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Mixing In The Free World

There are an impressive number of talented musicians amongst free and open source software geeks. Grammy-nominated recording engineer Mike Tarantino gives a hands on look at mixing music. Using Ardour, a popular free software Digital Audio Workstation, we'll look at setting up your mix and demo some specific mixing techniques to address common problems and give a more professional sound. This will include some basic how-to and is a follow-up to last year's LCA session, Rockin' In The Free World. Let's mix!

Mike Tarantino

Mike is a Grammy-nominated recording engineer with 13 years of professional experience, working with artists such as James Blunt, Pete Murray, Badly Drawn Boy, Sloan and Michael Jackson. As a songwriter and musician, his songs have been used in a variety of places from popular TV shows to the sleaziest burlesque halls in Brooklyn. He also was the composer of a neo-swing musical, Buddy Cianci the Musical, performed in New York. He takes inspiration from his cyborg lawyer wife to find free and open solutions wherever he can. He is also the author of the popular theme song of the free software oggcast, Free as in Freedom.