Yet another video thing, here’s some smooth Jazz, live: https://youtu.be/ADNV4MmWJWM
The recording was done with two Rode NT5 mics positioned A/B with 2m distance to each other, approx. 30cm under the ceiling of the room, near the stage. They were plugged into a Tascam DR-70D recorder directly.
It turned out, that this positioning wasn’t such a good idea. There were plenty of over-emphasized frequencies and the recording is lacking low-end since the mics where too far away from the subwoofers (on the floor under the stage).
However, Ardour did a great job, together with x42q, Harrison XT-MC multiband compressor, a small amount of Calf Reverb and some final boosting using Voxengo Elephant 4.5 mastering limiter. The latter is a WindowsVST which I run wrapped to LinuxVST using LinVST, so far the most stable solution for this.
I think the result isn’t bad at all concerning the not so optimal mic positioning.
The video was captured with a Panasonic V777 camcorder and edited and brought together with the audio in Lightworks. I used to use Kdenlive, which amazes with features but shocks with instable behaviour and performance problems. Lightworks is a breeze, once you get used to its really strange usage concept. It can really seize the power of fat Nvidia cards at fullHD for real time preview.