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Do These Vocals Sound off-key? Plugin Bundles
Old 4th September 2011
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Do These Vocals Sound off-key?



The mix is not final at all. Just looking for some opinions outside my circle of friends. This is a project I'm working on for TBTM.
Old 5th September 2011
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The mix is not final at all. Just looking for some opinions outside my circle of friends. This is a project I'm working on for TBTM.
Yeah they are.....do you have autotune handy go in and manually shift them honestly melodyne would be ideal for this project and ease up on the reverb
Old 6th September 2011
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Yes.
Old 6th September 2011
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No offense meant

But it doesn't really sound like there is a key.

Then again, I'm just a drummer.

If using autotune, you'd probably have to sequence the whole melody. Normally I'd work with the singer &/or songwriter to double-check the melody and try to get a cleaner take if at all possible.

It depends on what the singer is trying to do and what he's capable of... if it's supposed to sound like then, well, hey, mission accomplished. If it's not, but dude can't sing, well, correct the pitch.
Old 6th September 2011
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yes, Id say re-record and try to add some tone to the vocals.
Old 7th September 2011
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Yeah, Melodyne would help...as would some major de-essing and less reverb...ESPECIALLY post de-essing. Hurt my ears. Could use more warmth.
Old 7th September 2011
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Tell who ever is frying bacon in the background to stop it while you are tracking
Old 9th September 2011
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Tell who ever is frying bacon in the background to stop it while you are tracking
Lol! I find the promise of crispy pork products helps inspire singers to deliver a better standard of performance.

Seriously though, I've heard worse vocals than this, I don't think the tuning problems are that bad. Personally, I wouldn't suggest bothering with Autotune right now, I think it's much more beneficial for a singer to put in the hard work of practising their delivery rather than papering over the cracks with software.

The singer should get his arse down to the woodshed and practice, practice, practice. The amount of time spent in rehearsal is always reflected in the quality of the performance.

Put in a good few hours of honest practice and come back and re-track the vocal, I guarantee you'll see an improvement.

Also, remember to make sure the singer can hear himself properly whilst performing. In my experience of recording my own vocals I've found my pitch is much better when I remove one headphone so I can hear the sound of my voice in the room.

Stuart.
Old 9th September 2011
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Tell who ever is frying bacon in the background to stop it while you are tracking
+1000, was bugging the hell out of me! So was the reverb..Way to much imo!
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