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by lykwydchykyn
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Linux Academy
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Linux Academy

I took classes on there for a while to get my LPIC-1/Linux+.
by lykwydchykyn
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Music & FOSS Advocacy
Topic: Do you want more people to use Linux for music?
Replies: 31
Views: 1515

Re: Do you want more people to use Linux for music?

certainly not by shaming, insulting, or hard-selling people who aren't using Linux That indeed would make no sense - though I'm not sure that happens a lot? It happens among younger people, though more subtly among the older ones. I see it on reddit a lot, where people divide others up into "l...
by lykwydchykyn
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Music & FOSS Advocacy
Topic: Do you want more people to use Linux for music?
Replies: 31
Views: 1515

Re: Do you want more people to use Linux for music?

When I started out using Linux, I was big into pushing it because Linux needed more users. I wanted people to use it so that it would benefit Linux and help it to grow and be better, more legit. At some point, I became convinced that my advocacy was backwards. It's not that Linux needs the people; t...
by lykwydchykyn
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: What kind of musician am I?
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: What kind of musician am I?

You sound like my kind of musician. I have a lot of "ooh shiny" issues with my creative activities. One day I want to record a prog rock masterpiece, the next day I want to build my own guitar pedals, the next I want to make a synth-pop song with nothing but one synth and a tape machine. A...
by lykwydchykyn
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: Debian-10
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: Debian-10

Yay.... guess what I'm doing at work for the next few weeks.
by lykwydchykyn
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: is Hydrogen better than Ardour for drums
Replies: 12
Views: 660

Re: is Hydrogen better than Ardour for drums

When I've used Hydrogen, I generally set it to output separate tracks for each instrument, then record hydrogen's output directly into Ardour. That way I can take advantage of subtle variations introduced by Hydrogen's humanize and probability features. I like to get things into the audio domain as ...
by lykwydchykyn
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Um, help?"
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Um, help?"

You might want to look at LMMS. It's different from tracker-style programs, but it's a pretty easy environment for creating electronic music. I don't think you can record vocals in it; for that, you'd want to bring your tracks into something like Ardour or QTractor (the latter being the gentler lear...
by lykwydchykyn
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Latest recordings -- what can i improve
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: Latest recordings -- what can i improve

I like these tracks. I've been thinking for a while that Tocatta and Fugue in D minor would make a great surf rock song, so it's nice to hear another rock arrangement of a classical piece. I dig the recorder solo on the last piece. The last verse in that third song is particularly poignant -- very ...
by lykwydchykyn
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Latest recordings -- what can i improve
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: Latest recordings -- what can i improve

The first one: what a great voice and song! I have a bit of a pet peeve with the "gaspings" at the beginning of the phrasings, they take me a bit out of the song, and I usually lower them down or even remove them in my own stuff, but I've observed that a lot of people just leave them as t...
by lykwydchykyn
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Latest recordings -- what can i improve
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: Latest recordings -- what can i improve

The first track is quite good. I'd say that for the first verse there could be just a bit of 'something else' to package together everything else. Subsequent verses are all right. Of course, everything should be well mixed and mastered. I would agree that the bass needs a bit more punch. It sounds ...
by lykwydchykyn
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Latest recordings -- what can i improve
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: Latest recordings -- what can i improve

I think the first one sounds great, I didn't hear anything worth nitpicking. Did you really do the percussion track(s) with only a cajon and a hihat? Yeah, though I also have a talking drum, a darbuka, and some other little hand-held percussion things I layer in. No samples or or anything like that...
by lykwydchykyn
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Latest recordings -- what can i improve
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: Latest recordings -- what can i improve

Thanks for the feedback. The bass is pretty heavily compressed already, though I didn't want to totally lose dynamics. I think the cymbals (which is really just my hihat with the two plates separated) were distorting. I was tracking another song last night and found that activating the pad on the in...
by lykwydchykyn
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Latest recordings -- what can i improve
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Latest recordings -- what can i improve

Here are a few of my latest songs I've done with ardour. I've been focusing more on capturing good sounds from real instruments and less on post-processing or emulating. http://www.alandmoore.com/lc/aud/Alan%20D%20Moore%20-%20Come%20out%20of%20Babylon.ogg http://www.alandmoore.com/lc/aud/Alan%20D%20...
by lykwydchykyn
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: The hunt of orion
Replies: 6
Views: 1581

Re: The hunt of orion

Thanks for correcting the link, sorry about that! There's definitely a learning curve to modular synths, and I would probably not be so excited if I hadn't taken that college course that included modular synths. I think the key to appreciating them is understanding what they really excel at. Express...
by lykwydchykyn
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Decent but inexpensive powered near-fields
Replies: 8
Views: 3639

Re: Decent but inexpensive powered near-fields

Hmmmm something to think over. I'm not sure I could get myself feeling right about a mono monitor. I *mostly* mix on headphones right now, but I feel like the mixes don't always translate well. I've been comparing current mixes to the stuff I did 8-10 years ago when I had a dedicated room and used m...

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