Resources for “The Linux-Based Recording Studio”

Where to Start

You can Google your way to most software, but there are some great package resources out there. I'm on Red Hat, so I use PlanetCCRMA. The Planet is a project at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, maintained by a knowledgeable guy named Fernando. Not only does Nando maintain Red Hat RPMs of most audio and video applications, drivers, utilities and even custom kernels, he has an extensive guide for installing kernels, ALSA sound drivers and software, as well as for tweaking your machine's performance. I highly recommend reading through the Planet, even if you're not using Red Hat. There are other similar resources for different distributions. Places to start:

Audioslack: www.audioslack.com

DeMuDi: www.demudi.org

Linux Audio User's Guide: www.djcj.org/LAU/guide/index.php

Linux DJ: www.linuxdj.com

Linux-Sound: linux-sound.org/distro.html

Linux Sound and MIDI Pages: www.xdt.com/ar/linux-snd

Linux Sound How-To: www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Sound-HOWTO

PlanetCCRMA: ccrma-www.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software

SourceForge: sourceforge.net

Turn-Key: www.esm.rochester.edu/kevine/turnkey

Ardour Documentation

Ardour Home Page: ardour.sourceforge.net

Ardour Bugtracker: ardour.org/mantis

JACK (Jack Audio Connection Kit): jackit.sourceforge.net

JACK User Documentation: www.djcj.org/LAU/jack

Installing and Configuring ALSA, JACK and Ardour on Red Hat 7.3, by Jan Depner: myweb.cableone.net/eviltwin69/ALSA_JACK_ARDOUR.html

ALSA Sound Drivers: www.alsa-project.org

The Ardour Documentation Project: www.djcj.org/LAU/ardour

The Mandrake Audio Worksation HowTo: groundstate.ca/mdkaw

Recording Audio from JACK-Enabled Applications in Ardour, by A. J. (Tony) Schiavone: www.djcj.org/LAU/quicktoots/toots/Jack_Ardour

Jacking Pd and Ardour - a tootorial, by Reiner Klenk: www.djcj.org/LAU/quicktoots/toots/pd-ardour

General Recording Information

ALSA Sound Card Matrix: www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc

“Setting up a Multitrack Audio Recording Studio”, by Alex Heizer: www.linuxjournal.com/article/4814

Creating Audio CDs With Linux, by Dave Phillips: linux.oreillynet.com/pub/a/linux/2001/01/05/record_cd.html

MP3s: Recording Tutorial: www.activebass.com/music/recording.asp

The CCRMA Recording Sessions: ccrma-www.stanford.edu/courses/192a/Session.pdf

Microphone Tutorial: www.freeloops.co.uk/micropho.htm

Recording: www.homerecording.com/recording.html

RME's PCI Cardbus and Multiface Combination Card: www.rme-audio.com/english/hdsp/multifa.htm

RME's HDSP 9652: www.rme-audio.com/english/hdsp/hdsp9652.htm

“Using the Hammerfall HDSP on Linux”, by Peter Todd: www.linuxjournal.com/article/7024

NQuit Tips: www.nquit.com/rtips.htm

Recording: www.recordingmag.com

EQ: www.eqmag.com

Electronic Musician: www.electronicmusician.com

Kernel/Tuning

Planet CCRMA: ccrma-www.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/tunesystem.html

Low Latency: www.linuxdj.com/audio/lad/resourceslatency.php3

Low Latency in the Linux Kernel, by Dave Phillips: linux.oreillynet.com/pub/a/linux/2000/11/17/low_latency.html

Microphones

Microphone Tutorial: www.digitalmusicworld.com/html/hardware/Microphones/MicroTutorial.php

Amplitude-X Forums: www.amplitude-x.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=53

Microphone Reviews: www.microphonereview.com/reviews.asp

Electronic Musician, Microphones Reviews & Features: emusician.com/microphones

Shure Beta 58A Dynamic Microphone, Chris Bereznay: www.musicgearreview.com/reviews/shure-beta58a.htm

Rode NT3 Microphone: www.musicgearreview.com/quicktakes/rode-nt3-microphone.htm

Mic Reviews: www.justenough.net/reviews/vocals/mic.php

Studio Acoustics

Steven Klein, Acoustic Design & Products: www.soundcontrolroom.com/help.htm

Steven Klein, Basic Guidelines for Placement of Acoustic Materials: www.soundcontrolroom.com/guidelines.htm

Studio Acoustics—Introduction: www.primacoustic.com/Accoustics/01_intro.html

Control Room Acoustics, by John Storyk: broadcastengineering.com/ar/broadcasting_control_room_acoustics

Mailing Lists

ALSA Announcements: lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/alsa-announce

ALSA Developers: lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/alsa-devel

ALSA Users: lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/alsa-user

Ardour Development: lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/ardour-dev

Ardour Users: lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/ardour-users

Linux Audio Announcements: www.linuxdj.com/audio/lad/subscribelaa.php3

Linux Audio Developers: www.linuxdj.com/audio/lad/subscribelad.php3

Linux Audio Users: www.linuxdj.com/audio/lad/subscribelau.php3

Planet CCRMA: ccrma-mail.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/planetccrma

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