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NekaMorgondagen
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:12 am
Posts: 15
Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:44 pm 
 

Hello

I have a problem i love to sing along to karaoke songs and my dream has always been to be a lead singer. I am 28 years old is that too old to be a lead singer? But the main problem is that i cannot sing. I sound shit on all songs i try to sing. Can i still be a frontman/leadsinger?

The last link is from a recording my band did a year ago. We tried to cover dimmu borgir.



https://vocaroo.com/i/s1zXS3pxSYbl

https://vocaroo.com/i/s0t9ScezJvNq

https://vocaroo.com/i/s0mpdPWTlhX1

https://vocaroo.com/i/s0g35i7iX86Q

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Grimbeard
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:09 pm
Posts: 165
Location: South Carolina
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:44 am 
 

You've got the voice and the range mate, take some vocal lessons so you can control your voice/transition between notes better.

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Woutjinho
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:28 pm
Posts: 102
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:28 pm 
 

If you're convinced that you suck, so will your audience.
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headbangersahoy2022
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Posts: 8
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:53 am 
 

NekaMorgondagen wrote:
Hello

I have a problem i love to sing along to karaoke songs and my dream has always been to be a lead singer. I am 28 years old is that too old to be a lead singer? But the main problem is that i cannot sing. I sound shit on all songs i try to sing. Can i still be a frontman/leadsinger?

The last link is from a recording my band did a year ago. We tried to cover dimmu borgir.



https://vocaroo.com/i/s1zXS3pxSYbl

https://vocaroo.com/i/s0t9ScezJvNq

https://vocaroo.com/i/s0mpdPWTlhX1

https://vocaroo.com/i/s0g35i7iX86Q


Your voice isn't bad by itself.

Metal as such doesn't require a "pretty" voice. Have a decent growl too.

Vocal is 70% processing, 30% skill. In your case, it's clear that your processing is very off the charts

What gear are you using? What's your studio setup? Software environment?

Get a vocal mixing plugin like iZotope Nectar 3. Will take so much of the pain out of mixing and processing.

Get some soundproofing in your recording environment. Makes a HUGE difference

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CorpseFister
Veteran

Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:07 pm
Posts: 2618
Location: Noodle Base 12
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:54 pm 
 

headbangersahoy2022 wrote:
Vocal is 70% processing, 30% skill.

What?? Wrong. Stupid. Bad. No.

Also, admin can you just ban whatever IP NekaMorgondagen/HellBentForLeather25/Slayer1990 keeps posting from? The musician forum is a shell of what it used to be, sure, but that guy just makes it embarrassing and pitiful with this crap.

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nightbreaker33
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:20 am
Posts: 121
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:02 am 
 

You have a more underground style. Your voice is of course powerful some people may like it some people might not. Anyways, I believe yiu can sing

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Ilwhyan
Metel fraek

Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:41 pm
Posts: 7850
Location: Lifeless shadows
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:48 am 
 

CorpseFister wrote:
headbangersahoy2022 wrote:
Vocal is 70% processing, 30% skill.

What?? Wrong. Stupid. Bad. No.

If that's the case, then guitar and bass are 90% processing (punch in & pencil), and drums are 99% processing (quantization, sampling).

Good thing most musicians also have the skill, because otherwise live performances would be horrendous. :lol:
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