006: Geoff Castellucci: Beyond Basso Profundo – Part II

The Charismatic Voice with Elizabeth Zharoff

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This is Part II of our conversation with musician, bass singer, and arranger, Geoff Castellucci. Last week, we started to brush just the surface of what makes Geoff Castellucci so incredible. We talked about his origins and how he began singing with members of VoicePlay way back in middle school.

We also discussed some of his role models and he’s able to manage time between his passion and his family life. Plus, we took our first plunge into understanding how he learned to make sounds so low they can cause the screws in your furniture to come loose.

In this episode, we continue our discussion around subharmonics and its origins. We’ll also take a closer look at his recording tools and tips, including one of the voice tools nearest and dearest to my heart – straw singing.

I also particularly love how Geoff gave us so many details about his recording process. Every singer has a different instrument but we all have to figure out how to record that instrument well. Geoff’s understanding of what works best for him can be applied to many others.

Finally, we have some extra fun questions at the end, including which roles he’d most like to play in the future and how many marriage proposals he has received!

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The two main types of throat singing
  • Tips in recording low notes and full voice
  • Geoff’s pre-performance routines
  • Why preamps are one of the most overlooked recording gear for vocalists
  • The benefits of using preamps
  • Why SOVTs (semi-occluded vocal tract exercises) work so well
  • Dr. Ingo Titze’s research on SOVTs
  • The best and worst things about his profession
  • His favorite performance venues
  • Harnessing the power of great partners

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