On 08/09/2017 04:09 PM, Tom Van Gorkom wrote:
I wish we could run Audition on Linux. Anyone had success with that?
Our automation (Rivendell) is on CentOS so I keep two computers up for
the production rooms. We use Audacity for the quick basic edits of
single/stereo tracts and Audition 3.0 for multi-track production.
Sorry for the really late reply; and sorry for its length, but I really
love the product I use.
I use Harrison Mixbus for multitrack production on CentOS 7. Works
great. Mixbus is based on the open source Ardour DAW, and is very much
worth the price. If you want to get really fancy, pay the extra for
Mixbus32C, which includes 12 mixbuses (as opposed to the regular Mixbus'
8) and has a component-level circuit simulation of the Harrions 32C EQ
on every channel. The sound is fantastic.
I produce my weekend radio broadcast (2PM Saturdays, wgcr.net for
streaming if you want to listen) with Mixbus, and have used it for
several years. It was a bit of a painful decision to use donations to
purchase software and hardware in addition to paying for the broadcast
time, but the donor in question approved my use of a particularly good
donation for hardware and software; I firmly believe that what you do
for the Lord should have the absolute best you can afford (the principle
of firstfruits!), so I use a Roland R26 recorder with my old Shure SM10A
for tracking, and I bought the upgrades to Mixbus 3 and 4 and Mixbus 32C
3 and 4 using that donation. The SM10A has a squirrellish sound due to
the small dynamic transducer, but the Mixbus EQ is able to make it sound
much better, and the R26's preamps are the lowest-noise ones I have ever
heard (that's why I bought the R26 even though it's not the cheapest out
there; the SM10A has a terribly low output level that most preamps just
cannot deal with without lots of noise). I don't like hearing myself,
and I am still pleased at the quality of the sound. I need to do some
isolation work on the SM10A, but other than the jiggle noise from the
earpieces it is crystal clear.
Mixbus just keeps getting better and better. Labor day specials: Mixbus
$29, Mixbus 32C $129. http://harrisonconsoles.lpages.co/specials/ (this
is a good deal, by the way, and, no, I don't work for Harrison; I am
just a very satisfied user; I've used Mixbus since version 1.0 in 2009)
Mixbus is cross-platform and runs on Linux, Windows, and macOS. You can
look at the features on this page:
http://harrisonconsoles.com/site/mixbus.html (for Mixbus32C:
My production setup for my broadcast includes using the Harrison bus
compressor set in leveler mode (sounds hauntingly like a UREI LA-2A and
works very smoothly for vocal leveling), and I've purchased and used
many of the Harrison XT plugins over the years, including their de-esser
and their pitch-tracking vocal character plugin. I've purchased a few
of the OvertoneDSP plugins; it's not widely known, but the OvertoneDSP
FC70 plugin (Fairchild 670 emulation) is available for and runs on
Linux. I don't over-process; my audio is destined for three different
processors, and I know those processors are going to cut, chop, and dice
my audio anyway, so I've not used the FC70 very much, just two stages of
the leveler (one on the track, one on the mixbus) and the Mixbus final
limiter, with the K-14 meter staying in the yellow band for peaks seems
to feed the three processors (an Omnia for the FM, and Optimod 9200 for
the AM, and an Optimod PC 1100 for the Internet) with reasonably
preprocessed but not crunched audio.
If it seems like I am gushing, that's because I AM GUSHING. The
workflow of Mixbus is exactly what I want, and the ease of getting a mix
to gel with it is legendary. If I could afford a control surface the
mix would gel faster, I'm sure, but even with the mouse it feels like
I'm mixing on a high-end console, not on a DAW.
If anyone would like to hear samples, let me know.