I've been playing with recording songs or reading my poems as voice memos on my iPhone 5 (iOS 10) lately. I want to clean the audio up before I share it in any capacity. I have a PC running Windows 8.1. I'm hoping to learn the basics of things to specifically do in Audacity or another free program. I cannot afford software or recording equipment, and I have no previous knowledge of sound editing. For a sample here is a PJ Harvey cover I recorded today.
On Monday afternoon I will be recording a group (6-7) of non-singers singing a parody song for an event. The song being parodied is a novelty song and the only instrumental/karaoke versions of the song I've been able to find are rather sparse keyboard or guitar only tracks...which means that the non-singers will need to carry the tune. This isn't a singing competition so while the key priority is everyone has fun, what are the "simple" things I can do to make it sound like we can sing even just a bit. [more inside]
It sounds awesome, unless it doesn't! How is the perceived pitch of my recording changing on different sound systems?
My recording sounds fine on some sound systems, but occasionally seems off-pitch on other setups. I have no idea what's going on. Help me understand this, and prevent it in future? [more inside]
Where in Portland, Oregon could I record vocals (using just myself and my own gear) without annoying anyone? [more inside]
Why are singers using headphones while recording? [more inside]
My small a cappella singing group is recording a CD and needs to know about licensing of copyrighted songs before we sell copies of our CD. [more inside]
What are the best books/CDs/DVDs for learning good singing techniques, across a range of vocal styles? [more inside]
Lo-fi group recording: how can I record a 6-8 person sing-along choir cleanly if I don't already own a bunch of headphones and splitters? [more inside]