[ardour-users] Potential user Ardour questions

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Sun Mar 21 17:00:10 PST 2004

On Sun, 2004-03-21 at 18:29, Josh Karnes wrote:
> lee at fallingforward.net wrote:
> > I have a 1010-LT without a hardware mixer. I use Ardour as the mixer. 
> Aha!
> So...  how seamless is this?  Is it like you would use a regular mixer, which is 
> that you can record simultaneously on ALL channels and monitor on whichever 
> available outputs you would like (monitoring both input [with the HW-supported 
> zero-latency] and the playback)?

	It's very seamless.  Use envy24control to monitor whatever you want.  I
don't use software monitoring with Ardour so that I can set a large
sample size.  This limits xruns.

> About my addiction to a VST compressor...  I have used a bunch of VST 
> compressors, and a bunch of DX compressors, all the way from the mega-pricey 
> Waves Audio & TC stuff down to the free, functional and no-frills MDA limiter 
> and channel compressor, and the dynamics plugins supplied with Nuendo and also 
> with Vegas, and pretty much everything in between.  There is exactly one 
> compressor plugin that I think is worth using, it's "Blockfish" and it's VST. 
> Adjustable from transparent to colored and everywhere in between, and just a joy 
> to use, sounds exceptional, better than any hardware compressor I have used.
> IMHO all of the other ones were pretty much useless.

	I must be missing something here because a compressor is basically just
a volume control.  It isn't rocket science.  If you're getting something
else it's not just the compression that you're hearing.  I get a nice
tube sound in addition to the compression using an HHB Radius compressor
but that's not the compressor.  I use Steve Harris' SC4 compressor
plugin in Ardour because it does exactly what it's supposed to.  I'm
sure if there's something missing Steve wouldn't mind adding it for you


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