Topic: Song Recording
Looking for a little advice please guys. I want to record a song I have written - it's in the songwriting forum called An Audience of One. I have a few problems with this
1 I have only an acoustic guitar
2 I have 2 microphones and an amplifier from my days running karaoke. Will these be OK to use for recording purposes?
3 I have been looking around for a means of recording the output and have been begging around my friends for some kind of recording device to no avail. I inherited a lot of gear when my best friend died and I have been going through it and discovered that it includes a fairly modern reel to reel recorder which has an attachment called a Xitel Inport which would seem to connect to a PC via usb. I belive there is an input I can connect to my amp. Would this do the job or would the quality of the recording be of really poor quality? What effect would background noise have on the quality?
4 Another option would be to perform the song at my local pub and record using a video camera but I have never tried to perform a self accompanied song in public. If the karaoke sounds bad you can blame the equipment, if my guitar sounds bad it's all down to me.
5 Once I have got the recording made how do I share it with other Chordie members? Are there free places where it can be uploaded?
Sorry for so many questions at once but I am an absolute beginner.
PS There was a huge bonus came with the reel to reel - there are 11 boxes of tapes (around 120 tapes in all) which contain a project my friend was working on before cancer took him far too young. He was compiling a history of country music over the last 100 years and WOW. Some of the stuff I have dipped into is tremendous and is by a lot of artists I have not heard of or may have dismissed due to my own ignorance. I have months of listening ahead of me before I decide whether to continue Billy's work and bring it to completion. He also has a number of his own compositions on one tape that he has sung unaccompanied and I would like to record some guitar backing to them to present to his widow as a CD. Ambitious for a newbie but hey the grey matter still works well enough.