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Old 09-18-2003, 04:24 PM   #1
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looking for music creation apps

Hi all
i was wondering if there is a program to create music in linux like acidpro or cooleditpro in windoze,
I also need a app to convert .ogg to mp3 i probable have one but dont know which one.
Finially are there any point of sale (POS) softwares for linux
my friend wants to go with linux on the pc at his store but needs professional software to do credit cards cash register ect..

And thanks to all for making this a outstanding site!!!
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Old 09-18-2003, 04:55 PM   #3
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o don't know about cool edit pro
but there isn't anything comparable to acid (sonic foundry)

audio apps on linux are sadly behind the windows releases
(fruity loops, rebirth, reason, acid etc)

there is audacity which is a wave editor
freebirth which is not comparable to rebirth
terminatorX is one of the mp3 dj apps
there are others, rosegarden-4, ardour, tracker, sweep etc
there are sites devoted to linux audio projects

and mp3's can be renamed to .ogg and still play fine
(or at least I've done it before and nothing exploded)
Old 09-19-2003, 02:09 AM   #4
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Of course nothing exploded, Sal.

The extensions in linux don't denote how a program handles a file, it's just for user reference mainly.

Ogg and MP3 are different formats, and it's still mp3 the way you did it, just different extension.
lol you just renamed the file

As far as POS transaction software, i'll look into that.
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redhat wouldn't play mp3's
so i renamed them to ogg's and it played them all

i guess i drew the wrong conclusion

but if you find a reasonable clone of Acid then let me know
cus i miss that part of computing

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Old 09-19-2003, 06:31 AM   #6
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got audacity to convert .ogg to mp3, now i am trying to get grip to output mp3s installed the required mp3encode got the first two lines of encode configure set up but
encode format is still set for .ogg and i dont know what to change it to right now it is ~/mp3/%A/%d/%t_%n.ogg anyone know what this should be changed to.
Old 10-06-2003, 07:43 PM   #7
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mp3s in grip

after installing lame (or another encoder) and switching from oggencode to lame under the config tab, just change the .ogg at the end of the string of switches to .mp3

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there is a prog called mixmagic that im tring to get to work that by all accounts it like acid pro
Old 01-20-2004, 01:44 PM   #9
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Ardour is the coolest thing I've seen so far.

Looks like I gotta check out mixmagic


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