Musicians,songwriters performing artists do- it- your-self
Musicians,songwriters performing artists do- it- your-self. Hi everyone its me Tom today I am going to talk about recording your song and shooting a video for it and in todays market you need every chance you get and a video helps get your song out there and gives it life. OK lets get started I did my first CD in a professional studio the first time through and although it sounded fantastic it was very expensive so I started getting set up to do my own recording .OK all of you musicians the first thing I purchased was a good large diaphragm microphone this cost around two hundred dollars I think an Audio Technecs is around that price . I decided to take the sound as a live recording so to do this I decided to use my Zoom H4n Pro a portable 4 track this model has two stereo microphones attached to it and then two external ports for microphone or instrument I will plug in a large diaphragm microphone to pick up room ambiance and clean vocals . Now that I have your attention here is a tip I have learned over the years open your hard shell guitar case and put it behind your vocal microphone it works kind of like a sound room so the space doesn’t gobble up the sound try it you will notice a difference . Alright now that I have my recorder on Mp3 setting I am ready To record this session I will use my use my Fender Acoustic electric it has beautiful sound and great action as for the tuning I have decided to tune to open G and then capo up two frets I will accompany the guitar with an A blues harp . Alright lets review so far we have purchased a large diaphragm microphone and if you didn’t already own one some kind of recording device keeping in mind that you want good quality sound there are many recorders on the market and vary in price it depends on the bells and whistles you want . I say keep it simple it will be less frustrating and result in a great recording session. Well thats it for this session next session will cover the recording process and Oh yes the video recording thank you for reading my work it why I write.