You are the only person I know of that uses ardour so I am directing this towards you.
If I am using an mp3 BT through xmms and setup a stero track, I record the mp3 and one guitar at the same time.
1. How can I edit the output of each after the track is recorded? For instance I either want to turn the BT down or turn the guitar up? Is this possible?
2. I notice there is a bpm availble in ardour when recording? Is there a built in metronome? that could possibly click or beep as I play that can be removed later?
Anyother tips you can give me? Unfortunatly the documentation is very lacking with thiss software.. yet it seems that it can anything plus wash my dishes in the sink
Sorry, just saw this.
First, don't do it that way. Set up a stereo track, convert your BT to wav using mpg123 and import the audio file to the track (right click on track and choose edit->add file or something like that - not at home). Then, set up another mono track to record the guitar. Set the guitar track to record (you are probably already set up to use the right inputs but you may want to edit through the mixer panel). Hit record, hit play and listen and play. You will probably want to wear headphones so the mic doesn't pic up the bt comming from the speakers. I have not yet figured out how to make headphone mixes, but it probably has something to do with busses. I just turn up the headphones and my amp so that they balance a bit when I wear the headphones.
In other words, always record each thing to its own track otherwise no, you can't adjust the mix.
No #1 is answered because you have two tracks with two sets of faders, paners, effects loops, etc...if you do it like above.
#2 -> There is a button that says "click". If you push this button you will hear clicks comming out of the main audio (You can probably change that). They do not get recorded unless your mic picks them up. You can change the way they sound, but I don't see any need. You set the bpm by right clicking as I recall but it took a while to find that. It is a standard studio type click track thingy. I believe they can be routed through a bus or track and so can be recorded.
There are several 'bars' on top of the editor window. One is "SMTP" or something like that and I don't know what that means but it seems to just be basic time. Another is measures and beats. The click track goes with that 'bar'.
Yeah, the documentation sucks. You have to play around. Join the linux-audio-users list I directed you to. They are /usually/ very helpful just don't post anything about songs on soundclick unless you can handle being lectured by a bunch of boobs. I probably would have bought the manual if the developers ever finished it, but they didn't and won't.
They have a wiki set up now at http://ardour.org/manual/
I recently added some effects post-fader and they work nice. Reverb takes mono input and outputs stereo, which is cool and ends up really strengthening your track I think. Hopefully you installed LADSPA and all the plugins you could find and so have a shit load of effects to play with.
Hydrogen drums will play to jack and so can be recorded with ardour without having to mic your speakers.