I’d like to share a live recording from our last concert.
It is actually recorded in a program called ecasound and then imported in Ardour for editing and processing. The main reason for using a lightweight application for tracking is that the computer used for tracking - Raspberry pi Zero - is powerfull enough only for the easiest tasks. Most of the time we are not in financial position to hire a professional sound engineer so I (as the “audio nerd” of the ensemble) took the responsibility to archive our concerts. And since the bassoon is a quite heavy instrument to drag around, I always looked for an alternative to a laptop and tens of meters of microphone and electric power cables. So I came up with a following setup which seems to work fine: I put Raspberry pi Zero, the usb sound card (E-mu 0404USB, aging but still fantastic) and the 7500 mAh 5V battery in a small shoebox wrapped in the mat black paper (I call it the “stage box”, visible at the foot of the mic stand). Somewhere in the hall I put a miniature router/range extender to give me wifi signal and I operate the whole process from an Android tablet (running some VNC client) form backstage. And, since I need only 2x3 meters of mic cables all my recording setup fits in backpack (except for the mic stand).
Thanks for listening. I hope you like it and I hope I gave someone some tinkering ideas