Influences: Woody Guthrie, Stan Rogers, Joan Baez, Tom Smith... just about anything in the folk - new folk - filk range.
The Mandelbear has been kicking around the net, slinging code, playing guitar, and writing the occasional song for roughly half a century. He is currently in a folk band with his sister and her teenaged kid.
Pronouns: he/him; they/them if you prefer
Hi, @mdlbear! Thanks for you comment on my track "Southern Cross"!
I use Ardour for everything. I usually mix recorded live guitars with programmed drums, bass and keys. For that track I used soundfonts for the harp, french horn and piano (from FluidR3), with Ardour's native soundfont player. The bass is generated using ZynFusion (which I love, but I only use the presets), and I use some of the CALF plugins and the OvertoneDSP (proprietary, but native Linux) plugins. The drums are all samples from vinyl.
I also use lame to encode the MP3, and mp3info to edit the metadata. I'm really happy that I can make music with open source! The only exception is OvertoneDSP, but I really like supporting companies that develop native Linux VSTs, and their plugins are really good.
Greetings, big brother! It's good to see you here.
Hello and welcome to FAWM. Hope you and the other bears get along nicely 😀
Hey Steve, good to see you here.
Welcome to the party.
Oops, looks like this is The Beard Club...I'd better go
Have a great Fawm!
Hello and welcome to FAWM! Hope you have a great month of songwriting and community fun!
Hey! Welcome to FAWM! Hope you have a great experience and get lots of new song ideas. If you have any questions about FAWM etc, feel free to drop me a line!