Hi i am a beginner, very beginner, i hate my tone. i have done research and the tips to sing less nasaly aren't helping and the tips to keep soft pallet high either. Any suggestions? Why does it sound so awful! i love singing and can sing for hours but no matter what vocal exercises i do i always sound awful like this!! thank you
Honestly, your tone in the mid range is not that bad by any means. Remember, you are your own worst critic. I kept hearing sliding up to the pitch which was probably the biggest issue. I also heard a bit of tightness as you went higher which negatively affected the tone. Other than those things, you sounded ok. Based on what you said, I went in expecting Serj Tankian levels of nasality, which was not the case.
You might want to get acquainted with the methods of laryngeal placement and open throat technique, particularly how to get your larynx to stay put when you're raising pitch; it sounded like you were bit choky at a number of points in that clip and raising the larynx too high is a common bad habit for beginners, so I'd start looking for an answer there. You sound fine otherwise, though.