Heathers Silent Night - a Seasonal treat from my little gal!!

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  1. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Hi All

    My daughter and I have been having some superb fun this Christmas with all our new gear - and she asked me yesterday evening if she and I could record a version of the ever popular Christmas carol - Silent Night. Of course, I obliged.

    So, here in all it's glory is Heathers Christmas treat to you all.

    Sure, it's no Katherine Jenkins - but for a first time for Heather (1) singing into a mic and me (2) recording someone singing into a mic - it's something she hoped would put a smile on your faces - either in embarrassment or enjoyment.

    Enjoy - or not, as the case may be :)

    Heathers Silent Night
  2. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    Aww John thats great!!!:tup
    something i'm sure you will treasure for a long time to come:clap:
  3. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    So you are after my job, then :tongue:
  4. Flutey

    Flutey Active Member

    Awww that's so cute!!!!! It's better than I could sing....
  5. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Ahem... Errrm... with such magnificent recording skills such as those I displayed in that recording - somehow I don't think so Keith :)

    Home dabbling only for me.:tup
  6. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    Something to embarrass her with in later years! :biggrin: :tongue: My parents have got a few of those......

    TIMBONE Active Member

    :) superb
  8. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    Awwwwhhhhhh!! John she's gorgeous! That was beautiful! :D
  9. Vickitorious

    Vickitorious Active Member



    She's quite a good singer actually isn't she! :clap:

    How old is she now??
  10. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Ta Vic, she's 9 :)
  11. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    Wow, that's brilliant!! I'm impressed! :)
  12. Vickitorious

    Vickitorious Active Member


    Wow!!! She certainly doesn't sound it!! Awhh!!

    Could she be a future star?? ;):biggrin:
  13. Di

    Di Active Member

    Look out X-Factor, here comes Heather. :clap:
  14. ju33les

    ju33les Member

    :clap: :clap: :clap:
    That is absolutely fantastic!
    That would do well as an internet download, you know...............Leona Lewis who??

    Loved it.....kisses for Heather-------> XXXXXXXXXXX
  15. Dave 2nd2nd Cornet

    Dave 2nd2nd Cornet Active Member

    Fantastic John & not forgeting Heather:clap:
  16. Pops2501

    Pops2501 Active Member

    That made my day - she was so lovely - something to treasure indeed.

  17. Sopha

    Sopha Active Member

    :clap: Wow, Thats Fantastic shes got a fantastic voice!
    how cute is that awww!:clap: :tup
  18. Lovely - really enjoyed that. Well done Heather
  19. Bigenglandfan

    Bigenglandfan Member

    Very cute, I enjoyed that.

    On a technical front, what equipment were you using John, I fancy having a go myself!
  20. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Oooh, now if ever there were a question that was going to grab my attention - this was it, hehehe!! :) So, as you asked...

    For the actual sound on the track I used 3 patches/layers of a Virus TI Synth programmed as a Multi/Combination, such that I only had to record one audio backing track - and not three. (If you are interested in which three patches, I shall have to go back to the synth and check) Anyway, Heather and I played around on the synth for 15 mins or so until we came up with a layered sound that she and I both liked - ending up with the sort of Vangelis[esque] type sound heard. I then recorded the backing track straight from one pair of the Virus TI outputs into a stereo pair on the mixer, playing three verses exactly as you hear. No post processing or EQ of this was done at all - the TI Synth is awesome - what you hear on the track is exactly what came out of the synth - wrong notes and all :)

    Heather then used a standard mic to record her voice which I sent directly into a mono channel on the same Yamaha MW12 mixing deck. I don't have a sound booth hehehehe, so I played the synth track back to her through headphones so the mic wouldn't pick this up. She sang!!

    I used Cubase Studio 4 to record and balance both tracks. I used a Korg VST reverb plug-in for her voice, then mixed down to audio (wav), then used Lame to convert to MP3 for placing on the web.

    How's that :)

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