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  1. TMV World Team

    Join us!

    If you are a voice scientist, researcher, ENT surgeon, Speech pathologist, voice coach or voice engineer - Join us on the voice specialists group: http://www.themodernvocalistworld.com/ Lots of voice information to share there!
  2. Members of TMV, As you can see, we are building the #1 community for singers on the web. The Modern Vocalist can attribute its rapid membership growth to the passion and quality of our membership. We are seeing some of the best talent from around the world join everyday from every genre'; Artists, Instructors, Hobbyists, Song-Writers, Producers, Engineers and Research/Science professionals have all heard about The Modern Vocalist and are rapidly joining. We have a vision for The Modern Vocalist.com and it is big. When we say that TMV is the #1 community for singers on the web we really mean it. There are several key factors that go into achieving our objective of becoming the number one community for singers on the web such as having a cutting-edge, interactive web site, a world-class leadership team and consistent membership growth. Membership growth is what I want to talk with you about in this blog. TMV is gaining on a very important milestone in our history, our first 1000 members! We would like to ask you to participate in a large-scale, communal campaign to push us up and beyond 1000 members by Feb. 7th. An experiment in large-scale social network badging. If you have a spare 5 minutes... Our team of community developers has discovered that simply "badging" Craigslist.com is not only very effective and attracts people from all over the world, but is easy and FREE. Here is what you do... The TMV Craigslist Badging Experiment: - Simply go to www.craigslist.com CLICK HERE >>> - Login if you have an account, if you do not you can create an account. - Pick any major city nearest to you, or any major city you choose and click on that link on the right column. - Click on "musicians" under the top left heading titled "community". - Top right corner, click on "Post". - On "pick a category" , choose "musicians" Posting Title: "New Web Site for Singers: www.TheModernVocalist.com Posting Description: "www.TheModernVocalist.com " Feel free to write anything you want in this space... tell people what you think about the site, use your native language, or just type the web address.. its up to you. Click on "Continue" Review your posting and click "Continue" type in the security word and click "Continue" Our most important partners are our members and their incredible combined talent and experience. Every new member build more value for all of us. Help us to take our membership past 1000 members and keep our star rising in the industry. Lets watch the numbers grow and see what happens... Thank you so much for being our member, sharing your talents and your passion for building something truly unique and worthy of International acclaim. Robert Lunte Founder TMV View full articles
  3. Guest

    ArticlesJoin us!

    If you are a voice scientist, researcher, ENT surgeon, Speech pathologist, voice coach or voice engineer - Join us on the voice specialists group: http://www.themodernvocalistworld.com/ Lots of voice information to share there! View full articles
  4. Introduction TMV brings together singers and teachers representing a wide range of singing backgrounds and techniques, each with its own concepts and terminology. With the encouragement of a number of TMV members, I have volunteered to pull together a research project to collect and organize a side-by-side equivalency (or 'Rosetta Stone' if you will) of these core concepts and terminologies, incorporating the perspectives and experiences of TMV members. Our first step I am writing this blog to invite you into the first phase of this project, which is to identify terminology sources and traditions, and any particular schools, teachers, materials or training systems having their own particular verbiage that you think we should include. To participate All you need do is respond to this blog, and indicate your interest, and name a terminology source with which you have been trained, along with your most preferred genre(s), and your years of training. For example, if you are a classical choral singer that was trained for 4 years at Westminster Choir College, you could post that as 'Westminster Choir College - choral singer - 4 years'. Or, if you have been (or are currently) using one of the popular CD-based systems, Name it, your genre(s) and how long you have been using it. If you have studied with a private teacher (and feel comfortable discussing the core concepts and terminologies that they have used with you), by all means mention the teacher by name, the genre(s), and how long you have been studying with them. What I will do It will probably not take too long to collect the first round of information. In the next couple weeks or so, I will be setting up a discussion group, and inviting those who wish to help with the project to join. There, I will put up a first questionnaire, and we can begin to collect textual and sound clip examples of the concepts, and (especially interesting) clips which allow us to hear the sounds of voices using techniques and tone qualities that may have differing terminologies in the various schools/approaches. So, Let's Begin Please respond to this blog, and I will begin to build my lists! Yours in TMV, Steve
  5. Introduction TMV brings together singers and teachers representing a wide range of singing backgrounds and techniques, each with its own concepts and terminology. With the encouragement of a number of TMV members, I have volunteered to pull together a research project to collect and organize a side-by-side equivalency (or 'Rosetta Stone' if you will) of these core concepts and terminologies, incorporating the perspectives and experiences of TMV members. Our first step I am writing this blog to invite you into the first phase of this project, which is to identify terminology sources and traditions, and any particular schools, teachers, materials or training systems having their own particular verbiage that you think we should include. To participate All you need do is respond to this blog, and indicate your interest, and name a terminology source with which you have been trained, along with your most preferred genre(s), and your years of training. For example, if you are a classical choral singer that was trained for 4 years at Westminster Choir College, you could post that as 'Westminster Choir College - choral singer - 4 years'. Or, if you have been (or are currently) using one of the popular CD-based systems, Name it, your genre(s) and how long you have been using it. If you have studied with a private teacher (and feel comfortable discussing the core concepts and terminologies that they have used with you), by all means mention the teacher by name, the genre(s), and how long you have been studying with them. What I will do It will probably not take too long to collect the first round of information. In the next couple weeks or so, I will be setting up a discussion group, and inviting those who wish to help with the project to join. There, I will put up a first questionnaire, and we can begin to collect textual and sound clip examples of the concepts, and (especially interesting) clips which allow us to hear the sounds of voices using techniques and tone qualities that may have differing terminologies in the various schools/approaches. So, Let's Begin Please respond to this blog, and I will begin to build my lists! Yours in TMV, Steve View full articles
  6. TMV World Team

    What Am I? (Finding Your Range)

    Many singers identify themselves based on their voice type, such as I'm a soprano, I'm a tenor, etc. Voice type is really based on two separate ingredients: range (which notes your vocal folds can produce) and timbre (the sound of your voice). But I bet that if you ask a singer what their range is, very few will actually have the answer. That's really odd if you think about it. Athletes know their height AND weight but singers can't tell you the highest or lowest note of their range. What determines your range is the diameter of your vocal cords: the smaller the diameter (and hence) length, the higher your vocal range. An easy way to demonstrate this is to use coins as a visual example. Our smallest coin, the dime, illustrates the size of the vocal cords of the highest soprano; a penny works for the average female; for the average man, think nickel and for the lowest bass, a quarter.. Want to discover your range? It's pretty easy. First make the sound aw as in the word law or dog. Pucker your lips and allow your chin to go down at the same time. Now start on a lowish note and descend on a 5-note melody, 5-4-3-2-1 of the major scale to be exact. If you can hear your low note clearly, then adjust the pattern down a half-step (or semi-tone) and repeat the 5-4-3-2-1 pattern until your reach your lowest note. It doesn't have to be loud or even sound great. It just has to be there for it to count. When you find the note, write it down! Since most singers have 3 and 1/3 octave ranges, even beginners, your high note can be estimated by knowing your lowest note. Even if you have actually less than 3 1/3 octaves, you'll probably discover that you can produce more notes than you had expected. Here are some rough low notes and how they correspond to voice type: F (below middle C) - high soprano (expect a high A on top) D (below middle C) - regular soprano (I see this note ALL the time) A/Bb - mezzo-soprano F (2 below middle C) - alto (very rare voice type) A (2 below middle C) - high tenor E (2 below middle C) - tenor C (2 below middle C) - 2nd tenor/high baritone G (3 below middle C)- baritone E ( 3 below middle C) - bass/baritone C (3 below middle C) - bass These are of course approximate. So how low can you go?
  7. Many singers identify themselves based on their voice type, such as I'm a soprano, I'm a tenor, etc. Voice type is really based on two separate ingredients: range (which notes your vocal folds can produce) and timbre (the sound of your voice). But I bet that if you ask a singer what their range is, very few will actually have the answer. That's really odd if you think about it. Athletes know their height AND weight but singers can't tell you the highest or lowest note of their range. What determines your range is the diameter of your vocal cords: the smaller the diameter (and hence) length, the higher your vocal range. An easy way to demonstrate this is to use coins as a visual example. Our smallest coin, the dime, illustrates the size of the vocal cords of the highest soprano; a penny works for the average female; for the average man, think nickel and for the lowest bass, a quarter.. Want to discover your range? It's pretty easy. First make the sound aw as in the word law or dog. Pucker your lips and allow your chin to go down at the same time. Now start on a lowish note and descend on a 5-note melody, 5-4-3-2-1 of the major scale to be exact. If you can hear your low note clearly, then adjust the pattern down a half-step (or semi-tone) and repeat the 5-4-3-2-1 pattern until your reach your lowest note. It doesn't have to be loud or even sound great. It just has to be there for it to count. When you find the note, write it down! Since most singers have 3 and 1/3 octave ranges, even beginners, your high note can be estimated by knowing your lowest note. Even if you have actually less than 3 1/3 octaves, you'll probably discover that you can produce more notes than you had expected. Here are some rough low notes and how they correspond to voice type: F (below middle C) - high soprano (expect a high A on top) D (below middle C) - regular soprano (I see this note ALL the time) A/Bb - mezzo-soprano F (2 below middle C) - alto (very rare voice type) A (2 below middle C) - high tenor E (2 below middle C) - tenor C (2 below middle C) - 2nd tenor/high baritone G (3 below middle C)- baritone E ( 3 below middle C) - bass/baritone C (3 below middle C) - bass These are of course approximate. So how low can you go? View full articles
  8. TMV World Team

    A Life Without Passion is Just Another Job

    Greetings, Fellow Musicians; This will be my first weblog. Please wish me well at this. I like this aphorism: A LIFE WITHOUT PASSION IS JUST ANOTHER JOB I am a passionate sort; one of my greatest passions is good singing. Over time I expect to elaborate on just what I think good singing to be. For me, I like a lyric message construed and presented with human emotion delivered with a sound quality that convincingly supports the feeling of the music. I enjoy music of many styles, of serious, dramatic, lighthearted or comic content, but with major emphasis on THE SONG. More on that topic in the future. That's enough of a beginning for now. Of several statements on TMV I've read, I'd like to expand on Steven Fraser's description of formants and vowels. Well done! Let me amplify that message with attention to the needs of singing groups who wish to sound well. I regard Mr. Fraser's description as most worthily presented, and hope my comments reflect appreciation of his knowledge. When I talk about formants and vowels, I care to begin with a brief recognition of the work of Hermann Helmholtz. On the Sensations of Tone (1885), wherein he makes clear that a fundamental tone struck, blown or voiced also creates many upper harmonics, all integer multiples of the fundamental frequency. (Stick with me here, we're going somewhere important soon). In producing vowels, as Fraser mentioned, certain of these upper partial tones are emphasized by conscious and unconscious configurations of the vocal tract heard as a group of tones we call vowels. So, when you sing the fundamental, the pitch you want to sing, many other pitches are also heard. (We're almost there!) These various additional pitches comprise what we call vocal quality or timbre. When several singers produce the same vowel sound, it sounds great if they are all on the pitch intended and if THEY ALL SING THE VOWELS EXACTLY THE SAME! If they don't, the singing sounds out of tune. In fact, it is; some of the upper partials may be so close to another partial, that dissonance results. Not good; unless that's what you want. This is why many a cappella singers care to practice singing duets and listening to the vowel matching. The whole group: chorus, quartet or choir wants to do this. When this is done well, it's magic, and often a sound other singers have not yet heard. Try this: get a friend to sing a vowel with you at the same pitch (AH, perhaps). Listen to find if you sound good together. Listen intently as you try to make your vowel sounds exactly the same. Play around with this a little, maybe with another listener to give an opinion. Then you're on your way to better singing. Thanks for Listening.......... Musiker
  9. Greetings, Fellow Musicians; This will be my first weblog. Please wish me well at this. I like this aphorism: A LIFE WITHOUT PASSION IS JUST ANOTHER JOB I am a passionate sort; one of my greatest passions is good singing. Over time I expect to elaborate on just what I think good singing to be. For me, I like a lyric message construed and presented with human emotion delivered with a sound quality that convincingly supports the feeling of the music. I enjoy music of many styles, of serious, dramatic, lighthearted or comic content, but with major emphasis on THE SONG. More on that topic in the future. That's enough of a beginning for now. Of several statements on TMV I've read, I'd like to expand on Steven Fraser's description of formants and vowels. Well done! Let me amplify that message with attention to the needs of singing groups who wish to sound well. I regard Mr. Fraser's description as most worthily presented, and hope my comments reflect appreciation of his knowledge. When I talk about formants and vowels, I care to begin with a brief recognition of the work of Hermann Helmholtz. On the Sensations of Tone (1885), wherein he makes clear that a fundamental tone struck, blown or voiced also creates many upper harmonics, all integer multiples of the fundamental frequency. (Stick with me here, we're going somewhere important soon). In producing vowels, as Fraser mentioned, certain of these upper partial tones are emphasized by conscious and unconscious configurations of the vocal tract heard as a group of tones we call vowels. So, when you sing the fundamental, the pitch you want to sing, many other pitches are also heard. (We're almost there!) These various additional pitches comprise what we call vocal quality or timbre. When several singers produce the same vowel sound, it sounds great if they are all on the pitch intended and if THEY ALL SING THE VOWELS EXACTLY THE SAME! If they don't, the singing sounds out of tune. In fact, it is; some of the upper partials may be so close to another partial, that dissonance results. Not good; unless that's what you want. This is why many a cappella singers care to practice singing duets and listening to the vowel matching. The whole group: chorus, quartet or choir wants to do this. When this is done well, it's magic, and often a sound other singers have not yet heard. Try this: get a friend to sing a vowel with you at the same pitch (AH, perhaps). Listen to find if you sound good together. Listen intently as you try to make your vowel sounds exactly the same. Play around with this a little, maybe with another listener to give an opinion. Then you're on your way to better singing. Thanks for Listening.......... Musiker View full articles
  10. Robert Lunte

    Robert Lunte - "Blue Rain"

    There seems to be a lot of "How to sing like..." videos these days. Is the pursuit of "how to sing like" someone else really the main goal you should be focused on in your singing?  Every voice is unique and every voice has the ability to demonstrate its unique areas of power, tone, range and embellishments. To be inspired by other singers is inevitable and to learn from other singers is a worthy endeavor, up to a point. But if you are going to become a legitimate vocal artist, you have to present YOUR voice to the audience, not trying to sing like someone else. As a voice coach, I am interested in helping you to learn about training techniques, to enable you to find your voice and grow as an singing artist.     Having made that point, here is a song I wrote years ago that has been played in many different ways through the years. A lot of people have enjoyed this song through the years. If it is new to you, I hope you enjoy it as well. It is one of those tunes that just comes together in about 5 minutes that song writers experience from time to time... Some songs just "flow" out... others have to be "built" and take more work.    The less "romantic" explanation is... this is the result of new audio mastering skills for video production. I remastered the audio on this and then rendered a new, "fresh" file... repurposing old, but good content... Enjoy!    "Blue Rain" - Robert Lunte
  11. If you have any questions about these products, please feel free to contact me on The Modern Vocalist or send me an email at robert@thevocaliststudio.com and we can talk your specific application. THE VOCALIST GIG BAG TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY FOR SINGERS: FROM ROBERT LUNTE & THE VOCALIST STUDIO: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TVS VOCALIST'S GIG BAG VIDEO OR WATCH BELOW! Microphones: - RODE M1 - RODE M2 http://www.rode.com/ - Electro-Voice 767a http://www.electrovoice.com - HEIL PR-35 http://www.heilsound.com - Telefunken M-80 http://www.telefunken-elektroakustik.com - Sennheiser 935 http://www.sennheiserusa.com - TC-Helicon MP-75 http://www.tc-helicon.com - AKG D7 http://www.akg.com Processing: TC-Helicon VoiceTone Pedals http://www.tc-helicon.com/voicetone-create-xt.asp - Create (EFX) - Doubler (simulates studio doubling) - Correct (compression) - Singles Pedals Wireless Microphone Solution - Samson Airline 77 http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=2018 Check That Mic Sanitary Wipes for Microphones http://www.checkthatmic.com VocoPro (HERO – RV) For Practicing and Writing: http://www.vocopro.com/products/product_info.php?ID=649 Extreme Isolation Headphones – X-29s: http://www.extremeheadphones.com/ex-29.html Vishudda Singer's Tea: http://aromatherapyinhaler.net/product/vishudda-singers-tea-kit-2/ Olympus Hand held Digital Recorder (The WS Series): http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_voicerecorders.asp Etymotic Ear Protection for Singers http://www.etymotic.com Hercules Mic Stand: http://www.herculesstands.com/mics/micstands.html PocketTone Pitch Pipe: www.PocketTones.com *Add this code to save $1. Special TVS Deal! (TMV08pt) Lyric Writing Software: www.masterwriter.com *Add this code to save $20. Special TVS Deal! (3059) Pen & Paper: Binder with all your bed tracks & lyrics: View full articles
  12. TMV World Team

    Top products for singers recommendations

    If you have any questions about these products, please feel free to contact me on The Modern Vocalist or send me an email at robert@thevocaliststudio.com and we can talk your specific application. THE VOCALIST GIG BAG TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY FOR SINGERS: FROM ROBERT LUNTE & THE VOCALIST STUDIO: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TVS VOCALIST'S GIG BAG VIDEO OR WATCH BELOW! Microphones: - RODE M1 - RODE M2 http://www.rode.com/ - Electro-Voice 767a http://www.electrovoice.com - HEIL PR-35 http://www.heilsound.com - Telefunken M-80 http://www.telefunken-elektroakustik.com - Sennheiser 935 http://www.sennheiserusa.com - TC-Helicon MP-75 http://www.tc-helicon.com - AKG D7 http://www.akg.com Processing: TC-Helicon VoiceTone Pedals http://www.tc-helicon.com/voicetone-create-xt.asp - Create (EFX) - Doubler (simulates studio doubling) - Correct (compression) - Singles Pedals Wireless Microphone Solution - Samson Airline 77 http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=2018 Check That Mic Sanitary Wipes for Microphones http://www.checkthatmic.com VocoPro (HERO – RV) For Practicing and Writing: http://www.vocopro.com/products/product_info.php?ID=649 Extreme Isolation Headphones – X-29s: http://www.extremeheadphones.com/ex-29.html Vishudda Singer's Tea: http://aromatherapyinhaler.net/product/vishudda-singers-tea-kit-2/ Olympus Hand held Digital Recorder (The WS Series): http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_voicerecorders.asp Etymotic Ear Protection for Singers http://www.etymotic.com Hercules Mic Stand: http://www.herculesstands.com/mics/micstands.html PocketTone Pitch Pipe: www.PocketTones.com *Add this code to save $1. Special TVS Deal! (TMV08pt) Lyric Writing Software: www.masterwriter.com *Add this code to save $20. Special TVS Deal! (3059) Pen & Paper: Binder with all your bed tracks & lyrics:
  13. One of my students just released this production. I think it sounds great... wanted to share it.   http://www.reverbnation.com/psychosindicate/song/22963614-break-me  
  14. An iphone production of my student and teacher in training, Fabricio Fonseca from Brazil, performing "Man In the Box" by Alice In Chains. This is actually a great song to learn and train for technique. Especially higher belts, forward palette vowels and distortion. Enjoy!   Learn more about The Vocalist Studio training program, "The Four Pillars of Singing" .     Alice In Chains - "Man In The Box" - Fabricio Fonseca - TVS Student / Coach  
  15. Amazing DREAM THEATER Tribute! - Fabricio Fonseca from Brazil sings "The Spirit Carries On". Fabricio is a renown voice coach from Brazil that came to Seattle to train for the TVS Certified Instructor program and enjoy Seattle for the first time. Together we produced this great video. It is just the beginning Fabricio Fonseca! I look forward to our partnership and friendship. Thank you Dream Theater for a great song to train and cover.     "The Spirit Carries On" - Dream Theater - Fabricio Fonseca  
  16. INTRODUCING THE TC HELICON VOICE LIVE TOUCH 2 They call it a "Vocal-Designer". Interesting, I thought to myself while unpacking the TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch 2 from its box. As the name implies TC-Helicon has released a new version of its innovative 'Touch' series which builds upon the original Voice Live Touch. I'll be upfront and say that I never had the opportunity to try out the original Voice Live Touch so this review will strictly be based on my experience with the new unit: the TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch 2. Gone are the colorful touch pads and diminutive LED screen. Instead, the Touch 2 is more serious wrapped in subdued grey with a much more usable LCD screen. Being this is a very menu driven device I imagine this is a welcome change to the original Touch users. TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch 2: Build This product can be purchased at The Vocal Gear Store. As with all TC-Helicon gear, the build quality of the TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch 2 makes it feel like every bit of its $500 street value. There are no manual knobs and buttons on the Touch 2. Instead, every control aside from a mic gain knob is a touch pad. It's an interesting design concept that is going to work for some but may be troublesome for others. The layout is generally straightforward and once you get a hold of the basics of how to drive into settings, the TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch 2 is fairly intuitive. I wish TC Helicon had given thought to backlighting their pads as I can see having issues in a dark club environment finding the right pad to hit, especially if you prefer as I do to not stand mount it. As a workaround, I highly recommend using their 3 button foot control available for purchase separately. TC Helicon touts the VL2 as giving singers "unprecedented creative control of their live sound with state-of-the-art vocal effects and performance looping in an intuitive touch layout." This I agree with. The TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch 2 packs an enormous catalog of preset effects to get you started sorted by genre such as Rock, Pop, Alternative etc. that mock the vocal effects used on a large v ariety of hit socks. If that isn't enough they are continually updating the catalog that is downloadable directly to the VLT2's using VoiceLive support. The TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch 2 In Practice The TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch 2 is pretty much ready to go out of the box. Built in is TC's fabulous adaptive tone which automagically applies adaptive EQ, compression and de-ess to your voice. It almost always sounds great and it certainly does on the Touch 2. Every effect is just about infinitely customizable on the Touch 2 including all the usual suspects of HardTune, tap delay, reverb, harmony, doubling, choir, and transducer. However, I generally found myself starting with one of the built-in presets and then customizing it to fit my sound. One of the more interesting features added on the Touch 2 is an effects "slider" that allows you to a choc tweak with your sound as you go. TC has come a long ways with their harmony algorithms by syncing them up with instrument input to ensure they are always on point and realistic sounding. The Touch 2 adds to the flexility of this by incorporating 8 total voices (more than you'd likely every need) and what they call "RoomSense". If one doesn't have an instrument to plug into the VoiceLive, the two onboard microphones take it the chord structures based off what its hearing in the room to decide how to apply the harmonies. I would argue there's no replacement for real harmonies, but this comes so damn close that admittedly even I have started using them. Another key feature to point out is the 6 track TC VLOOP performance looper. This is where things can really get creative with the ability to record your vocals on the fly for up to 30 seconds. The Touch 2 is so intelligent that it will even quantize those for you for perfect loops. One you have your loops you than then add Reverse, Filter, Slow Speed, Squeeze and Squeeze Auto to really make things interesting. Overall I felt that the looper was well done and simple enough that it could be used in a live situation. CONCLUSIONS about The TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch 2 The TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch 2 is without question an extremely powerful tool. At the end of the day, it does however, cater itself slightly more towards the studio and solo artist than it does to more of a rocker like myself. I felt the menu-driven design and touch interface left me spending more time in trial and error before finding a sound than I would have spent flipping a knob or hitting a switch on the Voice Tone series pedals. In my opinion, though, TC has found a niche within a niche market with the VLT2. If this looks like it might be your kinda thing I recommend you check it out. View full articles
  17. TMV World Team

    TC Helicon Harmony Singer Review

    INTRODUCING THE TC HELICON HARMONY SINGER I would argue that the TC-Helicons pedal style vocal effects are some of the best ideas to come out of their facility in Vancouver, BC. They are small form factor, intuitive to control and easy to get a great sound out of. No menu's to navigate, just simple rotary knobs, buttons and a master on/off footswitch. They are in my opinion a joy to use. The TC Helicon Harmony Singer is no different. Rotary controls for harmony type, wetness and reverb line the top along with a Tone button borrowed from the Mic Mechanic and a master switch flesh out the top. On the sides are the typical mic control switch along with instrument in and through as well as a thoughtful ground lift. On the back you'll usually find mic in/through as well as power and USB ports for firmware updates. What makes the magic happen, though, is the instrument in port. TC Helicon calls the Harmony Singer "Guitar Controlled". I imagine you could plug any kind of instrument generating tone and a line level signal but if you opt to use the TC Helicon Harmony Singer without anything you'd be selling yourself short. Why? Because the real beauty behind this TCH box is that it uses instrument pitch to perfectly dictate the harmonies produced. Aptly put your harmonies will always be in the correct key. Always. And that is what makes the Harmony Singer awesome. Don't miss the chance! Use the 50% Discount Code for "Review my singing" Forum: TMVWorld50 THE TC HELICON HARMONY SINGER: IN PRACTICE In practice, it took me little time to dial in something that sounded pretty convincing. The Harmony Singer gives you a pretty reasonable selection of harmonies from a 6th below all the way to a 5th above as well as mixes of the two so provided you don't have a lead vocal that's completely bonkers chances are you'll be able to find something that will fit. The key here to maintain realism is to use harmonies sparingly and to find the right place for them to sit in the mix in relation to the lead vocals using the Level knob. It would also help if you do have some basic understanding of chord structure to determine the optimal sounding harmony for the particular application. THE TC HELICON HARMONY SINGER: WRAP UP All in after spending a few weeks with the TC Helicon Harmony singer I can honestly say this is the first harmony effects box I've used that is both easy to use and produces realistic harmonies. It's not the real thing and I wouldn't use it in place of human produced harmonies in the studio but in a live situation its one more useful tool to add to your vocal toolbox. THE TC HELICON HARMONY SINGER: SPECIFICATIONS Mic Input Level @ 0 dBFS: -42dBu to +1dBu Mic input SNR: >104 dB Phantom Power: 24V (always on) Guitar Input Impedance: 1 MOhm Guitar Input Level @ 0 dBFS: -7 dBU to 17 dBu Guitar Input SNR: >115dB Dynamic Range: >104 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response: +0/-0.3 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz Control: USB for firmware and control Mic Control: using TC-Helicon MP-75 Microphone or Sennheiser e 835 fx mic For more info: www.tchelicon.com Review by Travis North *This product review is a courtesy of The Modern Vocalist World and is endorsed by The Vocalist Studio International. View full articles
  18. Finished it! Finally. Awesome song, very hard to deliver, awesome study, I recommend that you guys enter the challenge too . Thanks Rob for the oportunity, had lots of fun. Here goes: http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=12240538&q=hi Everyone that listen thanks in advance! Those that write a few lines will be vastly rewarded with... more gratitude!   \m/_