What's your recording process like?

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  1. riptunes

    riptunes Teto's Territory Defender of Defoko

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    Any rituals, things you do before you get started, prayers to the vocal gods

    How do you make sure you have a clear sound, stay on pitch, keep the same tone (especially for voiceacting)

    Basically what do you do before and during the time you make a voicebank!
     
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  3. Erin

    Erin Glitter and Death Defender of Defoko

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    recording process:
    1. suddenly get hit with motivation
    2. plug mic in
    3. open audacity
    4. record whatever kinda voicebank i want to do at the moment. its always cvvc. never anything else.
    5. cry
     
  4. riptunes

    riptunes Teto's Territory Defender of Defoko

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    Mine always skips 4! "OTL
     
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  5. Kuro Cure

    Kuro Cure Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    First I start with vocal warmups, then I listen to a bunch of covers to see what kind of bank I want to do, then I record! I usually finish 2-3 pitches per sitting, but lately, I've been relatively attention deficit xD
     
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  6. azazel

    azazel Multipitch VCV Master Race Defender of Defoko

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    selling ur soul

    Before I record a voicebank, I tend to drink a frickton of water, clear my throat a lot of times, and try to sing out the pitch I'm recording at before diving into the recording stuff. I also make sure that the mic I want to use is plugged in.

    During recording, I take deep breaths to not make my voice sound like it's fading, though I do that at the higher pitches like F4. Not to mention drinking lots of water too since my throat tends to dry up.

    It'd take me only a few hours to record a single VCV pitch without any interruptions. With interruptions such as going somewhere while I was recording, It'd take only a day (since on Christmas Day, I went to visit my relatives, which cut off a moderate chunk of recording time). If interruptions were frequent, it'd take probably a few days to finish it.
     
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  7. Animé Fan

    Animé Fan Head of the Shonen Academy Defender of Defoko

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    I always make sure I've eaten and drank enough and wait at least 5-10 minutes before I start recording. The same process applies during food and drink breaks while recording. If I record shortly after a water break, my voice won't be consistent.

    Since CVs are generally short and simple, I do long recordings for each vowel sets (e.g. a's, e's, etc). But with other formats, I do the traditional method and record the samples one at a time. Since I do vocal impressions, the recording process varies on the type of voice I'm using.
     
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  8. riptunes

    riptunes Teto's Territory Defender of Defoko

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    How long does that take you? :00 and the covers thing is awesome!

    Really thorough description thank you! (Do you ever need to pee mid-session because of all the water?)

    I'm interested to hear what your process for any vocal impression is like for say, a solid/vivid sounding bank (using append terms because I dont know how else to describe them)
     
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  9. Kuro Cure

    Kuro Cure Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    If I get free time, I'll record what I actually sound like when I'm trying to figure out a tone to record, hehe. And by that I mean //side eyes at my mom wondering when she's gonna go out again//
     
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  10. riptunes

    riptunes Teto's Territory Defender of Defoko

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    That would be super helpful, thanks! I'd love to hear it!
     
  11. IrisFlower

    IrisFlower Precious Flower with Thorns Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    My process is something like:
    1. Have a glass of water nearby, take a sip or two and clear the throat first.
    2. Make sure my dog is either a)not nearby or b)is in a spot where she won't shake making her collar jingle lol
    3. Open up all necessary programs and plug mic in
    5. Some kinda vocal warmup that doubles as a mic check
    6. Record!!
    7. Assume something goes wrong at this point. It can be anything really. Dogs barked. Files don't sound like they should. Someone came home. Whatever.
    8. Recording Attempt #2
    9. Usually things are good enough now and it's time to actually oto and test.
    10. Rinse repeat after a break if applicable.

    I don't make a habit of pushing myself during recording because it's not worth it; I like to keep things pretty relaxed. So I tend not to do more than 2 sessions in one sitting and most sessions don't last longer than an hour and a half. Shortest ones are like 15 minutes. And my dogs always do something to either contaminate or interrupt my recording so I tend to plan things around them most of all lol
     
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  12. azazel

    azazel Multipitch VCV Master Race Defender of Defoko

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    YEE sometimes I drink too much water to the point where I really need to pee really bad
     
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    riptunes Teto's Territory Defender of Defoko

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    Ahaha yeah dogs can be a problem too sometimes. ^^ But our dogs are pretty mellow most of the time fortunately! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  14. Kuro Cure

    Kuro Cure Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    My dog normally isn't an issue, but he did not take too kindly to me recording my E5 pitch the other day xD
     
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    Animé Fan Head of the Shonen Academy Defender of Defoko

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    My UTAU D.T.'s GOLD Append is proof of how I recorded a strong, two-pitch CVVC voicebank with this process. Otherwise, doing such voices is generally difficult with my brothers playing PC games and yelling in the back.
     
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  16. Erin

    Erin Glitter and Death Defender of Defoko

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    Oh, as for recording times.
    CV - 4-5 minutes.
    CVVC - 3-4 minutes.
    VCV - 12-16 minutes.

    Naturally 1 pitch. I don't do vocal warmups because im irresponible and shouldn't be allowed to record.
    I also don't take breaks in the middle of pitchs. I only stop when 1 pitch is fully complete.
     
  17. Hazu パワ

    Hazu パワ Weeaboo yet not Weeaboo Defender of Defoko

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    I first do random singing to find the voice I'm looking to record for(after I have water at the ready and make sure the room is at a decent temperature)- I then test my mic to see if it's plugged up correctly. If it's VCV I'm most likely going to try to do it in one go and only take me about 30mins-1h for one pitch.
     
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  18. Kassandra

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    I've been extremely lazy recently, but I used to use this warm up video

     
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  19. Hazu パワ

    Hazu パワ Weeaboo yet not Weeaboo Defender of Defoko

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    Forgot to mention that I speed up by instinct while recording so sometimes I have to stop and realize it and then try to slow down again. If I get the same things wrong repeatedly there's a huge rage(I think I literally cried once)- My game rages are no where near my recording rages. : X
     
  20. Kassandra

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    I also took choir for a year in high school so that got me into warm ups lol
     
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  21. CarrotBunz

    CarrotBunz Trash Defender of Defoko

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    1. Get motivated
    2. Forget to warm up or warm up badly
    3. Try to record in oremo
    4. Give up for a min
    5. Repeat 3
    6. Finish
    7. Either dislike the outcome and repeat 3 and 4, or leave it alone for an hour or so
    8. Repeat
    But seriously i really need to warm up better before i record
     
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