[linux-audio-user] My First Linux Song

Shayne O'Connor forums at machinehasnoagenda.com
Sun Feb 13 04:12:45 EST 2005

well, it's taken awhile, but i've managed to complete my first song on


(please be kind in any comments - i'm especially open to tips on

i recorded bass, guitar, vocals into ardour and sequenced the drums 
using hydrogen.

i used the ladspa plate reverb for the guitars, but the drums and bass
are dry ... i couldn't get a nice enough sound for the vocals using
ladspa, so i plugged them through ik multimedia's amplitube with
dssi-vst. i also used ik multimedia's TRackS to master the track, as
it's got a bunch of good presets ...

this song is a bit of pastoral yearning from the back of my brain ...
i'd written the lyrics some years ago, but had forgotten all about them
until i stumbled upon this chord progression - at which point, it all
came flooding back :)

this was the song i was working on when i decided to "try-out" linux ...
so i'm pretty happy to have finished it.

a few caveats though:

*  i'm not that technically proficient at any of the instrument i've
played on here (though guitar is my favourite).

* i can't really mix.

* i can't really sing.

* i can't really master.

* i may have gone too far with the echoes?

anyhow, hope you can all enjoy, and thanx to everyone who helped me get

shayne o'connor

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