As I’m in the process of rebuilding my home computer system, I’m always looking out for new equipment to try out. Yesterday, while I was shopping in my favorite place in the world (Staples), I came across something called a Yeti microphone.
It seems like a bit of an unusual name but it’s a professional quality microphone, better than the cheaper mics that I always end up buying. As such, it was a little expensive ($180) but I decided to get it.
I took it home and plugged it in to my laptop, grabbed my ukulele and started recording. Normally I’d be playing a guitar but I’ve been practising some songs on my uke lately so I decided to use it to test out my new mic. I started up Audacity and began recording two songs, the first of which can be heard here:
I wrote that song a couple of years ago when I first started my business but never really got around to recording it. I figured now was a good time to record it, in case you can’t make out the lyrics, I just sing “Eagle Down Studios” repeatedly. I’m an instrumentalist and a singer, not so much a lyricist. Anyway, I’m glad to have a digital copy of it now and you can hear the official Eagle Down Studios Theme Song for the first time.
The second song that I recorded was another one that I wrote a while ago and didn’t record, you can hear it here:
Again, a very short song, not much in the way of lyrics, basically it goes like this:
I’m in love with a dame
Let me tell you her name
Her name is Zooey Deschanel
Some day I will tell
To go ahead and give me a call…
But don’t call me past 11:00 pm
The last line is a reference to a song that she sang in the movie Yes Man.
So there you have it, a couple of new tunes. Well, new to you, I’ve been playing them for a while so they’re not new to me. I’m very impressed with the audio quality of this microphone.
It sounds good and add to that the fact the actual mic itself resembles the ED-209 unit that Robocop fought against in the original movie, you can judge for yourself in the pic:
That instantly adds cool points.
I’m not sure if I’m going to re-record the songs or not. These were pretty much test recordings, I’m tempted to re-record the vocals and ukulele separately and mix them, maybe add more instruments to it. I’ll decide on that later. Until then, I’m going to think of other things I can record with my mic.
I’m ready for Yeti.