I'm a hobbyist singer who is looking to meet others and make music. I'm at a point where I feel that my voice can consistently stand on its own, but if I really want to be good, and I do, then I need to collaborate with others. I consider myself a mediocre lyricist and songwriter, but like anything, practice makes perfect.
Check me out on Vocalizr too: vocalizr.com/KvicT
I don't play any instruments as well as I sing, so I won't include them. I want to eventually learn Four-String Bass and become highly proficient at piano.
I currently only use Audacity. Because I am focused on improving my voice, I prefer to edit as little as possible so that I can give an accurate idea of how I sound to myself and others. Normally, all I do is eliminate background interference using the Audacity Noise Gate plugin. Occasionally, I don't edit anything at all.
I have a Samson G-Track Pro for recording. It's a USB condenser microphone with several recording patterns: Figure-8, Cardioid, and Omnidirectional. What little, if any, sound editing I do is performed on an HP 14-cf0xxx laptop.
Some of the music that I have listened to most recently is by Tornado Wallace, ASTR, Jeff Buckley, Dan Mason, Post Malone, Gino Vannelli, Royal Blood, Led Zeppelin, and Greta Van Fleet.
In no particular order...
QOTSA: Songs for the Deaf
UNKLE: Psyence Fiction
Kendrick Lamar: DAMN. Collector's Edition
Dan Mason: Hypnagogia
What So Not: Divide & Conquer EP
Greta Van Fleet: The Battle at Garden's Gate
My favorite bands are Queens of the Stone Age and Gorillaz. I also have a strong fondness for Kendrick Lamar's music. My favorite musical genres are rock, especially stoner/desert rock, and electronica, especially vaporwave. I listen to jazz a fair bit and hip-hop a little.
I don't have a particular influence for the songs that I write; I make what comes to me naturally. I shoot for lyrics that weave a story though.
As far as my voice goes, I personally think I sound at least a little bit like Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age and Murray Lightburn from The Dears as I can usually easily, and strongly, resonate my singing with studio recordings of their singing.
An apparently now dead app called Andrson which featured a vocal analyzer claimed that I sounded like Frank Ocean, and I have also been told by someone that I sound like Rod Wave.
As far as musical style goes, I'm not really sure. I don't think I sound like anyone in particular; I just want to sound good lol.
I'm an engineer by education. I enjoy writing, making art, and traveling.