Re: [linux-audio-user] More Homemade Music --

From: Robert Jonsson <rj@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Sun Jul 03 2005 - 23:30:50 EEST


On Saturday 02 Jul 2005 08:38, Steve D wrote:
> I try to learn the amazing wealth of Linux tools for musicians and
> digital-audio recording a little at a time. The last couple days I've
> dug into the Hydrogen drum sequencer and, finally, the imposing and
> daunting Ardour.
> Anyway, here is a rough draft of one of my pieces (I'm a musician, not
> an accomplished mixer/masterer):

I've listened to both the new and the old now. Really good stuff, great
performance, good recording. The only thing I can really comment about is the
drums, they sound a bit repetitive but they are bearable.

For what it's worth I liked the cheesy synth in the first version :), though
the flute sound is probably more appropriate.

Good stuff!


> The drums are pure Hydrogen, using its default drum kit. All
> digital-recording was done in Ardour and the session was exported to
> .wav file, then encoded to OGG using oggenc.
> Hydrogen
> --------
> I was nervous about trying to create a believable drum part using a
> sequencer. I'm not a drummer and I felt it would sound very mechanical
> and awkward. However, Hydrogen's "human feel" time smear and velocity
> variation in the FX section of the mixer helps a lot.
> Ardour
> ------
> I had put off learning anything about Ardour for a long time. I was
> scared of its seeming complexity. However, by concentrating at first on
> just the features that I needed to understand in order to record
> something, it wasn't as hard as I thought. It will take time to learn
> the program well though.
> Anyway, it sure is fun playing with these and other programs. I'm very
> impressed with all the great audio-oriented stuff available to Linux
> users and very grateful to the developers who create the tools.
> Steve D
> New Mexico US

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