I'm a guitarist and I've written a few of songs. I would love to record them and have some decent equipment to do so, but the problem is my voice never behaves when I'd like it to.
If I'm in my car driving, I get good, constant results. If I'm at home and I cup one of my ears with my hand, I hear myself and have much better control over any issues. The problem is if I'm trying to record while playing guitar or over the music I am singing to, I fall apart. Shaky vocals, loss of tone and lack of control. It's like I've never sang in my life. I feel like if I can't hear myself directly I'm a mess. Is this a common problem and is there any way of working on it?