This could also be that a lot of Honeyworks videos are not avaliable overseas on Youtube and My Idol, Declaration may have been one of them. I cannot say 100% as I do not get this problem myself but many overseas friends have
While it is still evident that they are still friends, Isubokuro said in a twitcas a few years ago is that Sou is really busy recently (with the nayutan seijin album and the Crossover live and the Eve Sou album and live...) so they haven't got much time to record together (this could also be that Isubokuro lives farther away from Sou than Eve does although this is just my assumption based on where Isubokuro said he lived a few years ago and the areas that Eve and Sou tweet about together). When he said this he also said PLEASE DO NOT HATE EVE FOR THIS BECAUSE IT IS NOT EVE'S FAULT nor is it Sou's it's just the unfortunate coincidence he is so busy. Indeed I hope for new covers but being good friends still is a relief!
I use nana! Nana is mainly Japanese users but they are branching to overseas as well. It is really great because you do collaboration with many people very easily. It also has a lot of effect you can add or touch up to your recording so you can still sound good even without a mixer (although mixer is always better). The only thing is that it records only 90 seconds of the song so if you are planning to upload the entire song nana would not be good for you
I don't think "making it" would be a good idea because it's bad for your throat to sing in a voice that is unnatural for you but if you're talking about how to have the calming, raspy (wording?) sound that Amatsuki has, I would say look at a lot of the covers that he sing with a similar tune/mood (in the case of Pierrot slow songs) and see what is it he does that is repetitive. For example, I think in slower songs Amatsuki kind of whispers in the lower notes and in certain parts of songs he also holds the last syllabol of the line until the next word starts (since the lyrics don't go word after word until the end of the song without pauses right? He holds the last word before the pause throughout the pause so there are no gaps in his singing). At least that is what I believe. Copying his technique for a soft voice is ok but not trying to sound like a twin
For me I would say that unless the producer has said it can be used (or it is OFFICIALLY uploaded on piapro or by the utaite themselves on other websites which usually they will notify on twitter) ask before using it and WAIT FOR THEM TO GIVE PERMISSION because if they say no but you already uploaded it you may run into trouble.
If it is a reprint of an utaite's cover that is illegal as many of them have said before not to reupload their covers onto youtube/bilibili/naver/other video sites. If fans want to support the utaite it should be to their own upload instead of illegal uploaders. If you translated a song and you want to put it with the video so people in your language can understand while watching, (I'm not entirely sure how to do this myself) but you should send them to the producer and ask for them to add it to captions of their video (as it gives credit to you too).
All in all I think it is best to ask first, if it's an upload on piapro you can just tell the producer with a simple お借りました (okarimashita) which means "borrowed [it]"
I'm not sure if this would help you but some utaite participated in music related programs during school such as choir (soraru) or were in a band (ito kashitaro). Even if you don't start at a very young age doing it would still help in terms of breathing and voice training. Actually, any experience related to music (music related courses in school) will be of help. Also, practice is really important. A friend of mine has a really beautiful voice that has a consistant tune (that I can't seem to keep myself) and she sings very frequently at home and goes to karaoke. The more comfortable you are with your voice and the ranges of your voice are the easier it will be for notes to come out. Sorry if this sounds a little strange
something like that
that is the latest one! up to now from my beginning of knowing about utaite 3~4 years ago there hasn't been any but they have been featured in music award programs before (there was one with amatsuki overseas i don't remember what it's called right now) at the moment though mafumafu and some others are in a radio program (the one on twitter with the vegetables in it) and wolpis kater has one on NACK5 with guests like isubokuro and silvana on friday from 12:30 am to 1am japan time (which is why i miss them all the time).
that's right! he has gotten really popular now. though this discussion started 2 years ago....
oh of course~ from making goods and making music for anime openings for example atom the beginning but most of the producer work is in After the Rain. He does mostly mixing for other people
i don't think that has been revealed yet. maybe if you go to a handshake event and ask he might say (probably not though)
myself? i haven't although he have tweeted before that if you want to cover his songs and such its alright to just go and do it. no need to email every time.
hello! at the beginning, all utaite start out small. usually anime opening covers don't get as much views (i'm not sure with exact proof why but it could be because they are very short) unless it is from a very famous anime such as osomatsu-san so maybe if you also tried more popular songs that aren't just anime that can help. also, if you create social media account such as twitter and have the song there (as link and a clip of the song as preview video) you can add tags and such so people can see it when they search the certain tag. when there are more tags more people will come across it. one thing i don't really suggest is randomly commenting or dm or message people telling them to listen to your song because although there are some that do, but many (including me) do think its slightly annoying and will probably not look at it. i hope this can help you!
i noticed too it said at the top that tmbox ended but the website links still worked until sometime late august where if you click on any of the links they fully shut down the server.