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by bhilmers
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Microphone recommendations for speech
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: Microphone recommendations for speech

Thanks for the correction, j_e_f_f_g. I would also like to add I am a big fan of the LSP " Gate " plugin. It takes a lot of training to breathe correctly and minimize breaths and mouth noise, and this plugin gives you amazing control over the "not speech" part of your track. I kn...
by bhilmers
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Microphone recommendations for speech
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: Microphone recommendations for speech

I've been doing pro voiceover work with a Samson C01U for over a decade (USB condenser). I mentioned in another post it has a "low noise floor with a little harshness in the upper mids". It suits the work I do and is part of "my sound". I actually have a smoother sounding condens...
by bhilmers
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Drawbacks of installing Ubuntu Studio 18.04?
Replies: 17
Views: 1113

Re: Drawbacks of installing Ubuntu Studio 18.04?

Is it different enough from Ubuntu to mean that the usual approaches to de-bugging an Ubuntu audio system wouldn't work? Does it have its own way of doing things that require familiarity with Ubuntu Studio rather than just Ubuntu? Not terribly different. I think the main thing Ubuntu Studio does is...
by bhilmers
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Drawbacks of installing Ubuntu Studio 18.04?
Replies: 17
Views: 1113

Re: Drawbacks of installing Ubuntu Studio 18.04?

Does Ubuntu Studio really qualify as a separate 'distro'? It's Ubuntu 18.04 with a few audio specific apps. It's a little bit more than just audio and I feel it probably qualifies as a separate distro. They have a custom installer that lets users pick different creative setups (audio/music producti...
by bhilmers
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Are there affordable microphones that last for decades?
Replies: 23
Views: 1703

Re: Are there affordable microphones that last for decades?

I've been using a Samson C01U for over a decade. Never had a problem and it's definitely affordable. Low noise floor with a little harshness in the upper mids. Definitely better for vocals than recording instruments, but a great value nonetheless.
by bhilmers
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Drawbacks of installing Ubuntu Studio 18.04?
Replies: 17
Views: 1113

Re: Drawbacks of installing Ubuntu Studio 18.04?

I think I can answer this. A normal Ubuntu LTS will have point releases , which are updates that include bugfixes and such. The Ubuntu Studio team is not part of Canonical and does not have the manpower to test every upstream point release of 18.04 and repackage it as a fresh Ubuntu Studio ISO (exam...
by bhilmers
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: OverTone DSP V3 Vintage EQ Plug-ins - March 2019 update
Replies: 22
Views: 1377

Re: OverTone DSP V3 Vintage EQ Plug-ins - March 2019 update

I'm going to say the Marketplace subforum is the better place for this, HOWEVER, the Linux Music News subforum gives no content guidelines except "Discuss anything new and newsworthy!" That should be fixed if posting announcements here is a problem, but I don't think it is. As an aside, th...
by bhilmers
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Developer's Section
Topic: Looks like we'll have work to do
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: Looks like we'll have work to do

20 years after they released the spec I'm still not using IPv6. I'll probably be dead before I need MIDI 2.0.
by bhilmers
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Your favourite Linux DAW's in 2019?
Replies: 80
Views: 3671

Re: Your favourite Linux DAW's in 2019?

Michael Willis wrote:
bhilmers wrote:a MIDI "panic button"
Ardour has that, it's a button near the top left corner with an exclamation mark.

Well, would you look at that! Thanks MW!
by bhilmers
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Your favourite Linux DAW's in 2019?
Replies: 80
Views: 3671

Re: Your favourite Linux DAW's in 2019?

As others have mentioned, the workflow can be a bit awkward when working with MIDI, but the bigger problem, for me, is the MIDI bugs. For example, there seems to be a big problem with stuck notes at the end of a region. Oh, I remember what I forgot to ask for: a MIDI "panic button". It wa...
by bhilmers
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Your favourite Linux DAW's in 2019?
Replies: 80
Views: 3671

Re: Your favourite Linux DAW's in 2019?

What midi editing features would make Ardour better for your workflow? Honestly, Ardour has everything I "need." Some of the way it handles editing is genius, and in other ways it's frustrating (but that's just something that comes with practice). If I had one "want" it's not MI...
by bhilmers
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: [Solved] Trouble installing Wine Staging on Mint 19.1
Replies: 16
Views: 2059

Re: [Solved] Trouble installing Wine Staging on Mint 19.1

Death wrote:..it's better to avoid using Wine...

You know what I realized the other day? I need WINE to run my font viewer. Surprisingly, "Font Manager" is kinda crap, and all the other Linux font managers seem to be broken or useless. I'm seriously considering writing one myself.
by bhilmers
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Your favourite Linux DAW's in 2019?
Replies: 80
Views: 3671

Re: Your favourite Linux DAW's in 2019?

I'm very excited to see the midi progression. It's the main issue for me. I play guitar in some of my songs but I mostly make electronic music these days so midi is very important to me.. Same here. I need the ability to record live instruments and program soft synths. I don't even consider using a...
by bhilmers
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: [Solved] Trouble installing Wine Staging on Mint 19.1
Replies: 16
Views: 2059

Re: [Solved] Trouble installing Wine Staging on Mint 19.1

Death, thanks for posting this thread. I recently migrated back to Mint a few weeks ago and ran into this same problem, but never attempted to solve it because I've been trying to stop using WINE (it's a crutch in my audio workflow). I had the same issue of mentally blocking out the "i386"...
by bhilmers
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: Fatboy Soundfont
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Re: Fatboy Soundfont

Can't wait to try it out, hopefully find time this week.

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