Complete CD production - and we even got signed with it
we are THE ELECTRIC CHURCH, a French Southern Rock and Jam Band, and we produced our last CD using
ARDOUR on a Linux (ubuntu) system
Audacity 1.5 on a Windows system
TASCAM 2488 as a recording interface for multichannel // intakes
As we did not find a reliable and easy working 8 in // recording interface for Win or Linux, we decided to record the drums on a TASCAM 2488 (which CAN handle 8 channels //) and then add tracks one by one later. I work with Ardour, Manu - our other guitar player - works with Win/Audacity. We have swapped files (on USB sticks and CDs) more than a hundred times. I cared for MY (right channel) guitar, bass and voices; Manu worked HIS guitar (left channel) and the keyboards and when we thought "yeah, sounds like a song" we mixed it all down in Ardour and mastered it just a very little bit.
While our way of recording and producing may seem very unusual or even complicated - it was really convenient for us. We could care for "the task at hand", compare versions and discuss progress wherever we met. We just took a few notes and returned to our little home studios, where we could record all the tracks we wanted AT THE MOMENT WE FELT INSPIRED and NOT at the moment we agreed on last week (!!!). Importing and exporting tracks was pretty easy, once you grew used to it; it comes natural now :o)
OK, how does it sound? There is a Player on our website's right side - just play the whole CD - you can also listen to our songs on myspace or FREE DOWLOAD the entire album from last.fm; here's the links:
rock n roll!