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This assignment, called Row Row Polyphony, is two melodies sung at the same time but at at different points. I did a recording cover of the song “Magic” by Coldplay over a karaoke instrumental of the song. The audio is a little rough towards the middle and my computer gets really loud, i need a cooler, plus I’m really not the singer type hehe. After two tries i was able to get it right.
Working with a Voice Recording program
There are plenty of free voice recording programs on the web, so i went ahead and downloaded one of them. I downloaded a voice editor program called WavePad Sound Editor, it didn’t include much as it was just a trial version. So i was not able to filter out any noise or add any special effects to the audio etc. A problem i had during recording was with the microphone and it’s location on my laptop, my previous recordings were to loud and the noise spiked here and there, so i had to sing a bit low. I also noticed after listening to the final recording that my singing isn’t completely in sync with the background instrumental, and it brings the melody a little off. Nonetheless i thought it wasn’t a big deal, and i didn’t want to have to restart the whole recording, as my computer tends to get real loud.
Editing with Audacity
Now it was difficult at first trying to match the singing with the instrumentals, like i said previously the vocals were not completely in sync with the instrumental. However after numerous attempts i finally got it close enough. I didn’t have to work to much in audacity just did some small deletes here and there and exported the file as an mp3.