How loud do u get when you rap?

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  1. Wird of Pley

    Wird of Pley I Slice My Own Ham

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    I think my issue with vocal control and breath control is I rap loud as shit. Borderline yelling.

    How loud do yall get when you rap?

    I watched that jerk Cire rap and he raps much softer than I do.

    I think that's one of my big problems.
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  2. Kraylen

    Kraylen Killer Instinct Champion.

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    I noticed a big difference when I used to record like.. 6-7 years ago. Most of the cuts I spit were battled based, so naturally a little aggression and yelling came into play. On a song tip, I may not be as hype.... or if I record at 1 am with people sleeping. Apples and oranges really.. I think you might want to try creating music in a calmer setting just to see what happen. Couldn't hurt.
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  3. CoryPak

    CoryPak Live Laugh Love

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    spitting loud should not really be an issue. you should be doing everything from yelling to whispering. it all has to do with how far away your mic is and how much reverb you are getting in the room that you are recording in. ya digg? make sure you are not recording in a room with flat walls and you should be in a semi tight spaced room. idk it all depends on your mic but you get the point.
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  4. WorldHipHop

    WorldHipHop Carpe Diem

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    I rap fairly loud, but not yelling.... Almost speaking from a position of authority. Its definitely an art. Perfect your delivery, which usually means not just being loud, but emphasizing certain aspects of your vocals.
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  5. BullyBeats

    BullyBeats New Member

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    Are you worried about your vocals clipping or just your style of rap? If it's the vocal try padding the mic input if you have that option and use a limiter when recording. I can't think of anyone that shouts all the time when they rap tho so maybe mix the shit up a bit
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  6. Drschmalzy

    Drschmalzy Active Member

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    It all depends on the type of song... if its a chill back beat i'm relaxin if its an agressive be I be louder... if your worrying about ur vocal quality then you need to turn down the input or put a pad on like bully said or a limiter before recording... if its just you spittin and not being able to stay on beat cuz you too amped up losin breath than u need to work on that shit...
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  7. BlackSoultan Ad Infinitum

    BlackSoultan Ad Infinitum aka Billy Shoreview

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    Yeah, it depends on the song, but if breath control is the main issue, work on projection exercises. Find a theater geek (like I was) and they'll teach you. This will also keep you from "yelling" when you just want to be louder. Noob problem, really. It's all about cardio and diaphragm control. In live performances, how you hold the mic and WHERE are also really important.

    Now, sometimes I have to yell and scream because the song calls for something other than my normal voice. I cannot consistently do that, so I cheat and do a lot of punch-ins. But I will then practice daily to be able to spit those verses while moving around a lot on a stage mic until I can do it with one take easily for the sake of shows. Try not to ever write or record something you can never do in one take for shows.

    Side note: too much yelling will fuck up your voice, do not do it unless it is absolutely necessary.
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  8. TrackMakerz

    TrackMakerz TrackMakerz

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    As loud as the loud pack i'm blowing now!!!!!lolololo
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  9. ArtOfactz

    ArtOfactz Immortal-Siccness

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    Yea; I know a few people that "Yell" into the mic when rapping, I for the most part have different approaches, depends on the MOOD, INSTRUMENTAL, SITUATION, whether it's just a TRACK i'm putting down or a battle track, depends on a lot of things in my case.
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  10. Venn MC

    Venn MC New Member

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    I rap pretty loud myself not at yelling part but it can affect other aspect such as pronunciation and if your yelling you probably are running out of breath but like someone said earlier it's good to be diverse
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  11. Cassius tha god

    Cassius tha god New Member

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    i raise my voice a tad..i bring it all from my stomache..im actually really good with my breathe control
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  12. QueenOfBeats

    QueenOfBeats New Member

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    I get Loud when I rap but your supposed to. But you need to make sure that ppl can understand what your saying and that you can control your breathing.
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  13. blitz204

    blitz204 BlitzBeats.com

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    control the breathing!! i hear some terrible breaths some times from certain rappers
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  14. DZK

    DZK DZKonline.net

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    Recording loud is more about the sound ur going for.

    Just make sure ur vocals are recording at like -12 db and not "hot" or it'll sound bad
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  15. capItal eyez

    capItal eyez Member

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    To further Dzk's point your peaks should be -10/-12 db it should average around -18db
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