[Ardour-Users] Live Recording Techniques

sonofzev at iinet.net.au sonofzev at iinet.net.au
Mon Jul 20 20:13:45 PDT 2009

It's as reliable as your machine.. I have an old g4 powerbook and it's reliable
but not fast

On Tue Jul 21 13:11 , Josh Parmenter  sent:

>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
>> Email: christopherstamper at gmail.com
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