Currently I use my cellphone Samsung S7 on a tripod to record my videos. That’s it. The integrated mic is passive, I guess. It does a fairly good job I would say. But If I want to use an external mic, that’s where I get lost.
If I want to play at a open mic and use my current setup, what happens if someone calls me or texts me as I’m performing open mic live?
Second setup would be using my external webcam. I have tried recording but the internal microphone of the laptop is not very good. It is in fact worse than my Samsung.
Third set up. I have the Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio complete with condenser, headphones, mic, even got myself a pop filter, though I don’t have the mic stand yet. Now I have tried recording in a DAW, it was awful, simply cause I don’t know how to use it.
Basically, I would like to do my recordings with a dynamic microphone like a Shure, and don’t want to use headphones, but I don’t understand how it works and the guys at the music store can’t seem to explain it either.
So here are my questions: Say I record myself playing with my Samsung (can’t afford a digital cam yet) singing into a dynamic mic, where do I plug it, and do I need an amplifier, and if I do, then I can’t sing in my apartment with that, it would be too loud?
I’m kind of looking for this type of setup Blackbird - The Beatles - #24 by Rider2040
Thank you in advance