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  • so do i sound tone deaf here?

    https://soundcloud.com/samuel-johnson/broken-1 here is a recording of me singing

    people claiming i use autotune. disgusting


  • #2

    I've listened to a number of your recordings. I'm not sure if you're "tone deaf" or not. I heard your happy birthday clips and I think the main bits were relatively in pitch, so I'm not sure if that's the case. However to be honest, your singing does sound kinda 'monotone'. To me it sounds 'pulled down' and squashed, like you're not letting the colours in your voice come out so there's no presence in the sound.


    I think you should try practicing singing scales like 5-tone and 8-tone major scales. Repeat the scales using each of the 5 vowels (ah, ay, ee, oh, oo). Record it and play it back to yourself repeatedly. That way you can figure out if you're on pitch or not. I think its really important to record yourself and play it back, your internal hearing is EXTREMELY deceptive unless you've gotten use to hearing yourself.

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    • staticsound
      staticsound commented
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      This is gonna get nasty....

    • b_f_c_99
      b_f_c_99 commented
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      Hey Static I didn't know you were a sound engineer,  mind if I send you a couple things?  Tell me what I'm doing right (if anything) and what I need to work on?


    • Rudolf von Hagenwil
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      staticsound wrote:
      This is gonna get nasty....

       

      no no, but he sings like a cannibal from Goroka, I mean when you never been in Goroka you may never heard this kind of naturally autoftuned cannibal sing sang


  • #3

    people claiming i use autotune. disgusting


     

    no, you don't, 

     

    but you should

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    • tigs6969
      tigs6969 commented
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      Rudolf von Hagenwil wrote:

      people claiming i use autotune. disgusting


       

      no, you don't, 

       

      but you should


      wow actually telling someone to use autotune, pathetic especially on a site about singing naturally. or attemtping to insult me about my singing. wow if this is the sort of stupidity on this website i aint coming back and no ill miss you more


    • Rudolf von Hagenwil
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      tigs6969 wrote:

      Rudolf von Hagenwil wrote:

      people claiming i use autotune. disgusting


       

      no, you don't, 

       

      but you should


      wow actually telling someone to use autotune, pathetic especially on a site about singing naturally. or attemtping to insult me about my singing. wow if this is the sort of stupidity on this website i aint coming back and no ill miss you more


       

      wasn't it you who started this nonsense with a audio file where a guy is grunting some funny noises... and now you complain about being insulted, mama  mia that must be the internet here

       

      and who said this site is about singing naturally, in a time where popular music is designed?


    • keanant
      keanant commented
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      Out of curiosity, have you tried this? 

      http://jakemandell.com/tonedeaf/


  • #4
    Yeah, been doing recording and live sound for 12 years, it pays the bills, lol. Yeah shoot me some off your stuff.
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    • tigs6969
      tigs6969 commented
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      staticsound wrote:
      Yeah, been doing recording and live sound for 12 years, it pays the bills, lol. Yeah shoot me some off your stuff.

      well i honestly pity everyone who you have worked with if you cant tell the difference between autotune and not autotune. hilarious. i may be tone deaf but at least i aint completely deaf. hell im sure beethoven in his last days couldve told the difference between autotune and not autotune


    • staticsound
      staticsound commented
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      Really man?...lol. I'm sure Trace Adkins, Night Ranger, and since you posted it, even Seether would have to disagree. I'm just name dropping a few bands I've done FOH for. I can tell the difference between autotune and natural, that's why I called you out on it. And you getting completely bent out of shape over it isn't helping your cause any...you just look more guilty. My suggestion to you would be to man up and quit acting like a 12 year old. I'm done with this thread.

      PS - keep practicing with the autotune, you'll get there

  • #5

    I don't think you are tone deaf becuase it is obvious your going in the rythym with the song but i dont think you are using your voice in the right way. Try making a Deeper lower sound. and hold the notes and practice doing your scales like that. Someon once told me to start each song with a yawn and feel wat my throat does during the yawn and try to hold it deep , *make sure nothing hurts though* and it added alot of color to my voice. Might wana give it a shot

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