I would love to hear from other artists as to how they approached their selected song and what process/equipment they used to record it.
I was on a very low budget so this is what I did:
had a hard time finding the song, but when I did it seemed to be missing an opening or intro, so I created my own to lead into the song( basically all choruses).
simple recording in steps(much like using 2 old tape recorders- does anyone remember those!?!)
1. recorded a "scratch" track of me singing and clapping to keep time using my cheapo flip camera.
2 downloaded video and separated video and audio using Aoa audio extractor(free version).
3. opened up audacity and imported the audio track
4. put on my headphones, played the 1st track while recording the next track with my flip and so on....
5. I found it was easy to add too many effects and how it can effect the overall mix in a negative way- sometimes simpler is better!
I learned that while multiplying tracks you are also multiplying noise- I was recording too close to my hard drive and it got into the mix! Although the mix came out dirty and a little noisy, i'm proud of the results and can't wait to do some more. This method I believe was a success because there was no lag or skips in sound that can occur when relying on the computer(especially a relic like mine!) to do the playback and recording
just bought a zoom h2 digital recorder online and can't wait to try it out.
I`ve been playin` Let it shine on, seems like forever. Went to my friends studio. He put condenser mics on everything. I played the song a few times while recording. Then he used delay,reverb and echo on the tambo-kick to get the kinda off beat sound that we wanted.
I recorded "I'm Gonna Run to the City of Refuge" on a 17 year old Tascam Portastudio 488 multi-track cassette tape deck at about 5 a.m. in the morning.
I used my 3 string fretless slide Cigar Box Guitar on one track put the vocal on another track, then overdubbed a bass line.
I wanted to keep it simple. . .
Mark. . .