How does one record a video to upload to Community Recordings?

I guess I’m no better at message boards than I am on guitar. How does one post a video or recording? Do you have to upload it someplace else and then share a link? I’m sorry, I just don’t get it.

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This is not social media where you can livestream.
You need to make a recording - audio or video. Then you need to upload to a host site - Youtube or Soundcloud etc. Then you copy and paste the link to a post you make.
Hope that helps.


Yes, thanks. That answers my question.

And what can you use to record yourself? I don’t have anything specialized. Only options are my iPhone or my laptop. Not sure these record in the quality required…or they do…?

There is no required quality. Record with what you have, it is fine!


Cripes!! I have no excuses then :grimacing: :rofl: :joy:
Thanks @Jamolay

Hi Colin
I’ve only ever used my iPhone. The results from a modern phone are perfectly acceptable as the cameras are really good. The sound is not as good as with a ‘proper’ microphone but again it’s totally acceptable. You have to experiment a bit with the position of the phone to get the balance of sound between guitar and voice and to get the video framing right.
I prop mine up on a music stand about 3 feet away and at the height of the guitar sound hole (sitting down). If playing electric through an amp then it’s the amp volume you have to play around with to get the sound balance right.

If you start looking at microphones and computer interphases etc you will disappear down a rabbit hole from which you may never emerge. :wink:


Anybody got a flashlight?….Rod



You guys and your GAS are gonna kill me.
One small bag of breadcrumbs is all anyone needs… :roll_eyes:


@sairfingers Thanks for the advice Gordon.
You’ve given me some good points to start with. I’ll have a play around and see what works.

Thanks again