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Re: [vox] Any musicians in our group?

A friend built me a custom Flying V for my birthday eight years ago
and and my wife gave me a Line 6 Spider II (2x12, 150W) to go along
with it. It was a very good birthday. The amp cabinet emulation is
versatile and the output would be a decent start to your sonic arms
race, but there is no digital output. I am not sure about the current
version (Spider IV).

I have not played with digital recording or emulation for guitar.
Please let me know where you go with it.


On Sat, Apr 06, 2013 at 12:07:43PM -0700, Richard Burkhart wrote:
> Bored curiosity time: are there any musicians among the LUGOD'ers?
> I'm currently exploring a set of music related Linux projects:
>   - Learning how to use the audio software in Ubuntu Studio - 
> specifically Ardour - to do multi-track recording from various sources 
> (guitar, vocals, software-based drum machine, etc.)
>   - I don't have an actual guitar amp (Little boxes powered by 9 volt 
> batteries don't count, no matter how much the little box looks like a 
> Fender amp w/half stack).  I'm trying to get a Line6 Pod XTLive digital 
> amp modeler to:
> a) connect to the computer via USB (a Line6 driver is in the kernel, and 
> loaded in Ubuntu by default),
> b) be visible and route'able as an input in JACK,
> c) be visible to Ardour as a source  (I got the VU meters to bounce from 
> the guitar input),
> d) and finally (the part I'm still working on)  have the audio signal 
> actually hit the recording track and be available to the monitor 
> speakers so I can play guitar through the Pod without headphones.
>   - Some day I'll get a *real* amp, of the kind that can be heard in 
> Davis from Sacramento at 1/3 volume.  Anyone play with linux-based 
> recording of these?  Yesterday I found out that the Fender Mustang 
> series (digital amp) is USB-connectable, has a driver in the kernel 
> that's been loaded in Ubuntu by default, and has QT4/libusb-1.0 based 
> software (http://piorekf.org/plug/about/) that will let you configure 
> the amp from the computer side.  This moves the Mustang into the same 
> category as the PodXTLive ... if I can get the Pod working in Ardour, 
> the Mustang probably won't be any different ... So has anyone played 
> around with a different amp?   How'd you get it to work?
> So ... back to the bored curiosity.  Are there any musicians among the 
> Lugod membership?  What do you play?  Have any of you explored digital 
> recording or external hardware?  Anyone play with USB or Firewire multi 
> channel audio interfaces? Anyone curious about what I find out once I 
> finally work through all of the above challenges?
> Happy Saturday
> Richard B.
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