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Ran Dumb Dots...... .. .
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permalink   Sun, Apr 9, 2006 @ 1:36 AM
I’m getting the message on the intonation issue (being off-tune in places in my vocal recordings), and I’m going to try to do something about it to make my pells easier to work with. I’m going to start recording over at least basic chord bed so I stay on pitch better - right now I just start a session with a reference pitch or chord and sing a capella with clicks from there on the rest of the session. I’m going to try going to bed early and recording in the morning with a fresh voice rather than late night with a ragged one. On my recent Blow this Scene a capella track, I think I went for a little too high a key by a couple steps (the high end of my lower register is where I have the worst problems I think). And yes, I may also break down and get Autotune or Melodyne or something similar. It’s wierd to have problems like this now because in my early 20’s I did some recordings and a lot of shows in a couple groups I didn’t have significant problems (not that the engineers or anyone mentioned anyway, other than once that I remember), but that was always with music backing me, so maybe that’s the difference. The style was usually big band-type jazz standards (often ballads) from the 30’s thru 50’s, so that’s a difference. If I can’t figure out how to correct the problem, maybe I’ll try to find some other people to sing the songs I’m writing or at least some of them - I think at least a couple of the songs would be better with female vox. Some of the songs I hear in my head and then develop require singing styles that don’t match my voice perfectly well, but if I like the song, I go for it. I’m really sorry my stuff is hard to work with - I’ll try to improve - suggestions welcome (THX)….. .. .
Ran Dumb Dots...... .. .
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permalink   Mon, Apr 10, 2006 @ 12:56 AM
Found this tonight - seems the right level of detail to share…

http://www.olscratchrecordi...
gurdonark
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permalink   Wed, Apr 12, 2006 @ 4:29 AM
Quote: I’m getting the message on the intonation issue (being off-tune in places in my vocal recordings), and I’m going to try to do something about it to make my pells easier to work with. I’m going to start recording over at least basic chord bed so I stay on pitch better - right now I just start a session with a reference pitch or chord and sing a capella with clicks from there on the rest of the session. I’m going to try going to bed early and recording in the morning with a fresh voice rather than late night with a ragged one. On my recent Blow this Scene a capella track, i think i went for a little too high a key by a couple steps (the high end of my lower register is where i have the worst problems i think). and yes, i may also break down and get autotune or melodyne or something similar. it’s wierd to have problems like this now because in my early 20’s i did some recordings and a lot of shows in a couple groups i didn’t have significant problems (not that the engineers or anyone mentioned anyway, other than once that i remember), but that was always with music backing me, so maybe that’s the difference. the style was usually big band-type jazz standards (often ballads) from the 30’s thru 50’s, so that’s a difference. if i can’t figure out how to correct the problem, maybe i’ll try to find some other people to sing the songs i’m writing or at least some of them - i think at least a couple of the songs would be better with female vox. some of the songs i hear in my head and then develop require singing styles that don’t match my voice perfectly well, but if i like the song, i go for it. i’m really sorry my stuff is hard to work with - i’ll try to improve - suggestions welcome (thx)….. .. .

I’ll watch with interest to see what you decide to use. But I think you have a good voice, so I’m not so worried that you need to find other vocalists.
Ran Dumb Dots...... .. .
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permalink   Wed, Apr 26, 2006 @ 2:34 PM
FYI, I’ve found and have been experimenting with a free vst auto-tune plug-in called GSnap. Here’s a link:
http://www.gvst.co.uk/gsnap...

And here’s a separate post on the DIY forum that discusses my vocal recording / processing signal path research recently:
http://ccmixter.org/forum/v...

Suggestions always welcome about how to improve. Thanks for listening….. .. .
PorchCat
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permalink   Wed, Apr 26, 2006 @ 4:51 PM
Quote: FYI, I’ve found and have been experimenting with a free vst auto-tune plug-in called GSnap. Here’s a link:
http://www.gvst.co.uk/gsnap...

And here’s a separate post on the DIY forum that discusses my vocal recording / processing signal path research recently:
http://ccmixter.org/forum/v...

Suggestions always welcome about how to improve. Thanks for listening….. .. .


Thanks for the links! The home recording page offers some solid advice. Gsnap seems very intriguing and I’m going to play around it.

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