Wednesday, November 2, 2011

RB Vid: Field of Serpents & New Mic!

It's been a while since I have posted an Amberian Dawn video. As you may recall, I have complained a lot about having issues with recording videos in Rock Band from this artist. Any time I try to sing lyrically my notes are so high and loud that there is a horrible crackle and popping sound on the notes. So I started singing soft, flat and without much effort which resulted in videos I was unhappy with.

Recently I had to purchase a new microphone for use in my band (I bought a Shure SM58 A Beta). It seemed to work wonders in practice (the mic we had wasn't working very well for me), and I started to wonder if it might be useable in Rock Band.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

RB3 DLC: Red Hot Chili Peppers- Californication (+ other stuff)

Here is one of the 4 videos I recorded of the Red Hot Chili Peppers DLC that was released a few weeks ago. I haven't had much time lately, and I'm quite busy with other things, but thought I would release one from my stock.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rock Band 3 DLC: Red Hot Chili Peppers- By The Way

The second of 4 Red Hot Chili Pepper's DLC videos I recorded. Honestly this one has a chorus that is fun to sing but the verses are "WTF? XD"

It was hard to try to sing it "seriously" too. Anyway this one should be worth some LOLs. You get to hear me semi-rapping and singing nonsense.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Rock Band 3 DLC: Red Hot Chili Peppers- Otherside

Here's the first of 4 upcoming Red Hot Chili Pepper's DLC videos I recorded and my favorite from the pack.

This song is also the first and only song I've ever sang in a Karaoke bar O_o so it brings back interesting memories.

Also, I've received a lot (well for me) of nice feedback about this video. The like/view ratio is much higher than usually and the comments are nice. Also had a couple of people tweet the link. I had no idea people missed my videos or even cared about them.

Thanks! ♥

Rock Band Red Hot Chili Peppers DLC

Another long absence from my blog, yes I'm guilty!

In all honesty, I actually was out of the country for a while. The main reason however for the lack of Rock Band videos is that I'm having issues recording. There's been SO MANY Amberian Dawn releases on the Rock Band Network and I've purchased all of them. I've worked trying to record videos but I'm hindered.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Why I Sing Soft in Rock Band (RB Video: Lost Soul)

This is a video/blog combo I have been meaning to do for a while but it always ended up on the back-burner. Yesterday while trying to record Amberian Dawn- Lost Soul (at the request of the lovely Seli) I unintentionally ended up with decent enough footage to demonstrate what I mean.

To give you some background I've been doing Rock Band videos since May 4th, 2009 when I used to use my digital camera to record my tiny tv (I have a new one now lol) for my videos. In fact here's a link to my very first video: Forever (Rock Band 2) Expert Vocals 100%. My singing has improved since then (or at least I hope so O_o).

I've had lyrical singing lessons (only 7 hours mind you and I hope to take more, but I learned something that was life changing) and I was told that I was placing my voice incorrectly thus giving me a false lower voice and potentially damaging my vocal cords. I've since stopped... and although I pretty much seem to have good natural projection my projection has improved. I know how to not sing "weak".

However the game forces me to sing soft and weak. Thanks also in part to the removal of the sensitivity adjustment on Rock Band 3, if I sing at full (or even partial projection) I get horrible mic distortion, especially on high notes (which due to the nature of high notes are naturally louder).

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

On Overdue Update (Real Life, Rock Band & More)

Well it's been a long while since I've posted here and I first of all want to apologize for that.

To be honest I've been rather busy and all my little online occupations have been suffering a bit in order to make room for my new occupation.

Real Life

Since the end of last year I had been looking around locally for a band, or something that would allow me to meet people who share my interests, and help me progress and work on my singing.

I had a few potentially successful encounters but distance/transportation was often the hindrance, and in one case the person I was speaking to misplaced my contact information and didn't find me again through other means until I had given up and moved on. After asking some more information from one band regarding what they were looking for exactly, I suddenly found myself planning an audition date.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Rhythm of Compassion for Japan

Rhythm Gamers all over the world, it's time to unite.. for a cause!

I'm calling on all of you. No matter your skill, your team, your clan or even your preferred game.

As I'm sure you're well aware of Japan is in desperate need of aid after a violent earthquake and tsunami last Friday. I'm asking all of us to pull together and do something good for the people who need help while at the same time demonstrating that the Rhythm Gaming Community is one that cares.