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How to Record A Song?


1. Equipment

2. Recording Your Voice

3. Saving the file as an MP3

4. Uploading the Mp3 to Singin.com


1. The Basics: Equipment

This list can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors such as money and music knowledge; however, we are showing you the bare minimum to get by:

  • Microphone must have a connector, so you can hook it up to the computer. Microphones can be picked up at most electronic stores/ebay/online shops. You can also choose to buy an inexpensive Labtec one from Labtec.com, not near the same quality as other brands.
  • Computer (PC, Mac, Linux)
  • Recording Software, Check out Related Sites for places where you can purchase or download free software. For Window Users there is also a sound recorder program that's already on the system.

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    2. Recording Your Voice

    Pay Attention, this could get confusing.

  • Open up a recording program, we are going to use Audacity because it's FREE. Please be sure to read their FAQ page.
  • Remember if you already have your MP3, you can skip this step. Open a new file.
  • Click Record and start singin'. Go back and play it back. If you like it proceed to the next section. If not re-record.
  • Remember, when you sing/rap/yell into a microphone, don't sing to far from it or too near it. It is a trial and error game, depending on what mic you use.


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    3. Saving the file as an MP3

    When you are finished recording you want to save your file. Audacity lacks an MP3 encoder but you can download one at Mp3-Converter.com. There are many different encoders available to download on the web. Many are free, but we strongly recommend you invest the $20 to purchase a professional encoder. It'll be faster, generate better sounding files, and come with technical support. Apples makes the itunes and many recommend Musicmatch.

  • Bitrate: 128kbps (We recommend but you can go higher or lower)
  • Channels: Joint Stereo
  • Samplerate: 44.1KHz
  • CAUTION: This must be a 44.1kHz MP3 file, or it will play at wrong speed!

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    4. Uploading the Mp3 to Singin.com

    After previewing your MP3 from a music player (itunes, winamp, wmplayer, musicmatch), you are ready to upload it to your edit profile page.

  • Login and and click View All/Edit under the flash player. It's now time to upload.
  • Read the Sound Media requirements rule
  • Click browse and locate the file
  • Click Upload

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