Hi there !
I wanted to share with you a live session entirely recorded and mixed with ardour and ACE plugins.
We took an old Zoom R16 to record it (which was a pain, because the preamps were quite noisy and unstable), 4 mics for the drums (Audix D6 for the kick, SM57 for the snare, ADX51 for the overhead), 2 for the guitar (E906 for the guitar amp signal and Audix DP4 for the bass amp signal.)
We surprisingly didn’t have to mix that much : few eq on the snare and little compression on the kick made it work (ACE community compressor and EQ).
We also used compressor, EQ and dragonfly reverb on the voice.
We would really like to thank Ardour devs for the hard quality work they’ve done : everything worked well, simple and fast.
I would like to hear some advices on how to mix it better : every time I pushed too much on EQ or compression, it gave me a worst result than the rough mix, so I ended up doing a “less is more” kind of mixing. We had a lot of fun making it, and we would like to sound better for our next try.
Thank you for your time and for your future advices.