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Editing vocals recorded on iPhone

I've been playing with recording songs or reading my poems as voice memos on my iPhone 5 (iOS 10) lately. I want to clean the audio up before I share it in any capacity. I have a PC running Windows 8.1. I'm hoping to learn the basics of things to specifically do in Audacity or another free program. I cannot afford software or recording equipment, and I have no previous knowledge of sound editing. For a sample here is a PJ Harvey cover I recorded today.
posted by mermaidcafe on Sep 28, 2016 - 3 answers

Songs where the singer vocalizes the instruments

I'm looking for songs where the singer vocalizes part of the instruments in the song. [more inside]
posted by Twicketface on Nov 24, 2015 - 60 answers

Songs with strong vocals and minimal accompaniment

Please suggest songs featuring a strong vocalist and minimal accompaniment. [more inside]
posted by Silvertree on Oct 3, 2015 - 54 answers

How can I make the best of voice recording on my chintzy setup?

I'm currently writing a song and part of that includes recording lots of vocals. I have available --my computer, an apple laptop, with a built-in mike --garage band --my headphones with a voice input/mike Help me make it the best it can be! [more inside]
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 on Aug 30, 2015 - 12 answers

How to set up a basic but decent studio for recording voice and guitar?

I'm seriously planning to try recording voice and acoustic guitar, and I need help on setting up the most basic, yet decent home studio. [more inside]
posted by 30thdegree on Aug 3, 2015 - 5 answers

Musical Filter

How do I buy a copy of a Broadway libretto? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on May 2, 2014 - 10 answers

I need a better adjective than "epic"

I really like music that combines Latin or Latin-sounding vocals/chanting with instrumentals that either sound "epic", like they're out of a Lord of the Rings movie, or "hard", in the sense of "hard rock" or industrial-ish techno. I'd like to figure out how to find more. Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by Dilligas on Mar 8, 2014 - 17 answers

Please help me find more music similar to this video game soundtrack.

I just played the game Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons (it's fantastic, go play it!), and I really enjoyed the soundtrack. [more inside]
posted by xedrik on Feb 8, 2014 - 9 answers

Practising harmonies - à la First Aid Kit

I'm looking for songs with similar harmonies to First Aid Kit. Any genre considered, and songs with more than a two part harmony are welcome. Practising harmonies with some friends and need some practice material :) [more inside]
posted by drunkonthemoon on Jan 30, 2014 - 22 answers

Help me descifer the background lyrics to George Harrison's Let It Roll

I was just listening to The Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) by George Harrison and I noticed there are some background lyrics and I can't understand them. The very low singing voices can be cleraly heard towards the end of the song but can be heard first from the 1:30 mark. Can you help these tired ears satiate their curiosity? [more inside]
posted by omegar on Nov 4, 2013 - 2 answers

Looking for music that sounds like what I used to like in church music

One of the things I miss about church is small-group music. I'd like to find music in this style without the baggage of church behind it. Specific criteria and examples of what I'm looking for inside. [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on May 27, 2013 - 16 answers

Pitchy sometimes??

Everybody has always told me just how beautiful my voice is, but now I'm recording and seeing in Melodyne that I'm sooooo pitchy. Can somebody help me understand? [more inside]
posted by puppetsock on Mar 29, 2013 - 19 answers

Metal with "clean" vocals?

Recommendations for a metal-noob? difficulty: "melodic" vocals [more inside]
posted by randomnity on Oct 19, 2012 - 50 answers

Triangle-to-Atlanta recording studio

Help me find the best Raleigh-to-Atlanta recording studio that fits my needs! [more inside]
posted by semaphore on Jul 21, 2012 - 5 answers

Rocking Out in the Bay

Recommendations for singing/vocal coaches in the SF Bay area that work well with a rock/pop/punk energetic vibe? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 12, 2012 - 3 answers

What Amazon singles should I get?

What Amazon singles should I get? Help me find great individual tracks. [more inside]
posted by kristi on Feb 7, 2012 - 4 answers

I'm looking for music featuring wordless vocals.

I'm looking for music featuring wordless vocals. I'm not sure if there's a technical musical term for this sort of thing, but Sambalero by Stan Getz and Baie des sables by Claude Léveillée are good examples of what I have in mind. Bonus points for particularly formless sounds ("ooooo" "bah bah bah," etc.), rather than made-up language/nonsense syllables like Prisencolinensinainciusol.
posted by The Card Cheat on Jan 11, 2012 - 18 answers

How do I get more emotion into my singing voice?

How do I get more emotion into my singing voice? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Oct 30, 2011 - 15 answers

Wanted: Cookie Monster recipe

What vocal effects do current metal bands commonly use? [more inside]
posted by umbú on Oct 3, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me find some more songs that feature male and female vocalists telling a story

Looking for songs that tell a story, specifically songs that feature both male and female vocals. [more inside]
posted by aleatorictelevision on Sep 9, 2011 - 47 answers

Free loops or some kind of easy to play freeware indie music generator with world sounds?

Need a freeware source for an indie music generator that's easy to use. [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Aug 11, 2011 - 3 answers

Give me your best examples of processed/manipulated/mangled vocals in music.

Give me your best examples of processed/manipulated/mangled vocals in music. [more inside]
posted by Su on Jun 28, 2011 - 29 answers

Why do I always remember the wrong parts of the conversation

NPRfilter: Female singer (from the 50s?) mentioned on NPR in the last week. She was characterized by the music critic as never overdoing vocal tricks, sining minimally and "just the right amount". The singing sample had very little musical backing. She retired early at the height of her popularity after getting sick of the music business. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Dec 16, 2010 - 9 answers

There are more than three chords!?!

Looking for songs that are not too difficult to play and feature a guitar, bass and female vocalist. [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Dec 9, 2010 - 22 answers

More Jazz Vocals Sung Through Megaphone Plz

I would like more music with vocals like that found in Uncle Neptune's Tapioca Pudding Blues. Specifically, jazz music from this period with vocals sung through a megaphone. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Fezboy! on Sep 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Name that electro tune

Help me identify an 80's electro song. I need to put this earworm to rest. [more inside]
posted by Benjamin Nushmutt on Jul 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Reference Vocals: Is It Worth it?

I'm doing reference vocals for a couple of team songwriters who have recently been signed under a music DJ who works for a major record label. The tracks are good, these guys know their pop music, however they have no money to offer me at the moment. The only things they can offer me is free studio time, access to their songwriters, some music tracks and connections in getting my music to the right people. When I get paid depends if their boss likes the vocals or if an artist picks up the song. Is this a common tactic among new songwriters when they cannot pay their vocalists? How can I make sure I'm getting the best end of this deal or should I walk away?
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Jul 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Once / When I was little someone pointed out to me

In music, is there a term for when a vocalist starts singing (solo) and then the rest of the band starts playing a bar or two later? Also, what are some other songs that use this technique? [more inside]
posted by ripley_ on Apr 15, 2010 - 15 answers

Larger voices callin'

Looking for songs with really good vocal harmonies. [more inside]
posted by Bearman on Sep 29, 2009 - 52 answers

Best voice-offs ever?

Please share your favorite examples of tracks or videos where singers share vocal duels, riffs, or otherwise feed off each other awesomely. [more inside]
posted by lalex on Jul 6, 2009 - 17 answers

Diamonds in the Sky back-up vocals?

Who sings back-up vocals on Field of Diamonds with Johnny Cash on the album American III: Solitary Man?
posted by peeedro on Apr 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Why do you have to go and make things so complicated?

I like to gripe about Top 40 radio, but I don't have much of a technical music vocabulary. Are there names for the vocal styles of Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift, et al.? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Mar 9, 2009 - 20 answers

Music Suggestion Thread Go: Multiple Simultaneous Vocals

I am interested in hearing more music with multiple vocals going on at once, with an effect like singing "Row, row, row, your boat" in the round except not with the "in the round" structure. Two examples are within. [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Dec 23, 2008 - 57 answers

"Donna Lee" lyrics, please.

Does anyone know [the] lyrics to "Donna Lee"? Yes, I know it's an instrumental, thanks. [more inside]
posted by lothar on Oct 1, 2008 - 3 answers

Vocals + melancholy piano

Songs with vocals that have piano primarily as the background - ones that sound similar to Jade McNelis' "Wins" (link provided) [more inside]
posted by paperlanterns on Sep 28, 2008 - 13 answers

Who is the woman in Moby's "Disco Lies" video?

Who is the woman in Moby's "Disco Lies" video? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Mar 25, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me find a recording studio in LA

Does anyone know of an affordable but quality studio where I can record vocal tracks? [more inside]
posted by thedaniel on Dec 6, 2007 - 2 answers

Help put together my setlist

Help me figure out a vocal repertoire. [more inside]
posted by tdismukes on Nov 29, 2007 - 9 answers

How can I sound like Wilson Pickett?

Is it possible to develop that smoky quality in one's voice (Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Janis Joplin, etc.) without damaging one's vocal chords? Or is that something that just occurs naturally, or else would be too dangerous to try?
posted by psmealey on Jul 30, 2007 - 13 answers

Resources for good singing technique

What are the best books/CDs/DVDs for learning good singing techniques, across a range of vocal styles? [more inside]
posted by Stacey on Jun 1, 2007 - 4 answers

Hoot Your Belly and Give Your Backbone Ease

What does "hoot your belly" mean? [more inside]
posted by breezeway on Mar 18, 2007 - 4 answers

Dalek vocals

Can anyone help me figure out how one might easily replicate the Dalek voice, from Doctor Who? I've been playing around with it all day, and haven't quite gotten it. C'mon, lazyweb!
posted by zerolives on Feb 1, 2007 - 6 answers

What, you mean TODAY is the 12th?

LastMinuteAuditionFilter: I have less than three hours to prepare for an audition I totally forgot about until this morning. [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on Dec 12, 2006 - 7 answers

Help, I just need some vocal HELP.

Help me learn/improve on vocal melody writing techniques. [more inside]
posted by sindas on Nov 6, 2006 - 9 answers

My office is not a rave, dammit!

Can anyone recommend some good electronica Internet radio that has absolutely no vocals? [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Aug 11, 2006 - 17 answers

On what song did Bowie use the gated mics trick?

A question about vocals on a David Bowie record. [more inside]
posted by jon_kill on May 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Blargle graaaah ruggl RAKZCH BLAHHHH!

I want to learn everything there is to know about the vocal technique found in metal and hard rock wherein the singer makes his/her voice get all 'raspy'. [more inside]
posted by BruceL on Apr 18, 2006 - 11 answers

Efficient vocal rehearsals?

The best way to work on vocal harmonies? Tip & tricks? [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Feb 28, 2006 - 18 answers

Bands with singers who can really sing?

What are some good bands with lead singers who can (and do) really sing? The best example I can think of is Queen. I also like Ben Folds Five and The Shins.
posted by callmejay on Jun 8, 2005 - 81 answers

A few questions about microphones for recording guitar and vocals at home

A few questions about microphones for recording guitar and vocals at home. (More inside) [more inside]
posted by Camel of Space on Jan 19, 2005 - 20 answers

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