How Can I Make a Homemade Recording of Me Singing

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You can always record yourself singing at a music studio, but it's expensive. Why not make a home recording of your singing for much less cost? Once you set up your own recording studio equipment at home, not only can you record yourself whenever you want, but the cost will be so much lower than going into a studio.

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Thanks to current audio technology, you can digitally record your voice and produce good quality recordings in your own home. You can set up your own recording studio using your home computer, a professional quality digital microphone, sound recording software, and an acoustically conditioned room. Recommendations for all of these things to make the home recording of your voice sound professional are listed below.

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You will need a room acoustically suitable and with enough space for your recording equipment.

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    Unless you are using actual musical instruments, if you only need a small amount of room to produce your recording.
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    Only have a few pieces of furniture in your "home recording studio." This prevents the audio from becoming distorted and from deflecting into different directions.
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    Install "egg carton" walls.
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    This is a foam material with indentations that looks like the inside of egg cartons. It's called "convoluted foam toppers". You want the material that is three-inches thick. You can acquire this material from online stores from companies such as La-Z-Boy or Beautyrest.
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    You want the "singing studio" to be cool - with a few electric outlets.
    Your equipment and the operation of your computer itself will create heat, which is hard on your computer.
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    You also want to be comfortable with the temperature of the room.
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Invest in a quality microphone.

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    You can purchase a digital microphone at a local music store.
    You want a microphone that can record your voice and music at various distances, such as the SHURE SM57. The SM57 is very versatile microphone.
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    Select a microphone that has higher decibel capacity than the rest.
    The higher the decibel capacity, the clearing the recording.
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    If you want a top-of the-line microphone, buy a condenser vocal microphone.
    This is generally the type used in recording studios because they are more sensitive to singing and musical instruments than the dynamic type microphones. They also have a higher output. The MXL brand is a popular condenser microphone. Expect to pay more for this type of microphone, and avoid any that are low-priced. They will be Chinese "knock-offs", and of poor quality.
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    Install the microphone's CD audio software after plugging in your microphone.
    The Sony Soundforge Audio is excellent software for your microphone.
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    You need to calibrate the sound coming through your microphone by listening to various settings.
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    Make a short recording of your singing.
    If the sound is not clear and distinct, you need to recalibrate.
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    A sound recording program is needed on your computer.
    You can choose from many programs online, or buy one at a music store. Top brands are Logic (made by Apple), Ableton Live, and Pro Tools. If you are on a tight budget, you can find software companies that offer free trial periods, such as Audacity. Background music tracks will come with the software.
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    When you record your songs, keep your settings at mid-range for all enhancers, such as audio smoothing.
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    Once you've installed the sound and microphone software programs, you can play the background music track to record it.
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    Now play the music track that you've recorded back, and record yourself singing along with the music track you've just recorded.
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    Play the recording back, and now use the sound software mixer to set the levels for the music track.
    Find the balance between your singing and the music background. You want neither your voice nor the music to overpower the other.
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    This is a simple method, and much less costly than a recording session at a professional music studio.
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If you can record each instrument on a separate track, you will have even more mixing control.

Questions and Answers

How can I record songs professionally at home without a studio?

I am an aspiring vocalist. I like recording songs and sharing them, but I don't have a home studio, neither do I find it convenient to go to a professional studio every time I want to record. Can you suggest some instruments and software I can use to record a professional sound using my phone? I have an iPhone.

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I want to record my singing with sound tracks and upload then to YouTube. Do I NEED a computer, studio pkg, and big bucks to get a good sound?

How can I get started for under $500.. I have tried: CD player, mic connected to video camera (with cap on), then upload video (black because cap is on--all I want is audio, I think). I think it was caused by: There's got to be an easier way. I just want to sing, not do MTV.

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How can I make my own music studio at home?

Like how could I? What supplies do I need? I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: I was busy

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Am I able to do a nice recording without a studio and a good mic?

I have to submit a recording of my voice to sing the National Anthem for my Graduation but I have nothing special or high tech to do so. Is there any way I can do it without the fancy materials?. I have tried: Nothing I would have tried my computer but I don't know how.

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I have an M-Audio Vocal Studio Pro, but I don't know how to use it?

I want to make videos also, how can I do it? I also want to sing to a song, with the background already recorded. How can I add it?

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How can I record my voice at home?

How can I record my voice at home?

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Hello, I want to know that how am I supposed to record a professional sound using a simple microphone in my laptop?

Hello, I want to know that how am I supposed to record a professional sound using a simple microphone in my laptop

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