Months after acquiring the hardware to do some recording, I tried my first serious recording session tonight and I'm shocked at how disgusted I am with myself.
The first thing I worked on wasn't so bad. I have a really short voice recording to do for a little project someone else is doing that I didn't finish. I wasn't too pleased with my voice but I'll get over it. I was surprised at not being able to get through what I was trying to say when the microphone was on. I don't have any trouble talking in front of groups but I'm not standing up too against my critical listening. I'm going to give it another go tomorrow and not listen to it anymore. Maybe I'll link it when it comes out..
The second disappointing project of the day was recording some guitar. I learned that the only thing more critical of a guitar player than a Youtube commenter is the guitar player himself as he's recording something that might end up on Youtube....
I was starting simple with a direct-in recording of how one of my guitars sounds without an amp. Next step would have been a walkthrough of my amp settings, and then later a walkthrough of my distortion pedal.
This stuff was going to be a soft intro to me putting out a practice diary online to hold myself to the fire on practicing by opening it up to the net. Problem is that after giving it a hard listen, and I just can't put it out there.
Tomorrow I'll try it again through the amp. Maybe it'll sound better. Maybe I'll be less embarrassed. I'll get something out eventually....it just might take longer than I had planned.