A Breeze From Home Male Cover


Author Comments

This is my entry for this contest https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1437756
Hope you all enjoy it! And if you could give me some nice advices on how to improve my singing that, would be nice! ^^

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This is an ABFH remix contest judge's review.

The mic seems clear enough. The instrumental seems quite soft compared to the voice; a good thing would be to have it as balanced as possible, with the voice taking a bit of the forefront. But more on the instrumental later, let me move on now with commentary on the voice.

Your general pitching is alright, apart from some higher notes that you're struggling with ("And now I know that I'm really home"). It's almost like you're hitting the ballpark pitch, but not the exact one.

Also, timings. Sometimes it seems as though you're coming in later than normal. How straight or swing-like the rhythm of your syllables is will change the feel of your cover accordingly. Basically, the instrumental sounds like a swing, laid-back and easygoing — roll with it, don't fight it. Feel the sway of the music as you sing.

Your voice has a breathy quality that, with more practice, would capture the spirit of this song and much more. Please keep practising — try to imitate down to detail what you hear, in order to get an idea of how a person sings and feels a song, in order to learn. Do that for as many songs as you enjoy. Then, you will be able to even put your own spin.

One final thing:

On Newgrounds and nearly everywhere else, a cover implies a complete remaking and arrangement of the instrumental (unless it's an instrument specific cover; in this case, it's a vocal cover). Because it said this is a cover, I was hoping that you were going to make an attempt at an instrumental for this. I understand what this is now, though I hold the hope that this might help kindle an interest in remaking instrumental versions of songs, or even producing. :)

All the best in the competition!

ABFH Judge Review/Comment:

Hey there! I know NekoMika touched on a few points, so I'll try and steer away from those. I'm not sure what software you used for the vocal recording, but I found Acoustica Mixcraft 7 had a nice set of tools for vocal editing available in the demo. You could also use Audacity (free) to manually adjust the levels and trim off the 1:45 of silence at the end.

It was a nice cover, and I hope you learned a few things while making it. Good luck!

Not a bad try. Some things to point out though:

- The mic obviously needs to be closer
- The guitar sounds decent but really quiet, I ended up having to turn up volume to hear it
- Your vocals are clear, something I really recommend that I find helps is singing along to various songs you enjoy. It sounds lame but it will help a lot if you intend to sing more

Hope your future works will be better. Your voice also sounds really nervous and quiet. I think if you work on it, your vocals can improve.

Best of luck in the contest!

Credits & Info


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Jan 25, 2019
2:06 PM EST
File Info
6.3 MB
6 min 34 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.

* Cover / remake of a third-party piece.
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