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Re: Synth Pop music with vocals? Linux sampler help?

Subject: Re: Synth Pop music with vocals? Linux sampler help?
From: Rolf KrÃger
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 07:52:30 +0100
Hi Miranda,

I am using ardour with hydrogen and Muse (instead of Rosegarden, because
I never got it to sync properly via jack).

In my 2nd response to the thread
"Start 2 functions of apps at same point of time"
of August 22nd 2010 on this list
I explain in detail how my setup works, combining the three apps
mentioned above.

UBS is a great system for audio production, the only thing IÂm missing
from ardour is the capability to build side-chain effects.


On 20.12.2010 18:52, Äod wrote:
> Miranda,
> I never did it, but it is possible to work with Ardour and Rosegarden,
> because of JACK. I just work with Ardour, so I have no idea about how RG
> works, but have you ever seen the Rosegarden`s tour at:
> http://www.rosegardenmusic.com/tour/ ?
> Take care
> ---
> Verdajn brakumojn el la plej verda loko de la tuta mondo,
> Sammondane,
> Äod
> 2010/12/20 Miranda Pennington <[email protected]>
> > I am wondering if some people could offer me advice on how to go about
> > recording/creating some pop music with vocals. My boyfriend and I used to
> > use Sony Acid for making our humor music, but I like using Ubuntu for all my
> > other computing needs, so I'd like to use it for making music too.
> >
> > Typically, what we would do is create a rhythm track and then he improvises
> > vocals and lyrics while I play the keyboards. After about ten minutes of
> > noodling around while recording, I take the vocals and midi data, chop it
> > up, organize it into a song, assign synth sounds to the midi data, process
> > the vocals, and record any additional instrumentation it needs to flesh it
> > out.
> >
> > I know that I want to use Hydrogen, auto talent, sound fonts, synths, and
> > effects plug ins, but I'm not sure what the best sequencer or DAW would be
> > to use to for recording or mixing, or how to go about pulling everything
> > together. Do I have to use Ladish with a sequencer and a DAW and route
> > everything together, or can I do most of this inside of one program? I'm
> > thinking qtractor looks like the easiest to get a handle on, but the lack of
> > envelope automation for fx, panning, and volume is sort of holding me back
> > from using it. I use those a lot and I don't know how I would get along
> > without them. I also need to be able to chop up the vocals and move the
> > parts around fairly quickly. Also, I need to be able to save sessions so I
> > can work on something here and there. I've seen that Ardour will be coming
> > out with midi support in the future, so should I just wait to use Linux for
> > what I want to do until it comes out? Would Muse be able to do what I want?
> > I read somewhere that envelope automation is available in muse, but I
> > haven't been able to find any info on how to use it. I'm guessing rosegarden
> > could do all of this, but it looks difficult to use. Maybe that's unfair
> > assumption though. I'm not sure. I don't mean to sound picky, but the
> > interface on rosegarden looks very difficult t navigate to my eyes.
> >
> > I've searched on the web for comprehensive tuts, but I'm not finding much
> > on my own. If anyone would be willing to blog a tut on how they put together
> > their music, I would be forever grateful. Even if your music is totally
> > different, just seeing how someone else goes about setting everything up to
> > make a song from start to finish would be really helpful for me and anyone
> > else who wants to get into Linux audio production and doesn't know where to
> > start.
> >
> > Also, if anyone has some advice on how to get the Linux Sampler up and
> > running with the piano library on Ubuntu, that would help me out. I know I
> > need the Linux sampler back end along with jsampler or fantasia, but I
> > haven't had any luck getting to it to work. I also play piano and do my own
> > singer songwriter stuff. I would like to be able to record piano as midi
> > data and use Linux Sampler for the piano sound. Since it's solo piano, it
> > has to sound decent. How do I record it along with vocals?
> >
> > Thanks for reading such a long question everyone. Your responses are
> > appreciated!
> >
> > Here are some examples of what I and my boyfriend do (that I would lie to
> > accomplish with Ubuntu) -
> >
> > The humor music -  http://www.myspace.com/richydynamoandthefantastics
> > My more serious stuff - http://www.reverbnation.com/mirandapennington
> >
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