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Re: Starting a Band
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2009, 09:57:20 am »
I've got "Creeping Death"'s vocals down nigh perfectly, so I think we're going with that. Plus, it's a song about Moses kicking butt, so it's perfect for a Catholic School. Nothing goes over better than biblical figures owning people!

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Re: Starting a Band
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2009, 01:14:03 pm »
That was rather lol-worthy.  Thank you for that.

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Re: Starting a Band
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2009, 06:49:48 pm »
Uh-oh guys! I just realized my voice sounds terribly breathy! I recorded it... and well, it just sounded quiet and breathy. I haven't been singing standing up, so I don't know if that will help me project... Help!

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Re: Starting a Band
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2009, 06:57:45 pm »
That's commonly the microphone, not your voice.  My old mic did the same thing.  Don't worry about it.  Extra tip though, when not singing or during breaths between words, move your mic farther from your mouth.  That'll help the performance by not blasting your gasps for air across the room during the show.

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Re: Starting a Band
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2009, 07:09:41 pm »
That's commonly the microphone, not your voice.  My old mic did the same thing.  Don't worry about it.  Extra tip though, when not singing or during breaths between words, move your mic farther from your mouth.  That'll help the performance by not blasting your gasps for air across the room during the show.

Thanks. I bet if stood up and sang along to the music instead of singing by myself, it would sound better, too. Also, I was trying to use my Rock Band mic, so... yeah. I need to know what my voice sounds like, though. I guess I'll just ask my friends and bandmates tomorrow. Won't have time to warm up (doing lip rolls in class is weird), though, so I won't be at my peak.

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Re: Starting a Band
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2009, 07:15:00 pm »
I was trying to use my Rock Band mic

Bingo!

You got a cell phone?  I'm willing to bet that the mic quality on that thing is actually better than the one from Rock Band.  The DSi mic is surprisingly decent as well.

Try recording yourself from your phone and see how it sounds.

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Re: Starting a Band
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2009, 07:22:12 pm »
I was trying to use my Rock Band mic

Bingo!

You got a cell phone?  I'm willing to bet that the mic quality on that thing is actually better than the one from Rock Band.  The DSi mic is surprisingly decent as well.

Try recording yourself from your phone and see how it sounds.

Don't have a phone, but I have a rich friend with mics that might sound good. He uses them to record his expensive-ass drum set, so I bet they're high quality. I'll get him to let us come over to his house for try-outs/practice. One question: Does the "closing one ear with your finger and listening to your voice" trick really work?

P.S. I keep getting these waves of fear, and then confidence, over and over again. I hate that.

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Re: Starting a Band
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2009, 07:23:47 pm »
I've honestly never heard of that trick.  I think I'll test it now.

TO AUDACITY!

It's a little inaccurate, but it's definitely better than my old mic.

Hot tip: Due to the unique structure and material of shower walls, singing in the shower creates an echo-y reverb effect, as if your voice was coming from speakers all around you.  That's also a good way to judge.
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Re: Starting a Band
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2009, 07:26:27 pm »
I've honestly never heard of that trick.  I think I'll test it now.

TO AUDACITY!

I mean hearing your voice resonate through your head... Audacity won't help with that.

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Re: Starting a Band
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2009, 07:28:33 pm »
I compared what I sounded like through the mic to what I sounded like doing the ear thing.

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Re: Starting a Band
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2009, 07:33:13 pm »
I compared what I sounded like through the mic to what I sounded like doing the ear thing.

Right. How did that work out?

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Re: Starting a Band
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2009, 07:36:06 pm »
I've honestly never heard of that trick.  I think I'll test it now.

TO AUDACITY!

It's a little inaccurate, but it's definitely better than my old mic.

Hot tip: Due to the unique structure and material of shower walls, singing in the shower creates an echo-y reverb effect, as if your voice was coming from speakers all around you.  That's also a good way to judge.

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« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2009, 07:38:42 pm »
I've honestly never heard of that trick.  I think I'll test it now.

TO AUDACITY!

It's a little inaccurate, but it's definitely better than my old mic.

Hot tip: Due to the unique structure and material of shower walls, singing in the shower creates an echo-y reverb effect, as if your voice was coming from speakers all around you.  That's also a good way to judge.

Cool tip, especially since I'll be doing this in a school gym. Echoes abound.

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Re: Starting a Band
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2009, 11:51:29 pm »
Oh yeah just read through last messages. Standing up and with the Music makes your singing so much better, Due to the fact you keep in time a lot better, Also i find it easier to keep tone right with music.
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Re: Starting a Band
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2009, 11:58:27 pm »
It is true that standing up also helps, but the difference is usually negligible unless you're playing yourself back at four times your original volume.  But hey, the more accuracy the better!

So tell me, what'd the rest say when you asked them about how you sounded?