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Guitarist, singer, mixing nerd, fox appreciator, teacher, peace-loving hippy. Currently travelling in Japan so I am without a microphone.
Joined on 9/19/12
Posted by MetalRenard - August 30th, 2014
I need to ask myself an important question.
I enjoy singing. I mean, I REALLY enjoy singing and recording vocals for my songs. But now I feel like I can never go back to NOT singing on my tracks. If you haven't noticed, many of my recent submissions have vocals (of varying quality as I work this stuff out). Maybe I'll be fine going back to instrumental tracks when the time comes, especially if someone is paying me to write something, but I don't think I'll ever write another rock or metal track without vocals from now on, now that I have discovered my voice. It's simply fulfilling in a placethat I was never able to reach before.
I really got into it with my latest track, I experimented a lot too.
Not that I'm complaining!
Posted by MetalRenard - August 17th, 2014
I just broke the main fan on my PC case like a f****** moron. I opened it up while it was on because it was dusty and I wanted to clean it but couldn't be bothered to shut down first. Now I've ordered a new one but I probably can't use my PC until I have the new one. I have a decent laptop too but I can't run all my music software on it. :(
Edit: It's fixed now!
Posted by MetalRenard - August 8th, 2014
My new keyboard arrived today, an M-Audio Axiom 49, so I had a little fiddle around and made a gentle piece of music. Thanks to Step for his advice on which keyboard to get! The track itself is still very "WIP" and hasn't been mixed at all, so don't expect my usual level of work. One thing's for sure, it sounds a lot more organic.
Bigger news yet, I finished this crazy song of mine, Ego Betrayed.
This track was 2 weeks in the making and still needs a bit of tweaking, but I lost perspective on the mix and decided I might as well publish it now. I worked really hard on the vocals and learnt a new approach to singing. The music is made up for 70 different tracks (60 if you ignore the busses) so it was a beast to mix, too.
Aaand that's the news for today. :)
Posted by MetalRenard - May 1st, 2014
Do you have long term goals? I'm not the kind to set myself specific goals because, although I work really well under pressure, I prefer the laid-back approach if I can afford it.
Despite that, about three years ago I set my heart on being able to sing, (because I like an impossible challenge). I can remember it quite well, I was watching that Tarzan film by Disney with the soundtrack and vocals by Phil Collins and I found myself singing along (very badly, couldn't hit all the notes, either). I sounded like I had a sock in my mouth, too.
Today, my goal is still the same, to be able to sing well and to be comfortable with my voice as an instrument. I'm still not there but I like to think I'm making progress. And It's made me realise that if you really want something and try hard enough to get it, there's a good chance you'll one day be standing there with a big, stupid grin on your face because someone told you your voice reminded them of Corey Taylor from Slipknot (when he's not shouting down the mic/murdering childrens' innocent minds).
Posted by MetalRenard - March 25th, 2014
A friend of mine released this cool little ep/thing with some awesome tracks. It's quite quirky, some of you might like it. I do. ^^
Edit: Funny fact: If you click the facebook like button, chances are it will give you a dirty joke.