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Old 06-30-2020, 06:37 AM   #1
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Advice for a beginner, looking to have a go at music recording.


Hi there.

I am having a look at having a go at a bit of music recording and would be really grateful for some initial advice.

I have a couple of guitars, a midi keyboard and a Steinberg ur22 mkii interface.

I was just wondering where the best place to start is, with regards to distros and software.

I have heard that Ubuntu Studio and AVLinux are worth considering as they utilise a special kernel that minimise latency - which should I use, if either?

With regards to DAW, I am considering having a go at Ardour - is that a good idea?

Any advice before I jump in would be much appreciated.

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Old 06-30-2020, 07:31 AM   #2
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FWIW,

https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/con...-use-as-a-daw/

https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/mix...-ing-software/
 
Old 06-30-2020, 08:51 AM   #3
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We're able to do quite a lot with just Audacity and a Motu audio interface. With plugins, Audacity is also very extendable, but I prefer the concept of putting out the right tone and not adding it in post.

There's also Waveform Free, a free DAW that has a Linux port.
https://www.tracktion.com/

But, yeah... We do at least one full recording per week (wife, friend(s), and I) and we generally never use any software more sophisticated than Audacity. I'd provide a sample, but that seems like it might be a faux pas.
 
Old 06-30-2020, 09:14 AM   #4
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Any advice before I jump in would be much appreciated.
I had a look into this topic a few years ago.

There is plenty of available software out there, but according to my music friend, he preferred the Windows solutions.. However, he does not have GNU/Linux knowledge and I did not optimize the setup for him in any way. He also had to start using completely new software on his own, so maybe that was also a factor.

Alot of searches online will give you lists of music software for GNU/Linux, best XYZ etc, and those will probably be worthwhile trying.

However, as you mentioned, I think the best solution would be to try a distro specifically for the purpose as they will come with the options and optimizations pre-installed. Installing both Ubuntu Studio and AvLinux (dualboot) would probably be the best idea. You can test both and see which solution you get along with the best.

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Old 06-30-2020, 02:17 PM   #5
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Sounds like a case for Klaatu:
http://slackermedia.info/
Disclaimer: never utilised this site myself.
 
Old 06-30-2020, 02:51 PM   #6
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If you are simply recording then you don't need near-realtime kernel. A modern fast computer ought to be OK and you'd only notice a bit of time shift.

Audacity is a good program that I use.
 
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:47 PM   #7
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This episode from Hacker Public Radio should held: https://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=0712
 
Old 06-30-2020, 08:50 PM   #8
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Check out links below you might pickup some ideas:

https://opensource.com/life/16/1/con...ing-production

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/07/...audio-handbook
 
Old 06-30-2020, 09:44 PM   #9
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Here is what I was looking for earlier today,

https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/exp...ic-production/

It is almost step by step instructions and has been recently updated.

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