A bad experience ...

Sean Edwards cybersean3000 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 5 14:05:14 GMT 2008


Ecasound, Audacity, arecord, aplay and sox are pretty much all I need for recording.  I mostly use ecasound for recording, and Audacity for clean up and mastering.

-=cybersean=-

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From: Gustin Johnson <gustin at echostar.ca>
To: Ubuntu Studio Users Help and Discussion <ubuntu-studio-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: Monday, February 4, 2008 4:50:35 PM
Subject: Re: A bad experience ...


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Det 
wrote:
| 
@Larry 
Lines 
and 
@Andrew 
Hunter
|
| 
Larry 
Lines 
wrote:
|> 
My 
first 
question 
would 
be... 
Why 
Rosegarden?  
I 
would 
never 
think
|> 
to 
use 
Rosegarden 
for 
live 
recording.  
I 
keep 
seeing 
people 
do
|> 
this, 
but 
certainly 
Ardour 
would 
be 
my 
first 
choice.  
A 
lot 
less
|> 
overhead. 
Maybe 
I 
am 
wrong.
|
| 
1.) 
I 
stumbled 
over 
Rosegarden 
somewhere 
in 
the 
past 
and 
it 
then 
was
| 
the 
pendant 
to 
Cubase, 
which 
I 
knew 
from 
my 
vintage 
Atari. 
So 
it 
was
| 
a 
natural 
first 
step 
to 
start 
that 
up.

Rosegarden 
works 
for 
me.  
I 
have 
a 
16 
channel 
rig 
(RME 
9652 
+ 
external
interfaces).

| 
2.) 
Why 
*not* 
Rosegarden?  
It 
seems 
meant 
for 
that, 
I 
immediately
| 
found 
good 
documentation 
answering 
my 
questions 
...?!

I 
prefer 
Ardour 
for 
these 
tasks.  
Having 
come 
from 
the 
Cubase 
world 
a
few 
years 
ago, 
Ardour 
best 
suits 
my 
work 
flow.

I 
do 
use 
Rosegarden 
for 
midi 
editing 
and 
composition.  
But 
the 
audio
almost 
always 
gets 
routed 
to 
Ardour.

I 
have 
both 
apps 
open 
at 
the 
same 
time, 
doing 
separate 
tasks.

There 
is 
a 
learning 
curve, 
but 
once 
you 
wrap 
your 
head 
around 
the
basics, 
the 
payoff 
will 
be 
immense.

As 
an 
aside, 
I 
have 
been 
using 
Ardour 
for 
many 
years, 
and 
I 
still 
learn
something 
new 
on 
a 
regular 
basis.  
This 
is 
true 
for 
Linux 
Audio 
in 
general.

| 
3.) 
As 
I 
said, 
I 
*did* 
recording 
with 
Rosegarden. 
And 
recording 
some
| 
synthe 
waves 
and 
doing 
multitrack 
voice 
recording 
isn't 
less 
"live"
| 
as 
a 
electric 
guitar, 
from 
the 
tool's 
viewpoint, 
is 
it?

I 
would 
look 
at 
hard 
drive 
performance.  
The 
I/O 
on 
laptops 
is 
usually
significantly 
slower 
on 
laptops.  
You 
may 
also 
need 
to 
tune 
your 
hard
drive 
with 
hdparm, 
google 
is 
your 
friend 
here.

| 
Nevertheless, 
I 
heard 
of, 
but 
do 
not 
know 
Ardour. 
Seems 
this 
has 
to
| 
change 
pronto. 
I'll 
see 
how 
the 
machine 
reacts 
to 
this. 
(Beside 
that
| 
I 
wonder 
if 
Michael 
would 
like 
to 
say 
something...)

<snip>

| 
I 
already 
saw 
that 
argument 
too. 
But 
neither 
did 
I 
claim 
I'd 
have 
a
| 
valid 
test 
scenario 
for 
comparision, 
nor 
did 
I 
imagine 
my 
machine 
as
| 
"inadequate" 
(reg. 
the 
datasheet), 
as 
Jack 
and 
Rosegarden 
wired 
2 
in
| 
2 
out 
should 
do 
the 
job 
at 
least 
as 
well 
as 
Jack, 
Rosegarden,
| 
ZynAddthing, 
QSynth, 
all 
wired 
together 
midiwise 
and 
audiowise 
(not
| 
to 
mention 
my 
sons 
pc 
being 
standard, 
not 
"dedicated"). 
That 
seems 
to
| 
have 
been 
an 
illusion.

Linux 
is 
not 
Windows.  
It 
is 
not 
a 
valid 
comparison.  
Your 
son 
does 
not
have 
a 
jack 
equivalent 
(and 
yes 
I 
have 
used 
rewire 
extensively, 
it 
is
still 
not 
in 
the 
same 
ball 
park).  
You 
would 
likely 
have 
had 
the 
same
results 
as 
your 
son 
if 
you 
had 
not 
used 
the 
apps 
you 
did.  
Audacity
works 
fine 
for 
me 
on 
all 
my 
Linux 
boxes.  
It 
is 
sort 
of 
like 
pulling 
out
a 
sword 
that 
you 
don't 
know 
how 
to 
use, 
then 
whining 
when 
you 
cut
yourself.

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