Experimenting...

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Aerospace_CowboyLEVEL 30

Post by Aerospace_CowboyGOLD

.. with using my own guitar skill (I use that word loosely) as accompaniment to my singing. Would love your feedback on these two submissions as they slipped off the front page so very quickly.

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/ba75eb985

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bd6f82f85

I need to work on the balance and mic placement and am open to suggestions how to get a cleaner sound into the recording from my guitar.

Thank you SS community!
Mike

ZZ-EdLEVEL 65

Reply by ZZ-EdGOLD

Actually...for what it is...pretty darn good.

Could it be a better recording?

Of course.

But that would require multiple microphones, a mixer with a touch of compression and reverb...etc.

But...for a one mic recording?

Not bad at all.

You have talent.

Aerospace_CowboyLEVEL 30

Reply by Aerospace_CowboyGOLD

Actually...for what it is...pretty darn good.

Could it be a better recording?

Of course.

But that would require multiple microphones, a mixer with a touch of compression and reverb...etc.

But...for a one mic recording?

Not bad at all.

You have talent.ZZ-Ed

Wow!! Thank you so much, that really means a lot to me! I'm evaluating what I want to do with the setup and how elaborate I want to get. It's just for fun but I also want it to sound as good as I can make it.

Thanks for the feedback. Someone mentioned there is a way to record tracks into SS for use by myself and/or others. Where does that feature live, do you know?

ZZ-EdLEVEL 65

Reply by ZZ-EdGOLD

I personally have never used this featured to upload but others have who would be glad to help. Simply click on the "upload" tab at the top of the page. Good luck.

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/communitysongbook/uploadtool

pls8xx

Reply by pls8xxGOLD

Mike, your guitar skills far outshine my own.

"I need to work on the balance and mic placement and am open to suggestions how to get a cleaner sound into the recording from my guitar."

I think what ZZ said applies. But until you have the equipment and studio set up to get the sound you want with a live recording, I would suggest using a multi-track studio process to make the recording. This allows for separate tracks for guitar and vocals. Each track can be post processed for EQ, compression, effects, and balance. When you get it right, only then do you play it into SS. If you don't have recording software, I recommend the free Audicity.

If I can be of help, message me.

James