How to Sing Valerie Amy Winehouse Cover Tori Matthieu Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy
Hey guys welcome back again to Ken TamplinVocal Academy, where the proof is in the singing. I'm here with my amazing student, Tori Matthieu,and we're doing takedowns of different songs today. We're going to do Amy Winehouse.The song's called Valerie. We'll do it first. We'll talk about it after, likewe always do. Let's rock! Amy Winehouse. Whooh! Nice job, girl! Man, that was good.Thank you. All right, so basically, we're doing a lotof different stuff, from Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouseâ€¦ And what's interestingabout this is not so much that we're just doing a bunch of cover songs, but it's howTori finds herself in the song, and actually
represents that art with her own touch, herown flair, but to be able to sing in a lot of different styles, because what this doesis to give you a lot of tools for your toolbox for singing. So, we're going to be working upon, actually, some original material, too, so be watching out for that. Anyway, this is KenTamplin Vocal Academy. If you like what you see here, please like and subscribe to mytutorials. Also, I have a killer course, you can check it out here. It's called â€œHowTo Sing Better Than Anyone Elseâ€� and I have a singer's forums. It's free. There areover 6000 members you can join at Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy, and just come by and say hi,and get your vocal questions answered. So,
until next time, Tori Matthieu, Amy Winehouse,Valerie, and Rock!.
Use Reapers ReaVoice Effect To Create Vocal Harmonies
For the first Harmony Software Demo, we aregonna look at Reapers effect called ReaVoice. This comes with Reaper and is described asA MIDI controlled multivoice pitch shifter. If you don't know what MIDI is, that's fine.You'll get the idea as we go through this demo. If you wanna learn more about what MIDIis, you can either see our article 'MIDI Recording: What is it and why is it awesomeé', at thisURL andor go through our course 'The Newbies Guide Audio Recording Awesomeness 2: Pro RecordingWith Reaper'. Anyway, let's take a look at ReaVoice. First, we need some audio to putsome harmonies too. So, let's insert a track and either sing something to yourself, justrecord it in there or if you wanna follow
along with what I'm doing, you can downloadthe melody to Son of The Sea from homebrewaudio tutorialsresources. You can usually get there from the homepagemenu under resources and tutorial files as well. And it's at the bottom of the page underFor Harmony Recording AwesomenessSon of The Sea Lead Vocal. Now, that we have some audio to put some harmonyto, we need to add a second track. So, double click here and let's call this Revoice HarmonyOne. And click on the FX button to load the ReaVoice effect. on Cockos, then doubleclick on ReaVoice. Pay special attention to this parameter right here where it says quot;Centernote.quot; It is set to C4, that's a particular
C note on the piano keyboard. I'll show youwhat that means in just a second. So, let's go ahead and close that. Now, we need to inserta MIDI item. Let's insert one that's as long as the audio in track one. So, let's makea selection the same size. Now, click quot;Insert new MIDI item.quot; Then, hit the escape buttonto deselect. The next thing we need to do is to feed the audio from track one onto tracktwo. We do this by what's called a Send. Come over here on track one to where it says Route,and click on that. And click on quot;Add new send,quot; and then a drop down, choose track two: ReaVoiceHarmony One. So, now audio is been sent to track two. You need to do this for ReaVoiceso that the MIDI in this track has something
to manipulate in order to create harmonies. Now, put your cursors toward the beginningof the MIDI item here and double click. That brings up the MIDI editor. Remember when welooked at the ReaVoice settings, and I said to take note, no pun intended, of the factthat the center note was set to C4. Here is why. Let's go ahead and play some of what'shappening above. Now, do the same thing but hold down the C4key with your mouse. Press play first. You probably didn't hear much except thatit got a little louder. That's because C4 is set as the center note. So, if you clickon C4, it's just gonna generate unison, a
double of the audio that's coming in. Now,let it play and just start clicking any other key above and below it. Ouch. Some of that was pretty darn ugly, wasn'tité Here's what ReaVoice is doing. When a center note is played on the keyboard, it generatesa double of whatever note is being sung. It creates a unison copy of those notes. However,if you play the next note up from the center note on the keyboard, ReaVoice generates anote one halfstep or 'semitone' as it's sometimes known, up from whatever note is being sung.Then each subsequent note up or down on the keyboard adds or subtracts another halfstepinterval and so on. We really need to have
a very quick micro interlude here into justa spoonful of musical theory. I am sorry, but it has to be done. Like eating one's vegetables.I'm gonna load up Reaper's virtual keyboard here by going to view, virtual MIDI keyboard.Okay. When you move up or down from any key, let's start with C as an example. C4, by theway, is middle C. One note up from that is this black key here, which is C sharp. Thatis a halfstep up from C. This next note is two notes up and that is another halfstepup from C sharp. So, this is one halfstep. That's two halfsteps, three halfsteps, fourhalfsteps, etcetera. Likewise for going below C. One note to the left from C is B, thatis one halfstep down. One halfstep down
Best Voice Recording Software Top 10 List
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