Tobby tried to arrange and sing “Haiboku no Shounen”

Comparing this arrange to the original makes me feel like I still have a lot to learn and a long way to go when it comes to making worthwhile music, but hey, the journey of an artist requires an audience and their honest constructive feedback, so yeah. 🙂

Also, I’d like to express how I felt good about working on this, particularly on the instrumental. The LMMS samples aren’t really high-tier, as far as I’ve observed, and I’ll need a lot more in-depth technical knowledge when it comes to instrumental arrangement and audio engineering, but I enjoy the way the instruments blend with each other. The piano feels like it has a nice rhythm, particularly in the hooks/choruses. The violin, the electric guitar, and the percussion sound like they add an emotional rock feel when they blend in. The eighth-note bass guitar strumming…now that got me valuing bass instruments even more!

Regarding recording the vocals, I feel like I’ve been managing to add emotion into my main vocal singing some more. I think I need some more practice when it comes to working up harmonies, though…

As for working on the vocal mix and the audio mastering, I utilized the Echo effect in Audacity some more, I appreciated boosting most of the bass and cutting most of the treble in my main vocal track some more, I did some attempts at subtle Reverb and Harmonic Enhancer use on the main vocal track, I tried to turn the harmony tracks into Reverbed and Delayed ghosts again, and the Hard Limiter use happens again during my attempts at mastering. Oh, and I don’t think I’ve told you about my recent attempts at working audio panning and stereo imagery, so yeah, there.

And yeah, though I still have a lot to learn and a long way to go, I feel like I’m progressing!

And, uh…this was uploaded while I’m in the middle of recovering from a cold…which probably seems more like a very difficult idea, considering how I manage my time lately. That, and the vocal recording + vocal mixing + audio mastering happened some days before that, so…yeah, time to get some rest for some time.

And now, here’s this arrangement + vocal cover’s mp3. And if you wanna try singing with my instrumental arrangement, then here’s the offvocal.

Honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated, yo! \(^o^)

Tobby tried to arrange and sing “Outer Science”

I’m back with an arrangement + vocal cover, yo!

Also, I begun working on this one way before I worked on the first arrange cover that I uploaded. Like, my work on this begun while I begun figuring out chord charts online. And yes, although I like how this cover turned out, I don’t think I can call myself someone who has a firm grasp on basic music theory. Not like I can’t learn, though.

And speaking of which, I’d like to send special thanks with the upload of this cover! There’s Fuyuneru and Toshihiro, Youtaites whom I had asked for feedback regarding my arrangement plus help when it came to looking for a singer for my arrangement. I’d like to apologize to them as well, though, as I had done things that were contrary to their suggestions, such as having myself as the singer in this cover. Still, it’s not like they weren’t worth thinking about, so yeah, I’m still thankful for their thoughts!

Special thanks also goes to TechniKen, who had given me some encouraging feedback on the arrangement plus motivation to work harder on the vocal mix!

And last but not least in the Special Thanks section is a Vocaloid producer who had a lot of influence in the making of this cover: Tenshi~Akari! She got me improving the beat of the arrangement, and she also introduced the wonders of bass instruments to me! Along with those was an increase in my music knowledge, too!

Now, there’s one more person I’d like give credit to: Mcki Robyns-P! She helped me out with mixing the tracks, especially the vocals, and she also mastered the cover track. The result is something that I like very much, yo!

And here’s a reminder about how dark “Outer Science” is~ Freaking nuts, no?

Meanwhile, about my life lately, yeah, this semester is nearing its end, and as usual, I need to work hard and accomplish my academic requirements, yo~ That, and I should go talk with my parents sometime soon…

Oh, and hey, this cover’s mp3, yo. Also, here’s the offvocal. Don’t forget to credit me, The Overlord Bear, if you’re gonna use it, okay? Oh, and notifying me about that is a more fun idea, if you ask me.

And of course, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated! \(^o^)

Sayonara Dake ga Jinsei da -arrange ver.-

Yo there, peeps.

Making this took a really considerable while, but hey, it was also a good opportunity to hone a bunch of my skills. I feel like an amateur with this, but I also feel happy about the effort I exerted for this! I’m also really really glad that I managed to complete this despite a sore throat getting in my way for a time.

Also, I’d like to send special thanks to the following people:

  • CloudF — for giving me tips on instrumental mixing, particularly on stereo spreading
  • Yamada Kiki-san — for giving me tips on making a calmer arrangement plus info about where half-notes and quarter-notes are usually used
  • Reirei — for the pre-upload feedback on my rearrange instrumental
  • Wata-san — for the pre-upload feedback on my cover track and on my PV illustration

Honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated, yo! \(^o^)

Also, here’s this cover’s mp3. If you wanna make a vocal cover with this arrangement, then here’s the offvocal, and please make sure to properly credit me, TOB/The Overlord Bear, and put a link to my cover vid in your upload’s description too!