PCSongman's Profile Page
Hello and welcome to my profile page. While I don't come by SingSnap as often these days I still drop in from time to time to post a new song or to listen to some old friends. If you'd like to get in touch feel free to leave me a message either here or on my on YouTube PCSongman page.This profile is organized into four sections... My Profile, My Open Duets, My Contests and My Recording Environment
Listening to, and making music, have been life-long pursuits. My interests span most musical genres and my experiences include voice, piano, trumpet, band, jazz band, choir, composing, performing and home studio recording. You may have noticed that Karaoke is not on this list.
Prior to SingSnap I had no interest in Karaoke. Frankly, I don't think of what we do here on SingSnap as Karaoke, which I associate with many unpleasant aspects of the bar scene, especially the smoke, the noise and the poor acoustics. As for home karaoke systems, the last thing I want is yet more audio equipment and another set of CDs to manage. Happily those problems don't exist here.
What does exist here, is a tremendously talented and diverse community of people who share a genuine passion for music. I wish I could do a better job describing how wonderful it is to discover new friends around the world, who share this passion. Even as an active member for more than two years, I still marvel at the encouragement, humor and warmth this community offers.
On a personal level, I'm married a wonderful woman who, while not a singer herself, is also a great source of encouragement and inspiration. Her creative talent lies in making the world a more beautiful place. As an Interior Decoration & Design consultant she has most certainly decorated my life. I also have an awesome 28 year old son who makes me proud every day, and extraordinary family and friends.
Finally, I'd like to share one of my favorite quotes, which comes from Frank Zappa's Packard Goose..."Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is THE BEST..." Music truly is the best! Thanks for sharing it!
My Open Duets...
After All by Peter Cetera and Cher (From Chances Are)
At The Beginning by Richard Marx & Donna Lewis (From Anastasia)
Baby Grand by Billy Joel & Ray Charles
Come What May by Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman (From Moulin Rouge!) - Video Duet
Don't Stop Believin' by Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and the Cast of GLEE
I'd Do Anything For Love by Meat Loaf & Lorraine Crosby (Mrs. Loud) - Video Duet
It's All Coming Back To Me Now by Meat Loaf & Marion Raven
Lucky Stars by Dean Friedman & Denise Marsa - VIdeo Duet
More Than Words by Extreme (Gary Cherone & Nuno Bettencourt) - Video Duet
Never Gonna Let You Go by Sergio Mendes, Joe Pizullo & Leza Miller lic
Picture by Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow
Suddenly by Cliff Richard & Olivia Newton John (From Xanadu) - Video Duet
Ten Minutes Ago by Leslie Ann Warren & Stuart Damon (From Cinderella) - Video Duet
The Song That Goes Like This by Christopher Sieber & Sara Ramirez (From Spamalot) - Video Duet
(I've Had) The Time Of My Life by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes(From Dirty Dancing)
Tonight by Kenny Loggins & Wynonna (From West Side Story)
Way Back Into Love by Haley Bennett & Hugh Grant (From Music & Lyrics) rem
We've Got Tonight by Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton
What A Wonderful World by kd lang and Tony Bennett
Whenever I Call You Friend by Kenny Loggins & Stevie Nicks - Video Duet
You and I by Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle - Video Duet
Audition: One Song Glory - Rent
Round 1: Some Enchanted Evening - South Pacific
Round 2: Put On A Happy Face - Bye, Bye, Birdie
Round 3: Those Magic Changes - Grease
Round 4A: Take Me As I Am - Jekyll & Hyde
Round 4B: The Song That Goes Like This - Spamalot
Round 5: I Am The Starlight - Starlight Express
Round 6: Unexpected Song - Song & Dance
Out There - Hunchback Of Notre Dame
What You Own - Rent
My Recording Environment...
I use a Neumann KMS 105 microphone running through a dbx tube preamp into the microphone jack on my Yamaha PSR 9000 synthesizer. The output of that goes to the line in port on my Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS card in my Dell Dimension 8300. The tube preamp warms and rounds off my voice. The sound balance is managed by recording multiple times and adjusting the Wave and Line In volume sliders in Windows and also the Music and Recording volumes in SingSnap. I may add a standalone mixer at some point. But for now, the only thing special about my setup is that I've got a high quality microphone/tube pre-amp and a good pair of ears.