Recording tips?

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  1. Hatsumiii

    Hatsumiii Momo's Minion

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    Does anyone have any tips for recording in general and recording high pitches?
    I usually sing for about 5 mins and do a warm up before starting. I can record lower pitches easier but higher pitches I tend to get light headed or sometimes voice goes out >< I also record VCV banks so any tips for that will be helpful too!
    Thanks!
     
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    Kiyoteru Local Sensei Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Line Gheist Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    You have a good start by already warming up ^^. However, if you are getting light headed, are you incorporating breath support? Rest is also important. Some people compromise by using reclist with shorter mora for vcv until they get more endurance.However a bank may suffer from some inconsistency, if multiple pitches use different mora/reclists(they may change tempo, power, without realizing it), just a thing to be conscious of.
    If your aim is to do high pitches. Sometime's a certain note just may be out of a singers natural range and they can fatigue faster or switch to a different tone because path of least resistance.
     
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  5. Hatsumiii

    Hatsumiii Momo's Minion

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    Thanks! I didnt know changing reclist might be a problem. Actually I have a custom 5 mora list and a 6 mora list I've downloaded but I was unsure if they included all the samples at the standard 7 mora. I can record 7 mora for lower pitches, no problem but I think my problem is since oremo has an auto save feature, I might go too fast for recording ><
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    Thank you I'll check it out!!
     
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    Line Gheist Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    If a speed issue, do use use any tempo guide like background music ? sometimes even an online metronome is useful. Helps get people in rhythm and speed. happy recording!
     
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    Arm yourself with water
     
  8. Hatsumiii

    Hatsumiii Momo's Minion

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    Will do
     
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    JeStEr Teto's Territory Defender of Defoko

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    I could be wrong, but maybe eating a granny smith apple can help? I mean, I've supposedly heard it helps out your throat when singing...but for me, I'd go with some hot water with lemon juice and honey.
     
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  10. Hatsumiii

    Hatsumiii Momo's Minion

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    Oh I never heard that before. I'll try that! I do drink lemon/peppermint tea sometimes so I'll try that!
     
  11. WinterdrivE

    WinterdrivE Ritsu's Renegades Defender of Defoko

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    If you're getting light headed or your voice is cutting out when you're singing higher it sounds like it might be a problem of supporting your singing. Make sure to support your singing from the diaphragm. It comes from your stomach area, not the throat or chest. the same kind of push you feel when you cough or clear your throat should also be engaged when you sing (not necessarily that tense, but it comes from the same place). This includes when you inhale; you have to take breath in to push breath out. The same kind expansion of your torso and lungs that happens when you yawn also should happen regularly every time you breath when singing.

    As previously mentioned, it could also be a matter of simply being out of your range. Singing with proper support will help you sing higher than if you didn't, but everyone's voice ultimately has a cutoff. If you're really straining and/or it starts causing legitimate discomfort or pain, it might simply be too high.
     
  12. Hatsumiii

    Hatsumiii Momo's Minion

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    Thanks for the tip! Yeah. I try to see what's in and out my range. I think recording too fast (oremo auto save feature) and not breathing correctly might also be a problem too. I don't stain or anything just light headed
     
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