Eriksimon Posted June 24, 2012 Share Posted June 24, 2012 Last weekend my 11 year old daughter Finya... http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7111/7435570828_71ecbc8fd0_m.jpg ©2012 Erik Simon Verhoef, the Netherlands ...asked if we could record a song she likes, by Dutch teen idols Nick & Simon (singer/songwriter duo), who are very popular with 10-15 year old (and probably older too) girls, and much less (in general) with their daddies... Nevertheless, I listened to the song, figured out the chords and made a quick bass-drums-piano thingy for her to sing to. I was pleasantly surprised by her feel for the music (and her flawless mastery of the lyrics, they're pretty optimistic-emotional-dramatic), and the only thing "wrong" with it is (was) that she's still a bit wobbly/insecure on some notes, but hey, I got Melodyne! We recorded about 10 takes of the whole song in roughly an hour; selecting the best sentences from each was hard, since there were not much differences between the takes. After comping I called upon Melodyne to "iron out" the "wobblies". I felt I could keep it pretty natural though, and apart from a couple of small artefacts in the first part, "I almost couldn't tell" it was MeloDyned. In short, I was pleasantly surprised by her (raw) talent. With lessons and dedication and more confidence she could go a long way to not "needing" Melodyne anymore. Note that I didn't (and didn't have to) correct any timing issues on her part. And if a kid understands musical timing, the battle is more than half won - I think. O, I also doubled up the vocal and made it into a 2nd voice in some places. I felt it fit the song. Anyway, let me know what you guys think. Try not to be too distracted by the language... [soundcloud] [/soundcloud] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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