Picture this. I'm trying to get decent vocals, so I'm moving my mic all over my room. "Test 123 123" I keep saying at various locations, distances, and angles...but I just keep getting too much ambient noise. I start shoving my head into random places, under my desk, in the corner, next to my pillow. I thought I was going to have to settle, and was cursing my lousy room.
Quitting, I decided to get ready for class and opened my closet up for my jacket. And that's when I noticed.
"It's freaking silent in here!"
Yup. Closets. Who knew? My dresses and coats really dampen noise!
I frantically pull all my shoes off the bottom of my closet floor and perch up my mic stand. Shit. My XLR won't reach! I solve this problem by moving my audio interface into the center of my room on a stool. Damn. My interface doesn't reach my computer. Looks like my computer is relocating slightly as well; I had to angle the back end out to reach. And if I move juuuuust right, my headphones can just barely reach both my desk and my closet...ahem, I mean vocals booth.
I have to put an 8 count precount on the metronome. It's actually pretty hilarious...I put my headphones on, press record, and sprint over to my closet just in time to start singing.
I didn't realize how ridiculous it all was until my friend came into my room and saw my setup, and threw their head back laughing.
But hey, don't my recordings sound fabulous?