Taping myself

August 18, 2005 at 09:08 PM · I want to record my practices and performances, and when I use a video recorder I generally get good recordings, but using the computer at home I get terrible recordings, and my playing sounds like a 3 year old killing cats >.<.

What am I doing wrong? I'm guessing that the acoustics of the place are making a difference, but is there any way for me to make half-way decent recordings at home without spending a fortune?

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August 19, 2005 at 03:31 AM · I think I would start out by trying a different microphone, if you don't see anything screwy in the recording balances and such. (I know virtually nothing about that stuff, but I CAN borrow people's microphones to try them.)

I've actually used the online Shareware (free!) program called Audacity to record myself with a generic $15 computer microphone. It actually sounds surprisngly good. I do have to play with the angle and where in the room I'm standing, however.

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