Video: Cover Recording of My Eyes From Dr. Horrible

Updated On
10-Apr-2020
By
Ken Theriot
Home-Recording-Studio

The video for this is finally done!  Recently we published an article on how to take a song apart (figuratively) in order to learn how the pros record music.  In order to demonstrate this concept, we used a song from Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. The song is called My Eyes (sometimes referred to as “On The Rise”), Music by Jed Whedon; Lyrics by Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, and Joss Whedon. That article is here https://www.homebrewaudio.com/cover-recording-of-my-eyes-from-dr-horrible

We were asked to do a video of the result and have finally finished that, though it took several days longer than we (and by "we," I mean me:)) anticipated.  The result was worth it though.  See below:

The detailed, step-by-step tutorial version of the video has been added to The Newbies Guide To Audio Recording Awesomeness 2: Pro Recording With Reaper.

Cheers!

Ken

7 comments on “Video: Cover Recording of My Eyes From Dr. Horrible”

  1. OHHHHH MY........That was wonderful.....why are you not on tv..or a cd somewhere, beautiful just beautiful....

  2. Thanks Susanne! Actually we are on a CD (several actually:)). We usually record under our own names (Ken Theriot or Lisa Theriot), but we DID record our most recent CD, The Gifts of Midwinter, as Ken and Lisa Theriot. All of our music can be heard at http://www.ravenboymusic.com.

  3. Ken and Lisa I actually saw your video quite a while before I heard the actual Dr Horrible video. For my money you have the superior version. Beautiful song beautifully done.

  4. Wow Bill. It was certainly not our intention to try to compete with NPH and Felicia Day, but thank you! that is quite the honor.

    Ken

  5. Beautiful guys! I only wish there was some way you could teach me how to sing that sweetly! I'm curious why you used two different mics. I'm assuming that you weren't actually both singing at the same time so that you each needed your own mic. Thanks for the tune!

    r

  6. Ross,

    Thanks! And good question. Different mics often go better with certain voices. It sometimes doesn't even make sense. Lisa sounded better on an Oktava MK319 than she did on a Neumann TLM-103 - a mic that costs 3 times as much - in a double-blind test we did. So that would be the best answer. However, in this case it was more a matter of logistics;). Lisa is singing into the Rode NT2-A in the video, while I am using the AKG C3000, which was on a different stand and facing the other direction. So for shooting the video, it made visual sense. In reality though, I also recorded my part on the Rode, and yes, sang our parts at different times. That's shows how you can do multi-track recording with only one mic. But we do often use different mics for recording. IT just depends on the situation.

    I hope that answers your question.

    Thanks again!

    Ken

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