I haven't given my own vocals much time to be honest, mostly because I can't remember the words as I'm trying to sing them
and reading them feels like I'm reading the 6 o'clock news and weather.
Tbase2000 wrote:Or even worse, I'll like a part but when I sing it 50 times it's always exactly flat. That's when I break out the keyboard aka midi-interface and lay down a piano or lead sound note for note. Basically drop a lead groovy piano on-top of the song. This gives me a solid key I can follow to stay in tune and it's really not that much extra work.
That's a good idea. I thought of doing the same and adding a basic click track to highlight points of interest, accents, groove and timing. So it creates a 3D guide track (tone vs groove)
Tbase2000 wrote:I came up with the solution. Just have him drop a rhythmic lead over his (technically a collab but...) song so I can hear what is in your head. After that...it was easy to follow his idea and everyone was happy. Boom!
From a producers point of view I find it easier starting with an acapella and chord progression than trying to have someone write lyrics and make them fit into something I'd already written.
This month I already had some ideas down before finding the vocals I was happy with, so it took a bit of extra work to bring everything together in the end.
On that note I'm aiming to post my entry later next week near the deadline. I've been so busy this past week (glad it's the weekend
) so I can put some hours into it now.