I was wondering with so many of you about "Out There" what your opinions, preferences, and hardware choice are for making "Likable" YouTube Audio Productions. Specific equipment and presentaion packages are encouraged. Thanks!
Sound like a man after my own heart. Listened to you "Noodle" on your page and it is great. I came up the same way, without any "helpers" though there were people such as yourself every once in a while to help 'fill in the gaps.' I have no pplans to go into 'hock' but since I am getting a little closer to the 'last gig' I am prepared to ' go right or go home.' Like youself though I will probably be using some sort of 'intermediary' software like Youtube's until I get it or go on. I still have a "Cingulair Dumb Phone." I don't have a video camera and my digital cam still uses quater-inch floppies. Thanks for the info and the "Tune." Peace.
I spent (wasted ;-) )a lot of time researching this! and here's what I found works for me:
Firstly, my camcorder buit in mic is rubbish, I think sound quality is paramount.
I record direct to the computer using a webcam with NO mic built in. This is because I want to record decent sound using my buit in Fishman pickup direct to the PC. Most Video capture software will allow you to specify a source for video and a different source (e.g. your soundcard) for audio but ONLY if your device (camera/webcam) does not have built in mic/audio capability. This facility will be disabled if it does.
So I record video to my video capture software from a dumb webcam and audio through a large diaphragm condenser mic through my E-MU 0404 sound box. It gives great sound straight away.
I then edit the video using Cool Edit Pro which allows the audio to be removed from the video file, normalised, processed for eq etc seperately and then stuffed back into the video file. I then process the video with titles/effects etc using a variety of video editing software.
Sorry to ramble, hope this is of interest.
It appears that you have a lot more experience in this matter than I do. I ahve lots of "Live Sound" equipment and have not ventured into computer 'engineered sound' very far. That was to be a future step, so I appreciate your experienced info. I have access to a Samsung Video Camera that sells itself as "YouTube Ready." So I plan to start there. Once I get up and running I plan to tie a link to the "Community" and wait for comments. I am not nor do I intend to pursue 'professional goals' although I have always dreamed of Dolly Parton singing one of my songs. So I have made not of your kind comments and will proceed with what is available and see/hear what happens. Have to get my feet wet...and whatever else...and then proceed from there. BTW do you have any "Sound" out there using your method to at least hear what potentials are ahead? Thanks for your response, Adriaan
Adriaan, I do have one video on my web site and on youtube (same video??) which were versionas of a test video for this system, it was some time ago but would have been a similar setup using the under saddle fishman pickup direct into the E-mu 0404 (USB version) and to the PC. probably using AVS video capture software. I'll be putting up some finished article ones soon once I get a decent webcam. Sorry the music is a bit basic ;-(
The video is not so good as it was done in low light with a very old cheap webcam - yet another thing I need to upgrade.
Incidentally, for anyone who wants to record direct to PC, the best and cheapest software I found is Total Recorder Video Pro, around $30, free trial download available, has audio processing and loads of features. It's is nowhere near as bloated as some software and so you can get higher frame rates with a slow old pc like mine!
Oh, and the website is under construction at present, another job on the list....................