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Offline plexus

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Are there any vocalists in this forum?
« on: January 07, 2017, 03:55:09 AM »
Hi all.  I've written a song and I'm after a male vocalist to sing the lyrics. I've had a go at it myself but I'm no songbird and even after pitch-correcting and running a few filters, well, it just ain't gonna work. I'm on a couple of musician/band sites but the reason I'm asking here rather than there is that it's a sure bet that most people on those sites will be offended by the lyrics as it sends up woo-woo (the title of the song is "Stupid Things") and it'll probably bend a few noses out of joint, so I figure it's better to ask some skeptics with musical talent instead.

All you need is a good voice, a decent microphone, an audio interface, and a good enough Internet connection to run VST Connect Performer (which is a free download from Steinberg) so I can hook you up directly into the studio DAW and run a live studio session remotely. If you're a muso you'll almost certainly have the mic and audio interface. I'll put the finished piece up on Sound Cloud.

So is anybody willing to collaborate on this with me for fame and fort.... err.... fame?

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Re: Are there any vocalists in this forum?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 07:41:51 PM »
I don't meet most of your "requirements", but depending on your setup that might not be a problem. here's a cover I did in GarageBand on my iPod Touch... as in, I arranged all the music in GarageBand, and I recorded the vocals directly into GarageBand with the iPod Touch's built-in microphone. the producer who posted this to his soundcloud did minimal mastering and pitch correction. I'm currently homeless so my internet access is limited to wifi while I'm at Starbucks or other places, there's no way I'd be able to do that VST thing, but I find places and times to record vocals here and there, when it's not in GarageBand I listen to the backing track with earbuds on my phone and record my vocals as a Voice Memo. if you think you can work with my recordings under those conditions, I'd be willing to give it a shot.

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Re: Are there any vocalists in this forum?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 08:34:44 PM »
Bass, tenor?  Looking for a raspy voice or clean?  Little more details might help.

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Re: Are there any vocalists in this forum?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 02:02:37 AM »
Im not very good but enthusiastic...
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Re: Are there any vocalists in this forum?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 05:01:16 AM »
Hi guys, thanks for responding. It's a send-up song, and there are literally only a few notes in the lyrics, spanning an interval of only a fifth, so it's not demanding like an opera  :)

It's a really basic, really really simple melody with a catchy hook (well at least I think it's kinda catchy, although it's driven my partner mad as she's been listening to it for eons as I've been developing it. She calls it an ear worm, so I guess I'm flattered.)

My preferred method of working is with someone who can log into my studio and do a live remote session, as you've got webcam happening with talkback, it makes it easier to work on and nut ideas out in real time. However having said that, if it came down to your listening to a playback and recording a separate vocal file which you can Dropbox up so I can include that into a track, that could also work, but it's a lot harder and I'd rather not go that way if I can avoid it. In either case you'll need a decent microphone and audio interface so we can get a quality result. So if you've already got those, the remote session software is only a tiny extra bit to add on top.

As for vocal range, I think alto or tenor would work out best, as the backing is heavy on the brass and might muddle a bass vocalist. Still wouldn't quite rule out bass though, as I can most probably EQ out the interference. Style of voice could also be anything, it's an experiment to see what works. I've done the demo vocals using a "telephone" EQ, but only because I'm trying to cover up the fact that I can't sing.

What I'll do is PM you all with a SoundCloud link (lyrics are included on the page), and you can let me know what you think. Keep in mind it's a raw mix, and my vocal timing is off and all over the place, which is why I'm looking for someone who can actually sing!

Thanks in advance.