Sing Harmony With Yourself Using Voice Recording Software
Many of you are here because you saw the video of me singing Crosby, Stills and Nash's Helplessly Hoping
...all 3 parts! If you haven't seen the video, and listen to a few other harmony demos, here:
Record Yourself Singing Harmony
To find out how to start doing this yourself, see the post here: Sing Harmony With Yourself - Learn How To Record Your Voice On Your PC And Sing Along With It!
We also have a course on recording harmony - either with yourself or with other people. It shows you how to do it the old fashioned way of course - recording voices on different tracks and mixing them all together. But the course also shows you how to use software to split your own voice into multiple parts and generate the harmony for you.
That course is Harmony Recording Awesomeness. Visit this page to find out more about it.
Sing 3-Part Harmony With Yourself Using Voice Recording Software | Home Brew Audio: http://bit.ly/bKWcrr via @addthis
Thank you Ken for doing what you do. I have been waiting for years lost in the dark about recording, and now your making my dreams come true. Thank you.
Thanks Allen! Wow, it's feedback like that that really makes me feel great! And it also validates exactly what I'm trying to do - make professional recording available and easy for anyone to understand. Do you mind if I use your quote as a testimonial?
do you have to have a microphone to record a voice or can you just sing in front of you computer? If you have to have a microphone what stores would you suggest getting it from for very cheap? I have a microphone but its to a karaoke machine and doesnt fit into my computer.
You definitely need a microphone of some type. For cheap, I recommend a $49 mic called the Samson Q1U USB mic, or other USB mic. You can get one of these either on line at any number of stores, like B&H or Sweetwater. For brick & mortar stores, you can find these at Guitar Center, or Sam Ashe, or other music instrument stores, even some Best Buy stores.
That was an absolutely awesome video Ken. Thanks for posting, and for the fabulous tips and other info on your website. Now -- I must finish this and have another listen to your recording -- it's a treat to the ears! 🙂
All the best,
Thank you Roger! Very nice of you to say.
Let me know if you have any questions on audio recording.
You've 'nailed' this songs....done very well. And your webpage with the harmony parts is very helpful. Couldn't be better.
Thank you for your considerable efforts & talents.
Seamus, thanks! I appreciate that. I'm glad you like it and that it helped you.
Bravo! You are obviously a very talented person, a player, singer and recording engineering. Well done.
I am truly inexperienced in the recording world and I was surprised to see that you were not wearing headphones. Did you have the monitors on while you were singing each part? Wouldn't the mic pick up the 'play back' as well as the 'live' sound?
Thanks for all the information and details that you have provided.
Thanks Chris! And yes, you are VERY correct and observant. Maybe I'll start telling people it was a test:). When overdubbing you do need headphones so the speaker sound does not get recorded along with the overdub. But in this case I did it sort of like they do music videos. I recorded all my parts with headphones first. Then I filmed myself singing all the parts while I was listening to the speakers. Only the video camera was recording that. Then I removed the audio tracks of all those videos in Vegas (my video editor), and put the recorded audio with all the guitar and harmony parts in as the audio track for the whole video.
And you're very welcome for all the information. That's why I'm here:).
Wow I absolutely love this. Amazing.
Just a note to say that rendition of Helplessly Hoping was lovely! Thank you!
I'm A little confused. So far this looks like what I have been looking for. I want to play piano and sing lead and add my other harmony to that. Is this doable? And what is my process? Will the usb mic pick up my piano and voice on the first go?
It COULD. But that won't be the best way. I'd record the piano part WITHOUT the vocal first. That way you can add the lead vocal and then each harmony one by one. And then you'll have a clean lead vocal you can edit and mix without having the piano mixed in to prevent that.