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RECRUITMENT: Male singers!

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Oh great, I hadn't really thought of this. I've got absolutely no experience recording vocals when the singers aren't all together (actually, I've got no experience recording anyone but myself, but anyway). Should we stress consonants the "normal" way to do it in a choral setting, or what?

For those of you who don't know, it's typical to "overact" a little on consonants because of the timbre of a choir's sound and the tendency of things to get muddled really easily by other voices and by the local reverb. We're not going to be singing in a hall and we're probably going to be equalized anyway, but what exactly does that change in terms of stress?

And I guess we won't know until we see the music (which, if I'm guessing the track right, is a bunch of ahs anyway), but Latin vowels?

EDIT: First questions directed at Hemo; last one directed at OA.

i just listened to the track, it sounds like latin to me...which means vowels are to be very round. because consonants create plosives, sibilants and other recording problems we probably will not be over-emphasizing the consonants. however; we will still need to be precise as to where the vowels cut off and end. same goes for breath marks.

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I could sing if you really want (I used to sing some choir music) - I won't be able to record until 1 1/2 - 2 weeks later though. I'm a baritone with my range slightly shifted towards the higher end.

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I think I've got a really nice voice, so count me in!

Ha, well from my experience, most choir singers are usually not amazing solo singers. Thats why they put them in a group, you know, the whole, 2 things are better than one thing.

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Ha, well from my experience, most choir singers are usually not amazing solo singers. Thats why they put them in a group, you know, the whole, 2 things are better than one thing.

Well, our church choir is a bunch of people who don't sing all that well mixed with some pop idol wannabes and this one guy who is convinced he has the best voice ever even though it's all nasally and crap but tons of other people like it so what do I know. So... I'm not really a "choir singer," but my voice has a pretty natural tone (as in its natural tone is pretty) so I can sound good as pat of a group too.

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PMs are sent!

Consider the parts i sent out to be a test run to see if I can even handle this; there will most likely be a good deal more of arrangement to go over.

Thanks everyone for the support, this is going to kick ass.

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Well, our church choir is a bunch of people who don't sing all that well mixed with some pop idol wannabes and this one guy who is convinced he has the best voice ever even though it's all nasally and crap but tons of other people like it so what do I know. So... I'm not really a "choir singer," but my voice has a pretty natural tone (as in its natural tone is pretty) so I can sound good as pat of a group too.

That sounds like just about every choir I've been in.

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Okay, I love choirs, but anything but real people actually singing just doesn't do it for me. Im pretty sure that all of the mixes on this site have either a vocal soloist or a synthetic choir. Im no remixer, not yet, but would it be possible for someone to write a choir peice and then distribute the individual parts to anyone who can sing and is willing, and then put it all into one song? Or would there be too many technical roadblocks along the way? Or has someone already done something similar? Im a long way from having the expertise for doing something like this, but I'm just curious.

And if this wouldn't work, would it be feasible for one person to record theirself many times over and put it all together? Because that would be awesome.

EDIT: Holy shit. Someone else IS doing this. How the hell didnt I see this before? Uhh, mod, feel free to close if you want...what a fail of a thread.

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Sorry, but it may be a while before I can get my recording done. I've come down with something and it's really screwed my voice up.

I'll try to get something in by next weekend.

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Okay, I love choirs, but anything but real people actually singing just doesn't do it for me. Im pretty sure that all of the mixes on this site have either a vocal soloist or a synthetic choir. Im no remixer, not yet, but would it be possible for someone to write a choir peice and then distribute the individual parts to anyone who can sing and is willing, and then put it all into one song? Or would there be too many technical roadblocks along the way? Or has someone already done something similar? Im a long way from having the expertise for doing something like this, but I'm just curious.

And if this wouldn't work, would it be feasible for one person to record theirself many times over and put it all together? Because that would be awesome.

EDIT: Holy shit. Someone else IS doing this. How the hell didnt I see this before? Uhh, mod, feel free to close if you want...what a fail of a thread.

...what the hell? You just linked to this very thread... :?

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Ah, sorry I forgot to post sooner, but I've got plenty of singing experience and would enjoy contributing to this, if you're still collecting parts.

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