Wednesday, April 27, 2011

YT Collab #1!!!

Our cover of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova's song "Falling Slowly."
Break Even Music and Kenneth Lee/Akintomeatloaf

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Monday, April 25, 2011

EQ: Video Editing Audio

So through my (however painful) trial and error, the first collab video will be up shortly.
The main thing was fiddling with the audio and the difficulty with videos that are not synced properly. You can get by with badly-synced video, but the audio is what takes the cake.
Also, not having a full-blown audio editing software program doesn't help. I've mainly used Audacity (free) for my own recordings and music, but having real-time linear audio editing within the video program is both a blessing and a curse. Having one is the blessing, syncing the audio with less features is the curse.
But what do I want for free? : ]
Basically the moral of the story for me was to record all levels (live audio) at a high frequency, either in actual recording or using Audacity to amplify the tracks. Then you can bring levels down to their proper levels. Just as resizing an image down is much easier than resizing an image up in size (because of resolution and sharpness), so also audio that's recorded loudly can be toned down easier without the crackling associated with audio too low and then amplified - you'd basically have too much BG noise as well.
But whatevs. It's going to be a great video, and I hope you guys love it!
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P.S. Also, it's good to lay out how each video will look on the final video beforehand...this way you'll know which videos to layer on top or behind, and can position yourself correctly in each video to make a video where no "dead space" is left from overlapping videos.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Gospel


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 10: First YT Collab-B.E Music (

It's been an interesting (and groundbreaking, even,) experience working with other YouTubers (Break Even Music) from across the States, roughly 2,300 miles away from my hometown. It's been 10 days and I've learned much from the experience thus far. Exempli Gratia: collaborating is a fairly long process when working with music, parts, harmony, software, etc. It is definitely more time consuming for the fact that when making your own videos you have your own time schedule where you know when you can schedule recording/editing sessions, but the other YTer(s) have his/her own schedule as well.

Overall I believe that this will be a rewarding experience. Our first take of the video sounded great. They harmonized well with what I had put out there as the first version, and then we communicated through various channels until we were able to get a sense of how we wanted the song to go.

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I'll be recording new vocals hopefully later today, sending it through YT to them, and then they'll be making their video based on my vocals.
Then I just have to record piano, bass guitar, and strings, and we'll have our first YT collab evarrr!

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Monday, April 4, 2011


The *obvies unedited* version of "Falling Slowly." I've still got to add the harmony part (BEMusicRecords), bass, piano, and strings...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Garlic Shrimp ReeSipe

Soak shrimp in water (if defrosted ya, no need).
On lo, butter in (~3/8 of a cube)
Then diced onions (medium heat only)
Then diced garlic
Then shrimp ('til light pink all around)
Add red cayenne pepper (cover shrimp well) (heat off)
Add yin-si (cilantro)

Voice/Vocal Cord Damage

Sister Lyn gave a tip for singing: apparently you can damage your vocal cords when looking up when singing higher. I was doing this only to back away from the mic so my voice wouldn't blast away into the mic. The suggestion given was logical: place one foot back so that you can back away from the mic; don't look/sing upward to get away from the mic when singing higher notes. Keep the mic level with you mouth.
Good knowledge.
Introduced "You Hold Me Now" and "His Glory Appears" today. Good songs.
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