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Cosmin Lupu
post Jul 14 2011, 10:38 AM
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Hey guys!

I need your opinion on something smile.gif

Aria is another project of mine, where it seems that at the moment I am taking care of the vocals as well smile.gif

This is what me and the other guitarist have recorded vocal wise over a song called Meta( morphosys ) this is an intermediary mix so, there's still a lot of work to do.

The thing is, that I am not very comfy with my voice so, I was curious to hear your opinions about it tongue.gif go easy on me mates biggrin.gif
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post Jul 14 2011, 10:57 AM
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You're kiddin right?

That's a pretty solid vocal take


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post Jul 14 2011, 10:58 AM
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QUOTE (zen @ Jul 14 2011, 09:57 AM) *
You're kiddin right?

That's a pretty solid vocal take


No mate, I'm not kiddin biggrin.gif I find my voice at least odd biggrin.gif but thank you!


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That's really good man. Multi-talented biggrin.gif


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post Jul 14 2011, 11:06 AM
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QUOTE (zen @ Jul 14 2011, 09:59 AM) *
That's really good man. Multi-talented biggrin.gif


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So...

when is the full length album coming ? wink.gif
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post Jul 14 2011, 12:56 PM
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QUOTE (WeePee @ Jul 14 2011, 10:43 AM) *
So...

when is the full length album coming ? wink.gif
I would buy it.


Soon enough biggrin.gif we got 5 songs ready so it'll be an EP more exactly biggrin.gif thank you mate!!


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post Jul 14 2011, 05:48 PM
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Cosmin my friend! wow i must say , very nice, i like the guturals.

The clean voice is also good, there is something ,you know, "strange", but i do not realized what it its. maybe some kind of "a bit too much nasal sound" but i am not sure.

I would try to change the harmony of the vocals and see what happens, for instance, I´d add to the chorus in the part when it says "Whenever...." it's the high pich of the voice so i'd do a 3 rd down to give more you know "body" "contour" (I feel like in that part the voice becomes to "thin") i hope you get the idea. and of course take out the previous hamonized voice otherwise it will be too much voices.

I reeeeaaally understand that you are not comfortable or confident at all with your voice, it happens to all the singers i guess, listen to yourself is very complicated and some time frustrating. But this is not the case man, the vocals are great so congrats!

this is me singing:



(I know i am doing it wrong, this is 3 years old, now i am trying to change my way of singing)
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QUOTE (El Fortinero @ Jul 14 2011, 04:48 PM) *
Cosmin my friend! wow i must say , very nice, i like the guturals.

The clean voice is also good, there is something ,you know, "strange", but i do not realized what it its. maybe some kind of "a bit too much nasal sound" but i am not sure.

I would try to change the harmony of the vocals and see what happens, for instance, I´d add to the chorus in the part when it says "Whenever...." it's the high pich of the voice so i'd do a 3 rd down to give more you know "body" "contour" (I feel like in that part the voice becomes to "thin") i hope you get the idea. and of course take out the previous hamonized voice otherwise it will be too much voices.

I reeeeaaally understand that you are not comfortable or confident at all with your voice, it happens to all the singers i guess, listen to yourself is very complicated and some time frustrating. But this is not the case man, the vocals are great so congrats!

this is me singing:



(I know i am doing it wrong, this is 3 years old, now i am trying to change my way of singing)


Thanks mate! I still have a hard time listening to my voice because it seems soo strange biggrin.gif I'll go back to the studio on Monday and try to apply your advice biggrin.gif let's see what happens tongue.gif

see you in a couple of hours at the v-chat

Dude, your voice is hardcore - as far as interpretation goes I prefer to keep the vibrato on the vocals as inexistent as possible - the straighter and the more sustained it sounds, the better!!

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your voice reminds of a Metal Paul Gilbert specially at the beginning, but then it change to something like Rise Against mixing something like All that Remains, i like it

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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Jul 14 2011, 05:00 PM) *
your voice reminds of a Metal Paul Gilbert specially at the beginning, but then it change to something like Rise Against mixing something like All that Remains, i like it


What a sick combo!! Thanks biggrin.gif


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That's great man! I like your voice! I also can hear some Gilbert in your clean vocals... and the screaming is awesome! Congrats!


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Reminds me of All That Remains xD


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Hey Cosmin that sounds great and it doesn't sound like you at all (normally you can match the singing voive with a spoken voice but not in this case)

In addition to what El Fortinero was saying about the higher notes, I read somewhere that it's good practice to aim for vocal melodies that you could actually do live.. (I'm not saying you couldn't because maybe you could)..too often vocalists push themselves in the studio to doing things that they wouldn't naturally go to, so that might be worth considering as well.. next time you approach vocal melodies think 'How would I do this if I were playing it live with a guitar hung around me too ?'



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Thanx guys!! @ Ben - my problem is not the vocal technique itself, but the fact that I have to play the guitar in the same time and I have a lot of difficult parts where the guitar does rhythmically, a lot of things which are all but easy for the voice to perform over...That's my main fear actually..


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I actually really liked it! As Ben said, it didn't sound a lot like you. I gotta say that you can sing high! That's high for me. My voice starts cracking if I try that kind of thing. I hate my singing voice. Yours sounded so professional. Mine sounds .... we won't even go there biggrin.gif

Great job! Keep us posted! I wanna buy the EP too!!!

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Haha wow Cosmin - you are mutli talented indeed! biggrin.gif

This was a very pleasant surprise - your singing rocks!

IN my opinion there is nothing odd with your singing at all. When you reach a certain level possible "fixes" are only a matter of taste - since singing to me is not about perfection but quite the opposite: making use of your imperfections (hehe no coincidence this comes from me, huh?)

Of course you could improve pitch on some places, add more power/diaphragm etc. But would it make the song better - I dont know...

Then you could get more input from life in general and add a different vocal feeling/theme in your next song - will it better? Who knows.

This was a very cool tune and performance, well done! And do you do the scream yourself as well? I have never quite gotten into that..


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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Aug 15 2011, 07:26 AM) *
Haha wow Cosmin - you are mutli talented indeed! biggrin.gif

This was a very pleasant surprise - your singing rocks!

IN my opinion there is nothing odd with your singing at all. When you reach a certain level possible "fixes" are only a matter of taste - since singing to me is not about perfection but quite the opposite: making use of your imperfections (hehe no coincidence this comes from me, huh?)

Of course you could improve pitch on some places, add more power/diaphragm etc. But would it make the song better - I dont know...

Then you could get more input form life in general and add a different vocal feeling/theme in your next song - will it better? Who knows.

This was a very cool tune and performance, well done! And do you do the scream yourself as well? I have never quite gotten into that..


Hey Kris! Thank for the awesome feedback biggrin.gif I am trying to improve as usual tongue.gif so time is the only thing which I need! Well, the screams are performed by my band mate and fellow guitarist, whom I remember telling you about at some point. biggrin.gif I shall keep you posted and send you a take for the idea we've been discussing about wink.gif


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hey guys!

My band Voodoo, will release its first album next month on the 29th! As a sneak preview, I decided to let you in on the raw guitar takes! I used a Mesa Boogie Road King head and the PRS Paul Allender for all the tracks! Note that this is not mixed or anything smile.gif let me know if you like it! biggrin.gif

The first song was featured in a previous v-chat session where I had a guest in the person of my awesome drummer with his djembe!

Voodoo - Self Destruction

The second one is super heavy and I love its sound - it kinda takes me towards Killswitch Engage somehow biggrin.gif or maybe it's just me tongue.gif

Voodoo - Scream

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 14 2011, 11:07 AM) *
hey guys!

My band Voodoo, will release its first album next month on the 29th! As a sneak preview, I decided to let you in on the raw guitar takes! I used a Mesa Boogie Road King head and the PRS Paul Allender for all the tracks! Note that this is not mixed or anything smile.gif let me know if you like it! biggrin.gif

The first song was featured in a previous v-chat session where I had a guest in the person of my awesome drummer with his djembe!

Voodoo - Self Destruction

The second one is super heavy and I love its sound - it kinda takes me towards Killswitch Engage somehow biggrin.gif or maybe it's just me tongue.gif

Voodoo - Scream

enjoy!


Great stuff, Cosmin.. sounds really well produced ! Best of luck with the album release.. I may have to ask your advice at a later date ! smile.gif


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