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Postby hcore on Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:34 pm

Hey guys, im a garage musician, and i just switched to linux, and was wondering wich program is good for mixing tracks, using as a drum machine and such.

I used FL studio on windows so you can use that as example.
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Postby calumc on Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:50 pm

Ive never really used any myself but there are a few programs available in the software portal: http://www.linuxmint.com/software/?sec=category&id=7
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Postby scorp123 on Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:16 pm

Loop-based Music Composition With Linux, Parts 1 + 2

http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1000304
http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1000315
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Postby 900i on Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:06 am

My son is a spare time live sound engineer and he is experimenting with the Ubuntu Studio distro having just moved from a Windows environment.
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Postby D.B. on Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:35 am

I'm quite fond of Ardour myself
http://ardour.org/

I've also heard some great things about Wired
http://wired.epitech.net/index.php?opti ... e&Itemid=1

They both are advance programs with very comprehensive interfaces.
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Postby stafio on Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:45 am

Jokosher is another one. It's fairly clean and simple.
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Postby rerushg on Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:45 pm

Interesting thread.
I've got a spare bay at my business so I'm letting teenage bands practice there. Got 3-1/2 bands working out of there now.
They'd like to do some basic recording and I'd like to help them. One of them has a Lexicon Omega unit for input but it generally seems to work poorly, even in XP.
Question is: Can anybody recommend good cheap hardware for actually capturing input?

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Postby 900i on Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:24 pm

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Postby Lowkey on Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:41 am

Hi Peeps :D

Have a look at this...

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=182682

It describes how to use windows audio programs in Linux. Its worth a try. Check out EnergyXT too. Its for Linux and windows...

http://www.energy-xt.com/

As for soundcards Ive spent too much time trying to get various cards to work over the years so Id go with...

http://www.rme-audio.de/en_products_hdsp_9652.php

...for the Soundcard. Built like tanks and likely to give you no headaches. I'd get this with it...

http://www.behringer.com/ADA8000/index.cfm?lang=eng

...for the inputs. It'll give you room for expansion, quality and the least amount of headaches. Hook these into Ardour and you'll set.
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Re: making music on linux

Postby syn` on Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:25 pm

I do alot of hip-hop/R&B production for a few labels and I've been trying to switch completely over to Linux, but from what I see, the lack of quality music editing/composing software is limited. But a friend of mine told me he had FruityLoops running on Ubuntu. I'm not sure how or how it worked out, pretty noob to Linux myself, but I think leaning towards using the Windows software on Linux is what I'm going to do than trying to find Linux software.

I don't know if all my plugins, sound packs, and everything would work with them.
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Re: making music on linux

Postby stafio on Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:18 pm

Anyone interested in audio editing/production should check out Ubuntu Studio or perhaps some of the other multimedia distributions out there. (note: you'll have to scroll down a bit to see the list)
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Re: making music on linux

Postby michaelC on Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:57 am

hi
just saw this thread,im new to linuxmint 4,0 also,and i want to purely use it as a music production OS

(now im using reaper as my sequencer in vista)

but you can run reaper in linux using wine

heres some threads from the reaper forum

http://www.cockos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15238

http://www.cockos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8776

also check out hydrogen drum machine

http://www.hydrogen-music.org/

and if you like trackers,there is a beta of renoise for linux out now
(dont have the link)

hope this helps a little
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