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• 3/18/2015

New utaite! :3 Thoughts? Songs? Friends?

Hi everyone! I'm new here. :) Recently I started covering songs on my own, just for fun, and my friend suggested I post them to NND/YT and get into the utaite world. I've been looking into it and it seems pretty cool, so I posted a few videos to NND today and I'm hoping to continue singing! I'll probably upload them to YT eventually, but ever since Google+ merged with YT my accounts have been really messy and I just don't really feel like dealing with it, haha. Anyway, I'd love if you could check out what I've posted so far and tell me what you think!

I've mostly just been singing various songs that I like, but it seems Vocaloid is the primary source of songs... I don't really know many Vocaloid songs, so do you have any suggestions as to where to start? What are some popular songs that'd be good for getting views? What are some of your favorite songs? /o/

I'd also be happy just to meet some people, so if you'd like to be friends, feel free to say hello! :)

(This was originally a thread asking how to make simple videos, but I downloaded VSDC and it works fine, and I couldn't figure out how to delete my post so I figured I'd turn it into an intro thread??? Not sure if that's okay, but in any case, hi!!)

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• 3/18/2015

Just let me say first, your voice is awesome! it's nice and clear, and also has the capability to be very rich. Your mixing is great, which is a huge plus for releasing a high quality cover.

I recommend starting out with songs that don't have such a large range and developing your range, because it seems to be the biggest problem affecting the stability of your voice in your cover of The Beginning by ONE OK ROCK. I think your voice is more suited for jazzy songs like in your cover of 唇からロマンチカ by AAA.

Just a minor side note, I think you should add more tags to your videos, or your covers will never get found. Also, having a social presence helps a lot too. Try joining some of the YouTube Chorus Battles or even chorus groups. It doesn't hurt to post clips of your singing on blogs like tumblr and advertise your singing. You have a good voice, don't be afraid to show it off!

For producers I recommend someone like NemHitoshizuku-P40mP, and Ryo

For songs, I think Yumekui Shirokuro Baku and Bad ∞ End ∞ Night would suit your voice particularly well.

As far as I know, DECO*27's songs are the easiest to sing and considerably popular.

My personal favorite songs are Rolling GirlJust Be Friends, Leia, and Two Breaths Walking.

Also following the trends, helps a bit too. People are always fascinated with the new (isn't this the case in life too? heh). vgperson's vocaloid highlights is great for rounding out the best songs of the month and possibly keep in with some of the trends.

Check out some of the utaites on the wiki, possibly finding one with a similar range and voice type can help you pick out some songs that will suit you.

Take my advice with a grain of salt, I've been out of the loop a bit so I can only really recommend super popular producers. The amount I've recommended doesn't even scratch the surface of what's out there. In the end, I feel that it's better to pick songs that you like not always one that are really popular. Pick one that you can relate to and pour your emotions into, because even if you have skill, if you don't have love (and I mean it figuratively) the song will fall flat. It's important to have fun with your singing!

• 3/20/2015

Oh wow, thank you so much for such a thorough response!! *_* I'm really glad you like it so far, and I'm glad you think the mixing sounds good -- I do have some experience mixing since I used to participate in some J-pop cover groups in high school, but I actually recorded it all on my phone this time so I was worried it wouldn't come out that well.

Haha yeah, it's kind of fun to sing songs that are really high, but I'm definitely much more comfortable with lower-range songs. I actually took jazz singing classes once, a few years ago, so maybe that's why the jazzy song fits best? I'd definitely like to work on increasing my range, though, since that's one of my biggest weak points. :(

I thought I tagged them all, but it seems that tags aren't carried over between languages? So they'd all been tagged on the Japanese site, but apparently not on the English site. Thanks for letting me know!! They should hopefully all be tagged now. :) And yeah, that sounds like a lot of fun! I'll definitely look into those once I get my YT presence up. (Working on it now! Should be at -- I'm just having trouble figuring out what language to use primarily, since I'm mostly covering Japanese songs, but I imagine YT has a larger English-speaking audience...)

Thanks so much for the recs!! I really like Yumekui Shirokuro Baku -- I'm thinking I'll probably cover that next~ And I'll definitely look into everything else you recommended! The Vocaloid highlights page seems really helpful. :) I would definitely like to cover songs that I like, but I'm also interested in Vocaloid songs since most of what I'm familiar with is just popular music (and a few anime songs), so thanks so much for giving me a place to start!! /o/

• 3/28/2015

No problem! I wish you luck in your endeavors!

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