The First Linux Recording

Here is thirty seconds of my first, official, render from Linux.

Notes:

      • Current hardware setup: Tascam US-16×08 into HP EliteBook 850 G3 running Fedora Jam 36.
      • Drums were recorded via Reaper on Windows the week before I started moving everything over to Linux. No processing was done to the drum tracks after the initial recording.
          • Once I got Reaper running on Linux, I exported the raw stems and imported them into Mixbus 32c
          • Plugins used: ACE EQ and Compressor on the drum bus and the kick and snare tracks. All other drum tracks were mixed using only the inline Mixbus EQ and Compressor.
              • Reverb bus 1: ACE Reverb.
              • Reverb bus 2: Gverb 1
      • Some guitars (base rhythm tracks and some melodies) were recorded via Reaper on Windows before the move. These were DI, then run through GuitarRig 6 Player.
          • Like the drums, the stems were exported and brought into Mixbus.
          • I kept the GuitarRig processing on these tracks because they sounded good, and I wanted to use them as a reference while I learned ToneLib GFX.
      • Remaining guitar tracks (additional rhythm and melodies, bridge guitars) were recorded via Mixbus (DI; my guitar straight Tascam) and run through ToneLib GFX.
      • Bass recorded via Reaper on Windows before the move.
          • Bass was not a DI, it was recorded by micing the amp (Ampeg PF-350, TC Electronic BC212, SM-75).
          • No processing on it before the stem export.
          • Once in Mixbus, the tracks were touched up with ToneLib TubeWarmth and Mixbus EQ.
      • Slight EQ, compression, and saturation on the master bus; no plugins, just the track controls.

All tracks that had plugins, especially guitar tracks with heavy hitters like ToneLib GFX, were frozen/printed to cut back on system resources.

The full song, music wise is finished and recorded. Lyrics were completed this past week and I’ll be laying down vocal tracks over the coming days.

It’s been well over year since I completed When Something Appears so it’s nice to get something done even if it’s just a single song.

 


1: I think Gverb is included either in Mixbus or Fedora Jam. I do know it’s by Juhana Sadeharju and I can’t find anything on it other than this bit at RTcmix. No matter where it came from, it’s fantastic.