[linux-audio-user] My First Linux Song

Shayne O'Connor forums at machinehasnoagenda.com
Mon Feb 14 18:51:26 EST 2005

Lee Revell wrote:

>On Mon, 2005-02-14 at 22:12 +0100, Mathias Lundgren wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>I caught the flu last week and between feeling sick and sleeping I
>>managed to pull together a new mix (hopefully the last) for my old tune
>>"Computerville". You can listen to it at:
>>Apps used:
>>MusE-0.7.1 with simpledrums + various LADSPA effects
>>Non-software stuff used:
>>El cheapo mic + preamp
>What soundcard did you use?  This would be good info to post in these
>"music made with Linux" threads.
>Lots of hardware has a reputation for good or bad sound and it would be
>helpful to have some evidence to back it up.
i kept meaning to mention this, so here's a full rundown of what i used,
in all it's ugly glory (gee, i hope this is going to be used as evidence
as "good" sound!):

* soundcard:  SoundBlaster Live 5.1
* guitar:  Yamaha EG 112 (Strat copy)
* bass: some generic piece of crap i borrowed from a friend ... it says
"Custom Craft" on its neck.
* microphone: Sony ECM-MS907 (it's a mini-disc mic, great for recording
live performances, probly not the best for vocals, but ...)

i plug my guitar into the mic input of my mini-disc recorder (Sony
MZ-R701) and have a lead going from the MD's headphone jack to the
line-input of the SBLive (i've read in various places that the line-in
of the SBLive gives much better quality than the mic-in). this gives me
pretty good control over the input signal from the convenience of the
mini-disc recorder (setting the "Rec Volume" on the MD to "Manual" from

i do pretty much the same for the mic as i do with the guitar.

same with bass.


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