Does anyone feel like they’re being watching, while recording? This is the story of my life, living in a 2-bedroom condo. Yes, the door is closed and I’m physically alone in the room, but sound travels.
Most of the time, I can get over the stage fright of potentially disturbing the neighbors. More often than not, I can’t get over my wife and son being in the next room. I don’t want to wake our almost-4-month-old baby or have multiple (lots of bad) vocal takes on a track.
This results in weak, unconfident vocals that leaves me dissatisfied and frustrated.
Thus begins my journey on finding portable recording solutions! I have recorded vocals in my truck, but that requires carrying a laptop, audio interface, headphones, and microphone with me and back. The cables. Oh, the cables!
My latest idea is to get a portable recorder, much like the Zoom H5, to jumpstart my passion. I feel like my voice is often “ready” at inconvenient times, like on the way home from work. I could’ve NAILED it on the way home, but as soon as I got to recording, it felt weak and shy.
I’d mostly be using it to record vocals in my truck, but I’m sure I’d find other uses for it. Does anyone have a recommendation on which portable recorder to get? I just need a phantom-powered XLR input and 2-4 tracks with which to work.