Gypsy (Uriah Heep cover) by coffeecrank

coffeecrankcoffeecrank 2.0 PRO Posts: 763
I'm really excited for this one... I have listened to and loved this song for a loooong time now. And I even sang it in a band a couple times. :D It's one of those coolest songs by one of the coolest bands of the time, Uriah Heep.

I hope I did them some justice. And yes, harmonies are 100% mine, sung as 3 different tracks.

Backing track could be better quality, but I didn't find a better one for free.

@doc_ramadani @Diego @Vocality @Wigs @DogMeat @Raphael_Hussl @BarbieLynn @d1g2w3 @omkarpancham @maximgottmer @bonvie56 @Furious_Phil @Chris82 @shining @Maya @LumiMoon @iZak @jimmieYYM @heidianita @NickW @HuduVudu @sjonrokz4u @Duoleeva @jaclynser @Michael4000 @Mysti @AaronChristie

P.S. I realized I forgot the very last "aaaaah" part. Oops. :D

P.P.S. Also tried not to sing too much into the mask and push back, and I think the sound did get much better, so thanks for that advice, guys!


  • VocalityVocality 2.0 PRO Posts: 1,524
    @coffeecrank Don't know this track at all but your voice sounds good and the harmonics we subtle but enought to add presence to very nice cover.
  • VocalityVocality 2.0 PRO Posts: 1,524
    @coffeecrank I would like to try STYX - Too much time on my hands like 70s elo disco feel to the song.
  • VocalityVocality 2.0 PRO Posts: 1,524
    Last duet i did was 500 miles that would be great
  • VocalityVocality 2.0 PRO Posts: 1,524
    Will have a think, nothing as difficult as All Of Me :D
  • shiningshining 2.0 PRO Posts: 403
    Oh this is hard for me because I have to admit: I don´t like the song itself :innocent:
    So I skipped through the song to find the parts when you are singing :)
    Good solid job as always... I think this would sound awesome when you sing it live on stage.
  • VocalityVocality 2.0 PRO Posts: 1,524
    @coffeecrank will try out the styx song just see how I fair
  • Chris82Chris82 2.0 PRO Posts: 594
    Love this @coffeecrank you did a really good job on it! First time hearing the song but It won't be the last! If you guys sing some Styx then it better be come sail away in the style of Cartman.
  • Michael4000Michael4000 STREAMING PRO Posts: 990
    Sounds great. Nice mix. Can't really find anything to critique...I can detect your accent a bit (if you care lol)

  • sjonrokz4usjonrokz4u 2.0 PRO Posts: 1,277
    I think you sounded great. I just think the vocals are up too loud. Too me that seems more of an evaluation level than where they should be sitting in the mix but you sound great on it as do the harmonies nice work
  • WigsWigs Moderator, 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 4,317
    I want to ask you something first, did you record this with close back head phones, if so did you cover both ears as you sang with the track playing back in them?
  • VocalityVocality 2.0 PRO Posts: 1,524
    I just bought a pair Shure srh440 they do the job nicely for me
  • WigsWigs Moderator, 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 4,317
    Ok cool, because I have recently experienced something weird that I think you might be as well (although I dont know what enhanced monitoring is). During some of your harmonies you were the tiniest bit flat. My recent experience with my latest recordings really brought this to the fore for me and I would listen back and think "I swear my pitch was so much better than this". I started to do a bit of research, and its a common thing, especially if you have the music turned up quite loud while you are recording. So I tried one off (you can turn the music track to the left or right so you dont get any bleed into your mic) to be able to hear my natural voice instead of all through the headphones and viola, my pitch was corrected. I cant remember the term but Ken mentions this in the better pitch videos I think, won't talk about it here though but check it out!

    Anyway, aside from that, I can hear especially in your lower register you were pulling back from the mask a bit and it gave you a richer tone, I like it! This is definitely an awesome live song :smile:
  • WigsWigs Moderator, 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 4,317
    Ahh gotcha! So you hear effects but it records dry. Towards the end of my recording session I actually had both phones sitting just above my ear to barely hear the beat of the track because hearing my self through the mic in one ear and my natural voice though the other was making me lose concentration. Its fine for what Im doing here but professionally it might be a problem because in the dry vocal I could hear my mic picking up the head phones. :smiley:

    If you try it out im interested to hear your thoughts.
  • sjonrokz4usjonrokz4u 2.0 PRO Posts: 1,277
    I’ll bet it’s the effects working against you. If it sounds good dry it’ll sound great with the exf added
  • MystiMysti 2.0 PRO Posts: 330
    @coffeecrank Loved this, and I did listen to the end. I don’t know the original, but your version was cool.

    @coffeecrank and @Vocality Styx is one of my favorite bands. Would love to make it a duet or trio on any of their songs. I have the backing track for Too Much Time On My Hands and Come Sail Away. I can play the piano part on Come Sail Away until it gets to be an organ sound. Let me know. Sounds like fun.
  • MystiMysti 2.0 PRO Posts: 330
    @coffeecrank We can do both! Will message you and @Vocality George.
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