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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:43 am    Post subject: What needs for starting record music with Ardour? Reply with quote

Hi,

I would like to start recording music with Ardour -
I am really starting so hope the following issues are relevant to this forum:

1. After installing Ardour - when I am trying to open new session I am getting this error:
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Could not reconnect to the Audio/MIDI engine


2. In order to get reasonable quality - Do I need special sound card or/and special packages and kernel configurations?
Or I can manage with the default sound hardware - at least for the starting.
Considering that generally I play acoustic instruments, but sometimes also digital piano (MIDI).

3. Can you recommend on good Microphone - I mean for starting - reasonable quality & price.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regarding the problem to open new session with Ardour -
I found in google that maybe JACK server is missing.
I did not know that I need it - I need to install Jack or it is included in Ardour?
If yes - please let me know what package to install?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

What is you aim for "recording"? Is it as a multi-track audio workstation, or a simple audio recorder?

Audacity is simplier as simple recorder and editor.

For more pro-audio topics related to Gentoo, take a look at audiodef's http://gentoostudio.org/
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

XavierMiller Hi,

I am talking about a multi-track audio workstation.
As far as I can see, according to the user manual 'Ardour uses the JACK Audio Connection Kit' -
Does it mean that I must install this package: media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit,
in order to open new session?
Gentoo Studio: Thanks for this info - I am going to read about.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, you will need to install jack, but also a tool to configure and start it. I would recommend qjackctl.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a lot to be said about configuring a Linux system for audio work.
Please look at these places:
http://gentoostudio.org/
http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/
http://linuxmusicians.com/

As for the microphone, it really depends on its intended use.
A Shure SM57 or SM58 is affordable, almost indestructible, a standard for some common applications (live vocals, close mic'ing of snare drum and guitar amp), and pretty good for a wide range of other ones, so I'd say it's a good mic to have anyway.
BTW, you can unscrew the grill from the SM58 and have almost exactly a SM57 (they are identical except for the external grill).
The Behringer C-2's are ridiculously cheap condenser mics that are really good for their price (while the Behringer C-3 is horrible).
Neither of them is the perfect mic for recording acoustic guitars (for example) but they're a reasonably cheap start that will get a lot of ground covered.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me know if you have any questions (I own gentoostudio.org). If you're not married to your current setup, I highly recommend you re-install Gentoo using Gentoo Studio's stage 4 installation method.

Thanks for the mentions, EmaRsk and XavierMiller. That made my day. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

XavierMiller,

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yeah, you will need to install jack, but also a tool to configure and start it. I would recommend qjackctl.

Thanks - After done this Ardour start working... :)

audiodef,

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If you're not married to your current setup

I am not going to reinstall Gentoo on my current machines,
however, I have another machine that I need to install new Gentoo -
Can you please give a short explanation regarding Stage 4 - what is the difference between Stage 3?


EmaRsk,

Thanks for you useful info.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A stage 3 is a basic system install. You have to proceed to install anything you want after that - X, WM/DE, and any and all programs. A stage 4 is a "ready to go" installation with certain packages pre-installed. In the case of Gentoo Studio, the stage 4 tarball contains a plethora of audio programs and is ready to start making music after setup. This is useful for users who don't want to deal with possible installation issues, as I have resolved them in the tarball.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiodef,

Nice to know... I will try it in the next installation.

Thanks
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