1. UAD plugins are tied to your interface, not your computer. No worries.

  2. If there's one thing I think singers should keep in mind, is that nobody can agree on what head-voice and falsetto actually are. I've heard so many definitions that are mutually exclusive. I've heard "head-voice is M2 when women do it, if men do it it's falsetto". I've heard "head-voice is M2 when it sounds round, falsetto when it's airy/sharp". I've heard "head-voice is M2-dominant mixed voice". This is a war that can't be won by anyone. At very least people should be clear what they mean when they talk about it.

  3. Baritone. Too weighty for a tenor, not low enough for bass. Sub-fachs in pop, in my opinion, make little sense.

  4. It gets a lot of hate, but it’s still the best synth I have ever used and is extraordinarily conducive to songwriting and production. It also sounds absolutely amazing.

  5. I traded in a MemoryMoog for the Moog One. I think for some people that would be absolute heresy, it's a totally different machine, but that's exactly the reason I did the trade, the MM was a beast of a machine, not unsurprising since it was basically 6 minimoogs in a raincoat, but I never really enjoyed playing it, it's more something you admire from a distance. The One is its polar opposite, really musical.

  6. Not every microphone is the same, regardless of type. Condenser mics, if they're not completely crappy, tend to give a more detailed and accurate picture, but are also really sensitive to the environment (room acoustics, background noise). Dynamic mics tend to be used more for live situations, where feedback is a problem, so they have a more distinct 'distance effect', where things further away from the mic are moved more to the background.

  7. Excellent job. Beautiful! Mind the 'r' and 'i' on "Maria", that sounded like you were singing in English for a second. Top notes at the end were giving you a bit of a run for the money, but you were singing live, most people probably didn't even notice.

  8. Oh yeah, I know that in more casual settings most people won’t notice or won’t care. It seems for whatever reason I think if I’m not perfect I’m hopeless 😔

  9. Every note being perfect actually sounds unnatural, it's what I hate about the trend of rampant pitch correction. Let the music live a little.

  10. I understand using pitch correction for, say, a studio release since that’s meant to be the ideal performance of your song. But crap like auto tune microphones in concerts is just blegh

  11. Even in studio recordings, I tend to leave things alone unless they either annoy me or the singer. And I'll try finding the better intonation from a different take before going for the tuner.

  12. I have to ask, I'm seeing a lot of questions like this, from different people, this week. Is

  13. Sorry to bombard the sub, but we’re all in the same college course and this sub was one of the resources our prof suggested to use for our choir networking assignment.

  14. I figured it was something like that. Do keep an eye out on the questions posted by your fellow students in that case, chances are people aren't going to answer the same question twice in a row.

  15. I'd say "do you all like this song?" is off-topic. If you have a more pointed question, like "how did they achieve that awesome snare sound?", it's okay.

  16. Melodies, like music in general, are about creating and releasing tension and lines/sequences that want to -go- somewhere. A melody that denies these truths may sound perfectly coherent, but also aimless.

  17. M47. Singing classical, which is all chest-focused, my range is D2-A4, although I'd stick to F2-G4 for actual repertoire, the extremes are a bit more iffy.

  18. It is very slow but honestly I am loving it even in the days where I sound like someone who is going through a rock grinder! Thank you though, I can sort of sense where it's going as well so I'm getting really excited!

  19. Thank you, the feedback is a seriously big help at picking at the weaker areas to focus on!

  20. Opening the yapper well is pretty important for that sound. The other half is placement, that's the difficult part to get right in the beginning. Many opera students struggle with that for quite a while, keep an eye out on not trying to -force- the issue by compensating through sheer strength.

  21. I'm not a teacher myself, but I've seen many fellow students go through this process. For classical singers, the truth is that the first couple of years there is so much to learn that repertoire choice for a fair part is just a matter of allowing students to enjoy themselves, and the occasional aria that's way above their paygrade, sung badly, is still going to be educational. For the rest it's a matter of finding pieces that are relatively simple but challenge a part of technique that is currently a point of focus, many times this can mean just going back to the Arie Antiche (24 italian songs and arias).

  22. Actually, most countertenors are baritones singing in a well-rounded falsetto. They end up with a range that's in the alto-territory.

  23. Sorry but no-can-do. Music and singing is my main hobby and what I’m most passionate about, so if I can’t sing then life literally isn’t worth living

  24. I know that plenty trans-people find a way to keep on singing, either by accepting their voice, or finding ways to present it that made them both comfortable, and capable of expressing themselves.

  25. The newest iPad Pro does support ThunderBolt 4, which can theoretically be hooked up through a chain of converters to go from TB4/3 to TB2 (dongle 1), and from there to FW800 (dongle 2), and then to FW400 (dongle 3), I am having serious doubts that this will work with iPadOS.

  26. Thanks. I will try that. The way the manual read, it seemed like the standard USB-B out would just record everything directly onto a drive. Then you have to import it into your software. This is not a terrible solution, I'm just trying to figure out something a little 'cleaner'.

  27. The mixer has two USB-ports. A USB-A host-port that you can hook a USB drive to, this will just record the stereo mix. And a USB-B device-port that functions as an audio-interface, just like the FW400 port. You switch between USB/Firewire modes with the mode switch.

  28. I use an iPad with the forScore app. You can annotate with text fields and scribbles. If you get an apple pencil with the iPad you can use that too.

  29. Atrocious spelling, and too cheap to get their own domain name. They may not be actually a scam, but I don't think they'll do much to raise the profile of your music.

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