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  • Dec 18, 2020

    When you perform, what version of your track do you use? Mixed special, no vocals, same as normal, etc.?

    I got a show Wednesday and I've never done this before. Any tips or pointers would be good! I think I am going to leave a backing track on them but just not sure if a normal studio version is good enough for the venue.

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    Never done a live show before but good luck man! Id love to know how it goes from a performers perspective

  • Dec 18, 2020
    3Dots

    Never done a live show before but good luck man! Id love to know how it goes from a performers perspective

    i'll keep you posted homie!

  • Dec 18, 2020
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    u ok jay

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    I’ve played live multiple times. I have tried playing with no recorded vocals, just instrumental, but that was not the move. I then tried using versions with lowered vocals or just certain vocals, but I found that was inferior to just the actual finished tracks.

    Using prerecorded vocals is frowned upon by elitists, but without them you’re relying on the audio equipment and mixing being perfect live, which starting out almost definitely won’t be perfect. Also helps if you forget a line or get f***ed up on any part, which does happen to me still but not as frequently. Especially if we bring back an old track we haven’t played in a while.

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    Theory

    I’ve played live multiple times. I have tried playing with no recorded vocals, just instrumental, but that was not the move. I then tried using versions with lowered vocals or just certain vocals, but I found that was inferior to just the actual finished tracks.

    Using prerecorded vocals is frowned upon by elitists, but without them you’re relying on the audio equipment and mixing being perfect live, which starting out almost definitely won’t be perfect. Also helps if you forget a line or get f***ed up on any part, which does happen to me still but not as frequently. Especially if we bring back an old track we haven’t played in a while.

    great input, thanks homie. i'll probably just master it with the same vocals on it as the studio version since it's my first try doing this. i'd rather not make a fool of myself haha but i've been hella practicing

  • Dec 18, 2020
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    u ok jay

    great input, thanks homie. i'll probably just master it with the same vocals on it as the studio version since it's my first try doing this. i'd rather not make a fool of myself haha but i've been hella practicing

    As far as performing tips, a lot of stuff you kinda have to learn as you go and some stuff will be unique to you.

    When I first started i would lose my voice 3 songs in consistently lol. So even if your tracks are hype, try to use your body more for the energy than your voice. Also find that it helps to kind of project from the back of my throat if that makes sense lol. And keep water bottles on stage cause you’re gonna want them.

    You’ll probably be nervous if it’s your first show. You don’t want to make that obvious cause if you’re nervous you’ll be boring to watch and the crowd will be boring to play for. Even on songs that aren’t hype you’ll want to have a lot of energy in your presence still.

    Talking to the crowd is something I need to work on and always just let the other member handle lol. Also having a hype man is super helpful and makes a night and day difference so if you can find one that will help you out. But don’t bring 30 people in stage with you lol.

    Don’t let the crowd not responding how you want kill your vibe, just keep the energy up. Either they’ll catch on or they won’t, but if you give up on trying halfway through it’s just gonna make it worse. And I’ve played sets where the crowd seemed dead but they still ended up being good shows overall or resulting in something for us.

    Have fun fam, it’s a great feeling

  • Dec 18, 2020
    Theory

    As far as performing tips, a lot of stuff you kinda have to learn as you go and some stuff will be unique to you.

    When I first started i would lose my voice 3 songs in consistently lol. So even if your tracks are hype, try to use your body more for the energy than your voice. Also find that it helps to kind of project from the back of my throat if that makes sense lol. And keep water bottles on stage cause you’re gonna want them.

    You’ll probably be nervous if it’s your first show. You don’t want to make that obvious cause if you’re nervous you’ll be boring to watch and the crowd will be boring to play for. Even on songs that aren’t hype you’ll want to have a lot of energy in your presence still.

    Talking to the crowd is something I need to work on and always just let the other member handle lol. Also having a hype man is super helpful and makes a night and day difference so if you can find one that will help you out. But don’t bring 30 people in stage with you lol.

    Don’t let the crowd not responding how you want kill your vibe, just keep the energy up. Either they’ll catch on or they won’t, but if you give up on trying halfway through it’s just gonna make it worse. And I’ve played sets where the crowd seemed dead but they still ended up being good shows overall or resulting in something for us.

    Have fun fam, it’s a great feeling

    that's stellar advice! this is a short opening gig for only 3 or 4 songs thankfully and i'm doing songs with my homie who i'm making a tape with! i know having him with me will make me much less nervous. can't wait man, i'll lyk how it goes.

    i truly appreciate it fam. i will give this my all and even if people don't wanna rock with it, i gotta go hard and use it as glorified practice

  • Dec 25, 2020
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    3Dots

    Never done a live show before but good luck man! Id love to know how it goes from a performers perspective

    hey man! the show was last night! it was nice. i was kinda nervous but i killed my lines and had a great time. i got some great advice and it was the perfect practice for me to get out again and do even better next time. being at the front of the room with a bunch of eyes on my was kinda intimidating but it was great to push myself out of my comfort zone.

  • Dec 25, 2020
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    u ok jay

    hey man! the show was last night! it was nice. i was kinda nervous but i killed my lines and had a great time. i got some great advice and it was the perfect practice for me to get out again and do even better next time. being at the front of the room with a bunch of eyes on my was kinda intimidating but it was great to push myself out of my comfort zone.

    Glad to hear you had a good time brodie. I hope to find myself in my own shows next year so thank you for the personal experience.

    If you dont mind, how did you book your show?

  • Dec 25, 2020
    3Dots

    Glad to hear you had a good time brodie. I hope to find myself in my own shows next year so thank you for the personal experience.

    If you dont mind, how did you book your show?

    my friend contacted this little cafe/studio and got an hour set. i only did a few songs with him. but just calling local places or going to open mics seems to be the move

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