Tobby tried to sing “Shutter Chance”

Funnily enough, I’m trying to be perfectionist about writing something here, a post about a song which has a persona that’s trying to be perfectionist. Now, what else am I going to say…well, I guess I’m working on my audio engineering skills some more? I bothered to read some more quick guides on the stuff. I hope you’d notice at least a bit of significant improvement, then, if there’s any. Also, I’d like to send my thanks to Hirochan again for giving this a pre-upload listen plus feedback.

Still, as usual, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated.

Also, cover mp3.

Now, see ya next time, fellow nuts.

a mr. j tried to sing “lies in their blood”

Did you know that this took a few hours to work on? And yes, the ham-and-cheese singing is intentional. And I’m expecting this to be treated like pineapple on pizza. Also, I don’t mind pineapple on pizza.

Am I woke? Well, I’m an insomniac. Just figuratively…hopefully. Or maybe I’m also that literally? I should ask professional help about all that sometime.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that this post is also an impulse one. The plan in the first place was to post a fanfic, but eh, sudden things happen, whether we like it or not. Also, this development reminds me of my cover of Mafumafu’s “Berserk” (and how I’ve been kinda known for it)…

Anyway, mp3 here, yo. And honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated.

Tobby tried to sing “Noushou Sakuretsu Girl”

Yeah, this is a somewhat off-schedule post. I’d complain, but I don’t think I have much right to do so, considering my laziness in more important IRL stuff, so yeah. I won’t deny that I’m feeling bugged out right now, though.

That aside, this song shot up my priority list as I found myself with a revived interest in rapping, which was also thanks to a friend named Hirochan, who once went by the name Arksh. I call this a warm-up for that, though the real rap records will actually be showing up way later than I first thought, as I feel like I should spend more time exercising my audio engineering skills first. I’ve been spending some time practicing rapping certain rewritten original lyrics I’ve found myself confident enough with, though.

Now, here’s the mp3 for this cover. And of course, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated.

Tobby tried to sing “Lost Time Memory”

Considering how my throat’s been acting up a lot after this one’s recording process, I feel like Persona 4‘s Teddie in that funny flattened form right now. Pat also pointed out how the messed-up instrumental sound quality gets in the way of my more or less good vocals, and I agree with her. But freaking nuts, I still managed to make a remotely listenable recorded performance with this song, something way better than the last time I tried!

Indeed, I’ve been loving this song more than I first expected. After all those college years, I found this truckload of feels a lot more fun to watch and listen to. Seriously, Shintaro’s growth never sunk into me that much until now. Praise and thanks be to God Almighty very much again!

Now, here’s the mp3. And again, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated!

Tobby tried to sing “Courage”

Listening to nostraightanswer’s SYNTECH 0 during my first job did a lot to me, yo. This one song didn’t stick to me that quickly, but when it did, it stuck hard. nostraightCircus is one freaking awesome musical combo, alright. Also, much like the song, Lupin’s voice is freaking beautiful~

As for producing this cover, Pat (It’s her birthday today, so y’all better greet her a Happy Birthday!) told me at first check that the mix was pretty good already, which I consider an achievement compared to previous times. I thought I’d never be able to sing this, too, but then I did a key change, and then I felt like going on fire with this. Though I’m kinda worried about whether I made my voices ring well enough, and I’m pretty sure that Pat and I still have a lot more to learn, so yeah, honest constructive feedback is still very very welcome~

Now, here’s the mp3. Also, I’m freaking happy about being on schedule yet again with my posts.

And again, I wish you all more strength and worthwhile times!

Tobby tried to sing “Chikyuu Saigo no Kokuhaku wo”

I have gotten myself a job recently. I’m also gonna have to wake up some time before the sun rises every weekday to catch a quick enough bus ride. There’s also the matter of some remaining required bureaucracy. Still, it’s a job I can handle, otherwise I wouldn’t be hired. So yeah, I gotta have faith. God Almighty keep on helping us all, and praise and thanks be to Him very much yet again for the strength and the challenges!

Anyway, before this holiday (National Heroes’ Day) ends and I go back to work and all that tomorrow, here’s something I cooked up during the past few weeks. I remember this song as a gruff close friend’s surprising favorite, and I think I understand what he means better now, too. For one, compared to other kemu songs, this feels very grown-up as much it feels very youthful.

Regarding the work on this cover, I have Pat to thank for help in getting the audio engineering right and Arikawa for noting my need to learn Japanese pronunciation better. And if there’s a part I particularly like, then it’s the last chorus.

Now, here’s the mp3.

Honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated!

Tobby tried to sing KIRA’s “MONSTER”

Now with more vocal layers! *w*

Also, yes, it’s a song cover uploaded some time after officially accomplishing my thesis! I’m excited for graduation now, alright! Praise and thanks be to God very much yet again!

Anyway, more about this cover, well, aside from the added vocal stuff, I’ve been playing around with loudness in mixing and mastering. I feel like it’s a lot more me now in terms of sound quality, hahaha~

Also, if this were performed live by an actual human being, then how the heck can breathing well be done while shifting from the pre-chorus to the chorus? Then again, that question also comes from a guy whose girlfriend told him about how he needs to improve on his breathing technique for singing…

And that’s that. Again, I ask for honest constructive feedback! Also, here’s the mp3.

Tobby tried to sing “Copycat”

I remember being both amazed and scared when I think about how my girlfriend reacted to this cover when I first had her listen to it. So yeah, here it is!

Also, I would’ve worked up vocal chops at the end, but the ad-lib vocal stack I ended up making sounded so good to my ears, so yeah, I kept it. I should stack recorded vocals more, alright.

Oh, and yes, English songs are up in priority in terms of songs I want to cover next. And so far, the list has some crazier songs high up there.

Now, here’s this cover’s mp3.

And of course, don’t forget that honest constructive feedback, yo~

Tobby tried to sing “Additional Memory”

The end of the current semester is nearing, and surprisingly, I managed to make this along the way. At the same time, it’s also surprising to have free time, so much that I end up feeling confused about what to do next when I do realize that I have free time. I guess that’s some sort of inertia, then? Well, at the very least, it’s another reason for me to thank God Almighty very much again, yo~

Now, I am also surprised that not only I have sung this KagePro song with an MV before another one with a music video makes it more outdated, I can also sing this song in the original key, way unlike most of the previous KagePro songs I’ve tried to sing so far. I thought I couldn’t at first, but that was actually because of a sore throat I had when the song and its MV first came out, so yeah.

Also, I think I’m managing to be more aware of how I mix audio. I’d like to thank Pat yet again very much as well because of that, otherwise y’all nuts would probably find yourself drowning deeper into my voice, so much that you’d forget that there was an instrumental in the first place. Gotta give a chance to that freaking awesome instrumental too, yo~

Oh, and working those harmonies and ornamentations sure has been going more fun for me lately. Pop songs be helping me appreciate all that more, too~

Anyway, here’s the mp3 for this song cover.

Now, I gotta go chill in further preparation for the big final weeks of this uni semester…and hey, gimme some honest constructive feedback, yo! \(*A* )

Ah, and by the way, Mekakucity Reload is freaking awesome~

Save Me — Tobby’s Vocal Cover

If you were expecting me to sing “I’m Fine” because of that intro, then I’d like to send you my apologies.

Also, preparing to work on each part of this took way longer than actually working on ’em. I guess Mom’s right about planning taking more time, then…

Anyway, I’m back with a new song cover, bricks, and I should take it easier when it comes to thinking about Tobbyworks, alright. I already have enough on my plate with school and chores and all that, yo…

Oh, and I enjoy the ad-libs and the effects on this one. I should keep the power of harmonies in mind more, though…And as for the video, I really had fun with them layers along with the illustrations, so yeah, sending pats to you, Pat! \(^o^ )

And now, here’s the mp3.

Now, I need to get back to schoolworks soon, ’cause deadlines be closing in…