Hey everyone! So I've been writing poetry and ghostwriting lyrics for friends of mine for nearly a decade at this point. Due to recent life events, I've gotten back into the hobby of writing my...
So I've been writing poetry and ghostwriting lyrics for friends of mine for nearly a decade at this point.
Due to recent life events, I've gotten back into the hobby of writing my own songs.
Up til now, it's been entirely topline work. Sifting through instrumentals online until I find one I can't help but write for, then staying up until four am driving around for a couple nights and churning out lyrics. I've recently grabbed an entry-level DAW and a couple courses aimed at producing my own instrumentals. I'd like to be able to go beyond writing lyrics and get to a point where I can cover the whole process. It sounds fun to me to put money aside and casually build up a home studio! :)
One thing that's caught my attention recently is the different vocal styles that a lot of artists have. Not just in their delivery, accent, etc. but also in the way that the tracks are edited! Pardon the lack of jargon, but for some examples:
I notice artists like Hålsey tend to have a very "crisp" kind of sound,
artists like Joji tend to have a more "echo-y" sound,
and artists like Lil Peep do this cool thing where it sounds like he triple-layers his voice to give a more dynamic sound to his songs.
Are there any books or courses online I can look into to learn vocal editing? I follow along with YouTube channels like Roomie and Andrew Huang, so I've seen them play around with AutoTune a few times, but that's the limit of my knowledge.