After several folks asked for this, I went ahead and did a video on the basic use of Reaper digital audio workstation (DAW) software. In 10 minutes, I demonstrate how to create a voice over with background music, then a song with piano accompaniment (if a very brief song;-))), using midi and a virtual instrument.…… See More
Music Recording Tips and Gear
Articles specifically dealing with recording, mixing and mastering music - as opposed to voice-over specific recording tips, which can be found in the Voice-Over Recording category.
Most videos on YouTube have crappy audio. That’s because video cameras almost never have good quality microphones built in. But that’s all changed with the Zoom Q3 Handy Video Recorder note: this has been replaced by the Zoom Q2HD. It’s not only got a high-quality studio mic built in, it’s got two! They’re arranged at…… See More
Are you a “gleek?” (if you have been hiding for the past year, a “gleek” is someone who is a fan of the show Glee). I confess that I definitely am. I love music, recording, singing harmony, and ….well, OK, not high school. What a horror show-except for the music! Choir, musicals, my rock bands,…… See More
Home Brew Audio starts you out learning home recording on free recording software called Audacity. The first several video tutorial teach you how to use Audacity to learn the basic audio recording techniques. But though we teach you the basics on Audacity, many of you (especially musicians) will want to move on to something more…… See More
Do you play several instruments? Can you sing harmony? Would you like to record yourself doing all those things at the same time? Are you broke? If you answered yes to all the above, there may be some very good news for you. I know a way you can record yourself doing one thing, then…… See More