[LAU] Guitar rock made with Ardour and Hydrogen

Oleg Ivanenko oivanenko at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 17:59:39 UTC 2010

2010/8/10 Roberto Suarez Soto <talkingxouba at gmail.com>
> Hi,
>        it seems it's allowed to publish what you've recorded with Linux
> here. Please, tell me if this is not the right place or if there is some kind
> of "customary protocol" for this kind of things :-)
>        I've recorded an instrumental rock song using Ardour and Hydrogen.
> Guitar tracks were recorded using a Parker PM20 Pro, and bass tracks using a
> Yamaha RBX 374. Distortion and overdrive (and some compression for the bass)
> were provided by a V-Amp 2 that I also used to connect the instruments to the
> computer's line-in.
>        The song's title is "Trillian Cut", and can be downloaded from this
> URL:    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1496559/Trillian_Cut_by_Xouba.mp3
>        The sound is not very clear: some instruments are muddy, and
> I haven't found a way to make them sound well in the mix without
> overlapping or clipping. I've tried to use panning and equalization to make
> it better, but I'm a newbie in everything audio and the result was not as
> good as I'd like. Advice is not only welcome, but much appreciated.

Hi, Roberto!

Thank you for sharing this piece with us.

I agreed with Mark suggestions.

Try dynamics LADSPA plugins (compressors, limiters) to avoid clipping
and increase(without fanaticism) loudness of separate instruments.

Shift bass to the center and cut a bit of  bass frequency from rhythm
guitar for cleanness of bass.

Truly yours, Oleg Ivanenko aka Ash
[if it wasn't so sad, it would be funny]

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