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by varpa
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: monitoring noise in ardour
Replies: 0
Views: 2985

Re: monitoring noise in ardour

Possibly you have tracks which are are by default listening to inputs on your system. That is when you create a track in Ardour it automatically connects to input 1 (mono) or 1&2 (stereo), which might be a mic input on your soundcard. If this is the case, disconnect the input you don't need.
by varpa
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Noob question regarding latency
Replies: 5
Views: 3255

Re: Noob question regarding latency

Its most likely the crappy built-in sound card that prevents lower latencies.
by varpa
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Monitoring volume to be regulated? (ardour)
Replies: 1
Views: 3004

Re: Monitoring volume to be regulated? (ardour)

Ardour has capability of setting up a monitoring bus see http://manual.ardour.org/recording/monitoring. Have not done this myself.
by varpa
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Mastering Plugin -- Help me Pick?
Replies: 40
Views: 12580

Re: Mastering Plugin -- Help me Pick?

If you install new VSTs in Ardour you need to have Ardour rescan the VSTs. This is done in the Preferences->Plugins
by varpa
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Orchestra Reverb
Replies: 17
Views: 7486

Re: Orchestra Reverb

I don't know about orchestral reverb but I wonder why using a convolution reverb (e.g. IR or KlangFalter) with a impulse response from a concert hall? Perhaps not all parameters are programmable but presumably the impulse response would implicitly contain the early and late response characteristics....
by varpa
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: best or good strings?
Replies: 14
Views: 5063

Re: best or good strings?

kxstudio packages can be installed on any Ubuntu or Debian distro: http://kxstudio.net/
AVLinux is a debian testing based distro that uses kxstudio: http://www.bandshed.net/avlinux/
by varpa
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Buyers advice for a novice
Replies: 18
Views: 6442

Re: Buyers advice for a novice

Both keyboards will work with Linux - these keyboards are USB-midi class compliant which nearly all keyboards are. The Icon keyboard uses some "iMap" software to configure midi which likely won't work in linux (there is a slight chance Windows version will work with wine). But you can probably use t...
by varpa
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: [ANN] LSP Plugins: the first anniversary 1.0.18 release is out!
Replies: 41
Views: 11859

Re: [ANN] LSP Plugins: the first anniversary 1.0.18 release is out!

I've tried some other modes and do find that they have less distortion than Classic. However, all still have some distortion. I could not distinguish much difference between the other modes, however. I've tried several other limiters (Steve Harris Fast Lookahead, Calf, Tracktion ) and actually most ...
by varpa
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: [ANN] LSP Plugins: the first anniversary 1.0.18 release is out!
Replies: 41
Views: 11859

Re: [ANN] LSP Plugins: the first anniversary 1.0.18 release is out!

I've attached 3 short recordings of the same audio, recorded with Ardour 5.5. The limiter was run in "Classic" mode with a threshold of -18.61 which is extreme, but which was done to highlight the distortion. Here are the files: NoLimiter_range1.ogg => Limiter bypassed, showing undistorted sound. Li...
by varpa
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: [ANN] LSP Plugins: the first anniversary 1.0.18 release is out!
Replies: 41
Views: 11859

Re: [ANN] LSP Plugins: the first anniversary 1.0.18 release is out!

Thanks for the great plugins. I've been trying the new limiter and find it introduces a lot of distortion when limiting. I suppose this may be deliberate, but I wonder if the limiter can be run without distortion. One basic use I have for a limiter is on the main out of my Ardour virtual instrument ...
by varpa
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Ardour working volumes question
Replies: 0
Views: 2667

Re: Ardour working volumes question

You have issues with monitoring - see http://manual.ardour.org/recording/ . If your mixer can be configured for direct monitoring that would be best, i.e. the signals being recording are sent directly to the outputs and bypass the computer which gives the lowest latency. It does not sound like you u...
by varpa
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Do I need JACK?
Replies: 1
Views: 2781

Re: Do I need JACK?

Alsa is the hardware or driver layer and Jack works on top of that. With Alsa only one program can do audio, with Jack, any number can use audio, and you can pipe audio between applications. Suggested reading: http://libremusicproduction.com/articles/demystifying-jack-%E2%80%93-beginners-guide-getti...
by varpa
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Muse and the latest jack2
Replies: 6
Views: 3981

Re: Muse and the latest jack2

Try setting the Jack timeout to a large value like 2000 ms (2s). On AVLinux 2016 Ardour will "zombify" (disconnect from Jack) unless I use a large timeout value. As far as I can see there is no downside to setting a large Jack timeout value.