What's your recording process like?

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  1. MillyAqualine

    MillyAqualine Ritsu's Renegades Defender of Defoko

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    1) Wait I'm alone at home with no one around me
    2) Be in a place where I avoid as much echo as possible (generally my room, but if I can't, then I have to exile myself in the dinner room)
    3) Be sure I've closed all windows and doors (especially if I perform a shouting or a powerful VB )
    4) I do warm-up by singing songs along with original singers
    5) If I get my throat dry I drink, otherwise I don't eat or drink (except if I was recording albine's VB, I'd do it right after having finished lunch, especially if I was eating ice cream nor drank a glass of cold milk at 4:00pm but now I don't necessarily need to do it systematically)

    Again there are times where I don't need to do warm-ups and I can launch directly, but I prefer to do it to avoid straining and feel more confident


    I generally record in the afternoon to avoid any disturbance and if I'm sickish I don't record because I've done this while having a cold and it sounded really gross once in the program (and my voice already sounds gross when ti's normal)


    And It's the same process for my covers
     
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  2. WendytheCreeper

    WendytheCreeper (>☉ ͡ヮ☉<) Defender of Defoko

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    1. Find a rare, perfect opportunity where there are no humans in the house/room
    2. Forget about warm up (gdi)
    3. Turn off heaters and fans and the television
    4. Squawk into microphone and hope I don't sound bad
    5. ???
    6. Profit Or, alternatively, decide I hate the recordings and start all over
    After I record, I make sure to do some noise removal to prevent any of that awkward background noise stuff from getting in the way. You can actually batch process samples in Audacity!
     
  3. Zoku

    Zoku heta-tan campaigner 2k16 Defender of Defoko

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    1) open oremo
    2)
     
  4. kimchi-tan

    kimchi-tan Your local Mikotard Global Mod Defender of Defoko

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    1. Get motivated when I'm supposed to be studying/doing homework.
    2. Be alone in my tiny room.
    3. Close the window.
    4. Get my pants or blanket to wrap around my phone.
    5. I may or may not forget to drink water.
    6. Do what can't even be considered warm-ups to "practice" the tone and voice I want.
    7. Record in my dinky little phone
    I don't and can't :'D
     
  5. Amzsie

    Amzsie Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    1. No one is home and Im finally not lazy
    2. Open oremo
    3. Oremo doesnt work again
    4. "Pfft, guess Im not recording"
    5. Oremo finally works
    6. Suffer (record for much longer than I should)
    7. Render out a preview fast! Hurray Im done!

    tbh, I love utau and using utau, but I prefer tuning than recording
     
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  6. Shasta

    Shasta Ritsu's Renegades Defender of Defoko

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    A typically recording session here at SSLHQ really depends on who is being recorded. Regardless of who is recording, it starts with a couple bottles of water, a few vocal exercised, and some stretching. When it's just me recording, warm ups take about 10 minutes, I can get a one VCV pitch out within a couple of hours, and depending on the room temperature is how much water I go through. After each hour, I take about a 15 minute break for the bathroom, snacks, stretching etc.
    Let's say it's Shirley, another member of SSLHQ, we start with about 20 minutes of warming up and stretching, and one VCV pitch takes several hours to get done because I have to monitor everything, help her maintain pitch, tempo, tone, clarity and get samples rerecorded on the spot. We take 30 minute breaks each hour to get more drinks. food, and whatever.
    While if it's Raph, another memberof SSLHQ, he does all of his warming up and stretching on his own. We usually do everything while on a discord call, so I'm not sure how much he drinks, but he takes 10 minute breaks every 30 minutes and I dunno what he does during his breaks. I'm there for the same reasons listed above, and it also takes several hours.

    We don't use oremo, we're old fashioned and we use audacity. Lmao. At HQ, we have to get our mic and stand adjusted before we start which takes about 10 minutes. We're not sure what Raph does... He just.... Get's it done... (???)
     
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  7. ・✧ Titsu ✧・

    ・✧ Titsu ✧・ The Space Witch Defender of Defoko

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    My recording process is pretty simple

    1. make sure the house is either quiet or empty (depending on the voice style the house must be empty)
    2. open up audacity
    3. listen to the pitch you're recording on and prepare metronome
    4. record bank
    5 (30min-1hr in) randomly take a break
    6. finish recording
    7. save project and export the files at a later time cuz you're lazy

    I keep water nearby usually, but I don't do vocal warm-ups or do stretches of any kind. I should probably start doing that and preparing better because I sometimes have trouble keeping my recordings consistent.
     
  8. riptunes

    riptunes Teto's Territory Defender of Defoko

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    OH! Forgot to post my own process:
    1. warmups what warmups
    2. forgets to get water and has to go get it, make sure no cars or jeeps or tricycles or neighbor's kids making sounds
    3. open up audacity and start recording
    4. voice slowly gets higher in pitch (wHY)
    5. this is why i need to sacrifice a goat to satan
    666. give up, try another day

    I never get past this, unfortunately U__U
     
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  9. Kassandra

    Kassandra Guest

    same @ Amy
     
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  10. Kuro Cure

    Kuro Cure Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    It's interesting to see that a lot of you use audacity :0
     
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  11. MillyAqualine

    MillyAqualine Ritsu's Renegades Defender of Defoko

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    @Kuro : I do because it's the easiest and fastest
     
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  12. ・✧ Titsu ✧・

    ・✧ Titsu ✧・ The Space Witch Defender of Defoko

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    I learned the hard way that my current mic sorta glitches in oremo. Plus, aside from recording VCCV or quick CV throwaways, I always use Audacity.
     
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  13. kimchi-tan

    kimchi-tan Your local Mikotard Global Mod Defender of Defoko

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    I forgot to add in my post, but I use Audacity too for editing and converting my samples.
     
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  14. Izua

    Izua Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    Well, y'see, my ritual is really quite simple:
    1: try
    2: fail and cry
    3: repeat

    topkek I'm kidding
    I used to record in Audacity but ever since I started toying with the idea of doing multipitches, my friends duped me into starting Oremo, saying it would be easier to use. And it really is in a lot of ways; It's quicker(especially for people like me who will redo the same note at least 5654765 times before I like its outcome enough to move on to the next)and also comes with this handy feature that shows you your pitch target thingy--a line across the screen to help you be sure you stay on the pitch you're aiming for. Without it I would probably never be able to pull off multipitch because I legit cannot identify pitches by ear : )))))

    A lot of times when I start to record it's literally on a whim and impulse so I rarely warm up beforehand, but somehow I've survived well enough so far. I like to use Moresampler to oto my VCVs at first just so that I can get a feel for how the finished product will sound long enough for me to decide if I like it enough to actually OTO myself or not(I'm lazy). What comes last, naturally, would be the long grueling process of aliasing and otoing lol
     
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  15. RaccoonButler

    RaccoonButler Founder of The Church of Mawarine Shuu Defender of Defoko

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    I record under kinda weird circumstances because I have to record on a chromebook. (The mac I use for utau doesn't belong to me so I can't use it for prolonged periods of time) So no audacity or oremo, just browser based stuff.

    What I usually do is:

    1. Make sure that the house is quiet and no one is doing laundry (the closet I record in is right next to the laundry room so the washing machine gets in the recordings)
    2. Open shitty online voice recorder (or recently Beautiful Audio Editor which I guess is kinda like a shitty browser based version of audacity)
    3. Open this online tuner thing https://www.flutetunes.com/tuner/
    4. Open reclist as txt file
    5. Record for upwards of an hour (I think the longest I've gone is like 3 hours? I have to do everything super slowly because of the programs I use lel)
    6. If I used the shitty online voice recorder, it only saves as mp3 so I have to convert all of them but also it's less glitchy than beautiful audio editor)
    7. upload everything to google drive and put it on the mac later
    8. cry
     
  16. PrinceofHades

    PrinceofHades A wandering soul Defender of Defoko

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    Wow. I feel the pain.
    For me, it's:
    1. Randomly get inspiration to record when I really need to be doing something else
    2. Lock self in bedroom as soon as it gets quiet
    3. Have to leave bedroom to get water/tea because warm tea is good for your voice, helpful hint
    4. Record multiple banks in OREMO at once because omg when is the next opportunity going to show up?? And yes, those multiple banks are VCV. Shoot me.
    5. test banks in UTAU (whilst waiting a thousand years for FRQs to render)
    6. cry at the failed banks, coo over the good ones
    7. wait for recording inspiration to hit again

    EDIT: I noticed a lot of you were having trouble staying on pitch. I did too. I even posted a thread about it, and got lots of helpful advice. You can find it here.
     
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  17. Izua

    Izua Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    I FEEL YOUR PAIN SO HARD
    My chances to record come few and far between so when I can I always record huge masses of things in one sitting rip i feel u
     
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  18. ExistenceReaper

    ExistenceReaper Procrastinator Defender of Defoko

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    1. try to remember how to computer
    2. try for a while, then notice an error
    3. go insane trying to fix said error
    4. take a break
    5. somehow always manage to not be able to continue that day
     
  19. Tomato Hentai

    Tomato Hentai dont call me a veggie Defender of Defoko

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    1. Spend 10 minutes getting mic to work
    2. Open Audacity
    3. Clear throat, sing "a i a u e a" in different pitches until voice stops sounding rough and like I have strep throat or something
    4. Record <x> string 3-5 times and cut out the recordings that suck, saving the only good one
    5. Repeat step 4 for an hour or so
    6. Eventually get distracted by something else like a weird light outside
    7. Stop recording
    8. Repeat steps 1-7 some weeks later
     
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  20. Iris Dragonoure

    Iris Dragonoure Your Local Seventeen Trash Defender of Defoko

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    *bump*
    Here's my process.
    1. Tell my family I'm gonna record a voicebank(they get what I mean).
    2. Pack up my mic and laptop into my moving truck and go to my grandma's bedroom(because she's always washing clothes in here).
    3. Set everything up(plug in mic, put laptop on charger bcs it dies faster than I eat).
    4. No warmups bcs I can do that.
    5. Pull up my custom reclist.
    6. Record my samples.
    7. Oto it over the course of a few days(I'm pretty slow at oto'ing CV tbh but its bcs I wanna make it sound good).
     
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