i like it. and it's mixed really nicely.
what mic do you use?
is the mixing software free/easy to use?
where did you get the beats from?
The first few years I used a mic with a headset I bought at Radioshack for 40 bucks, which is a lot cheaper now (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2036282
). When buying mics you should always consider what hertz(?) they put out.. The more hertz(?), the better voice quality when recording. Presently, I own a microphone you actually plug into your computer with a USB connection. You can scream into this mic and no distortion will happen and it's cheap for a good quality microphone. More information: http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=1810
The mixing software (cool edit pro) I pirated off of many popular P2P programs such as Limewire. I even have the hacked software on a cd so if something happens to my computer I can just upload it from my cd and download back onto my computer at any given time. The software is easy to use. All you have to be mindful of is the volume on your computer, the vocal parameters on the program, your vocal volume and positioning (learned with practice), and simple recording techniques such as dubbing over yourself for chorus-like effects.
Where to get beats:
There are TONS of way to get beats. The first few years I mainly used beats I downloaded off of P2P programs. To get them off P2P programs, you go to audio, then set your search parameters for "instrumentals" (instrumentals are another name for music WITHOUT vocals and pertains to any genre of music), then just type a key word like "beat" into the search box and watch the list pile up on your screen!
You can make your own beats. There are a lot of different programs you can use but I've found FL Studio to be the best as it's the simplest to use. You can also find the hacked version through PSP programs, which I also have on a cd.
You can download instrumentals (beats) directly from websites. The best site I've found so far for free instrumentals: http://www.soundclick.com/
What you will need (what I use):
Headphones with either a built-on microphone or you can have the mic and headphones separate. You will need the headphones so when you record you don't pick up noises from your speakers.
Cool edit pro (what I use)
That's it! Have fun! It's a great hobby!