I recently recorded a video of Rend Collective’s You Bled. It’s the first time I’ve approached a video in that way.
I recorded the guitar and vocal tracks all separately using Audacity with a condenser microphone. I added some reverb to the vocal tracks using the rather obscure GVerb plugin (I totally missed my Sony Vegas real-time-preview at this point).
After I was done with the audio, I exported to mp3 and set up the video camera.
On the first take I recorded the chords close up for embedding in the main video. The second take, I ‘mimed’ to the mp3 I had recorded and exported earlier. I could have done with a click track so I had better idea of when to start playing! I’m not big on miming. I was still singing along, but I think you can tell it’s not the same.
I imported the video into Sony Vegas as normal. Then I imported the mp3 track. The weird thing is (and I don’t understand this), the audio track on the video seemed out of sync with the mp3 track. I could line them up at the beginning, but over the length of the video, it got worse. I had to end up using the time stretch tool to pull the mp3 in some. Thinking about it now I should probably have time stretched the video instead and left the mp3 as it was.
I must have a chat with the YouTube-multi-track-multi-angle genius that is Brain Wahl to see if he can give me some tips for next time.