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New video tutorial describing a complete audio production workflow using Muse and Ardour

New video tutorial describing a complete audio production workflow using Muse and Ardour

Libre Music Production proudly presents Michael Oswalds new 8+ hours video tutorial describing a complete audio production workflow using Muse and Ardour.

In this tutorial you will learn how to import, clean up and edit a MIDI file using MusE. It then goes on to show how to import the MIDI file into Ardour and setting up instruments to play the song. On to guitar recording and audio editing in Ardour, selecting sounds and editing several takes.

The tutorial continues with vocal recording and editing, mixing and mastering the song.

A complete audio production workflow with Muse and Ardour

Audio production with Muse and Ardour is a 6 part video tutorial showing a complete workflow using FLOSS audio tools.

In this tutorial you will learn how to import, clean up and edit a MIDI file using MusE. It then goes on to show how to import the MIDI file into Ardour and setting up instruments to play the song.

On to guitar recording and audio editing in Ardour, selecting sounds and editing the takes.

The tutorial continues with vocal recording and editing, mixing and mastering the song.

Petigor's Tale used Audacity for sound recording

Petigor's Tale used Audacity for sound recording

When the authors of Petigor's Tale, a game developed using Blend4Web, wanted to record and edit sound effects for their upcoming game, their choice fell on Audacity.

Read their detailed blog entry about how the editing and recording was made.

Ardour 4.7 released

Ardour 4.7 released

Ardour 4.7 is now available, including a variety of improvements and minor bug fixes. The two most significant changes are:

Ardour 4.6 has been released

Ardour 4.6 has been released

Ardour 4.6 has been released with many interesting and useful new features, as well as loads of bug fixes. Let's check out some of what's new.

Track and bus duplication

Tracks and busses can now be duplicated. You'll find this option by right clicking on track headers in the editor window, or by clicking on the track/bus name of a mixer strip in the mixer window. This will duplicate the track/bus with all plugins and plugin settings.

Qtractor QuickStart

Qtractor QuickStart

Introduction

Qtractor can handle your MIDI and Audio tracks with sample-perfect precision, present you with a state of the art, industry standard mixer, complete with complex routing and effects, and allow you to record, mix and master your song all the way to the final bounce to a standard stereo recording tool. But this is not what we are going to do today.

New release of Guitarix

New release of Guitarix

Guitarix version 0.34.0 has just been released. One of the most interesting new additions includes the ability to download Guitarix presets directly from musical-artifacts.com, without leaving Guitarix's interface. You will now see a new 'Online' button in the preset selection area of Guitarix. Clicking on this will pop up a window from which you can download presets.

What is an audio file format and which should I use?

An audio file format is a file format for storing audio. There are various audio file formats and they all encode audio data in different ways. There are two different approaches; compressed or non-compressed formats. Other differences between formats include licenses. Let take a closer look at these differences and which formats suit which purposes best.

Ardour 4.2 arrives, bug fixes galore

Ardour 4.2 arrives, bug fixes galore

The Ardour devs have just announced version 4.2, codenamed "Taking Tiger Mountain". This release is primarily a bug fix release.

Notably, the audio/MIDI IO backend for Windows has been replaced with completely new code. Other areas that have been concentrated on for bug fixes include plugins, automation, video and MIDI control surfaces.

For full details on changes in this release, check out the announcement over at ardour.org

Guitarix 0.33.0 released

Guitarix 0.33.0 released

The Guitarix developers have just announced a new release, version 0.33.0. This release sees a number of new plugins added to the virtual guitar amp simulator. These include -

A new Wah plugin with manual/auto/alien mode and the following emulated wah wah's to select from -

  • Colorsound Wah
  • DallasArbiter Wah
  • Foxx Wah
  • JEN Wah
  • Maestro Boomer Wah
  • Selmer Wah
  • Vox Wah

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