While this year’s solo album is still in the queue, I uploaded 5 videos to YouTube today, all of which are from the same live show. (Actually, the guy doing spastically appearing head movements while playing bass, this is me.) The audio from a 14-track full band recording was mixed completely in Ardour.
Here’s the five tracks:
Enjoy and feel free to comment.
A bit of technical details for those of you who are into recording:
Vocal mic: Rode M2
Cello mic: Audix ADX 20 i-p (actually a saxophone mic, but works well, even though the positioning is a pain in the neck)
Electric guitar: Sennheiser E906 in front of Engl amp
Acoustic guitar: DI-Box
Bass guitar: DI output of SWR amp
Drums: Sennheiser E904 on toms and snare top, E902 on kick, Rode NT5 snare bottom, a pair of Oktava MK012s as overheads. Another pair of MK012s for the applause, but I didn’t use those tracks since voc and cello mic had caught enough noise from the audience.
Alltogether recorded into Logic via a Behringer X32 - because this is what the FOH guy had and we were lucky that he did it for us.
Mixdown in Ardour: Used EQ10Q (on all channels), Simple Amplifier (all channels), Calf Compressor (on kick and snare), Gate from Steve Harris’ collection (on toms). Furthermore, Windows VSTs from Voxengo: Voxformer Compressor/DeEsser (on vocals, bass, cello), Elephant Multiband Compressor/Limiter (on acoustic guitar and for mastering). Reverbs were Yamaha REV-X Hall and Room (outboard inside of a Yamaha 91V96i hooked up via ADAT optical to an old RME card).
Windows VSTs: Don’t do this at home, kids. However, for me personally it’s worth the hassle since I simply love the Voxengo compressors.
The audio was put together with the video by some other guy in Adobe Premiere. I know I might have done this in Ardour, but I simply don’t have the time and energy to go into the video domain at the moment.