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!