Live band and banjo picker
Hey everybody, I've been lurking these forums for about a year now, and learning how to use this wonderful tool. (Been recording quite a bit longer than that, starting with an old tape deck as a child, and just last year ditched my fancy-pants Apple/Logic setup for Linux/Ardour. Couldn't be happier.)
Anyway, here's a couple recordings done Ardour, my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, and a couple basic LADSPA plugins on a Lenovo Thinkpad T510.
First up is my friends' band, called Calicocat. I went and recorded them live in this little shitty dive bar here in Nashville. The mics are just two pencil condensers on either side of the room; making a basic stereo picture of what was happening. Not ideal like getting the outputs from the mixer, but it definitely captures the spirit of the band.
Next up is a really good friend who is a fantastic banjo player, guitarist, and general multi-instrumental virtuoso. I used a pencil condenser on his instruments and a large diaphragm dynamic condenser mic on his vocals.
Anyway I hope you guys enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed recording!