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Old 06-12-2016, 10:43 PM   #1
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I'm new looking for multitrack recording software, free from windows and microsoft. needs to work with USB.


I'm new 6 months so far I like it a lot, takes some time but will get there.

even without USB will help me so much right now

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Old 06-12-2016, 11:13 PM   #2
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do a search on "Audacity" !
 
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Old 06-12-2016, 11:36 PM   #3
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I use Audacity to record podcasts for HPR. It's a nice job of work, but uses a lot of RAM; save early and often.

You can find some very nice Audacity tutorials on YouTube, if you can work your way past the movie trailers and cat videos. Audacity works the same way on all platforms, so a tutorial for Audacity on Windows also applies to Audacity on Linux.

You might also check out Slackermedia. The site is oriented towards Slackware, but what it has to say about media creation and editing programs is cross-platform.
 
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will do thank ceyx I'm getting a lot of help fast so nice, a friend did try some stuff out there, now my files look like a junk yard.
 
Old 06-12-2016, 11:47 PM   #5
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this is just for working on my own music, I play guitar singer/songwriter for a band, I'll have a fast pc soon need a good OS so a lot to do in a short time,..
 
Old 06-12-2016, 11:54 PM   #6
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Linux Studio, you can get ideas what soft is available.
 
Old 06-13-2016, 07:04 AM   #7
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this is just for working on my own music, I play guitar singer/songwriter for a band, I'll have a fast pc soon need a good OS so a lot to do in a short time,..
Like ceyx said above, Audacity. I downloaded it, read some help file stuff and tutorials on their site and youtube. I have made 3 country gospel cd's with my wife singing. Audacity is awesome!
 
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This is a good site to explore what software's available
http://linuxappfinder.com/multimedia

For any sort of music work, the best distro to use is probably this
http://ubuntustudio.org/
 
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I use Audacity and have for a very long time. You should be able to use some of the usb sound devices in linux.

We would need to know what usb sound device you have. Some do a great job of offloading processing power so they can play near real time. As above, you'd need a superior system.
 
  


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