With all this discussion on positive and negative feedback, was I brave enough to post up a AVOYP, of course I was.
So here is Take me home country roads, https://youtu.be/Xw7UwX9LBrE?si=xszqwxPn4kxyE4l9 one of my Grade 1 songs.
Feel free to comment good or bad, or not at all, I can take it. I feel it is important to understand where I am on the journey to make any comments appropriate, I am consolidating Grade 2.
Things I noticed
It is the first recording with my Scarlett 2i2, condenser mic and guitar plugged in, recorded in OBS with external webcam. So still trying to understand all the ins and outs of EQ etc.The quality of recording (perhaps not the content) is so much better than my iPad. After fiddling around with the settings, this was the best of three takes.
There is not much movement of my strumming arm, had this problem a while ago and thought I had overcome it but recently been working on songs where you play the base note and strum especially if it is on the & after the beat and not the next beat, you don’t really have time. Looked carefully and the pick is moving parallel to strings, so no rotation of the wrist.
Getting the right balance between vocals and guitar is quite difficult, I think my voice is a little quiet and perhaps a bit laid back. My singing teacher says I need to project my voice more and a bit more feeling. To project my voice more when recording, I guess I could adjust things on the kit.
The mic looks too far away but it is an optical allusion, because of the camera position.
The video got a copyright claim from the YouTube bots, not sure if this is a compliment or backhanded compliment, they must have picked up on something in the audio unless it was the title.
I will now retire to my underground bunker and await any incoming.