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Old 02-04-2006, 02:19 PM   #1
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Hi I have a wierd question. I heard rumors of a Linux that is Music themed and comes with music recording programs and other music software. I searched google but found nothing. I was wonderding if that is true? Thanks!
 
Old 02-04-2006, 02:26 PM   #2
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Linux isn't exactly a music-centred operating system, but there are indeed quite a few music apps available for it. Check out this page for just a few of the most popular.

My favourites are: AmaroK or JuK (music jukeboxes), Grip (music ripper), Audacity (powerful music editor), and that's about it really for me! As you can see, I'm not much of a music-editing afficionado

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Old 02-04-2006, 02:34 PM   #3
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do you need a DAW or a mp3 player?
 
Old 02-04-2006, 03:27 PM   #4
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If you ever find it - email me! I'd like to look into it myself.


But unitl then, here are some options:

Multitrack stuff:
audacity
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
ecasound
http://www.eca.cx/ecasound/
XO wave
http://www.xowave.com/
rezound
http://rezound.sourceforge.net/


misc. stuff:
proComposer
http://www.procomposer-software.com/
hydrogen (nice drum machine program)
http://www.hydrogen-music.org/


Sound info:
http://www.djcj.org/LAU/guide/index.php

And here - theres only 188 projects in:
Sourceforge -> Multimedia --> Sound/Audio --> Capture/Recording
http://sourceforge.net/softwaremap/t...p?form_cat=115

Have fun!
-tw
 
Old 02-04-2006, 06:48 PM   #5
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dynebolic is a multimedia-centered distro. I don't have a link off-hand but Google should be able to provide
 
Old 02-04-2006, 09:30 PM   #6
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You might be thinking of demudi. There also is planet CCRMA which is a collection of RPM's for Fedora Core. Either one is geared specifically for music/multimedia.
 
Old 07-01-2006, 06:04 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pastordan
Hi I have a wierd question. I heard rumors of a Linux that is Music themed and comes with music recording programs and other music software. I searched google but found nothing. I was wonderding if that is true? Thanks!
Hi, I've been looking for awhile now and found the there's one OS called Muse , it from south america, but haven't been able to get it working. Also if you check Jacklab.net, they are working on a straight musicians design OS.
they are out of germany and have been working on it a lot. Plus it gives info on working the kernel so you can use it for recording....
 
Old 07-01-2006, 06:12 PM   #8
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ahchewyy - This thread hasn't been post in in a month... So, the original poster may no longer be following the topic

But, now that this has been brought back up.. Musix might be a good option. Here's a description of it from an article I read:
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ike many geeks, Iíve dabbled in electronic music production and mashup using my home PC as an instrument. Unfortunately, most of these dabblings have taken place on the Win32 platform because of the availability of software - applications like FruityLoops and Acid provide a great introduction to the concepts of non-linear audio production and synthesis, and are available as shareware.

Linux audio tools are a little harder for the novice user to set up. Part of the reason for this is that the tools have been designed by engineer-producers, but the other fact is that they offer a lot more power than many of their Windows counterparts, and this is sadly overlooked by users who find their complexity daunting.

Enter Musix to save the FLOSS community with chunky breaks and slamming bass-lines. Itís available as a live CD (but can install on request), and is stacked with tools to make the task of music-making the GNU way as easy as possible.

Included software ranges from single-track non-destructive wave editing (Audacity) to an impressively feature packed sequencer (Ardour). Thereís more than enough tools to get started with, so give it a go and let us know what you think.
Hope that helps!

Cheers,

-jk
 
Old 07-01-2006, 06:20 PM   #9
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This is a distribution aimed at music production, has drum machiens and sound editor and what now in it.

http://64studio.com/
 
Old 07-01-2006, 11:05 PM   #10
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I'm currently waiting for the jacklab-distribution, which will basically be suse with the jad kernel and some other tweeks.
http://www.jacklab.org/

I tried demudi, without much luck. It produced strange noise, and I couldn't find the problem. It's definitely worth a try though. I didn't put much energy into it, since Ardur, muse, Solfege and jamin work on my normal desktop system with little trouble.
I have my own little studio, and the time ardour will be able to handle vst plugins, I'm switching. Ardour/Jack is a monster DAW even compared to cubase.
 
Old 07-02-2006, 12:02 AM   #11
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I'm using ardour/jack/hydrogen on my gentoo system with an M-Audio Delta 1010 for an awesome home studio (that occasionally makes me money too ) Mmm, 8 balanced XLR ins on a 19" rackmount box recording at 24bit, 96000Hz in an all linux environment! demudi is a debian based distro specifically for DAW use, but you can set one up with any distro you want. it just takes some work. Maybe it's just me but I not only found replacements for everything I used in windows but I have more cool software now (and without resorting to piracy )
 
Old 07-02-2006, 12:42 PM   #12
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Maybe it's just me but I not only found replacements for everything I used in windows but I have more cool software now (and without resorting to piracy )
hey, if you got good eq and compression plugins, tell me. That's pretty much all I need. plus a nice impuls reverb thing, and I'm as happy as I can be. Jamin has the eq and compression thing, but it's much too big to throw it into every track (even as master insert it's on the heavy side).
 
Old 07-02-2006, 12:53 PM   #13
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I like to run my tracks through ecamegapedal (for the stuff I don't do in hardware) and create a "wet" track then I add this track to ardour so I have a "Dry" and "Wet" tracks for the guitar part etc. then I can adjust the mix and get it right and the cpu intensive stuff is handled ahead of time one track at a time. I put ecamegapedal's "Fake Stereo" preset on all my bass parts to thicken them up a bit (I'm a bass player and picky about my sound.) so this becomes the "Dry" Bass line.

EDIT:
Plus ecamegapedal does what the name implies you can use it as a live real-time EP for on stage work too, to replace all those stomp-boxes

Last edited by johnson_steve; 07-02-2006 at 12:57 PM.
 
Old 07-02-2006, 10:24 PM   #14
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cool, I haven't heard of this.
You might even be able to wire it through jack, if you're lucky.
I do the same thing with jesusonic now.

http://www.jesusonic.com/soft.php
 
Old 07-02-2006, 10:56 PM   #15
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ecasound the api it's based on does support jack so it might be possible, but I usually use a file for in and a file for out or oss type (/dev/dsp) for on stage or experimenting (and no I don't use oss just the alsa oss emulation.)
 
  


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