[Ardour-Users] [Music] A couple of prog rock pieces

Carlos Sanchiavedraz csanchezgs at gmail.com
Wed Jul 28 06:46:25 PDT 2010

Hi Q.

2010/3/17 Q <lists at quirq.ukfsn.org>

> Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends...
> This is my first post to the list, I believe, so not really a case of
> "welcome back", but I couldn't resist. Anyway, hello to everyone and a big
> hello thank you to any Ardour devs who might be watching!
> I've just completed a small segment of a piece and I thought I'd share
> that, plus a larger segment of another piece, which I completed in October
> last year.
> The new track is instrumental symphonic prog and just the first section of
> a longer piece -- this bit is finished and I know very vaguely where it's
> going next but haven't got around to writing and recording it yet (I work
> very slowly). It's an old idea from about 12 years ago, which I've finally
> got around to developing and doing something with.
> I've been giving Ardour and my PC some abuse with it -- when I totted up
> late last night I counted 50 active tracks and 28 busses. Even my mixing
> goes in for prog rock excess! :-P
> A couple of months ago I finally got around to building Ardour myself -- I
> think the first time I've compiled anything -- and I have to say it wasn't
> as scary as I thought it might be! Consequently, these days I use a mixture
> of LADSPA and LV2 plugins for mixing: the EQ10Q and Invada and Calf
> compressors have been invaluable for this project.
> Anyway, I give you the short, and hopefully sweet, Beyond Triple Point
> (part 1):
> FLAC (14.6 MB):
> www.quirq.ukfsn.org/Quirq_Beyond-Triple-Point_Part1_16-03-10.flac
> OGG-10 (7.4 MB):
> www.quirq.ukfsn.org/Quirq_Beyond-Triple-Point_Part1_16-03-10.ogg
> MP3 (6.2 MB):
> www.quirq.ukfsn.org/Quirq_Beyond-Triple-Point_Part1_16-03-10.mp3
I liked a lot that theme. The sound is very clean and nice. Reminds me of
late 60s and 70s psychedelic and prog-rock, most of all when I hear the
Mellotron, which sound I love.

BTW, ¿What did you chose for your Mellotron? ¿Is some
app/soundfount/whatever free/libre? Actually, I'd be grateful if you would

> The second piece is one I finished in October last year and posted on the
> Linux Audio User list -- I hadn't subscribed to this list back then.
> It's four completed sections of what will, hopefully, be a much longer
> piece. Again, what's presented is finished, give or take a few tweaks here
> and there when I finally get around to revisiting it, and I have some vague
> ideas of where it's going next.
> Again, it's instrumental symphonic progressive rock, but inspired in style
> to a fair degree by some of my favourite bands, certain moody Scandinavian
> groups of the past couple of decades.
> It was tracked in three separate Ardour sessions, bounced down and
> composited in a fourth. At the time I was only using LADSPA plugins for
> mixing.
> It's called Lovatnet (parts 1-4). Caution: it starts off very quietly but
> gets a fair bit louder in places:
> FLAC (22.7 MB):
> www.quirq.ukfsn.org/Quirq_Lovatnet_pts_1-4_mixdown_26-10-09.flac
> OGG-7 (6.6 MB):
> www.quirq.ukfsn.org/Quirq_Lovatnet_pts_1-4_mixdown_26-10-09_ogg7.ogg
> MP3 (7.2 MB)
> www.quirq.ukfsn.org/Quirq_Lovatnet_pts_1-4_mixdown_26-10-09.mp3
Again, really clean sound. And yes, volumes... the song is quite/too much
dynamic, especially at the beginning. Warm spanish/acoustic guitar, the
electric seems to me again 70s prog (I like that), and nice MiniMoog classic
sound at the end, makes you want lo listen to the next parts.
To put my two cents in, maybe I'd check the levels and time of the drums.
Maybe there's something strange in there or in the way it wants to mix with
the rest.

> Both tracks are just mixed down, no post-processing/mastering, so not
> incredibly polished. But I hope you might possibly enjoy them nevertheless.

> Q
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Thanks for sharing.

Carlos "sanchiavedraz" Sánchez Gª-S.
* Musix GNU+Linux
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