Friday, 4 April 2008

Recording update

OK, so thanks to one of my work colleges I have a recording setup at home that now works. There is one MAJOR problem though. My talent (or lack of).
When I play a song and sing along to it, I think I sound OK... I mean, good enough for me, anyway... but when I tried recording it last night (I tried the first verse and chorus of "High And Dry" by Radiohead) it sounded awful. The thing is, the microphone picks up all the little missed notes and strumming, and my voice... good God. Now to be fair, I didnt really have too much time, so the setup wasn't brilliant, but if this is how its gonna sound all the time, I doubt if any of the recordings will see the light of day.

Anyway - this weekend. I found out that the wife is going away until Tuesday now, and taking Jake and the dog with her. So I'll be on my own for a few days. Yes, I know, some of you are thinking "ah, peace and quiet" but to be honest Im annoyed that they're all going away without me this weekend, seeing as next week they are gonna be away as well. But Im not going there, thats a whole other can of worms I can't be arsed to get into. So, as it happens, I will have an empty house, so can rig a better recording setup and see how that sounds.

Have a good weekend all, maybe more posts over the weekend if I get bored enough.

1 comment:

greeny said...

Now I'm going to wax maternal.
Look at it this way, Simon. This is a hobby that you are pursuing. YOu are slowly working up an idea, and a good one at that! Let you voice and ability develop as you practice, along with your recording experience. Enjoy the experience and relax your perception of what you will accept as good and bad. Don't believe it has to be perfect.
I know you want to sound perfect but don't be your biggest critic. It will ruin the experience and you'll lose interest. NOT what you want to happen....

As for the family escaping...introspection time!