properties on my computer and setting the levels there. While that does work, it's kind of a hassle compared to just turning a knob. Why this knob was left out, I don't know, but I sure do wish it were there. As far as the pros, there are several. First, there is a handy on-board headphone monitoring feature which allows you to adjust the balance between your voice and the background audio while recording. What this means is that while singing or narrating, you can make the background music louder or quieter to make it easier to hear your own voice in the mix. As I mentioned earlier, the NT-USB is USB powered, so it only requires a USB cable to connect to your computer and record audio. No preamp, audio input box, phantom power or XLR cable required. Less gear means less time setting up to record and I like that. So if you're a YouTuber, Vlogger, Podcaster or Vocal Artist who is in the market for a great all-in-one recording device that's ultra compact and portable, but doesn't compromise on voice quality, the RODE NT-USB is a great option for you. If you'd like to learn more about the RODE NT-USB please visit RODE's website at www.rodemic.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - - If you want to be part of the world's largest online community for singing where great professionalists will review your singing, don't miss the chance and use the 50% Discount Code for "Review my singing" Forum: TMVWorld50 View full articles
  22. I finally had a few minutes, late at night so I had go with something soft. Let me know what you think.
  23. A cover I did yesterday. I would appreciate to get some feedback on my technique. - Kasper