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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: 173
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
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Joined: Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:28 pm
Posts: 116
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
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Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:07 pm
Posts: 2622
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: 126
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: 7921
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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Buried Dreamer
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:11 am
Posts: 21
Location: UK
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:25 am 
 

James Hetfield said he just screamed the lyrics and it was enough to get the fans' attention. Metallica had intentions of getting a lead singer for a 5-member setup.

I guess it's never late to have singing lessons if you are into it. You should try to use the voice you have, not the voice you want. If the timbre is different, there's not much you can do. Even if you want to sing in a very specific manner, I suggest you learn how to sing with your own voice and later try variations. It never hurts to learn it properly.

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Ferneyhough
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:18 am
Posts: 415
Location: Esoteric-rcm;3-15
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:29 pm 
 

Buried Dreamer wrote:
I guess it's never late to have singing lessons if you are into it. You should try to use the voice you have, not the voice you want.

:bow:

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yzzo
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:13 pm
Posts: 16
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 8:37 am 
 

The subject of this thread is funny. Couple things come to my mind. 1. You are never too old to learn or do anything. 2. Most things can be learned, and that includes singing. Like others have said, take some lessons. A decade from now, you'll be happy you did.

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CosmicChrisTV
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Joined: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:28 pm
Posts: 56
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 7:53 pm 
 

everyone can sing
you just hae to learn and practice
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