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- 🙋♂️User Case
"I'm finally building up the courage to post a video of me singing to get some critique after all these years, but all I have is a cellphone. If I played a backing track on it, I would have to shout to be heard over it in the recording.
I could play a backing track off another phone and then record that and myself with MY phone. But then it would be lower quality due to feedback and might be a little out of sync.
Is there an optimal way of doing this?"
- Question from Reddit
If you are a music lover, you must ever have the thought to record a song of yourself. How to do that like a professional singer? If you have done it before, you should know that it requires both hardware and software, including a microphone, music player as well as a sound recorder. Of course, the music recording studio is the first choice for those professional singers. But not everyone has this condition. Is it possible to record songs with the background music at home?
In this guide, we cover practical ways to record your singing with background music without the need to go to the recording studio. No matter what devices you use, whether a Windows/Mac computer or iPhone/Android smartphone, you'll find your solution here. Come on and keep reading.
- As we mentioned above, song recording with background music requires both hardware and software.
- If you are a PC user, make sure the microphone on your PC is working. Otherwise, connect an external microphone and make use of it.
- Most smartphones have a built-in microphones. If you use a smartphone, you need to ensure the music app and recording app are compatible, and they can run at the same time. If not, you need to use another device like MP3, or MP4, laptop to play the music while recording.
- When all the conditions are satisfied, you can use the following methods to start your recording.
If you plan to record your singing on a computer, you are supposed to play a backing track with music software first or play the audio recording saved on your computer. Then, you need to use a sound recording tool to capture your own voice.
- Record a Song with EaseUS RecExperts - Windows & Mac
- Record a Song with Audacity - Windows
- Record a Song with GarageBand - Mac
EaseUS RecExperts is a professional Mac and Windows screen recorder that supports recording both system audio and microphone sound at the same time. With it, you can record your singing with background music without any hassle. Don't worry if it is the first time you have used it because its intuitive interface and simple operation of it make it suitable for beginners.
Equipped with multiple functions, EaseUS RecExperts can be used to record screen and audio, record 2D/3D HD gameplay, record webcam, and online video.
It has both Windows and macOS versions, and you can download EaseUS RecExperts on your Windows or macOS PC to start your singing recording with easy steps. After recording, you can output your recording in more than 10 formats.
Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts and choose "Audio" (looks like a speaker) from the left side of the interface. Select the sound source by clicking on the speaker sign (the system sound) or the mic sign (the microphone). Or, you can record them both at the same time.
Step 2. Hit "REC" button to start recording audio. To finish it, you just click on the red square icon to stop the recording.
Step 3. After that, the recording list window will pop up automatically. You can listen to or edit the recording with built-in tools.
Step 1. Launch this Mac screen recorder, then click the "Audio" button on the main interface.
Step 2. Next, select the audio source by clicking "Sound" on the lower left. Here you can choose to record system sound, microphone, or both simultaneously, and even adjust the volume. Once done, click on the "OK" option.
Step 3. When you are ready, hit the "REC" button to start the audio recording.
Step 4. Once done, you can preview the recorded music files by clicking "Recordings" on the homepage. If needed, you can trim unwanted parts by clicking the Scissor icon at the bottom.
Audacity is another popular audio recorder for Windows computers. It is featured for its free-to-use and open-source features. You can use Audacity to record computer audio. But its interface looks a little complex and has many professional audio recording options.
If you have used it before and are familiar with Audacity, it is an excellent tool you can make use of. If not, we don't recommend you use it.
Now, follow the steps below to use Audacity to record your singing with the background music:
Step 1. Prepare a backing track that you need to sing with, and upload it to your Windows PC.
Step 2. Install Audacity on your computer and launch it.
Step 3. Drap the music you prepared before to the software.
Step 4. Play the music and click the red "Record" to start recording.
Step 5. Move the cursor beside the little microphone to adjust the microphone's volume.
Step 6.When the singing recording finishes, click the" Stop" button.
Step 7. Export your recording by clicking the "File" tab, then choosing the "Export Audio…" option.
The macOS computers come with a built-in music creation studio called GarageBand. GarageBand is a good choice if you don't want to download third-party software.
It can be used to record voice and music playing with the background music. Before recording, you need to connect a microphone to it with a USB cable and audio interface. You should notice that the background music won't play during your singing, so you can't know the specific point and can't sing along with the audio tap. If you don't mind this, you can record audio on Gararband.
Now, let's start:
Step 1. Download GarageBand from App Store and open it.
Step 2. Click File tab > New >New Project >Save.
Step 3. In the new window, choose the "Software Instrument" option, and click "Create".
Step 4. Now drag and drop the music you want to record into the new window.
Step 5. Tap the "Record" button to start the recording.
Step 6.When the recording finishes, click the "Stop" button.
Step 7. Click "Share" and choose "Export Song to Disk" to save your song recording.
There are many users who would like to recode singing with the background music on their smartphones. When you have a smartphone only, you can also download voice recording apps that can record both your voice and background music. But most smartphones don't support playing music as well as recording. So, you'd better prepare another music player.
AudioShare is a built-in iOS app to record voice over music at the same time. You can use it to record your singing with background music on your iPhone or iPad.
To use it, you need to prepare an external music player and put it close to your iPhone. Then follow the steps below:
Step 1. Find the background music you want to record with, then play it on.
Step 2. Open the Voice Memo on your iPhone, and click the red Record button to start the recording.
Step 3. When the music and singing finish, click the red Stop button.
AZ Screen Recorder is a video and audio recording app that is specially designed for Android smartphones. It is very popular among singing lovers for its stable performance and simple interface.
You can use it to record sound from both internal and external audio. So it is an excellent tool for recording your singing with the background music. Before recording, you need to ensure the microphone of your phone is working well.
Step 1. Download and install the app on your Android phone.
Step 2. Open the music you would like to record.
Step 3. Change to the AZ Screen Recorder app, and click the "Record" button.
Step 4. You can start singing when it comes to the part of the lyrics.
Step 5.When the recording finishes, tap the "Stop" button.
Apart from a microphone and reliable sound recording software, there are some other measures you can take to polish your song recording, which will make your recording more professional and precise.
- Find a quiet environment
A calm place will ensure no noise during the recording process.
- Use a professional and high-quality microphone
Many microphones don't have an apparent sound effect. So, choosing a proper microphone is also essential.
1. What is the best way to record yourself singing?
The best way to record yourself singing on the computer is using the EaseUS RecExperts, which has both Windows and Mac versions. You can use it to record both internal and external sounds under its audio recording mode. With a simple interface, even beginners can use it with ease.
2. What is the best free app for recording singing?
Many free singing recording apps are available, and you can use them to record your incredible sound. Each one has its own distinguishing features. But according to some users' feedback, the AZ screen recorder is s reliable for Android phones, and AudioShare is an excellent tool for iPhones.
3. What background music do singers use?
You can use many websites to download background music, including BeatPick, Vimeo, CCTrax, Freesoun, Jamedo, etc. Visit any of them, and you can find tons of available resources there.