Pierrot

Playing catch up on my blog here! Sorry its been so long , i regularly keep posting videos on my youtube but not here since writing takes time and too much life keeps getting in the way. So I have since improved since I uploaded this but I still enjoy this cover none of the less.

Pierrot is actually a french word describing a specific clown in the early 19th century I believe. i am such a history nerd I love useless facts like this.

 

I sang this beautiful song called Pierrot for my fellow youtaite friend named Kazu. This is one of his favourite songs in the whole world. I was going to sing it in Japanese but someone named Panda wrote these amazing translyrics which I thought fit my friend perfectly. I would always try and cheer him up when he felt down and I thought these lyrics really represented that! So I just hope he understood that message LOL.

Kei is an amazing producer he writes great pop rock songs.

So I remember recording this song because it was quite difficult to do and I had lot of takes to do it. I am actually impressed my voice didn’t die while recording it since I was belting consecutively for so long.  The middle section in the musical interlude was done in one breath that was super hard to do , I kid you not , I am so glad I had some of that vocal training back in school to help me do that. My harmonies were hit and  miss but its all another step in the learning process. Learning through trial and error I guess^^.

But I really love any and all versions of this song , it just has so much passion in the music and lyrics so i love hearing covers  of it. Also the pv that was made for Senka’s cover was so heartbreaking and the art was beautiful!

Anyways vacation time soon I hope to update more , I have like 8 million covers to finish and upload. Enjoy the cover today and look forward to more! Thanks for reading guys.

 

 

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Starduster

Hello my blog readers. It has been another long time since I updated. I feel like I disappoint you all when I say I am going to post more often but don’t. I am very sorry but you know when life gets busy you do what you have to do and some things like a blog get put on hold.

But on to more pressing matters! This week’s post I am writing to you from a cafe , since I just finished my class for today. Busy Busy i tell you!

So the cover I am writing about is called Starduster. Its one of JimmythumbP’s most beautiful sogngs and yes its vocaloid.^^ You expected no less I know. I seriously love JimmythumbP’s music. He has such an intersting and almost surreal feel to a lot of his music. Quite dream like. The song itself is about loving someone even if your far away in space or so I gather ahahahaha.

This is one of my all time favourite songs so when i finally decided to cover it I was extremely happy. I first heard this song at a vocaloid movie screening I went to at a con last year. All we did was watch a dvd of taped concert from japanbut it was worth seeing miku on a giant screen with a bunch of other vocaloid fans out there.

There is another story associated with this song for me and that at school during lunch one day last semester my friend was like “have you heard the song starduster?”. I immediately replied yes and bam on the weekend I decided to do this cover. I had been practicing this song forever but never actually got around to

Time Machine English/Japanese – HBD Eban!

So look time no blog! Annami is alive -mostly. I’m at school with time to kill before class , i mean I could do homework but no motivation and I am so sleepy so yeah. Procrastination always wins it seems.

Anyways I’m trying to get all these blog posts about my covers up and written. I’m slowly moving up the list. Very slowly it seems. Hopefully I’ll get it all done soon and maybe I can write some different content and upload some art work to here too^^ (if you didn’t know I’m studying art in college and I just got into my graphic design program for next year wooo!)

But on to the pressing matter at hand , lets talk about the linked cover above. This is the 2nd birthday cover I have ever made. I really love making presents for people who make me happy and my friend Eban certainly does. He is literally my best friend in the youtaite community. I mean we’ll only been friends for under a year , 8 months to be exact or close to that ahaha. I still remember the first time we talked through email it was fun! We are like the same person so of course something like this was bound to happen.

So I decided to do some good old 40mp , since my friend likes his music and I have always wanted to sing this song. There is something so very special about this song and I immediately fell in love with it. The english lyrics written by Lucy are always so poetic and really capture the essence of the songs so it was a pleasure to sing. Also this lyric arrangement made by Ashe (which he used in his own cover) was very interesting and it was fun to do though a bit tricky as well.

As far as singing goes I definitely don’t think its my best work. I was also rushing trying to get this done quickly , life was getting in the way as usual and I didn’t have much time to record or mix for this cover. I think I had a really strong main vocal line and it sounded great but the harmonies were pretty bad. They w ere a mess and all over the place which is why in the mix I tried to lower all the volumes and put effects on them to make them sound a bit better. It was a brave attempt but sadly I think ultimately will have to rerecord this cover and make it better.

I’m not sure what else to say except that my friend told me he got a bit teary eyed listening to this since no one has sung him anything before and I was his first friend in the community. Well anyways class is starting soon , have a great day guys and thanks for reading/listening.

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Palette Redo : 1 Years Improvement

Wow how long has it been since I updated , it feels like its been forever but it probably hasn’t been that long LOL. Anyways I’ll be adding another post to this blog about being another cover , surprise surprise. One of these days I will post something else , on what I have no idea but it’ll happen!

So I have officially been a youtaite for a year now and as a celebration I thought it would be fun to redo the first song I ever covered!

I uploaded on Jan.12, 2013 a cover of rock vocaloid song called Palette. This song is originally sung by Luka Megurine and was composed by Yuyoyupee. I remember hearing the utaite Hanatan’s version and falling in love with her voice and the song instantly. I also a fan of the piano version made by the popular fandubber Amanda Lee on youtube. though Hanatan outshines her in vocal power , she outdoes me as well.
Needless to say , this was like the 3rd song I ever learned in Japanese and so learning this song and being able to hit the high notes was a big deal for me. Also it was first attempt at mixing something so it was my first step into the youtaite community.

By the way this song is so loud , its impossible to hit the high notes without power so you have to be loud.
I really also like the idea of this song , describing life through colours so to speak.

This is the old version.

The mix was so bad , the vocals were loud in places and the and the instrumental was too loud. The harmonies were okay but competed with the main vocal line in volume balance. The use of effects though was really good. My vocals were really weak as well. I had barely managed to hit the notes.

Listening to the new version , the vocals are so much more powerful and clear. My pronunication more crisp and clear. I have expanded my range a lot , I also think I have developed my tone a lot more. I’m getting more distinct in each cover. The harmonies were perfect in this. A good balance between low harmonies and high ones. It all flowed so nicely and the timing was on beat. As for the mix , you can definitely hear the improvement. The balance is so much better from the harmonies to the instrumental! Also that last high note , it blows me away that I had hit it with ease.

I really enjoy the combination of this half operatic sounding voice with epic rock music. Its an interesting combination.

Anyways if you want the mp3 mesage me and I will send it. I will definitely be back to update soon with another cover. As usual enjoy the singing , feel free to comment. Enjoy the rest of your day/night everyone.Write to you again soon!

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Knot or Not

Sorry its been awhile since I last updated. Life is just keeps getting in the way. But I am trying to keep up with this blog , recording covers , doing my homework and working all the time.
I really need a new job by the way since they aren’t giving me the hours I requested. i said just give me weekends and yet I’m still working there days a week and its totaling 22 hours a week. I think I’m gonna fall over soon.

But anyways this cover I made a long time ago and never got around to mixing it till now.
I had originally asked someone to duet this with me but they never gave me a script nor practiced it. We kinda stopped talking as well. I’d still be willing to do it with them if they messaged me but I was kinda let down by them. I know they are busy but why’d you agree to do it , if you weren’t gonna go through it….

This song is so pretty. Its written by an english vocaloid producer named Aki Glancy. She goes by the name EmpathP. She uses English Miku so well. But yeah she is American and was the character designer for the English vocaloid Avanna. She is an amazing artist and musician. not only does she compose but she writes beautiful lyrics as well.

I literally fell in love with this song. Its so sad but so pretty. I also like how simple it is. I added some harmonies to it aswell. The instrumental just worked so well with the the 3 part harmony. My favourite part is the harmony at the end. It just sounds so full and balanced. Its also gives the song a nice climax as well.

I really enjoyed covering this and it fit my voice so well and utilized a lot of different parts of my voice.

Also this was my audition for a chorus. I was asked by the very nice Maria Lee to audition. The requirement was to sing a song in english and Japanese but this song has both so it was perfect and since I had it recorded already i thought why not.

I’m not sure if i’m in the chorus but I’ll update as soon as I know and I’ll post again later this week , with another cover since I have another to write about. Until then enjoy the cover!

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Aishiteru no Uta

Okay third time writing this description – ahh It wouldn’t save ughhh , technology problems.

So i took part in the Youtaite secret Santa.

A little background on the secret santa thing. Its like a normal secret santa except its online and involves singers and artists.
Everyone who participated had to sign up on a google doc , giving their youtube channel and twitter (so we can send present links). You had to write a short description of what song you’d like to have covered or what picture you’d like drawn. Since some people draw and don’t sing in the community.

I received my gift/cover already and it was awesome! Jayel chan sang one of my favourite kagerou project songs.

So I got Starlight kun as my recipient. He is spanish i believe , not sure , never actually spoken to him. Anyways he has a lovely voice. So we basically have the same taste in music. He asked for acoustic so i chose this. I was going to do “longing” by keeno , cause he loves keeno but this song was just stuck in my head.

This is the 2nd umetora song I ever heard and honestly it made me like Umetora. Since I wasn’t too fond of his techno elctro style songs. But his acoustic more sentimental works. Oh by the way this song translates to “Song of I love you” in english and how cute and great is that.

So I have been really busy with work lately. Its amazing that I managed to get this done and do christmas shopping. So happy Christmas eve and I have another post but I’ll save it for later or maybe tomorrow.

Mp3 in the video descripotion on youtube , enjoy everyone.

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A Solution For Jealousy

Hi guys back for another upload , new week , new cover , still going strong!

So another special , dedication cover. This one is dedicated to Jefferzkm. Two things Jeff loves are english translyrics and Honeyworks , so here is both!

This song is told from the guy’s perspective so I tried to sound like a guy but this song is really high so it was quite difficult to sing , I hope I managed.

Minty’s lyrics are always so pretty! Also Rachie’s awesome version inspired me so much.

http://minimasing.tumblr.com/post/45479152316/a-solution-for-jealousy-english-lyrics

Harmonies have never been my strong point , but I am honestly trying to get better , this is another step closer to that I think.

Mix was pretty good this time around too , I also did it pretty fast , an hour and a half , usually takes longer…..

I am one busy girl , with work , school stuff I’m dealing with ,Christmas parties and duets to work on , i have no time for anything. Gonna be slowing with uploads maybe , not sure we shall see and look forward to my duets , I’m singing with lots of great people!

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