[Ardour-Users] Live Recording Techniques

Josh Parmenter josh at realizedsound.net
Mon Jul 20 20:11:52 PDT 2009

The OSX Ardour comes with CAPS and MANY other plugins, plus there are  
a number of AudioUnit plugins available to you that come with OSX.

I have done some recording and LOTS of mixing / mastering with Ardour  
on OS X, and wouldn't use anything else.



On Jul 20, 2009, at 7:49 PM, Christopher Stamper wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've used (and loved) Ardour a lot, recording in a studio-type
> environment. Now, it looks like I'll be doing my first live recording
> of a choir. Plus I have to use ardour on OS X - and I've never used a
> mac. And I've got to do it tomorrow.
> So, I have a few questions.  ;-)
> -As an Ubuntu user, is there anything that I should know about the mac
> version? The guy who owns the mac said that the 'free' version of
> Ardour has some limitations; is this true? I recall a discussion on
> this list about fund-raising, sothis sounds almost credible.
> -Is there any easy way to get a bunch of plugins installed at once? I
> don't want to have to compile them all... (I really only need the CAPS
> plugins)
> -And my biggest question. We will probably be doing 3-4 different
> songs; I don't want to make a project for each one, yet this is what
> I'm used to doing. Howo do you recommend I do it? Just record the
> entire session on one track, with no pausing? Should I do each song on
> it's own track, using soloing/muting?
> It's not *really* 'live', so we may sing each song more than once if
> we need to. However, I want to treat it like it's live, so the choir
> director is free to do as he sees fit.
> I've never recorded more than one song in a project, so this is kinda
> confusing for me. I want to be as efficent as possible...
> Also, is Ardour on OS X stable enough for this?
> Thanks for any help!
> -- 
> Christopher Stamper
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