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Hi

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2024 4:28 pm
by Vasdjs

I have been a linux user since about 2002 and currently use Kubuntu on my laptop. I play banjo ( with some guitar and harmonica ) and my home recordings go back to the 1970s (cassette tapes). I have been a keen user of vortexbox to rip my music and also to store backing tracks. I am still actively playing and writing songs. I'm hoping to upgrade my home recording setup soon (Scarlet 2i2), so hoping for some good advice. :D


Re: Hi

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2024 3:42 pm
by bluebell

Welcome and have fun.

Too bad that a member left this forum some months ago who loved the banjo.


Re: Hi

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2024 6:40 am
by trawglodyte
Vasdjs wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2024 4:28 pm

I'm hoping to upgrade my home recording setup soon (Scarlet 2i2), so hoping for some good advice. :D

Best advice is send that Scarlett 2i2 to your pal Trawg on the Linux Musicians forum when you updrade! :P I could put it to good use.

Seriously though, does the Scarlett 2i2 have the same preamps as the 18-channel Scarlett's? The specs looked the same to me. It would probably be wise to hold onto it after your upgrade. It could come in handy some day.


Re: Hi

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2024 2:00 pm
by Michael Willis

I would love to hear what you're doing with your banjo. I "borrowed" a tenor banjo from the neighbors a while back (the short story is that I saved it from being destroyed by their little boys, but a few years later the older daughter wanted to practice it so I gave it back).

A while back I picked up a used Scarlett 18i20 on the cheap. I quickly found that it was cheap because input channel 7 doesn't work and the dim/mute buttons are flakey, but I'm able to work around those problems and still love it.

bluebell wrote: Tue Jan 23, 2024 3:42 pm

Too bad that a member left this forum some months ago who loved the banjo.

Indeed it's a flying shame, I'm sure this thread would have been much more, er, "lively"...


Re: Hi

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:58 am
by Vasdjs

I play 5 string banjo @Michael Willis and mostly 3 finger style, although I am learning clawhammer atm. I have learned a few single string tunes (tenor style) on my 5 string and love the sound of it.