[linux-audio-user] How to set up my linux box to record an album

Eduardo Guerrero felixe at domovolcanico.com
Sun Jan 25 15:21:11 EST 2004

Livio wrote:
> Audacity is quit good, i've tested it, but with this software I can
> record only an instrument at time.
> Assuming that i'm going to record one instrument at time (guitar, bass,
> and so on) what i can do with the drum?! I need more channel to record
> decently a drum. And assuming that i've got a mixerteble (i think it's a
> "mixer" the one wich is used also during the concerts, sorry for my poor
> english) to record the drum how can i later mix all the trucks?!
> I need something like ardour.

You can record drums using a mixer and putting microphones on the drums 
you want to have some control. Usually 4 mics give good results: two 
overheads, one for the kick and other for snare/hihat. They can go to an 
independent track if your soundcard has more than a stereo input, or 
mixed together in a stereo signal using your mixer if you only have one 
stereo input. The only concern here is getting your sound levels right 
before recording as you won't have individual control of levels later on.

Remember to have some kind of time measuring on the intros, outros and 
basically everytime that drums are silent. You can get the drummer to 
click his/her sticks but only if they have good time, otherwise try to 
use a click track.

Feel free to ask more questions.

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