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A FANDOM User
• 8/7/2015

Advice for total beginner! ^_^

Hi everyone!

Maybe my experince is common maybe not, but...

Through anime, watching openings and endings of songs on Youtube, I've stumbled across singers known as utaite, and I've been thinking about trying out singing and becoming an utaite myself! However, outside of shower singing, and a little video editing for school, I have no experince/knowledge of any of this. Oh, and my Japanese level right now is about N5, so my pronounication for all the songs will likely be butchered... I'll be uploading a cover below to determonstrate my vocals/voice (wait, I don't even know my vocal range?!).

I'm really sorry for that ^ being too long, but I've not a clue what I should do, and really appreciate the help! :D

Actually, after recording myself... I think there's something wrong with my voice. -__-

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A FANDOM User
• 8/7/2015

I'm not someone expirienced either. I just sings randomly (off pitch, fales, not mixed, etc.) and upload them on soundcloud. and stuff I say are based on my little expirience,.. I also sing in shower and do a little video editing for school. But I'm quite a 'curious' type of person so I like to try lots of effects ><

Everyone starts off with not knowing a thing. I too, start without knowing a thing, posted on youtube, and get all frustrated with no one watching or liking my video. I searched google, check out popular youtaites, and finally understand I need to 'mix' to get good quality. and also, popular people, has lots of online friends. They make them through hardwork of approaching, starting conversation, and getting to know each other. and it take YEARS to become like JubyPhonic, Rachie, and other youtaites and utaites. I find youtube too tiring because of vids and qualities, so I just use soundcloud where I do whatever I like. Back to mix, can you mix? do you have anyone to mix for you? or do you want to learn mixing? there are lots of tutorials online if you want to learn. You can use audacity (free), reaper (free trial), mixpad (free trial), Adobe Audition (pay). It's not a good thing but a lot of people use crack versions.

For vidoes, you can always somehow download the original videos. I used to use movie maker for video editing. You can find lots of tutorial online.

Pronounciation,.. check out JubyPhonic & AmaLee. They use 'English Traslyrics' they made by themselves. You make your own translyrics or you can use translyric of your first language you can find online, like rachie's indonesian version are from rangkaiankatakata.tumblr.com .  That way, you don't need to worry about pronounciation. If you still want to sing Japanese, practice is the most effective way.

After recording,.. is it your voice or microphone quality? well if it's your microphone, don't blame it. Almost everyone starts with their headphones or/and their handphones. but if it's not mic quality, try to be concious of your voice when you're singing. Try to listen to yourself. Find your own mistakes and correct it. If you can't hear yourself, try recording then play the recording.

Also, you should google for tips in singing, vocal training, and continue to sing everyday, even shower singing helps.

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A FANDOM User
• 8/11/2015

Wow, thanks for all the tips! :D I have Audacity, and am trying out Reaper, which do you recommend? Also, for the original videos, how do you give credit to them, so I don't get shut down... Lastly, do you have any pointers for utatite choirs that I can join?

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A FANDOM User
• 8/11/2015

I recommend Audacity if you're a total beginner. imo, the things in Audacity is a little simpler than reaper. But, if you want to start with reaper, it's fine too. It's up to you.

Giving credits doesn't mean not getting shut down. You need to pitch it to make it unnoticable by youtube. But shut down or not, giving credits is a MUST to respect the producer. If possible, don't use cracked/ripped instrumental. Use originals provided by the producers from piapro or nnd. If no original provided, try searching piano covers or see if 'Osamuraisan' has covered accoustic version of it. 

Also, I almost forgot, to give credit, just put like [Original : http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/smxxxxx] then [Instrumental : www.blablabla.com/blablabla]. If you use translyrics by JubyPhonic or some people online, make sure to credit [Translyrics : NAME (www.thesiteyougetthelyrics.com)] and other stuff like, mixer if someone mixes for you, etc. 

Utaite Chorus, well, If you check the threads here, you can find this . But, well, If to just find more utaite/youtaite friend, try checking out this, here .

Google community like this , this and this might help because some are currently searching for people to join a chorus. at the same time, a lot of people got noticed from here.

Also, maybe, try this, it might help!

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A FANDOM User
• 8/12/2015

Woahh you're the same as me! That's how I started off! I'm pretty sure you'll do just fine! There are many communities on youtube for people like us who wants to a utaite. Everyone is really nice there, they'll be glad to help you out any time. 

About your voice, I'm quite sure that you're just not ued to listening to your recorded voice. Because that is how I feel when I first started off. So no worries! Have confident! Also, there are videos on youtube that can tell you your vocal range!

Good Luck!! 

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