Highlighted
Member
  • 0
  • 668
  • 0
Registered since

Nov 30, 2007

Re: Video: Tom Munch Presentation

Sorry I started a thread elsewhere - didn't occur to me to look over here - duh! Red Face

Thanks again, Tom.

Refresh my memory, what mic were you using in the video? Is that the specific model you prefer? (I know there are several good ones out there) My issue isn't feedback (yet) it's tone quality, if that makes a difference.
Highlighted
Participant
  • 20
  • 3857
  • 0
Registered since

Jun 30, 2004

Re: Video: Tom Munch Presentation

Tres,

I'm using an AKG 535 in the video, & that's the mic I prefer & have been told I sound best on. We had a bunch of mics at Ashland including an OM5, Neumann 105, Shure 87, Sennheiser 835, & several others I don't remember so well. Several guys said I sounded best on the AKG 535. I tend to sound nasal on most mics, so keep that in mind.

Tom
Highlighted
Professional Legend
  • 1412
  • 48121
  • 1
Registered since

May 11, 2020

Re: Video: Tom Munch Presentation

Hi Ted,

quote:
Originally posted by Ted the musicman:
I have watched half this video so far, it's great ! (Thanks Tom)

Unfortunately the last two times I have tried to watch it, it hasn't run and
it kinda locks up my PC. Anyone else have this problem ?


I'm not sure what the problem is but I have split the video into two sections. Please follow this link and you will see two pictures of Tom.

Click the picture with Tom holding his Guitar for the second half.

Here is the link.

Vocal and Guitar Performance Techniques
Highlighted
Professional Legend
  • 1412
  • 48121
  • 1
Registered since

May 11, 2020

Re: Video: Tom Munch Presentation

To All

Tom sent me his speaking outline and I have added this in point form to the wiki page.


Vocal and Guitar Performance Techniques

If you like you can print this Printable version of the wiki page and use it to follow along. If you make notes you can share them with everyone else by adding them to the wiki page.

Have Fun!
Highlighted
Member
  • 0
  • 668
  • 0
Registered since

Nov 30, 2007

Re: Video: Tom Munch Presentation

quote:
I tend to sound nasal on most mics, so keep that in mind.


Well, all the better - I tend to be nasally myself, especially when the oak trees are pollinating down here in Florida (like right now). Hopefully, between sinus rinse, the techniques you taught in the video, and a better mic, things will look up for me vocally...

One other question: you made mention of mic angle at one point in the video; I don't mean pivoting off the mic when you turn, I mean the angle of the mic in regards to your face. You held up your hand showing an angle, but the image was too small to tell what you were doing.

What were you saying is an optimum, or preferred, angle of the mic, relative to your face?
Highlighted
Advocate
  • 43
  • 4619
  • 0
Registered since

May 16, 2017

Re: Video: Tom Munch Presentation

Tom, didn't you sing through a Neumann in Big Sur?

You sounded excellent through that one. To my ears, even better (more tonally balanced) than the AKG.
Granted, Cuchara was a boomier room, which I'm sure made the difference that I heard.
Regardless, I sure didn't hear anything even close to nasal, I heard perfection.
Highlighted
Participant
  • 20
  • 3857
  • 0
Registered since

Jun 30, 2004

Re: Video: Tom Munch Presentation

Pete,

I did sing through a Neumann KMS 105 in Big Sur & really liked it. I tried it again at Ashland & was ready to buy one after I tried it, but folks there who heard me said I sounded better on the AKG - go figure.


Tres,

I'm not sure the exact angle. It's somewhere between 30 & 45 degrees for me usually - relative to the perpendicular mic stand. To my face I guess that would be down the same amount.

Tom
Highlighted
Member
  • 1
  • 250
  • 0
Registered since

Aug 14, 2006

Re: Video: Tom Munch Presentation

Hi ST Smile


Since you've re-edited the videos I am having no problem with lock ups !

Thanks,

Ted
Highlighted
Professional Legend
  • 1412
  • 48121
  • 1
Registered since

May 11, 2020

Re: Video: Tom Munch Presentation

Hi Ted,

quote:
Originally posted by Ted the musicman:
Hi ST Smile


Since you've re-edited the videos I am having no problem with lock ups !

Thanks,

Ted


Thanks for letting us know that worked. I appreciate that you let me know that the change made a difference.

ST



To all:
Tom has added some technical notes to the wiki about the microphone, instruments and pickups he was using. You will find those at the end of the wiki page.

Vocal and Guitar Tone, and Performance Techniques.
Highlighted
Enthusiast
  • 23
  • 778
  • 0
Registered since

Apr 13, 2006

Re: Video: Tom Munch Presentation

I've sent this link off to Louis our Keyboard/trombone player who teaches at the local High school. This is full of good information that I think the kids could benefit from.
Thanks for the video Tom, Ken and ST.
Rick