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•≫Aemorniel≪• is studying, procrastinating, studying, procrastinating...

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New song on SoundCloud

I keep trying to sing louder and be relaxed about it and that. I don’t know how much I’m succeeding exactly, but little by little, I guess it’s going better.

This song is called Illusionist. I only discovered it a few days ago and I’ve done a few quick recordings of it. This one turned out best, I think.

The sound is pretty crappy as usual, but it’ll just have to do for now.

I feel like my voice is too childish/young sounding. It bugs me a little. Maybe it’s just in my head. Sometimes I think I sound fine. Other times I cringe when I hear the very same recording. It’s weird (or maybe not so weird, for a person who’s insecure about their voice it’s probabaly very normal, but it seems weird).



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SimplicityInTheLBC "Energy and persistence conquer all things." - Ben Franklin

This is pretty dope.

I listened to the original as well. What an awesome tune, and you sing it nicely.

Your voice shares a lot of characteristics with a sound that is currently very popular – I don’t know what you’d find objectionable about it! If you want to “mature” your sound a little bit, the quickest fix would be to try modifying your vowels toward a more open, rounded sound. Try making a slight “fish face” when you sing :) (If you’re not sure what I mean, PM me and I’ll see if I can find some examples, or create a file for you to show you what I’m talking about.) The biggest thing is to have a very definite idea of the sound that you want to make, because if you don’t know what you’re shooting for, it’s hard to hit your target.

Also, remember that what you hear on a recording and what you hear of your own voice in your head are going to be very different. Acoustically, your voice bounces around through your nasal cavities and jawbone and lots of there places before it reaches your ears, which are actually behind your mouth. Of course it’s going to sound different back there than it does when you’re recording in front of your mouth. SCIENCE FTW


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