What I do currently is I use this mic:
and I use Reaper. I just record a single track with me singing and playing and don't edit it. I put the mic about 30cm away from me at about guitar level and point it towards me.
I have had lessons on guitar in the past but have been self-taught for the last few years.
I have never had singing lessons, and it shows.
I'm not happy with my recordings. I have some original songs I'd like to record, and I think the ideas are good, but they just sound awful when I record them.
How Do I Record Songs Better/Sing Better? Watch
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Last edited by nohomo; 30-07-2014 at 02:17.
- 25-07-2014 19:01
- 29-07-2014 14:29
Don't know about microphones, but as for singing I think you need a bit more confidence Confidence is important when singing. It helps you to sing with better technique because you're more relaxed. But perhaps you should try some singing exercises to strengthen your voice and give it a bit more power. Singing should be from your diaphragm, not your throat. It's difficult to explain, but if your throat feels tense and strained then you're probably not singing with good technique. It'll be difficult to push power into it and you wont have as much control. Try looking up vocal training videos on youtube, such as these:
Warming up with scales and arpeggios before singing is also good (again, Youtube is really good for finding warm ups!). Remember, voices need care and practise, just like any instrument.
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- 22-11-2014 22:36
If you're not happy with your vocals, you could always get someone else to record them. That's what I do.