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How to Harmonize With Yourself - Sing Harmony and Record It on Your Computer

Updated on July 18, 2011
Sing harmony with yourself!
Sing harmony with yourself!

Sing Harmony With Yourself for Free on Your Computer

Have you ever wanted to sing harmony with yourself?  Wouldn't it be cool to record a song with you singing all of the parts?  Below you will learn how to harmonize with yourself and record it on your computer for free or little money!

What You Need to Sing Harmony With Yourself

It's actually pretty easy to record yourself singing harmonies. You probably already have anything you need to sing harmony with yourself and record it.

All you need are a computer with sound, a microphone, headphones or ear buds, and a free recording software program that I will mention later. You don't need to spend money on expensive equipment. A cheap microphone and headphones will do just fine.

This is how to harmonize with yourself:

Best Free Recording Software - Audacity Open Source Software

Download the free software called Audacity.  The link is below.  Audacity is an awesome, open source software program that includes most features found in expensive audio software.

How to Harmonize With Yourself Using Your Computer

Plug your headphones or ear buds into the jack for that purpose.  Also plug in your microphone into the correct jack on your computer.

Go to sounds and devices in the windows control panel.  In the audio tab, go to sound recording and click the volume button.  This should take you to the windows mixer.  Find stereo mix and check the mute button.  If you can't find stereo mix, look for wav out and check the mute button there.  Now close the windows mixer.

Next open the Audacity software.  Click the preferences window.  Check the box that reads "play other tracks while recording new one".  Click OK.

With Audacity open, start recording by pressing the red button.  You should see an audio track.  Sing your heart out using your microphone.  Press the yellow button when you're finished.

Now start the song over by clicking on the purple arrows that point left.  Simply repeat by pressing the red record button again.  Sing harmony and press the yellow button when you're done. Do this as many times as you want.  You can sing all the harmonies and more!

Now Harmonize With Yourself and Sing Harmony to All Your Favorite Songs!

You're done. You just learned how to harmonize with yourself for free.  Now you can sing harmony with yourself and record it on your computer whenever you want!  Have fun singing harmony with yourself.  Record an entire album of just you singing harmony to your favorite songs!

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      sky 6 years ago

      you are stopped you don't know how to leanr music hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh HOW DO YOU THINK YOU ARE

    • Michael Shane profile image

      Michael Shane 8 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Very cool hub & idea...

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      Gosh, these fantastic information and it is amazing what all the industry produces. Thank you updating me with technology. Great hub.

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      eovery 8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      This is great. My son purchase pro-tech off the internet and is using it. It is the professional software used by the music industry. It even correct pitches on live performances if you buy the option. It is amazing. An orchestra/band at in your computer.

      Keep on hubbing!

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      Nell Rose 8 years ago from England

      Hi, this is great! Just more of me to drive everyone mad with my singing! lol I am always warbleing in my house, and my son plays keyboards to harmonize with me. seriously, in a sense this is a bit like he does on the keyboard. he builds up the background, saves it, then adds a bit more, then saves, then plays live to the background. great thanks nell