Recording "Something" with Ardour (Ubuntu Studio)
Ok, digital multi-track recording has never really been my interest. However, stumbling over Ubuntu Studio and thus Ardour with friends woke my curiosity. So I set out to record a cover version of one of my favourite songs, "Something". Here's the result: http://tinyurl.com/3npyykg
Ubuntu Studio 10.10 on an older 32bit laptop
Input: Xion USB Recorder (originally made for recording tape/lp to computer, but works just as well using the earplug output from my bass/guitar amplifier)
Acoustic Guitar: USB microphone from a PS2
Drums: Hydrogen Drum machine
Organ/Synth: ZynAddSubFX (using the laptop keyboard to play, not too easy)
Effects reverb + phaser using "Calf plugin for Jack".
Since this is my first try with DAW, it took some time to understand how to get things working. But I must say, I am very impressed with Ardour, Jack and the other programs. Once I got the hang of how to put things together, it was extremely easy.
Also it is a very - ah - revealing - experience to record myself...
Thanks for a great product!!!