[LAU] project "droning": 10 years, 300 tracks

Fons Adriaensen fons at linuxaudio.org
Wed Feb 3 12:36:09 CET 2021

On Tue, Feb 02, 2021 at 12:55:08PM +0100, Louigi Verona wrote:

> I think I won't make a claim that it is totally impossible, but it's
> definitely not trivial. I have produced hundreds of tunes with Linux Audio
> and explored loads of tools during that time, but I couldn't even find an
> EQ that would work well for me. There is one EQ product that seems ok, but
> for me it was unstable and kept crashing my projects.

There are two different aspects to this.

1. Things that crash are clearly no acceptable. Yet there is a lot of stuff
in the linuxaudio world that do crash or become unstable in some way or 
another. It's usually due to a programmer being inexperienced in real-time
programming, or just copying some equation from a textbook or website without
really understanding it.

2. Then there is the question of what it meant by 'EQ'. For classical music
recording, if EQ is used at all it will be minimal, at most a few dB and
in wide and smooth bands. The aim is always to make things sound natural,
not to create an effect. The same is basically true for popular music, even
if EQ settings will be more pronounced and agressive. 

What you seem to expect from EQ (reading your last post about Healing 
Fountain) is quite different. Most EQs are not designed to completely
remove a frequency band or have very steep cutoff slopes, for the simple
reason that in 'traditional' audio (recording and mixing real physical
instruments) that is quite useless and would sound very bad.

So it could well be that you don't find what you need in Linux audio,
but that has little to do with the quality of what is available.



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