I’m not really sure what you mean by “recording them with the instrumental” and how this could make the BGM sound “funky”. Do you mean recording with the instrumental playing on the speakers or playing on your headphones? I’m not even sure what “funky” is supposed to mean without hearing the actual product.
Generally though, the right way to record would be to have the instrumental play into your headphones as you sing into the microphone. Most Digital Audio Workstations should allow you to do this. This would allow the recorded file be more or less on sync with the instrumental.
Here’s a list of DOs and DON'Ts to prevent weird sounds from happening when mixing your vocals into an instrumental.
Failing to find rarer off-vocals may not be the case of you searching “wrongly” on NND and Piapro. There are times when it might be that the off-vocals cannot be found on those websites at all.
There are three types of off-vocals in the Vocaloid world: ones that can be found for free, ones that need to be bought and ones that are not for everyone to use (i.e. exclusive ones). The latter two are the most difficult to find, for obvious reasons.
So you’re interested on animating some parts of your video eh? Well then, for something as simple as eyes, then sadly you will have to do it frame-by-frame. What does that mean? It means you need to draw them opening and closing. As a personal tip, you should try and have 4 frames (open - 1/3 closing - 2/3 closing - closed eyes) for smoothness. It really depends on you.
There’s also an advanced thing you can do which is available in the video editing program, After Effects. This method is called Puppeting. This is actually gonna be helpful if you want to animate some still images, like hair or arms. Do take a look at the video below~!
I just wanted to give out a formal apology for the lack of answers & updates. ><;
A lot of us are really busy with things like school and work, in fact I’ve been dealing with stress & anxiety issues myself. So again, sorry for the lack of updates! We apologize if you haven’t been getting the answer you needed as speedily as you’d hope to get it!
I will let you know that we are getting to answer your questions. So please bear with us some more. ;
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As a matter of fact, yes, some of us do use Melodyne! It’s a great tool in mixing, I’ll tell you that.
Although the program is commonly associated with tuning, Melodyne is very versatile in itself. Along with fixing a few notes, you can also stretch/compress notes (for things like timing), separate individual notes, amplify notes to be louder or softer, edit the formant (pretty much if you want to sound chipmunk or not), etc. and a few more things, the more you experiment with it!
I personally don’t have any other thoughts of the program, other than the fact of how useful it is? Despite that, there are a few setbacks. For one: to use Melodyne, you’d have to have some sort of idea with what you’re doing with it. Whether in tuning or timing … as it goes for many other programs.
Also, using Melodyne past it’s limits can really make vocals or things sound distorted in the end; which is why you still need a sense of pitch in tuning, rhythm when timing, etc. In this case, instead of helping the sound, it will ruin it.
(Which is why people shouldn’t totally rely on the program. And most don’t. But … STILL. >:I)
But yeah, it’s just a matter of finding a balance in using it!
First of all, thank you everyone for the 100+ followers! I’m glad to know that some of you find this blog to be quite helpful! ♥
While some of you have great questions we still have to get to, there are still a few that we have some trouble with answering. ^^; It’s not of an issue that we don’t know how to answer these questions … but it’s that some of you are still leaving your questions too broad or vague for us to answer! So I thought that I’d take the time to direct you guys to the rules & guidelines page found right here.
Again, please take the time to check the page out before asking / submitting anything. It really helps in getting answers out faster! (Plus we won’t have to feel so bad with deleting questions, orz.)
Actually, those “sound waves” are referred to as “Audio Waveform” and “Audio Spectrum” effects on AfterEffects. You can add it to a solid layer and then associate the effect with an underlying music file in the video project.
(You may watch this video if you want to see how it’s done on AfterEffects - admin ʀ)
I am not aware yet of any other video tool capable of making those, but at least it’s already included in AfterEffects out of the box. You don’t need to buy anything else.
Saint animates with Adobe After Effects. And this effect, is already included in the program. That effect is basically called “write on / stroke” (it is called “Stroke” in the program). You can easily find this by searching in the Effects window in After Effects.
Actually, those flickering circles are particles! You can learn how to make particles over here on an older post of ours. The shape and size of the particles can be modified under the Particle sub-menu.
The ‘flickering’ part of the flickering circles can be done using a wiggle expression. “How do you do that?”, you ask? Great question! But also one that’s been answered much better and by other people, such as this great guy over here. So go over and have a meander. Just make sure you add it onto the particle layer or a light layer (if you have one), and you’re set!
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About other programs that may have the audio spectrum effect, it really depends on how you’d like it. You can probably get the audio spectrum effect as a plug-in for other programs like Vegas or whatnot. (Note: I’m still trying to find the name of that plug-in. Try searching it up though? ;w;) But if you’re talking about programs that already come with the effect, then I believe After Effects is the only one I’d know to have it built in.