#1
Hello fellow UG Members.
As we all know the our voice that we hear isn't really the voice other people hear.
But how do I find out what I sound like?
For example there is this trick:
Trick
However here is my problem:
When I use the trick displayed in the video above, I think I sound pretty decent. However when I record myself on my cheap cell phone I think I sound like shit.
Does the cheap cell phone microphone really account for a huge difference?
Now what should I belief? What's correct?
Last edited by Baloo010 at May 26, 2013,
#2
You must believe in two, but i recommend, by experience, to buy a better microphone if you wanna record your vocals... i did that thing of the "cheap cell-phone microphone" a long time ago... and i was like: "Oh my god, i suck at singing" lol, but then i bought a microphone and my recording sounded totally different... ! you can try with a Shure SM58, it isn't expensive and its very good
#3
The cheap cell phone should be your first clue that you're not recording yourself at full fidelity. If you were and it sounded great, I wouldn't need a rack full of gear and expensive microphones to capture a singer's great voice - I could do it with a $19.99 cellphone.

Even if you have some decent recording gear, it still takes some knowledge to be able to use the tools to their full ability. It will, however, give you a better idea how you sound.