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.

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If You’re Not Well Grounded, Beware BTS

RM did tell peeps “Speak Yourself,” so…

The Drama Llama

Now this might seem like an odd post from me, considering that I have talked about BTS on this blog and in positive terms, and I’ve even been to a concert. I very much enjoy their music and parts of their message and still do! But note parts of their message. Not all of it. This is because I’m Catholic, and certain ideas expressed in some of their recent comebacks and the literary works these comebacks reference are antithetical to my beliefs.

190115_BTS_at_the_2019_Seoul_Music_Awards By TenAsia, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=76464187

Specifically, Herman Hesse’s Demian and Carl Jung’s ideas.

I had only ever encountered a few Herman Hesse quotes (which I quite liked) before BTS came out with Wings and “Blood, Sweat & Tears” (herefrom BST). Once the teasers came out, everyone kept going on about Herman Hesse’s Demian, and so I decided to read it. I found it on Project Gutenberg or…

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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’s Freestyle Rap Practice Compilation 12

Big thanks to my girl Pat/Ellaine/Burrito for having me take it slower! Also, as usual, I need more practice! And yes, my girl took that first video in the set, and in her home province, too!

Oh, and yes, I’m back to school now…and it’s now my final semester, thank God Almighty very much! I just need to pass one lecture class course and my thesis now…and check around for a grad photo shoot, among a bunch of other things…Again, better take it slow…and careful, especially…Thinking about it some more, I’ve been slow lately, but not careful, so yeah…God Almighty keep on helping us all.

Oh, and I want some honest constructive feedback. Better not forget that, yo! \(*A* )

Tobby’s Freestyle Rap Practice Compilation 11

Happy 1st Anniversary to me and my girl! Also, Happy Birthday to me, although it’s five days late a declaration!

Anyway, I’m back with acapella rapping now. I felt like going back to the basics some more, see, and on top of that, my girl told me that I sound better with acapella, so yeah, I went for that some more. Plus, nag-rap ako uli sa Pilipino! Parang mas maangas nga ako doon, neh?

Now, with that all talked about, I’m gonna go back to enjoying the rest of my Christmas break…which also means a higher chance of more posts coming up sooner here, hahaha…YAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSS~~~~~~~

Oh, and of course, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated! \(^o^ )

Tobby’s Freestyle Rap Practice Compilation 10

Finally, I’m back on my comp with uploading this, hahaha~

Anyway, I feel like I’m growing more and more confident with this. I should do this more for my relaxation too…Oh, and yes, that is a headband over there. I got a haircut days or weeks after recording all that, but it’s still long enough for me to wear it, and I like it! The thought of peeps getting baffled because of it makes me cackle, hehehehahaha! XD

And now, shout-out again to Pharaoh Beatz, who produced all these beats:

  1. Up (Lil Skies x Rich The Kid Type Beat)
  2. Tore Up (21 Savage Type Beat)
  3. Freak (Travis Scott Type Beat)
  4. Athena (Gucci Mane Type Beat)

Now, it’s time to focus back some more again on all them big projects I need to finish in a few weeks…well, that and keeping myself strong enough to do all that.

Also, I’d like to ask for honest constructive feedback once again! \(*A* )

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’s Freestyle Rap Practice Compilation 9

If you find the above link showing up weird, then that’s because I didn’t start writing this post on my computer, which messed up hard on me again.

But that aside, I’d like to say that I still had some worthwhile times with these despite the harder struggles. Oh, and I got sick trying to be sicker, alright, hahaha~ XD

Now, shout-out to Pharaoh Beatz, yo. Every beat used in this set is a beat made by him, see. 🙂

  1. BREAKDOWN (Dark Underground Type Beat)
  2. LIGHT (Migos Type Beat)
  3. STREET FIGHT (Dark Hard Trap Type Beat)
  4. DINERO (Old School Boom-Bap Hip-Hop Beat)
  5. Syrup (Young Thug Type Beat)
  6. Whippin It (Drake x Tay Keith Type Beat)

Now, I’mma go chill some more. Do leave me some honest constructive feedback as well, yo! \(*A* )