Download this recording here.
OK, I lie, it's not my first recording but it's the first recording I've ever done with the intention of sharing the results with other living people 😛
I'm not happy with my intro, nor my outro and I'm ESPECIALLY not happy with my stuff ups around they key-change in the song but, other than that, I'm REALLY chuffed with this recording.
I recorded the guitar by plonking my USB headset in front of my amp and playing the backing track on my speakers. I would have preferred to have listened to the backing track on my headset while recording the guitar but that wasn't possible as they were already in use 😛 (Of course, the goal being to eliminate everything BUT the guitar from my recording)
(I record using Audacity
. Nice program. It's free, too!)
I then imported the backing track as a separate track.
Next, I used the default settings of the "amplify" and "bass boost" effects in Audacity to get my guitar sounding a little louder and a little less twangy.
And, lastly, the most exciting part, I used the default settings of the "delay" effect to make me sound like an uber pro 😛
(Oh and I also then exported the project to an MP3 for your listening (dis)pleasure ;D)
The result shows me:
- I should invest in a delay pedal NOT a reverb pedal ;D
- I should record myself a lot more
- I should get better recording equipment (like a dedicated mic for my amp)
- And I should pay more attention when there are key-changes in the songs I'm playing along to 😛
Francis, you were so right. I'm sure it was you that said I should get a delay pedal instead of reverb.
Any comments on this?