24 covers up!

Arguably a record, but man, it was tough recording all these covers. 2 days of recording at about 2.5-3 hours each, two nights worth of post-recording editing/synchronization and 4 hours today spent uploading everything and writing descriptions for them all.

Well, it’s done at last. Some covers were good (aLIEz), most were average and a few were…quite bad, imo. Glad to have done all of them though 😀

Anime
SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] – aLIEz (Drum Cover 1)
fripSide – Sister’s Noise (Drum Cover 2)
Elements Garden & STARISH – Maji Love 1000% (Drum Cover 1)

Christian
Hillsongs – Mighty To Save (Drum Cover 1)
Matt Redman – Once Again (Drum Cover 1)
John Michael Talbot – Be Exalted, O God (Drum Cover 1)
Hillsongs – From The Inside Out (Drum Cover 1)
Hillsongs – Yours Is The Kingdom (Drum Cover 2)
Hillsongs – For Who You Are (Drum Cover 1)
Big Daddy Weave – My Story (Drum Cover 1)
Noel Richards – You Laid Aside Your Majesty (Drum Cover 1)
Hillsongs – Magnificent (Drum Cover 1)

English
Nelly – Just A Dream (Christina Grimmie & Sam Tsui Nightcore Ver.) (Drum Cover 3)
Nelly – Just A Dream (Christina Grimmie & Sam Tsui Instrumental Nightcored Ver) (Drum Cover 2)
Green Day – Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Drum Cover 1)
Diamond Eyes & Christina Grimmie – Stay With Me (Drum Cover 1)
The Cab – Angel With A Shotgun (Drum Cover 3)
My Chemical Romance – Welcome To The Black Parade (Drum Cover 1)

Foreground Eclipse
Foreground Eclipse – Dear, Are You Getting Sober (Drum Cover 2)
Foreground Eclipse – The Distant Journey To You (Drum Cover 8)

Japanese
Supercell – 星が瞬くこんな夜に / The Starry Night Like This (Drum Cover 2)
nao – Pastel Chime Continue PSP OP (Drum Cover 1)

Vocaloid
Junky & Chiho-P – Melancholic (Drum Cover 3)
1640mP, 40meterP, 164, guitar & daishi – Time Machine (Drum Cover 2)

 

Next up: Sorting all of them and updating the playlists, then packing for reservice next week and getting back to some people on some stuff.

Online Music Collaborations: A Brief Guide

Introduction

This was one of the topics which I wanted to write about last time, since it was a bit difficult starting out and learning how to do recordings. That said, one can easily Google how to record using Audacity , so this guide focuses on how a collab group could function so that a few tracks can be easily compiled for the purposes of producing some awesome band covers.

Go on…

Recent happenings

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Uploaded some recordings of me playing for church service today. They can be seen as follows, though none are particularly spectacular

Don Moen & Paul Wilbur – Blessed Be The Lord (Church Service 161016)
Sam Evans – How Could I Live Without You (Church Service 161016)
Reuben Morgan – One Day (Church Service 161016)

Lots of books to read after finals are over. Going for a couple of camps in Dec, looking forward to them. Wonder how Mystera Legacy’s doing, but not sure if I’ll go back due to having other things to do/games to play if I so desire.

The recent post on despondency – what happens when you don’t guard your heart. Unfortunately regrettable, but I guess I walked blindly into that.

Week 10 coming straight up – three essays due soon, and haven’t started on them. God help us all~

Also pretty difficult to find others to collab with. For anyone’s that’s a vocalist/instrumentalist and are interested to collab musically on songs ranging from anime to J-pop or Gospel, check this out and indicate your interest there~

Until then, let’s have a look at Bismarck. Mr. ‘Marck, or BizzyMarck, or Da Biz Man, as I like to call him. Cool dude.

A new Collab Group for Anisong/J-Pop musicians/vocalists

(Other genres also welcome: English Pop/Rock/Metal/Gospel and C/K-Pop/J-Rock/Metal/Vocaloid.)

I’ve decided to try my hand at starting a collab group again for musicians and singers that want to collab with others but find Bandhub not to their liking and are annoyed that CollaboDaisakusen or AnimeSongCollabo seem perpetually closed to new applicants.

This new group, which goes by the unwieldy name CasualCollabCoreCorp (or C4, for short), is my attempt to remedy that. I’ll be maintaining some minimal standards, but by and large I’m going to use the skills learned from starting up and running a Steam clan to manage a community of musicians as well. The goal of this group would be to maintain a fairly active community of like-minded musicians that release a cover at least once a year, and in doing so are able to coordinate with others.

It’s open for all to apply (instructions are in the group’s description), and at the end of it all I hope to perhaps meet others to collab with come December when I begin recording the backlog of covers which only keeps growing. Having spent a couple of hours building up the infrastructure for this group in gSheets, I fully anticipate it being used, so go ahead and apply if you’ve had past experience recording covers and hope to collab with others as well! The only requirements are :

  1. You’re decently competent in your instrument/singing,
  2. You upload at least one cover a year (not that hard…) and
  3. you’re a reasonably nice person (aka not a jerk).

I’ve also made a new YT channel for this purpose, so looking forward to uploading collabs on it in the future~

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A pretty cool banner too, if I do say so myself. Designed in Gimp haha

Opening for Collabs

I’ve spent a bit of time over the past couple of days writing some pages that are relevant to Youtube collaborations. These collaborations are usually quite fun to look back on, so I’ve written some guidelines that detail who I’m looking to collaborate with and done up a nice Google Form for interested applicants 🙂

Currently, the Collab Hall of Shoutouts is empty as I’ve not actively been searching for others to collaborate with. A couple of collaborations are still in the works waiting for the other party to record their part, so it seems like a good idea to put myself out there and see who else might be interested (but wasn’t aware of how to go about it) to collaborate on some covers with.

The Planned Covers page contains some details of songs I’m looking forward to covering in the future. Ideally, the sequence of steps for someone interested would be as such:

  1. Check the Planned Covers page for my Collab status.
  2. Read up on the guidelines for what I’m looking for
  3. Complete the Google Form (including a sample of your past work/covers) and wait for a reply!

That’s about all. Maybe I’ll upload a MUN video somewhere next.