I have good problem to have… I have a Nicaraguan buddy coming to San Francisco, Ca on the 28th, Los Angeles, Ca, on the 29th, and Las Vegas on the 30th. He’s got a 10 piece band, (about 18 mics/line ins) and does all sorts of great samba/salsa stuff.
He’s asked me to record his gigs, with ardour. I’m currently in LA, trying to arrange for 24 tracks worth of gear for the 29th, which I think I can do, but haven’t fully nailed down yet.
I figure if I can record 2 out of 3 dates, I’ve got a killer record on my hands that I can mix when I get back to Nicaragua, and I’d prefer to do the whole thing in ardour. I can line up someone with protools or prologic for the SF date, but I’d rather go for pure ardour throughout.
He didn’t tell me he was doing these gigs until a week ago. !@#!@
Now, I’d actually like to do an audiophile 96khz or higher recording as well, as I do some work for a certain high end audio company that I cannot mention that would totally dig that. So, 18 tracks, 96khz or higher…
I can pay for the time, and even loan some gear out to an ardour-experienced engineer that has a fast enough computer and can get to the Las Vegas gig, so I just need contacts…
So anyway, the band is called “Los Nuevos Panzers”. They do a lot of salsa/samba/cambio stuff that nobody outside of Nicaragua has ever heard. It’s intensely dancible…
Some details on the gigs:
And some (mostly 3-5 year old) youtube as to the kind of crazy latin american music they do is at:
Obviously I’m laying this on fast, so I can be reached at 1-408-464-8674 on my US cell phone, or via this forum. (I’ll also post the the ardour-users mailing list in a few minutes)