December 22, 2008 4:03 PM

Cover of the song "Kate" by Ben Folds.

My sister Kait likes the song, so I recorded my version of it for her as part of her present. I stayed as true to the original as I could with a single microphone.
I played all the instruments, sloppily.
drums, keys, vox, bass, bic lighter against a pint glass pitched down for a cowbell-ish sound, and a box of mac and cheese (365, yum!) for a shaker.

Single overhead mic on the drums = WAY too much high end. Tried to EQ it out, but there are some things you can't fix in the mix. (easily)

Also, I'm getting less cringe-y when I hear my own voice the more I record it, but I'm still trying to get over the apprehensive tone.

posted by onehalfjunco (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I really like this, and the recording has a lot to do with that. Fantastic stuff, as true to the original as it is endearing.
posted by potch at 4:49 PM on December 22, 2008

This is amazing.
posted by xorry at 6:42 PM on December 22, 2008

This is a great version. Good job.
posted by eyeballkid at 2:36 PM on December 23, 2008

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