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Unread 01-11-2008, 09:34 PM   #1
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The Sound of Your Recorded Voice

I have been trying to work on my vocals the last year or
so. As most of you know, asking advice on your vocals
can get you quite a wide range of responses. So I bought myself
a relatively inexpensive digital recorder so I could listen
for myself.

I know that we all sound different on a recording than what we
are used to hearing of ourselves. But most of my recordings
bring out a lot more of the imperfections than what I am used to
hearing even through a PA.

Do we sometimes "fall in love" with the sound of our own voice
as we normally hear ourselves sing , only to be brought down to
reality by a recording. OR does the recording over emphasize
the imperfections in our voice.

I am attaching a recording I made. I used an inexpensive mic (that
is all I have) , and had a some reverb.

I sing contemporary worship occasionally and I am trying to get better.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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File Type: mp3 Demo03.mp3 (4.70 MB, 88 views)

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Unread 01-12-2008, 05:13 PM   #2
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Recordings do sometimes emphasize certain frequencies which can bring out some imperfections more. On the other hand, we don't hear ourselves like other people hear us and recordings can be a great truth teller.

Overall I think you have a pretty good voice. I think you could use some more breath support. Your voice sounds a little strained in spots especially on the higher notes. Have you had any vocal lessons?
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Unread 01-12-2008, 09:46 PM   #3
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I had some vocal lessons quite a while back. Mostly now I just try to pick up bits and pieces of
advice. Like on this forum.
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