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Old 03-06-2017, 08:51 AM   #1
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Smile A recording thread


Hello

While Windows does have more commercial software when it comes to recording. Linux is not behind at all, with open-source alternatives.

Let's start a recording thread so others have a reference. So what software do you use and what microphone works for you?

I use a Focusrite Scarlett studio package with Audacity. While sometimes a little tricky to set up since the drivers are for Windows. It does work great

edit: it is not even a challenge to set it up in Ardour, much faster easier than Cubase on Windows.

Anybody else have success?

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Old 03-06-2017, 07:44 PM   #2
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I do the occasional podcast for hackerpublicradio.org. I use Audacity to record and edit, and an inexpensive (it cost about $25US) directional headset microphone with a pop filter for recording.

The mic would be no good for anything sophisticated, but, for voice-only for HPR, it it adequate.
 
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:57 AM   #3
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Ardour is another open-source cross-platform recording software

http://ardour.org

While it is not free from the website. Linux package managers have it for free. You can also get the source for free. It's Cheap($1-$45) much cheaper than Cubase! and in my opinion a good alternative. If you're interested in recording. check it out.
 
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A friend* pays for Ardour and support and has nothing but good things to say about both.
I've seen it in action moving mixing-desk sliders in real time and working with all sorts of plugins.
I would argue that Windows lags behind and Mac and Linux rule audio recording and production.

*Who has been using Linux for at least a decade after I told him to ditch Windows if he wanted low-latency recording.
 
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Old 03-08-2017, 12:37 PM   #5
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A friend* pays for Ardour and support and has nothing but good things to say about both.
I've seen it in action moving mixing-desk sliders in real time and working with all sorts of plugins.
I would argue that Windows lags behind and Mac and Linux rule audio recording and production.

*Who has been using Linux for at least a decade after I told him to ditch Windows if he wanted low-latency recording.
You are right. Windows won't even see a microphone without a driver. Linux just works. However Windows does have more commercial software then Linux. Open-source makes up for it.
 
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I would hope that anyone getting into music has realised Windows doesn't do it. The man I class as my favourite musician has long used Mac stuff, Garage Band on the move being the best example, but I've not read of anyone using something windows based.
Just to add a link to new linux-based stuff, see below -- the motivation was freedom.
https://in-giro.bandcamp.com/
 
Old 03-08-2017, 03:42 PM   #7
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For making your own drum tracks: hydrogen is also open-source cross-platform
http://www.hydrogen-music.org/hcms/ Very easy to use.
 
Old 03-08-2017, 04:17 PM   #8
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OBS Studio (https://obsproject.com/) is great
It's aimed for video streaming but it can make some very nice videos (60fps 1080p no problem) using a variety of sources and input devices.
 
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I don't understand what we're supposed to list, exactly, and I definitely disagree with the thesis statement that Windows has an upperhand in recording.

For my home studio, I find that Qtractor is a pretty cool DAW, as is MuSE. Audacity is great for straight recording and editing. ffmpeg captures both video and audio really well.

I try to maintain a list of multimedia creation tools here: http://slackermedia.info/handbook and a list of workflows here: http://slackermedia.info/workflows

I only list what I have used and can vouch for; it's not an exhaustive list. Most have at least modest tutorials.

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Old 03-08-2017, 05:19 PM   #10
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I don't understand what we're supposed list

I only list what I have used and can vouch for; it's not an exhaustive list. Most have at least modest tutorials.
Thanks that's what I want people to do! Mostly to give people better alternatives.

Actually the reason for posting this thread is I've been recording with Windows. using Cubase and audacity. I decided to try Linux and was surprised at the ease of recording since I didn't realize Linux was better than Windows for recording. So I wanted to see what others had to say. And also let others know there's no need to keep Windows just for recording

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Some of you may find Bariman's podcasts about audio at Hacker Public Radio to be interesting:

http://hackerpublicradio.org/corresp...php?hostid=150
 
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i wish we could drop the linux-windows comparison already.


anyhow:
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I use a Focusrite Scarlett studio package with Audacity. While sometimes a little tricky to set up...
that's a hardware package btw.
anyone who wants to get slightly more serious about recording should use jackaudio. and audacity is just the beginning... http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/

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Old 03-09-2017, 08:04 AM   #13
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i wish we could drop the linux-windows comparison already.


anyhow:

that's a hardware package btw.
anyone who wants to get slightly more serious about recording should use jackaudio. and audacity is just the beginning... http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/
Thanks for the link there's a ton of information!

also does the edited original post look better?
 
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Traverso DAW is a fairly good option too. http://traverso-daw.org
 
  


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