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Postby thuyanh1996 » Sun, December 14th 2014, 10:19 am

HELLO AGAIN!!!! :hamangel:
Thank you for all the AWESOME and precise comments on my last covers. I tried and tried but yea... I guess I will never get to do those techniques like vibrato, or trill...
But I will keep on trying if I have time :)

I have done some covers and hope that you can help me do some reviews on them! Thank you so much in advance!!! :xin:

IU - Red Shoes: https://app.box.com/s/helldc5718rgxr2smyqa
Hi Soohyun (i couldn't find any clear instrumental, so I just sing-over it. It can be quite loud): https://app.box.com/s/fj6zk6ilhhfpg7kg73wj

Thanks so much again! :ajosh:
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Re: chantelleeey - Reviewer Profile {Accepting}

Postby chantelleeey » Sat, January 3rd 2015, 4:10 am

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dredbyun wrote::hi: Can i ask you to review some of my covers?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGINVzNAu2c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWUjsFfqDGs

And my singing in general? I really want to know things that I should improve on. Thank you very very much. <3

Also, I'm a bad mixer so can you give me some tips on how to do it properly?
Thank you very very much :aww:


Hey there. Sorry, I haven't been very active as off late. But I have finally gotten around to doing reviews. If there's anything you don't understand, feel free to let me know.

VIXX - Error:

With your vocals, I found you are using too much vibrato and not controlling how much air you release. If I must quote JYP it should be around 50% air and 50% vocal. You did well keeping in key, the only few mishaps you had were the ad-libs. The higher or more airy they were meant to be, they became off-pitched. Also, it's good that you chose to include the background vocals as many are too lazy to record them. However, it sounded like you were holding back. You can always sing them normally and reduce the volume to blend them into the track.

As for your mixing, timing is perfect. You just have to work on your volume levels to get the basics down. At the moment the raw vocal track is too loud in comparison to the instrumental and doubles/harmonies. A tip would be adjusting the volume of the raw vocal with your doubles and harmonies without the instrumental to make sure it sounds like they blend together as one instead of at different points. It makes it stick out a lot less and you will be able to tell if your harmonies are at the right pitch (or you could always record your harmonies with the vocal track without playing the instrumental). Once you have the vocal tracks together you can play with the volume of the instrumental. Listen to the original audio and try to level it as similar as possible.. It's easier said then done, but you'll get the hang of it eventually. For any VIXX song (apart from ballads) there is heavy use of autotune. It may not be on the main vocal track like this song, but it's on all their doubles and background vocals. They include it on harmonies as well in most songs, but when it is included in harmonies it's easiest to hear on Hyuk's, Hongbin's and N's lines.


Taeyang - Eyes, Nose, Lips:

I find your voice charming, but your use of vibrato is a distraction. There is static coming from your microphone as either the volume is too loud or you were singing too close to it. Try taking deeper breaths and controlling it with your diaphragm, it'll stop you going to your head voice in your higher range and keep it in key. The higher harmonies in this cover sound off tune and I'm more than sure that the higher range isn't difficult for you. As for the mixing, it's the same advice as your VIXX cover. The only thing I need to add is that parts that repeat words should have been softer. This song overall, suited your vocal tone.
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Re: chantelleeey - Reviewer Profile {Accepting}

Postby dredbyun » Sat, January 3rd 2015, 5:31 am

Thank you very much for your reviews. Appreciating it so much. :aww:
With regards to my vibrato, idk, i don't really "use" it. It's like it just happens. haha. But yeah, I should maybe try to learn to control it. Also, with the air release. I don't exactly know how to control it but I pretty much have a hint in my head. And thank you for the tips for harmonies. I do agree that I hold back as yeah I record them really quietly.

And thanks a lot for the mixing tips. <3
Though I don't really know how to use autotune >.<

I'll try to keep everything in mind on my next cover. Thanks again :adores:
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Postby chantelleeey » Mon, January 12th 2015, 1:27 am

dredbyun wrote:Thank you very much for your reviews. Appreciating it so much. :aww:
With regards to my vibrato, idk, i don't really "use" it. It's like it just happens. haha. But yeah, I should maybe try to learn to control it. Also, with the air release. I don't exactly know how to control it but I pretty much have a hint in my head. And thank you for the tips for harmonies. I do agree that I hold back as yeah I record them really quietly.

And thanks a lot for the mixing tips. <3
Though I don't really know how to use autotune >.<

I'll try to keep everything in mind on my next cover. Thanks again :adores:


Sometimes it's just the microphone or the software you use automatically uses autotune on your voice making it sound like vibrato. I found that happened to me a couple of times. Good luck!
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Postby woorapz » Mon, January 12th 2015, 8:20 am

Hi chantelleeey ^^ Can I request review for my cover?
Here are the songs:

Infinite - Last Romeo

Original:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7kaScuQ0KM

Cover:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9sgwPNLCA0


SM The Ballad - Breath

Original:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce3hS3wFA80

Cover:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlgSvW8ZhTU


Actually I cover three versions of this song (Chinese, Korean, and English) and want to know which one is the best, but haha it will be too much to ask all for review TuT *bows*

Thank you and fighting! <3


Thank you ^^

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Postby chantelleeey » Wed, February 25th 2015, 10:25 pm

thuyanh1996 wrote:HELLO AGAIN!!!! :hamangel:
Thank you for all the AWESOME and precise comments on my last covers. I tried and tried but yea... I guess I will never get to do those techniques like vibrato, or trill...
But I will keep on trying if I have time :)

I have done some covers and hope that you can help me do some reviews on them! Thank you so much in advance!!! :xin:

IU - Red Shoes: https://app.box.com/s/helldc5718rgxr2smyqa
Hi Soohyun (i couldn't find any clear instrumental, so I just sing-over it. It can be quite loud): https://app.box.com/s/fj6zk6ilhhfpg7kg73wj

Thanks so much again! :ajosh:


I'm terribly sorry for such a late reply. I honestly thought I already reviewed this T.T

IU - Red Shoes:

Between the two covers you sent, this is the better. You managed to capture the right town for the musical style (i.e. pop with jazz undertones), but the ending "다시" was sung in a babyish tone rather the stronger, yet airy voice IU uses. There were a couple of bumps in the recording where either the microphone or something was hit or too much breath was blown into the microphone. A pop filter can eliminate strong bursts of air from disrupting a recording. You can also try using a pop filter effect if you don't have one yourself or noise removal to get rid of any unwanted noises.

The song over all sounded great, as I said, you performed the tone right. However, the chorus needed to be in a brighter tone, as it sounded dull and didn't capture the feel of "summer time". The chorus leans more towards the pop genre, thus needed to be in a higher range and/or using high and low harmonies on key words. In this case it would be "summer time". Also, the bridge (a.k.a verse 3) was dull sounding. Your transition from low notes to those in a higher range was unstable, but that just takes a bit of practice. It's difficult for most people to pull it off effortlessly. I also feel that the hook after the chorus should have had a main vocal track in a higher ranger and using the recording you have here as a lower harmony.


Hi Soohyun - Different:

This song is extremely pop, but Hayi and Soohyun try to add soul over the top; it's more of the theatrical style Hayi usually does. Saying that, you sung too whispery and an extremely girly tone to pull it off. If you compare the two vocalist voices, you can tell they're very different styles, yet they both exert power and use less air in their voices than usual. That was what was lacking here. Rather than sounding strong and proud that you're "different" it sounded like you were shying away. They're in fact being cocky saying that "Don't compare me because I'm unique" "You won't find another like me"

Were you underprepared? Did you record this in the spur of the moment? These are the thoughts I had because I've heard much better covers from you. There was stumbling over pronunciation, plus slurring and mumbling some words on occasion, as though you missed the beat. In the verses there are words at the start of each phrase that are stronger in the main vocal recording and are accompanied by doubles and harmonies. Since you've recorded in one track, they come out a lot louder. To tackle this is to sing these words on a separate recording and match the volume level with the main recording.

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Capitalised words are the ones that I am speaking of.

Come on BABY
Jakku mangseoriji malgo
Eoseo deureowa NAEGE
Wol hwa su mok geum to il
Boyeojulge SINSEGYE
Ni mam sok nunmureul meomchwojulge
Don’t play me

[...]

CRAZY dasi taeeonanda haedo
Neol mannalgeoya BABY
Geunyang seo itgiman haedo
Gaseumi ttwieo waenji
Idaero gichaneun
Meomchuji anha save me


Although you used a vocal removal to record over, the rap should have been the actual recording. As Hayi and Soohyun don't sing over Bobby's rap you're able to use the actual recording to match your recording volume levels and tie the song together as one. I've done this before myself, so if you want an example just let me know.
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Postby 5star1 » Sun, October 18th 2015, 6:08 am

I dont know if youre still doing this but its worth a shot. These were very quick recording. Thank you!

Me Gustas Tu
Heres my Cover: https://youtu.be/vuwCqlViHXQ
Heres the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-CKVr6 ... el=ktmusic

Hello Goodbye
My Cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUkukQr ... rtneyJolly
Original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVX69Xq ... YozohhhCH2
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Postby chantelleeey » Mon, October 19th 2015, 2:36 am

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5star1 wrote:I dont know if youre still doing this but its worth a shot. These were very quick recording. Thank you!

Me Gustas Tu
Heres my Cover: https://youtu.be/vuwCqlViHXQ
Heres the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-CKVr6 ... el=ktmusic

Hello Goodbye
My Cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUkukQr ... rtneyJolly
Original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVX69Xq ... YozohhhCH2


Me Gustas Tu:

So the mixing of this song is somewhat distracting. It's a millisecond behind ㅠ.ㅠ
Also the volume levels between doubles and harmonies needs to be adjusted. You are generally better off having these lower in volume than at their extremities as this is what's causing conflict and distortion throughout your track. What audio program do you use? Do your recordings save as mono or split? General hierarchy should be (loudest to softest): 1. Main vocal track, 2. Double (if needed, at half the decibel level or lower), 3. Low harmonies (usually the softest as lower notes are louder and clearer when recorded), and 4. High harmonies (you want to soften and blend these in so you can just hear them peak through the other recordings)

As for your vocals, I found your tone thicker than the style sung in the original. Try using more air in your voice for these types of songs.You were slightly flat, but it was barely noticeable.

Hello Goodbye:

You started off on the wrong pitch and it continued that way until the end of the first chorus, as well as with your adlibs. A bit more use of air would have corrected this. You need to learn how to control your use of air in your voice and your projection. These two techniques go hand in hand. You will be able to stretch out your notes and you won't be as pitchy. You can try a mix of breathing exercises (helpful stress reducer too ^^) and strengthening your core muscles. The mixing in this song was pretty good, YAY! I also give you credit for covering Hyorin's song!!!
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Postby bexiah » Mon, October 19th 2015, 5:28 am

hullo~ my I ask for a review for my covers? :D

red velvet - stupid cupid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwXSBPaHYrE
basick feat mamamoo - stand up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iByBC6ubgmg

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rv: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGSiMTVaZGI
basick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf6g2FMyKJA

Thanks a bunch!
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Postby chantelleeey » Tue, December 1st 2015, 3:42 am

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bexiah wrote:hullo~ my I ask for a review for my covers? :D

red velvet - stupid cupid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwXSBPaHYrE
basick feat mamamoo - stand up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iByBC6ubgmg

original:
rv: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGSiMTVaZGI
basick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf6g2FMyKJA

Thanks a bunch!



Stupid Cupid:

I really liked this cover. There wasn't anything that really stood out as flaws, so I guess you'll get my nitpicking ^^. The mixing overall was well done, I think the instrumental/MR could have been a tad bit louder so that the backing vocals blended together with your voice a bit more. Vocally, you could have benefited by enunciating your words a bit more, like making sure you say the D's in "stupid cupid". It makes the voice sound clearer and your tone will sound more stable, making the melody you are singing more defined and resonant.



Stand Up:

I guess this cover is a bit short to say much. However, I do need to state that I prefer you as a vocalist rather than a rapper. So I'll give you more rapping points?? cause vocally you are damn good and have a wonderful colour to your voice, just take the advice from your Stupid Cupid cover. RAPPING! What was lacking was flow and UMPH in your voice. Most rapper play with the beat and the flow comes with that. Really understanding and putting that emotion into what you are saying/rapping does wonders, so if you are going to rap, stick to something you can relate to or empathise with. Break down the rap. Before you record, map out where there are pauses, where they breathe, where you need to add a double in, listen to the rises and falls in their pitch. In the end the mixing plays a massive role. It's a shame there's no instrumental for this song. With a proper instrumental this cover would have sounded 10 times better and the contrast between your voice and the track would have come out better.
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Postby chantelleeey » Thu, December 10th 2015, 11:53 pm

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yeonims wrote:Hi, do you mind reviewing for two of my covers? Thank you c:

Lion Heart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKNkaD9DAGw
Original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVCubhQ454c

Eyes, Nose, Lips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMYwgYB6Rg0
Original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwuAPyOImoI


Lion Heart:

I didn't have much to point out. This cover is well done, both vocally and mixing wise. During the chorus I noticed that the lower harmony was slightly out of tune and was not blending well with the other vocal tracks. Also the end of the cover started to get a bit messy. The group parts could have had an extra layer or two of vocals to help make your ad-libs stand out a bit more. These group parts could have been the slightest bit louder as well so you could actually hear the words without the instrumental drowning it out.


Eyes, Nose, Lips:

Your vocals are a bit shaky in this cover. It came across as somewhat monotone. Though I guess that it's because it's in a "males" range and your voice is naturally higher. With a bit more practice or trying some vocal warm ups/trills it may help you expand your vocal range. Other than that, try practicing more with harmonising. Like I mentioned in your Lion Heart cover, your lower harmonies are pitchy and therefore stand out. In this cover I noticed you didn't enunciate your words, and sometimes your pronunciation effects the way you sound vocally. If you don't fully enunciate each word, you do come across as monotone or pitchy because the sound doesn't come out as crisp. You have a really pretty voice, so with those few little tweaks I think you'll become a great vocalist.
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Postby yeonims » Sat, December 12th 2015, 4:30 am

Thank you so much on your reviews!

Would you mind reviewing another cover of mine? :)

Like OOH-AHH: https://youtu.be/vXPfnEnj670
Original: https://youtu.be/0rtV5esQT6I
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Re: chantelleeey - Reviewer Profile {Accepting}

Postby chantelleeey » Mon, January 4th 2016, 10:12 pm

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yeonims wrote:Thank you so much on your reviews!

Would you mind reviewing another cover of mine? :)

Like OOH-AHH: https://youtu.be/vXPfnEnj670
Original: https://youtu.be/0rtV5esQT6I


This cover is great! The mixing is done well and your use of doubles and harmonies were excellent, but there were times where the instrumental was a tad too loud to hear your voice. However, the "like ooh ahh ooh ahh" parts in the chorus were flat. Another point about the chorus I noticed was that you sounded as though you were straining your voice, and due to that you voice gradually started to rise higher pitched. I'm not fluent nor do I understand Chinese, but was this a direct translation? Or did you write your own lyrics? It could be me being picky but the rap didn't flow, especially the last few lines as they were too long to squash into that short segment. If you want some things to improve on, it'll just be little things like practice playing with the flow of the rap and be a bit more confident with your ad-libs.
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