Today is my birthday, and it’s a round one – wow, I’m 60 already. Reminds me of the “Seven years” song we’ve heard during our summer holidays…
The most wonderful present I’ve got – beside a really nice cake – was this new birthday card made by Zuleikha:
And I’ve got some new gear. This time less photo-related, tho we could use it for some of the videos which Mitchie and Zuleikha make:
Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 2nd gen audio interface
Røde NT-1a large diaphragm studio condenser microphone
And no, I don’t intend to become one more of those Youtube video podcasters, or “vloggers” as they sometimes call themselves. But with this I can do some voice-overs for videos and screencasts – also for the company – and I can record the acoustic guitar or Zuleikha when she plays the horn or countless other things. I already recorded a “Hurz!”:
Oh, and the sound quality from that Focusrite interface is really nice. The onboard sound can’t even think of competing. Plus it’s plug & play under Linux, while on Windows you need some drivers (from Focusrite *and* from Avid if you want to use the included cost-free version of Pro Tools. But Ardour on Linux is better than that of course).
Thanks for reading.