Originally Posted by DJ_Maiko
Been doing music production since '96 & my favorite DAW used to be Reason. Years ago, I found Ardour & have never gone back. Very mature, professional product that in my opinion is better than Pro Tools & Reason and is open source to boot! Doesnt get much better than that.
Audacity just looks cartoony & not very profesh. LMMS is #2 in my book.
TerminatorX is a good audio synthesizer which lets you "scratch" (& I use & love this program just for that!) but it's not audio *authoring* software.
I just checked out ardour and have been using and learning it for a few days now. GREAT program! I really like it! really impressive functionality! I also use reason and I have to say I dont think think that there is any program that can ever quite replace it. I dont use midi near as much as live audio but in my opinion reason 4 is still the ultimate midi work station.