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Old 07-21-2006, 08:46 AM   #1
ton peters
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desktopmusic on linux

I got the advice to try linux. I write music with help of Logic Platinum, use SoundForge and the Kxproject driver for soundcard (ct 4830). can you help me with info about working Logic with an adapter, if there is one, or suggest a compatable program for linux (wave\midi\VSTinstr sequencer). the same for SoundForge and the soundcard driver ?
and how is that with VSTplugins ?
would be a great help in making up my mind.
Old 07-21-2006, 02:30 PM   #2
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Welcome to Linux Questions!

Linux audio is a different mindset than Windows audio. In Windows, it is "one app to rule them all" (e.g. cakewalk, Logic, etc). In Linux, it is each app does one thing well. As a result, there isn't really one 'drop in' program that will completely replace what one would use in Windows. You will use several programs together to do the same result.

Sequencers: MusE Rosegarden
Multi-track Digital Audio: Ardour
Audio Editor (ala Soundforge):audacity. Incidently, this one is available for windows if you want to try it out first.

Your soundcard is well supported:
I do not have any personal experience using vst instruments/plugins in linux, but here are some projects that appear to make them usable:
vst on linux

I would recommend that you subcribe to the Linux Audio Users mailing list (link here)

As far as linux distributions, they're all good, here are some that are geared toward multimedia production

Fedora Core with planet ccrma


Ubuntu also has a wiki for setting up a multimedia

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