mdlbear 5


Freeland,W US   Jan 29  

Artist Bio

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


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  • @elesimo  Feb 5

    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.

  • @pocketnaomi  Feb 2

    Greetings, big brother! It's good to see you here.

  • @andygetch  Jan 31

    Hello and welcome to FAWM. Hope you and the other bears get along nicely 😀

  • @tuneslayer2018  Jan 30

    Hey Steve, good to see you here.

  • @jonmeta  Jan 30

    Welcome to the party.

  • @nuj4x Jan 30

  • @oddbod  Jan 30

    Oops, looks like this is The Beard Club...I'd better go

  • @coolparadiso  Jan 30

    Have a great Fawm!

  • @johnstaples  Jan 30

    Hello and welcome to FAWM! Hope you have a great month of songwriting and community fun!

  • @metalfoot  Jan 29

    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!