Review: Boss VE-8 Acoustic Singer
Something’s got to go in between your microphone and your PA system! Over years of working with doo dads and widgets, I can testify, there are many devices that belong nowhere in your setup. But if you find that thing that goes after the mic and before the speaker, it may turn out to be more important than either the mic or speaker! Continue reading “Gear Review: Boss VE-8 Acoustic Singer”
Some songs are made to last!
This one does not appear anywhere if you search for chords.
Let’s revive a good old tune!
I transcribed this myself from the music file, then this video’s audio Continue reading “Let It Last – Virtual Studio Version”
Time to take a mental health break!
Higher Love – 0:02
Finesse – 3:46
Good As Hell – 7:28
I Want You Back – 10:13
Get Lucky – 12:37
Move Your Feet – 17:01
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – 19:51
Juice – 24:28
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – 28:13 Continue reading “Sugar Live at the Phoenix! 9-Song, 30-Minute Set, 2.22.2020, Pawcatuck, CT”
It is possible to successfully and reliably get an external microphone working with the Osmo Pocket gimbal camera. I’ll show you what it sounds like with a small external mic and a pro level Audio Technica. It’s a big difference Continue reading “The Truth About External Microphones With The DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal Camera – How To – With Audio Samples”
Anybody want to go for a ride?
Got this new camera …
Counting the Padiddles!
Osmo Pocket Gimbal Camera Dash Cam, Westerly, RI
A short road trip to Walmart to pick up some Continue reading “Testing the DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal Camera as a Dash Cam, Westerly, RI”
This is visionary! Best video I’ve ever seen!
They must have used an A/V recording crew, sent them around the world, and had it all planned out, with Ringo laying down the drum track, then strategically layering everyone, then cutting it up to make the video. Really amazing!
The modern version of “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing!” Continue reading “The Weight | Featuring Robbie Robertson | Playing For Change | Song Around The World”
Written by Robert Hunter and Mickey Hart.
All instruments played by Mark Urso
This is a Reaper screenshot video, Continue reading “Fire On The Mountain”
The first in a series of guitar lesson videos.
Learn to play from the comfort of your home, by way of this half-hour lesson, geared toward intermediate guitar players, focused on the diatonic (whole notes) scale, styles, hammer-ons, trills, triplets, and playing in rhythm! Continue reading “Intermediate Guitar Lessons with Mark Urso – Lesson One, Diatonic Scale, Styles and Rhythm”
This is wildly entertaining!
If you’re waiting for your video, just keep waiting! 😉
If you slept last night, you’ve got one up on me!
I’m on a spooky deadline!
It was two years-ago I released “Share The Moon,” my debut CD Continue reading “Happy Halloween 2018! Share The Moon!”
Mark Urso, Owner at River Song Music (Quora answer)
Maybe a Shure SM58. An SM48, which is extremely similar, can be had for fifty bucks. You’ll have a little money left over!
I’ll assume you’re not on stage making your recordings, and you have complete control over ambient sound, and you have good headphones. So you’re looking for, I’m assuming, a studio mic for vocals.
Cheap street is the SM58. It’s a standard mic, with a standard polar pattern, and is usually used on stage, but since we don’t know what your singer sounds like, what your singer prefers, or if you’re looking for a particular sound, why not have a standard-performing mic? It won’t cost $500 – maybe $100.
It’s far more important how your room sounds, how your singer Continue reading “If I can only afford one microphone under $500 to record vocals with what should I get?”