Recording on A Linux PC

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Recording on A Linux PC

Postby Thunderbird » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:47 pm

Has anyone any experience of recording on a Linux system.

I knw my way around Windows systems pretty well but Linux is a new area.

I don't particularly want to make multi track recording as you would on Cubase etc.

Is there a basic recorder / editor / with compression CD burning etc available for Ubuntu 7 and how do you install it?

Any comments appreciated


Postby Richardson-County » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:10 am

HI T'Bird an' I have'nt got a clue so if anyone who can give us any gen on just how to record using a PC based program then I'm onboard. I use Mixcraft but am just getting to know it so to speak. My main difficulty is getting my voice loud enough on the vocal track. How do you set up the vocal side of things on a PC ??. I can get the Bkg Trak/guitar loud enough on their respective tracks without having to tweak parameters too much but have big headaches with the vocal using a SM58 mic and Realteck Soundcard etc.



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Postby Dixie » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:15 am

Hi T/Bird - know nothing about Linux so can't really help.

Brian - you need a pre-amp on your mic. Try going into your Behringer desk with the microphone first.

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Postby Thunderbird » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:26 pm

Thanks for the replies guys,

I guess for the moment I'll have to stay with my 4 track tape machine.

Linux doesn't seem to have many experts around at the moment.


Postby John Stannard » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:22 pm

Thunderbird, only just found this thread again.

If you are using Linux then try a prog called 'Ardour', if you are used to ProTools on the Mac it will look very familiar and it comes with some great plug ins free, try the link.

If you get on with it you really ought to think about the Mac though, Linux is fine and dandy but when you are relying on 'PC grade' hardware it's not such a joke.

Try it and good luck.
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