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Old 11-22-2016, 06:01 AM   #1
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Been away from music on Linux, interested in a DAW now


Hi people,

I have had a couple of years away from any DAW.

I just today plugged my Creative Audigy 2 back in and I am eager to get started.

But... I think I should check in here before rushing into anything.

Last time I used Ardour - with pre-requisites and accessories such as Jack, QJackCtl, Audacity, Timidity, Alsa Sequencer and a low-latency kernel.
It was NOT easy to get everything to play nicely.

I am wondering what new developments there might have been in the last couple of years.
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Using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS here (for about 3 days).
I am looking to do some band recording, personal practice, composing etc.
It doesn't have to be high quality sound.
At first it's more important that I update/retrain myself about putting the pieces together.

And so far I have NOT rushed into anything.

I really wanted to install the Alsamixergui right now - because it's what I remember - just to check out the Audigy card. (Seems to be working but it would be nice to check all the channels.)

But I didn't do even that. For one thing Pulse offers mixers and accessories - but I don't know anything about them!

Any tips would be gratefully accepted.
 
Old 11-22-2016, 10:49 AM   #2
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I've only used Audacity on Linux, ProTools on Windows; But this http://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues...udio-for-Linux looked good and got a decent review. The review also mentions the other options available at the time (2014)... still, useful
I hope.

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Old 11-22-2016, 04:56 PM   #3
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Might look at this distro and play with the programs that are there already.

http://ubuntustudio.org/

http://ubuntustudio.org/tour/audio/

I think it had a near real time setting but I too only use Audacity for recording and editing. My sound card is supported in kernel too.
 
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:29 PM   #4
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I don't know if it has as many features as Ardor, but the Wikipedia article for LMMS says it's a DAW. I'm very much an amateur, but it has every feature I've ever wanted. I like the interface, it's pretty light on system resources, and it's worked with zero configuration every time I've installed it (I used Synaptic). You still have to rely on Audacity for doing much of the stuff you talk about.
 
Old 11-23-2016, 02:14 AM   #5
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I don't know if it has as many features as Ardour, but the Wikipedia article for LMMS says it's a DAW. I'm very much an amateur, but it has every feature I've ever wanted. I like the interface, it's pretty light on system resources, and it's worked with zero configuration every time I've installed it (I used Synaptic). You still have to rely on Audacity for doing much of the stuff you talk about.
I have played with LMMS. From memory it's not really a DAW, or at least it wasn't a couple of years ago. For example I don't remember being able to record voices and instruments onto a track during playback. And I think that's why I switched to Ardour.

But it's definitely cool and friendly to use, and has a lot built in: for e.g. you don't need to worry about Jack and patching things.
 
  


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