OK - so for those of you who don't already know about 12 months ago now I started learning the saxophone. One of the frustrations of which has been trying to find a way to record it. I tried the vocal mike that we've had since Time Imemorium, but frankly the sound was like a combination of 1,000 Bumble Bees farting and one of those Electronic synth sounds you used to find on Bontemi keyboards in the 1980s (work out for yourself which would be the worse sound)
However, Argent was kind enough to lend me a small microphone and, after some experimenting with locale I established that a good place for said mike was clipped to my neck strap. Then, after much shouting and swearing at Soundcloud (which apparently doesn't like my web browser) I eventually managed to upload this - which is me playing one of the trio's that we practice in our lessons. You'll have to excuse the low notes being a bit poor - but its a new mouthpiece (my excuse of the month, after the chap who serviced my Sax told me the old mouthpiece was causing "tuning issues")
Ancient hymn by Don't Feed The Pixies
I've also been experimenting with a free recording package called Audacity. It's not really designed for recording songs, so does have limitations when it comes to mixing - but for sheer simpleness it wins over others that I've tried, so until I win the lottery and immediately buy Q-Base (industry standard recording package) it will more than do for the kind of nonsense I record.
Here then is a simple blues song I came up with recently - based around the main riff you can hear. The lyrics are just the right side of cheese I think
I Don't Need No Doctor
I Don't Need No Doctor by Don't Feed The Pixies