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surprised that not only I have sung this KagePro song with an MV before another one with a music video makes it more outdated, I can also sing this song in the original key, way unlike most of the previous KagePro songs I’ve tried to sing so far.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~

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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?

Tobby tried to arrange and sing “Seisou Bakuretsu Boy”

If the illustration hasn’t raised any of your alarm bells, then yes, MATURE CONTENT WARNING, YO.

So yes, I am back again with a new music cover. This is one production in which I utilized an acoustic guitar synthesizer as well, and so far, using it hasn’t given me too much trouble. Meanwhile, my guitar performance skills still need a lot more practice…and I miss my brother’s acoustic guitar, alright…

Also, I’d like to say that working the vocals for this song felt like a struggle, even with me finding a key I sound better in, particularly in terms of harmonizing.

As for the accompanying visuals…I’d like to say that the illustration I worked with is quite a surprise from Biwa-san, indeed…

Now, here’s the mp3 of this cover, the wav of the instrumental in my voice’s key, and the wav of the instrumental in the original key.

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

Tobby tried to sing “Hibikase”

And now, with more confidence in my singing and mixing skills, here’s me with a cover of a GigaReol song after a bunch of Jemstand videos!

Also, it’s been a while since I last covered a Vocaloid song. And speaking of Vocaloid, the recent stuff that caught my ears so far there have been works from Rerulili, strovi, and Neru.

Oh, and I discovered the power of the Paulstretch effect recently. I think it got me doing time-shifting on the tracks some more, though…

Now, here’s this cover’s mp3.

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

With an acoustic arrange, Tobby tried to sing “Eine Kleine”

After a bunch of song covers in English, I’m back with a Japanese one, yo!

So yeah, this is one heartrending song I want to sing, and Bikkuri’s acoustic arrange isn’t bad, too! Had to kick up the key to get better output from my voice, though.

Also, I have hard time thinking up what to say for these blog posts about stuff like this lately…and I think that says something about how I do my stuff as Tobby. Perhaps I should lessen my posting every two weeks or so…well, that, and/or just let the song and my singing do all the talking, along with me responding to worthwhile comments.

Anyway, here’s the mp3 of this cover! Also, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated!

Ruins – Vocal Arrange Cover

It’s been a while since I last put lyrics and vocals over an originally instrumental track. Not like I lost interest in doing such a thing, though, but making stuff like this takes a lot of effort, you know? That, and this sort of thing is something that’s extracurricular compared to other things in my to-do list. All those constraints I consider blessings now, though, because I think harder about what sort of content I’m making and how I’m making them.

So yeah, about this track, it’s originally by TRISTN, a peep whom I first encountered through twenty one pilots instrumental covers. And I guess I decided to put this on queue for vocal arrange covering because I wanted to show off…which is probably ironic, considering the lyrics. Also, production really took a while, considering that I asked for permission to use this track around 5 months ago. How I still remember something as obscure as this probably says something about my shifting musical interests and TRISTN’s potential as a musician as well.

As for the production, well…I struggled with this for a while. The second verse wasn’t really a rap at first, the choruses didn’t feel genuine, and the second shot at the chorus only went once, with some awkward attempt at a dramatic couplet afterward. I then rerecorded with revised lyrics, changing my vocal melody for the chorus and upping the song’s overall level of melancholy as well.

Oh, and as expected, rapping dries the throat fast. Also, there’s my tongue kinda messing up saying “fools” in the second verse. Still, after listening to the whole thing a bunch of times, I feel like I improved. Of course, I still need your honest constructive feedback, dear listeners. I also don’t mind rerecording this track sometime, considering how I’ve noticed a bunch of points in my rapping and singing that I can improve on.

As for audio engineering, I’m getting more used to adding a little more amplification to my vocal tracks for good measure. And as for video effects and editing, I played around with AviUtl some more. I find the resulting video impressive, though, making me consider the possibility of me being more like Monthly Girls’ Nozaki‘s Mikoto Mikoshiba in terms of visual art skills. Still, again, honest constructive feedback from the audience is important. That, and I think I should do more with the text effects.

Oh, and better not forget Ms. Biwa. She did the illustration for the cover video, and although it’s somewhat different from what I expected, I’m still pretty impressed by it! Like, check the character design and the background, yo!

And now, here’s a link to the mp3 of this cover, and here’s a link to this cover’s lyrics sheet. Do give proper credit and linking if you’d like to use my lyrics, okay?

And again, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated. ^_^