I recently decided to tackle the fear of the microphone, and record a few vocal tracks of songs that I like, have sung to in the shower, and ultimately learned well enough to sing solo. For tracks 1 and 2 on this release, I worked entirely from memory. Tracks 3 through 6 were completed with the aid of lyrics on the screen as I recorded.
Production wise, I do have studio engineering experience, back in the days of 30ips reel-to-reel and blade editing. What you hear here benefits from my understanding of the recording chain, and in essence is direct-to-two-track-digital with no other processing other than what you can find under the Control Panel applet: Beam Forming is on, Acoustic Echo cancellation on, except for one track, and Noise cancellation was in effect except for But Not Tonight, so I could catch the rain on the roof. Can you hear it?
I concentrated on the audio quality of these WMV's, so that accounts for the size. I skimped on the video portion, since they are basically slide-shows built from my personal photo library. I own the copyrights on all of the images, I chose all of the effects you will see and the transitions. Your ears will tell you the engineering story listening from tracks 1 through 6, and your eyes will capture my hacking and learning to mash a photo library with WLMM.
For each track, I have acknowledged the current copyright holder to the best of my ability. As I produced all of the sounds on this recording, it is the melody that is subject to scrutiny. Should it be the case that you are reading this, and have the legal authority over said rights, please do make an effort to contact me through this blog should the need arise. I do read my e-mail and all posts and comments are reviewed.