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by WforWoollyMammoth
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: HOW TOs, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Installing a Liquorix Kernel
Replies: 32
Views: 1687

Re: Installing a Liquorix Kernel

I've been recording vocals in Ardour this afternoon with Liquorix enabled, 26 layers of voices, with active reverb and compressors on various tracks, and have had no xruns. But I notice a similar thing with DSP and CPU load. Compared to the lowlatency kernel, Liquorix uses about 1-2% more DSP load....
by WforWoollyMammoth
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: a plugin version of Kawai K1 now has linux version
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: a plugin version of Kawai K1 now has linux version

It's very good for what it is. I guess something like this was missing from Linux. Despite the "late-80s" association, I think the sound should work well with contemporary music too. However, I think it really isn't much more than just a sample player. The samples can be stacked (four of them), the ...
by WforWoollyMammoth
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Anyone used a Yamaha MG10XU usb class 2 compliant mixer?
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: Anyone used a Yamaha MG10XU usb class 2 compliant mixer?

I have this mixer. I mainly bought it for small live performances. It has built in compressors on two channels and an FX processor that's very good for the price (if you happen to like the Yamaha reverbs - I do!). The mic preamps also seem to be good enough to drive quiet mics like the Shure SM7B, w...
by WforWoollyMammoth
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Your Thoughts on EQs
Replies: 26
Views: 5701

Re: Your Thoughts on EQs

Unfortunately, if you are used to Mixbus having a mixer without the built in EQ, compression and high pass is quite jarring. didn't understand this part When you get used to having a mixer with the essential mix tools to hand, using another DAWs mixer, reaching for them and finding they are not the...
by WforWoollyMammoth
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Airwindows Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 1200

Re: Airwindows Discussion

For a more obvious effect I recommend trying out BussColors4 - for a more subtle effect I recommend checking out Interstage. Most Airwindows plugins might seem too subtle for their own good, but I guess you just have to have an idea what musicians / recording enthusiasts would want to use them for. ...
by WforWoollyMammoth
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Your Thoughts on EQs
Replies: 26
Views: 5701

Re: Your Thoughts on EQs

I must have used LinuxDSP Black-EQ and Steve Harris DJ EQ (:lol:) the most over the years.

These days I appreciate a parametric EQ with a real-time spectrum analyzer running underneath the graphic representation of the curves. Pretty happy with Bitwig's stock EQ.
by WforWoollyMammoth
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Guitar sound always distorted.
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Guitar sound always distorted.

What kind of an effect does toggling the hi-z button on the interface have?
by WforWoollyMammoth
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Patchbay and others like it.
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: Patchbay and others like it.

Yes. I know what you mean by having to move things around with Patchage-like interfaces and it being annoying. I switched from Patchage to Catia recently, as I think it's just neater (Patchage also used to get started in a very small window on my LXDE / openbox -setup, which is not the case with Cat...
by WforWoollyMammoth
Fri May 08, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Good compressor for mixbus
Replies: 18
Views: 560

Re: Good compressor for mixbus

Definitely try U-he Presswerk. It's not cheap, but there's a demo that's fairly non-intrusive and allows you to get a good idea of what the plugin can do. I haven't really gotten along with Mixbus myself. I know what people mean when they say it introduces "air" in their mixes, but I always end up a...
by WforWoollyMammoth
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Audio assault plugins @ linux
Replies: 40
Views: 2768

Re: Audio assault plugins @ linux

FreakQ 305 has now a Linux version. Only tested in Bitwig so far, but seems to work. Has a nicer GUI, at least in my opinion.

I bought the WIN version when they were selling their plugins for next to nothing in December, so I was happy to see it getting released next on Linux.
by WforWoollyMammoth
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup
Replies: 94
Views: 64612

Re: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

However, I'm under the impression that the "hall" version of it is just zita reverb with a different early reflections algo? Correct if I'm wrong with that description. Dragonfly Hall can be considered a descendant of Zita with a few additional features that make quite a difference: * The chorus pa...
by WforWoollyMammoth
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: MusE Sequencer
Topic: MusE 3.1pre4
Replies: 35
Views: 1687

Re: MusE 3.1pre4

Is the maximum amount of plugins inserted for a track still set to four?
by WforWoollyMammoth
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup
Replies: 94
Views: 64612

Re: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

The reverbs available for Linux aren't that great though and I've used WINE for the reverbs so far =/ Have you tried Dragonfly Reverb? Here is a demo and review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnriLuJXTW0 Yes, I have. I sort of like it, but I should still subject it to more testing. However, I'm u...
by WforWoollyMammoth
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup
Replies: 94
Views: 64612

Re: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

Nice setup @WforWoollyMammoth I also have a Babyface Pro (among other RME soundcards) and I'm quite happy with it. Software monitoring works fine for me if I ever need to overdub. I don't agree with you about free audio software being subpar. Setting up the a-compressor from ardour is as easy as se...
by WforWoollyMammoth
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup
Replies: 94
Views: 64612

Re: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

I've finally managed to put together a system that I'm (fairly) happy about. Took me, uhm, almost a year to put it together. Computer hardware: AMD Ryzen 7 2700, MSI B450-A Pro, 16gb RAM, Noctua coolers (had to mention the coolers - silent, effective - highly recommended!), NVIDIA GT710 (pretty horr...