My main purpose in recording myself is to see if my tone sounds worse than the way I hear it myself . . . and if so, in what way. The only difference I hear is (as I said) some slightly airy tone on the recording when pointing the bell straight at the recorder from 3-4 feet. Sounds like that may not be a problem so perhaps I have no more need to record myself for tone quality. BTW, I don't do YouTube.