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Accompanying self on YouTube
« on: January 03, 2011, 02:38:29 PM »

So, I read the FAQ and have GarageBand on my MacBook.  My question is this, once I make a recording of myself in duet, how do I make that into a video that appears on YouTube?

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Re: Accompanying self on YouTube
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2011, 03:50:55 PM »

I think the question boils down to how you add a separately recorded sound track to an existing video. That depends on what software you are using.

Assuming you don't want to make a trick video with two images of yourself, but the video is of yourself playing one of the intruments in your duet, I'd do this:

  • Record on your sound recording device of choice and shoot video at the same time of your main instrument.
  • without any video, but with the aid of headphones, record your second part
  • Mix the two parts together and save the result in a .WAV file
  • Recombine the .WAV file with the video, replacing any sound track that was recorded with your video camera. This will involve synchronising the two by eye and ear. A visible handclap before you start playing is a good trick to help with this. You edit that out afterwards...

I've recorded sound separately from video, and I've made mutitracked recordings, but I've not tried combining the two yet.

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Re: Accompanying self on YouTube
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2011, 11:09:58 AM »

So, I read the FAQ and have GarageBand on my MacBook.  My question is this, once I make a recording of myself in duet, how do I make that into a video that appears on YouTube?

Thanks

If you have a look at my YouTube page - I have done quite a few things with double tracking etc.

'When I'm Dead And Gone' used at least 10 audio tracks, recorded, mixed, balanced etc - and 5 video tracks - all combined to make the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhtM6vd8Zys

That was my first attempt at anything that complicated - so the video is slightly out of sinc, I might correct it at some stage if I get the urge.

Anyway - it's all down to recording the first track and building on it....I started with the drum track to keep me in tempo - then began to layer the rest of the stuff on top track by track. Recording the vocals / harmonies - saving it all. Then miming to it for the video for the 'vocal' on that occasion.
There is no banjo on the soundtrack - I just popped it into the video for effect...

It's more 'time consuming' than difficult...

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Re: Accompanying self on YouTube
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2011, 11:30:39 AM »

'When I'm Dead And Gone' used at least 10 audio tracks, recorded, mixed, balanced etc - and 5 video tracks - all combined to make the video.

Neat - what software did you use to do the video?

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Re: Accompanying self on YouTube
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011, 11:55:10 AM »

'When I'm Dead And Gone' used at least 10 audio tracks, recorded, mixed, balanced etc - and 5 video tracks - all combined to make the video.

Neat - what software did you use to do the video?

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Re: Accompanying self on YouTube
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011, 12:08:27 PM »



If you have a look at my YouTube page - I have done quite a few things with double tracking etc.

'When I'm Dead And Gone' used at least 10 audio tracks, recorded, mixed, balanced etc - and 5 video tracks - all combined to make the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhtM6vd8Zys

That was my first attempt at anything that complicated - so the video is slightly out of sinc, I might correct it at some stage if I get the urge.

Anyway - it's all down to recording the first track and building on it....I started with the drum track to keep me in tempo - then began to layer the rest of the stuff on top track by track. Recording the vocals / harmonies - saving it all. Then miming to it for the video for the 'vocal' on that occasion.
There is no banjo on the soundtrack - I just popped it into the video for effect...

It's more 'time consuming' than difficult...

Almo

I like that a lot - you have a talent!
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Re: Accompanying self on YouTube
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2011, 12:31:08 PM »

Wow!  That's fantastic and inspiring!
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2011, 12:41:49 PM »

Thanks for the compliments Doug and Gary, I'm trying to make an effort to get organised this year and get back into gigging again.

The trio 'Dont Think Twice' is starting to do ok and I have an electric ceilihd band project taking shape - thats one reason I'm re-learning tunes and posting to YouTube.

I would have a 60's Band too but can't find musicians locally - most are into classic pub rock/ blues. You can see some of the gear I have in a few of the videos..

My collegues in the band use my YouTube stuff as a practice tool to play along with and find where the chords are going for when we have a proper reheasal - it save a bit of time.

They have not done barn dance stuff before and I'm sorting of sets of 'standard' tunes that we can use. We might be called 'Caught on The Hop' watch this space.

The songs I have on there are really just things I have always fancied doing and not been able to find like-minded musicians - so I end up playing all the parts myself.

I'm coming up for sixty one this year, and want to cram things in while I can still play. I've been playing guitar since 1963 when I was still at school - and gigging at the age of fourteen. Still can't read music though...

lol - sorry about the long reply... :|bl
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Re: Accompanying self on YouTube
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2011, 12:58:25 PM »

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Anyway - it's all down to recording the first track and building on it....I started with the drum track to keep me in tempo - then began to layer the rest of the stuff on top track by track. Recording the vocals / harmonies - saving it all. Then miming to it for the video for the 'vocal' on that occasion.

Plus you're arranging the video shots, by yourself?  You make it look easy, but it must be weeks of work!
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2011, 01:14:26 PM »

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Anyway - it's all down to recording the first track and building on it....I started with the drum track to keep me in tempo - then began to layer the rest of the stuff on top track by track. Recording the vocals / harmonies - saving it all. Then miming to it for the video for the 'vocal' on that occasion.

Plus you're arranging the video shots, by yourself?  You make it look easy, but it must be weeks of work!

Once I had the audio done and dusted, the video was really easy. All done with Logitech 600 Hi Def webcam too.

Just think what view ya want - play the music and mime the guitar part for the video - do the same for each instrument you want to show.

It takes as long as the length of the song to record each bit of video - then the separate video files have to be edited together, used an re-used and moved around until you have something that looks ok for an end result. Then there's the titles and fade transitions to be added.

If im in the mood - I can do something like' Dead and Gone' in a few hours, but I need to be in the groove with my imagination in full flow...

The last video of 'Speed The Plough' backwards - was done in a a morning and I chopped and changed things as I went along - nothing was 'planned' as such. Even the double speed of the video was cos at normal speed things were taking to long to develop on screen - that led to going into black and white and the old film look which then seemed appropriate.

The titles at the end were a result of seening American TV series' where the final credits go so fast that you cant read them.

Most of that Speed The Plough video was accidental....even the tune sounded really bad backwards, so I tried to have a laugh with it instead.

Maby I should run a course......ha ha  ;D

thanks again

I need to lay down in a dark room....

Alan  :||:
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Re: Accompanying self on YouTube
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2011, 04:49:56 PM »

Maby I should run a course......ha ha  ;D

thanks again

I need to lay down in a dark room....

Alan  :||:

There's many a true word spoken in jest.  I'm your age and I want to cram in everything I can.  I bought a cam corder and Serif software but have done nothing with them yet.  Yea, I'd be up for a course, weekend study break, gang get together.  Call it what you will.  Doing things like your video would be a great hoot.  Keep up the good work.

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