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#41
I have a rough demo of the song that I might upload ready.

Chopped it out in an hour in my friend's closet haha. I want to get a better recording for the actual release.
#42
Been wanting to get in on one of these for a while, and as it happens I've been trying to write a a bunch of folk-oriented songs. I'll see what I can do
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#43
Count me in, por favor

EDIT: My music is solo acoustic instrumental
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#44
I have a song planned out. I'll work on it as much as I can this week, when I'm not lying to myself that I'm actually studying.
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#46
I might give this a shot if I have a chance.
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#47
I'm in. It's about time I did one of these.

What's the usual method of uploading the song, and how good are the recordings? I've got a decent 16 track, but honestly I'd rather just cut it live and record with my iPhone or something.
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#48
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I'm in. It's about time I did one of these.

What's the usual method of uploading the song, and how good are the recordings? I've got a decent 16 track, but honestly I'd rather just cut it live and record with my iPhone or something.



Well, get it with the 16 track if you can. For a lot of listeners, the quality has to hit some sort of benchmark to be listenable, so I would really advise against recording through an iPhone...
#52
Add me to the list! I've had a few acoustic ideas I've been kicking around that I need to do something with, all the more motivation
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#53
I'd be up for this. Quit my band a while ago, so I've been working solely on acoustic stuff. Have about 10 songs. All I gotta do is get decent recordings. I'll upload what I have to my profile.
#55
I have so many lyrics written and ready to go.

But I have so much trouble starting to record. I mean, I can play them fine and sing them fine, but just starting to record them is the hard part.

All I have to record is a Samsung mic, which I can either go like: Mic > Guitar amp (no mic amp) > USB recording thingy > Computer

Or I can just go Mic > USB recording thingy > Computer

The thing is, if I go with option B then there would be no EQ stuff (mids, treble, bass etc) cause I do that with my amp.

Does option A sound like it could work?

I mean, I could always play guitar and sing at the same time, but then I'm afraid that the mic will pick up either the guitar or my voice too loudly/not enough

Any advice?
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#56
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I have so many lyrics written and ready to go.

But I have so much trouble starting to record. I mean, I can play them fine and sing them fine, but just starting to record them is the hard part.

All I have to record is a Samsung mic, which I can either go like: Mic > Guitar amp (no mic amp) > USB recording thingy > Computer

Or I can just go Mic > USB recording thingy > Computer

The thing is, if I go with option B then there would be no EQ stuff (mids, treble, bass etc) cause I do that with my amp.

Does option A sound like it could work?

I mean, I could always play guitar and sing at the same time, but then I'm afraid that the mic will pick up either the guitar or my voice too loudly/not enough

Any advice?



What are you recording with, exactly? You may consider getting an audio interface and an actual microphone, USB ones are cheapy and they won't produce very good results. You can try a free DAW like Reaper (if that still exists?) or GarageBand if you're on a 'tosh. There are tons of resources for learning to record music the 'right way' all around the internet, I'd suggest Winksound, they have tons of free videos on even the most basic of recording subjects.

Make yourself an expert on the subject if it's something you're really interested in, PM me if you've got any questions. And maybe listen to a couple of my recordings because you may decide my recordings suck and you don't want to take my advice, haha.

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#57
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What are you recording with, exactly? You may consider getting an audio interface and an actual microphone, USB ones are cheapy and they won't produce very good results. You can try a free DAW like Reaper (if that still exists?) or GarageBand if you're on a 'tosh. There are tons of resources for learning to record music the 'right way' all around the internet, I'd suggest Winksound, they have tons of free videos on even the most basic of recording subjects.

Make yourself an expert on the subject if it's something you're really interested in, PM me if you've got any questions. And maybe listen to a couple of my recordings because you may decide my recordings suck and you don't want to take my advice, haha.

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#58
I'd be interested in this.

I've a soundboard, so I'll mic my acoustic and then plug into my laptop via MIDI. I think I can find some decent free recording software.
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#59
Cool, getting a ton of people. Alex, Reaper is usually the go-to for UG recording artists because you can kinda work around the fact that it's trialware and still use it after the trial period has waned.

I'll get around to adding everyone to the list after work today.
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Well...here's the demo of the song I'm thinking about doing.

Like I said, recorded it in an hour, in a closet.

http://wherethezooends.tumblr.com/post/32694360561/im-obsessed-with-dear-and-the-headlights-and-so



That's pretty damn good.
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I have a song I recorded a few months ago. Am I able to use it? It's solo acoustic guitar
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#67
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Super awesome, Blake.


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That's pretty damn good.


Thank you very much, dudes.
#70
Hey guys, I have a question.


Usually I double-track, bit of reverb etc etc but recently I'm pretty fed up with it all. So I sat down today and had one mic on my guitar and another on my voice. I've been learning this Skip James song recently. Basically what I want to know is - if I were to record in the same manner again - is this good enough sound quality/production to make the album?


Link: http://soundcloud.com/michaeloneilmusic/hes-a-mighty-good-leader-cover
#71
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Are we allowed to use MIDI strings?


This is a good question, can I use midi strings running through vst's?
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#73
I have a demo recorded. I'm using it as a "scratch track" so I can make a studio version over it.
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#74
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This is a good question, can I use midi strings running through vst's?



What kind of samples would you be using/how organic do they sound? I don't want to be a super-stickler about this, ugh... How about this, get a peer to review pieces with MIDI of acoustic instruments, or run it by me. If it sounds too fake, maybe someone could fix it or you could find a reference to help you make it sound more genuine. If not, then cut it for the album version... But keep it around, maybe we could compile an album of kinda acoustic later or in tandem.
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#75
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What kind of samples would you be using/how organic do they sound? I don't want to be a super-stickler about this, ugh... How about this, get a peer to review pieces with MIDI of acoustic instruments, or run it by me. If it sounds too fake, maybe someone could fix it or you could find a reference to help you make it sound more genuine. If not, then cut it for the album version... But keep it around, maybe we could compile an album of kinda acoustic later or in tandem.


Oh, well my song I shitted out doesn't have strings in it, so I don't need this problem
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#77
I've had major writer's block for the past few months and I can't get past basic ideas I've had for this. I might steal Blake's idea and lock myself in a closet for an hour.
#78
that song took a day to write and another for the lyrics, then like three days to refine. The recording was done in an hour