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.