Tobby tried to arrange and sing “Rokuchounen to Ichiya Monogatari”

This arrange cover’s actually something I made during my earlier attempts at producing with LMMS. I set it aside after feeling like it was too difficult for me at that time, but after some more time with building experience and all, I managed to gain confidence to work on this some more and get it uploaded with a video. kemu’s stunning return to Vocaloid is also a major factor in the production and release of this, I guess, considering how my focus in terms of music have been shifting to more pop sounds recently, particularly K-Pop. Still, Vocaloid music like kemu’s hold a special place in my heart as inspirations for my own attempts at creating music and all that.

Well, that, and there’s me trying to do worthwhile stuff while on vacation. I really need to soften my rigidity with things like this and care for my body better, though…even if I have to deal with slow processing when it comes to working with AviUtl in my comp…

And speaking of AviUtl, I’ve been trying out some more new things, like the flares. It may be hard to preview my video while producing it, but seeing stuff work well with smooth playback is still something that I enjoy! Also, my Japanese online friend named Biwa drew for me again! As usual, she did well, if you ask me!

And I better not forget Vocaloid producer Tenshi~Akari! Freaking nuts, it’s been a while since I last communicated with her…Anyway, this arrange cover, particularly during its early stages, was something I showed to her for feedback. I think she sent me a melody line track as a guide as well? Ah, my memories of that are blurry now, honestly…but still, I’m certain that she had helped me enough to deserve special mention! So yeah, thanks very much, yo!

By the way, this song is still my top favorite kemu song (which the presence of my previous attempt can probably attest to). I feel good about this arrange, yeah, but the original arrange is still something I like more than mine. The fast beat, hard guitars, delicate synths, and the way they mix and shift to present the song’s heart-rending story all really get me more than my high-speed acoustic parade, you know?

So yeah, that aside, here’s this cover’s mp3. Also, here are the instrumentals (-3 key and original key) for those who want to make covers with it. Of course, you better credit me properly! Like, mention my online alias and link to my YouTube Channel, Niconico MyList, and the like in your upload description, yo!

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

Stigma -Acoustic Arrange ver.- — Tobby’s Vocal Cover

Okay, due to my likely unavailability during the coming weekend, I decided to upload something already from my queue of works that are ready for upload. First off is this!

So yeah, say hello to my high notes and my Korean. I have more confidence in the former than the latter, but I do want to improve the latter as well!

Also, if you haven’t noticed it or forgotten about it, then I’d like to tell you that hey, I’m an A.R.M.Y. BTS has definitely become a part of my major inspirations, yo! And my bias? Well, there’s V…and Jin…and J-Hope…and the rest of the seven…Yeah, I find them that awesome. ^_^

And hey, Happy 4th Anniversary, BTS! I wish you more strength for more worthwhile stuff, too!

Anyway, more about this cover and production, well, among the solo tracks in WINGS and You Never Walk Alone, V’s “Stigma” resonated with me the most. Finding the instrumental for RYUSERALOVER’s acoustic arrangement (which is an arrangement with a piano and a guitar, specifically) got me wanting to cover it even more, and I’m glad that his arrangement also goes by a different key that my range can handle. Oh, and his vocal cover of “Stigma” with said arrangement is also worth listening to, by the way!

And yes, my main vocal consists of two separate tracks, as I wanted to do the lyrics covered under that sustained high note cry moment right before the last chorus. So yeah, that was me wanting to sing all the lyrics while trying to show off the higher part of my vocal range.

As for the illustration and video, I did the video effects and all, while Biwa drew the illustration! She’s someone I met online sometime after Uri’s The Hanged Man got released, and, in particular, I think I met her because of her fanart for the Strange Men Series. She draws well, if you ask me! Other examples I’d like to show include this one Weiss drawing I requested from her, and then there’s her fanart of the character I voiced in The Boogie Man!

Also, I think I’m getting better with AviUtl…but it’s still hard to work with, considering my comp’s specs…Oh well, gotta work with what I have for now.

And now, here’s a link to the mp3 of this cover.

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

Tobby tried to sing “Ride”

Oh, I’ve been thinking too much, alright.

So yeah, hi. I’m back with a post here. And I have a song cover again, yay~

The audio had been recorded over a month ago, and the video production took a while, delayed mostly by some angsting of mine, which was also one of the reasons for my attempt at covering this song. Still, growing up’s tough, but thank God very much, for it can be manageable.

Also, I’d like to send my thanks to Alex Finn for letting me use his instrumental arrangement. I’d also like to send a shoutout to one of his songs: “Material.”

Oh, and I’mma leave this here: |-/

And I’d like to remind you peeps again: Honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated.

And now, I’mma go chill some more.

Loser’s Anthem – Vocal Arrangement Cover

It’s late at night right now, and as of this post’s writing, I’m currently at a friend’s house, hanging out with a bunch of friends. Although I don’t know how effective it’s being, I feel some relief in this hangout where I cut myself loose and go nuts with fellow nuts.

Anyway, yo, it’s me, The Overlord Bear, here to promote a cover I made with the help of ippotsk, who composed, arranged, mixed, and illustrated for the music I added lyrics and vocals to. Originally, the track was just an instrumental that was posted on her SoundCloud, and when I found it one day, I considered adding lyrics and vocals to it, and so I asked for permission to do so. I eventually got some enthusiastically given permission, and after some more time, I managed to whip up the lyrics and vocals. Then, after presenting an earlier version of my cover (which had a vocal mix that I worked on) to ippotsk, rearrangements and further mixing were done, and along the way, I also whipped up a video via AviUtl and the Advanced Editing plugin with an illustration by ippotsk herself as well! Oh, and finally, I managed to learn how to deal with that audio-video sync problem during encoding…though there’s the slowness problem with my comp trying to work with AviUtl, especially when certain effects are applied (for example, a certain blur effect I used)…Oh well, my comp’s the best I have right now and for a while, so I gotta deal with it for a while…Also, I’m enjoying how the video turned out! I’m certainly gonna use AviUtl more in the future, yo.

Now, more about the lyrics and vocals, well, I think they’re somewhat childish, and recently, I’ve been feeling like dissing, including self-deprecation, isn’t really my style. Still, at the same time, I’m glad that there are people, including and most especially the composer, who find it enjoyable, and I feel more relief along with being able to express my complex self. It’s quite strange, really, though it makes me want to live more and live better. Also, I really like ippotsk’s rearrangement and further mixing. The arrangement in the cover still has the melancholic feel, but with more grooviness, I think. I think that her mixing also made the vocals more emphasized while not being overpowering, too. Yeah, I’m fine with working with her again in the future, alright. 🙂

And hey, now that I think about it, I don’t have much more to say now, especially since I’m now feeling the need for sleep more. With that, I ask for honest constructive feedback from you peeps.

Now, see you again in the den, then, yo. And hopefully, I’ll be posting a fanfiction chapter or a short story or something in the near future…

Scramble of the Restless

After around 8 months, I’m back with an original song and an MV for it.

The production of the music pretty much involved me going spontaneous a lot. My judgments on how the composition and the arrangement were pieced together were mostly based on my gut and my experiences with my favorite music, too. You can say that I was experimenting a lot, I guess. Same goes for the audio engineering, which isn’t as meticulous as my recent attempts at it. And compared to making the instrumental track, the lyrics were easier to make, especially after making the instrumental track.

And hey, although I had finished the production of the audio several months ago, I still feel impressed by it. Not like I can’t do better, though.

Now, as for the lyrics, I drew a lot of inspiration from my time management habits and stuff. The rhythm of my daily routine back then, which is unfortunately similar to my current rhythm, often had me lacking sleep and wasting time. Yet, a struggle to change that rhythm existed and continues to exist. I wonder if you can feel my struggle, then?

And now, I’d like to thank Serene Harper, a friend of mine who drew the illustrations in the music video. I hope that my work with AviUtl made them worth looking at, too. Also, there was a sparkly version of a certain illustration, a version which I didn’t use because I felt like it wouldn’t be in line with the feel of the song. So yeah, I’d like to apologize for that.

Also, I’d like to thank Pamo, who gave me encouraging feedback regarding the song.

Oh, and hey, along with this song’s mp3, here’s the instrumental and the lyrics sheet as well. I feel confident enough about this song, yo~

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

 

Tobby tried to sing absurd

It’s here, yo~ \(^o^)

So, here’s my cover of “absurd,” a song that was made by Kujou Wata, a Japanese friend of mine. It’s a song that was originally sung by IA, and as for what it’s about, well, there’s the captions in the video and the transcript that I’ll be adding below in this post.

Also, I worked on the video for this cover, with the illustration made by Isagane, who gave me permission to use said illustration. I used AviUtl for the video effects and stuff again, which I previously used for the video for my arrangement + vocal cover of Itou Kashitarou’s “Sayonara Dake ga Jinsei da.” It’s somewhat hard to work with, considering the specs of my computer, but I still had a worthwhile time with it! I took a considerable while with it, though, with my skill level and some more important stuff outside the Net being some of the major factors there. And compared to the production of the video, I think the production of the audio took a shorter while. All this took a lot of effort, alright, and I’m very glad about being able to reach this point!

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

Oh, and right below this is a transcript of the lyrics of this song, along with Romaji transliteration and English translation.


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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!