#1
Hey everyone. A few days ago I recorded my first attempt at vocals ever, and I was hoping I could get some feedback specifically on them.

Here's the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB290BLcCpQ&feature=channel_video_title

Although I sing quite often (usually jokingly), I've never considered myself to be a singer. I've been told that I have a good voice for someone who doesn't take singing seriously, but I have confidence issues. I tried recording vocals about half a year ago and absolutely cringed at what I was hearing (I do this with friends in public?!?! Dear lord!). But, about a week ago I bought my first decent mic and decided to attempt some vocals again.

I've just got a couple things that were concerning me...

- My best guess would be that in a lot of cases, your voice will sound better if you're confident and sing loud rather than softly and unsure. I had the house to myself so I belted these vocals out, but upon listening I felt it sounded unusually soft for how loud I had just been singing. I ended up double tracking the vocals and was a bit happier with how it sounded but I'm still amazed at how soft my vocals sound. Could anything be an issue here?

-Another thing is the way my voice sounds. The best way I could explain it is that it sounds... Breathy? I don't know how to explain this but maybe someone will understand.

Hopefully I can get some feedback, boost my confidence, and maybe try taking singing a little farther and more seriously. Thanks in advance!
#2
Confidence and self esteem is always the fist barrier to being a good vocalist. Your voice fits very well with this cover, try doing other stuff to to see where you fit in.
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#4
I liked it. Your voice sounds great. Everyone thinks their voice is kind of weird in the beginning, but you'll get used to it if you listen to it enough. Plug a mic into a speaker or an amp or anything you've got for that effect, and listen to yourself sing in real time. It helps a lot.

As for the breathiness, I get what you're saying. It makes your voice a bit more unique, and it doesn't compromise your good singing, so it's definitely a plus.
#6
If this is your first attempt, you've got quite a future! Very impressive.

Also... dude... i listened to "cosmic euphany". it is so awesome
#7
Thank you boxcarguy07... It's really great to hear all this positive feedback. And thank you! Even better to hear positive feedback on something that you've created on your own.