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How to get a Kick out of the Bass Drum using EQ

The bass drum, which many know as the kick drum, plays an important role in music. It stirs emotion in the audience, making them want to dance as it thumps through their bodies. This is of course, what it’s supposed to do but if the kick drum is mixed incorrectly, it will leave the audience [...]

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New Ardour Recommended Plugin Effects Page

Sorry it’s been so long since the last post. Brian and I have been insanely busy with work. One of the biggest problems with using Ardour is the ridiculous number of LADSPA effects plugins that are available. It’s not easy to find a good plugin and you end up wasting a lot of time trying [...]

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Using a Bus to Route Effects in Ardour

When using computer audio effects, one must always bear in mind that your poor computer has to calculate the effect output everytime you play back your tracks. So when you go too crazy with effects, your computer will probably seize up, roll-over and die! To save your computer, it is important to use buses to [...]

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Audio Recording in Ubuntu Studio – Part 3: Adding Effects to the Ardour Drumtrack

Okay, by now you should have a drum track recorded in Ardour as the first step for your recording project. If not, check out Audio Recording in Ubuntu Studio – Part 2: Recording a Hydrogen Drumbeat. The drum track really is the backbone to your recording because it is often filled with the most emotion [...]

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Hydrogen Drum Machine Basics

This post aims to cover the basics around the Hydrogen Drum Machine interface and hopefully get a newbie feeling comfortable with the setup. Firstly, start up JACK and then Hydrogen. Once in Hydrogen, you want to select a drumkit which will suit your song the best. You can do this by opening the View menu [...]

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