#1
Hey UG. I just finished doing a vocal cover of my all-time favourite song, Holy Diver in the style of Dio. I don't think I did it justice, but I did try. And I didn't use backing vocals or anything. I'd be very much interested in hearing everyone's opinions. What I did wrong, what I did right, how I could improve, just how much lay I could land .
Hah. Anyway, here it is. Holy Diver
Obviously, it's on youtube. If you guys would rather listen to it on something else (because you don't want to randomly gives views or something I guess?), please do say.
#3
Aaaargh, frustrating! I can't hear the.. Off-time-ness. Will need to listen to the original a bunch of times again, I suppose.
I don't.. Think I'm going to be able to fix the video editing problem. I'd probably be best not bothering with video's anymore. Just put a picture of a bird up or something.
And eh.. I can assure you I've used no overdrive on that. Neither accidentally or intentionally.
#4
The overdrive is when you overload the mic with sound. All it means is that you have to turn down the gain on the input a bit.

A picture of a bird, perfect hahaha.

That's fine on the editing. Maybe someone else can critique it for you. Being off-time is like nails on a chalk board for me, even if it's not all that bad.
#5
I couldn't watch the video and just scrolled it out of screen to listen to it.

There were a few pitch issues in there sprinkled throughout. It's most noticeable in any of the the "away" parts.

The timing issue has already been mentioned. You're coming in a little behind the beat which is causing you to put a little rush on the lines and also resulting in breath issues which then add to the timing issues.

I wouldn't say they are massive issues, you could easily remedy them with practice. It's a lot better than I could do and I think you have some good potential. If you don't already you should get yourself a band and work with them regularly.
Si
#6
20tigers is totally right. If you don't have one yet Kimino, it's time to pick up a band. You got talent man.

And he's probably right on the timing thing. It's not as bad as my anal-retentive mind makes it out to be. I just hate latency, and that's what it sounds like is going on (though I know it's not).