Heyo. So, I'm having a hell of a time properly recording dryvox for Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, but it's entirely my own fault. It's tricky to rock a rhyme that's right on time. In particular, the talkie section of dialogue about how she cracked open her head and was bleedin' all over the place is very hard to record at the right cadence. I know if I don't do it perfectly, it won't look right on the lip sync. If you don't know what section I'm talking about, the link below is queued up to that part of the song:
I know I'll need to redo this take over and over again to get it right. But that's going to be a huge hassle because the problem, I think, is in the way I'm recording. So that's where I'm looking for advice. Here's how I record:
1. Put on headphones.
2. Begin recording with Audacity.
3. Open up Reaper and play the audio, singing along.
If I can do it flawlessly in one take (even if I have to record that one take repeatedly), this works fine. But with Home, there are just so many places to make a mistake and have to splice parts together... which, for this song, simply isn't feasible.
The problem is, if I have to go back and splice something into my recording, I can only hear myself and not the song as well... causing potentially troublesome sync issues.
How do you record dryvox? Is there a way to do it directly in Reaper? I assume there is and it's way easier, but I haven't ever experimented with that yet, hence my arrival here. Advice appreciated!