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…

Tobby tried to sing “Reversible Campaign”

Say hello to the likely only post (monthly update post aside) of this month.

What am I up to right now, though? Spontaneous Tobbyworks and a crash-course midyear/summer term, yo.

Oh, and I feel like the high speed and pressure of this university term I’m going through influenced my decision to cover this hard and fast song by DECO*27. So yeah.

Also, I feel like my audio engineering sense has been improving recently. And yes, I’ve been getting feedback behind the scenes, but hey, more feedback from you peeps, both in quantity and quality (like, honest constructive, especially!), is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated~

Now, here’s the mp3.

ephemeral – TOB Vocal Arrange Cover

To be honest, this was delayed for some months due to visual production reasons, but hey, this is now here, and I’m feeling pretty confident about it!

…well, unless you’re talking about the illustration. I’m not sure if I ever grew up much with that…

Anyway, though I like how I got my lyrics flowing in terms of sound, how they flow in terms of ideas is something that probably needs more work, considering what I’ve learned in times like Poetry classes. As I’ve learned, I got skill with sound, but I tend to tell more than show when it comes to my ideas and messages and stuff.

And hey, I’d like to thank Isaac Owens very much for letting me write and record over his track! His work here makes me think of outer space, if you ask me!

Now, here’s a link to the lyrics sheet, and here’s a link to the mp3.

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

Tobby tried to sing “Yuudachi no Ribbon”

Brought to you by instinctive picking and working, trial-and-error performance and engineering, and long-ass uploading and marketing. And lately, the third one takes the most effort, it seems. I guess I understand better how my fave singers and musicians take so long with their uploading and all that again, then. Welp-dee-doo.

Anyway, I guess this is a somewhat appropriate upload, considering the rain here lately. Why I picked this song to cover last month, well, it came from wanting to record some singing during my free time in my family’s house, and I guess I was feeling like going dramatic, so yeah. Perhaps a renewed interest in Mikito-P through having bunch of his works in my Spotify playlist also had major involvement there, too.

Oh, and going more into making vocal recording cut-ups in the making of this cover was a fun experience, yo~

English subtitles? Well, I haven’t been feeling like putting those up lately, unless the official vid has English subtitles. That, and I feel like challenging you all to learn the language yourselves, though I still understand if you’d rather look for a conveniently present translation. But hey, things get lost in translation, so…yeah.

Now, here’s the mp3 of this song cover.

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

Good Life – Beat by Eddie Kaba, Rap by The Overlord Bear

Mukhang mas naiintidihan ko na kung bakit madalas na may mga featured vocalist ang mga rapper…

Ah, at hello muli sa inyo! Natagpuan ko ‘tong beat na ‘to habang dinadaanan ko din ang ilang mga magagandang instrumental remake ng mga K-Pop na kanta, at gusto kong sabihin na ang astig talaga nito, astig hanggang sa punto na lumiyab ang aking pag-iisip papunta sa paggawa ng hooked rap para dito! Maraming salamat talaga sa kaasitgan na iyon, Mr. Eddie Kaba!

Ah, at saka natipo kong mag-Pinoy ako para sa mga lirika dito, kaya ‘yon. 🙂

Nga pala, gusto ko ding magbigay ng pasasalamat kay Pat (a.k.a. MeelkyWay sa Wattpad), ang gumuhit ng magandang drawing na nakikita n’yo sa video! Masaya din ako sa aking paglagay ng effects para sa video kasama ng drawing na iyon, yo~ ^_^

At ngayon, heto na ang mp3 at ang lyrics sheet. Magbigay din kayo ng prangka ngunit matulungin na mga komento, okay?