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.
I'm looking for songs where the singer vocalizes part of the instruments in the song. [more inside]
Please suggest songs featuring a strong vocalist and minimal accompaniment. [more inside]
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]
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]
How do I buy a copy of a Broadway libretto? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Recommendations for a metal-noob? difficulty: "melodic" vocals [more inside]
Help me find the best Raleigh-to-Atlanta recording studio that fits my needs! [more inside]
Recommendations for singing/vocal coaches in the SF Bay area that work well with a rock/pop/punk energetic vibe? [more inside]
What Amazon singles should I get? Help me find great individual tracks. [more inside]
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.
How do I get more emotion into my singing voice? [more inside]
What vocal effects do current metal bands commonly use? [more inside]
Looking for songs that tell a story, specifically songs that feature both male and female vocals. [more inside]
Need a freeware source for an indie music generator that's easy to use. [more inside]
Give me your best examples of processed/manipulated/mangled vocals in music. [more inside]
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]
Looking for songs that are not too difficult to play and feature a guitar, bass and female vocalist. [more inside]
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]
Help me identify an 80's electro song. I need to put this earworm to rest. [more inside]
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?
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]
Looking for songs with really good vocal harmonies. [more inside]
Please share your favorite examples of tracks or videos where singers share vocal duels, riffs, or otherwise feed off each other awesomely. [more inside]
Who sings back-up vocals on Field of Diamonds with Johnny Cash on the album American III: Solitary Man?
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]
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]
Does anyone know [the] lyrics to "Donna Lee"? Yes, I know it's an instrumental, thanks. [more inside]
Songs with vocals that have piano primarily as the background - ones that sound similar to Jade McNelis' "Wins" (link provided) [more inside]
Who is the woman in Moby's "Disco Lies" video? [more inside]
Does anyone know of an affordable but quality studio where I can record vocal tracks? [more inside]
Help me figure out a vocal repertoire. [more inside]
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?
What are the best books/CDs/DVDs for learning good singing techniques, across a range of vocal styles? [more inside]
What does "hoot your belly" mean? [more inside]
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!
LastMinuteAuditionFilter: I have less than three hours to prepare for an audition I totally forgot about until this morning. [more inside]
Help me learn/improve on vocal melody writing techniques. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some good electronica Internet radio that has absolutely no vocals? [more inside]
A question about vocals on a David Bowie record. [more inside]
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]
The best way to work on vocal harmonies? Tip & tricks? [more inside]
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.
A few questions about microphones for recording guitar and vocals at home. (More inside) [more inside]
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