Hi guys, I’ve decided to skip Introduction topic and go straight to the business I heard last Big Daddy Linux Live and Linux Spotlights and @BigDaddyLinux aka Roccu mentioned that he wants to learn how to boost audio quality of his productions, so I’m here
Audio production is not my job and I’m far from be professionalism but I know few things that can be helpful and my DAW of choice is Ardour.
I didn’t prepper any sample (they will be unrepresentative anyway because don’t have raw audio files from shows and audio is more or less modified) but for podcast and radio “voice” principles are pretty simple (I’ve heard somewhere that old school audio engineers in radio stations likes to say compress and expand): dynamic compression, pretty aggressive gate and equalizer. Lowpass and Highpass correction will be nice to do as well. I think that Calf Studio Gear will be enough to do the job but if you like you can use other plugins. I’ve found out by accident (daily I record instruments and vocals and don’t combine Ardour with other programs.) some time ago that signal from PulseAudio can be captured separately from microphone which will be helpful with interviews. It’s not difficult it’s only requirement setting recording microphone from audio interface and PulseAudio on second audio track.
Some system tweaks will be required and don’t know how this impact your main machine. We can try to do minimum, I can write script to set daily and recording mode which will revert all changes for audio recording (something similar I’ve made in RecBox) or you can sacrifice one of machines you have behind your back in Linux Spotlight. We will figure out something
You can use Reaper but this will slow down process because I didn’t use it before and I’ll be not able to provide direct instruction. Only “you need to check somewhere there” or "this option should somewhere there.
Everyone interested in audio production are welcome I’ll try to do my best