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by milo
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hello from WIsconsin,USA
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Re: Hello from WIsconsin,USA

Ardour isn't as scary as it looks, although I remember feeling intimidated too. It really is miles ahead of Audacity though, so it's worth the effort to learn. I would suggest reading the Ardour manual: http://manual.ardour.org/toc/ . It really is useful and informative, and quite readable. Again, w...
by milo
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: old improv
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: old improv

That sounds like it was a lot of fun to record. (I think it's more fun to play this genre than to listen to it! :)) Dragonfly is nice, but this might have a little much. How did you do the drums? Are they also vintage or did you make them new? I am also working on a restoration of an old recording. ...
by milo
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: is Hydrogen better than Ardour for drums
Replies: 15
Views: 4890

Re: is Hydrogen better than Ardour for drums

I have used both workflows, and I find myself preferring to use midi drums within the DAW for programming. There are some really nice things about programming in Hydrogen, and it is a capable piece of software, but the workflow does get really messy. Setting up your initial patterns is fairly straig...
by milo
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: VCV Rack 1.0 released
Replies: 12
Views: 2673

Re: VCV Rack 1.0 released

I downloaded this and played around with it last night, and it is pretty cool. The interface is definitely better than the prerelease version I had been using before. I couldn't get polyphony working, though. I enabled polyphony on the midi input, and the cables got fatter to show visually that it w...
by milo
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Dragonfly Room Reverb - Testers needed
Replies: 72
Views: 5922

Re: Dragonfly Room Reverb - Testers needed

I just published a draft of the Dragonfly Room Reverb manual: https://michaelwillis.github.io/dragonfly-reverb/dragonfly-room-manual.html As always, feedback is welcome. This is very readable, and clearly explains the function of each control. The additional notes about how to listen for the differ...
by milo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Storing projects on Google drive...concerns?
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: Storing projects on Google drive...concerns?

Maybe I should amend my comments, in light of this recent news story: https://gizmodo.com/genius-claims-it-busted-google-stealing-by-hiding-a-sec-1835582388 . In short, an online lyrics website called Genius claims that Google stole its content for its own lyrics service. The evidence looks pretty c...
by milo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Bicycle Walk
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Bicycle Walk

Nice track, psyocean! This sounds like it was fun to record. How did you do the guitar effects? It sounds like you used a compressor and limiter, as well as the distortion? I also have written music about cycling, and I often work on my songs while I am cycling or running. Being on a bicycle puts my...
by milo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: jam618 - sketch
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Re: jam618 - sketch

I've been listening to this all morning. First I will say that I quite like the sound. Your guitar work is simply lovely. The synth textures are also quite nice, and the variability throughout the piece is nice to follow. I think @lilith is right about the middle section needing a bit of something t...
by milo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: first factors for audio interface
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: first factors for audio interface

I have a 2nd gen Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 that works great on all of my computers, running different versions of Linux Mint (17.1 through 19.1). I understand that the interface works well on other distros, but I haven't personally used it on anything but Mint. It was about $150 brand new IIRC, and wor...
by milo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hello from WIsconsin,USA
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Re: Hello from WIsconsin,USA

Welcome to the forum, BHArts1! Southern Wisconsin - land of green pastures, lakes every half mile, and cheese. Pretty country, that. What is your Linux experience? Are you a newbie or an old hand? What's your distro? Please post some of your tunes in the Original Scores & Recordings subforum. We...
by milo
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hello Linux Musicians
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

Re: Hello Linux Musicians

Welcome Swi! We are glad you're here. Like Michael said, there is much to learn and the curve might be a little steep at first. Definitely play with Linux in a sandbox before you try to switch your whole professional workflow over. The "old laptop" plan you mentioned in the OP is right on....
by milo
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Guitarix doesn't "catch" my Guitar's sound but Audacity does
Replies: 15
Views: 2779

Re: Guitarix doesn't "catch" my Guitar's sound but Audacity does

Please tell us more about your audio setup. What audio interface are you using? Do you have an external USB sound interface or are you using your computer's sound card?
by milo
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Greetings From BC, Canada.
Replies: 6
Views: 970

Re: Greetings From BC, Canada.

Welcome to the forum!

I would also suggest poking around on LMMS, which has a number of synths with decent presets.
by milo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Storing projects on Google drive...concerns?
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: Storing projects on Google drive...concerns?

Maybe I am just overthinking about a non-issue but it's sort of been bugging me. Thanks ahead of time! I think this particular concern is probably overboard. Imagine the optics of a lawsuit brought against Google for commandeering intellectual property from their users. It would be terrible PR for ...
by milo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: 'Thanks for posts' plugin for phpBB3
Replies: 23
Views: 3401

Re: 'Thanks for posts' plugin for phpBB3

This would be great. There is many posts which are great, but I feel replying message saying 'gr8' too stupid and spamming. Yeah, but . . . It might be better for discussion to have a limited feature set in the forum interface. Think of how much the "Like" button has shut down conversatio...