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kantos  ·  116 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "The Christmas After" - a christmas song by yours truly.

Just got home from a family holiday. On the way home, ran into new and old great friends, and upon arrival the gift that is flac and your talent is in my inbox. What an amazing day to be back. Not encouraging procrastinating or anything... just sayin'. cough

Will check out your previous holiday song after the suitcases are back in and the phone has at least a double digit of battery %-age. Thanks for including the lyrics! I may have to bother you for You Drank Some Darkness's lyrics. I unabashedly belt mumbles in some tracks still.

Question: Are you playing chords to back up your vocals or have your voice layered with different pitches (if that makes sense)?

Example: the low end of "Broken glass... drunken mess". I swear I hear your voice in other pitches, but the blending is really sick and can't tell how you sweetened the mix.




flac  ·  116 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Glad you're having a good holiday! All the best.

The other holiday song is, uh, real short. It's weirdly one of my favorite songs that I've ever done, despite being 26 seconds long. If I ever make more music under the Hot Without Glasses name, it'll sound like that.

I'll throw up some lyrics soon! I mumble a lot, so I tend to do that too ;)

Good question! The answer is both. There's basically three vocal groups: the main vocal, which is singing all the time; two backing melody tracks, which are singing the same thing as the main vocal, but not all the time; and finally, some backing vocals that are all singing different harmonies.

In that particular line, there's the main vocals and the backing vocals. There's also a synth line being played that is using my vocals as a sample, so that might be what you're hearing there - has a similar sonic quality, and is playing at pretty much the same time.

kantos  ·  113 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hope your holiday is good as well! Aw hell yeah, looking forward to the lyrics.

    In that particular line, there's the main vocals and the backing vocals. There's also a synth line being played that is using my vocals as a sample, so that might be what you're hearing there - has a similar sonic quality, and is playing at pretty much the same time.

Ah-ha. So I guess a little bit of both, in the end. It reminds me of how guitarists would harmonize with a singer's voice juuust right. Real neat to hear that come through over digital media.