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Old 08-27-2002, 10:36 AM   #1
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Pro Audio multitrack applications for Linux

Is there any decent multitrack recording software out there for Linux. I have been using Cakewalk Proaudio-9 under win98 on an old 300mhz machine. I dont use most of the features it has, I basically just use it to lay down 2 tracks at a time and then mixdown, so I just need something pretty basic & preferably free.

Old 08-27-2002, 11:27 AM   #2
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I believe we have a DJ or two on here, and they may have some great ideas for you, I think Da Perp is one. IF he doesn't see this thread, you may want to beam an email over to him with a link so he can answer with what he uses.

As for me, I think you might wanna give something called broadcast2000 a try (although I never have, it was recommended before).

Also, do a search on a few things like this, you may find the thread where this is debated. As for me, I can't seem to find it right now.

Old 08-28-2002, 06:50 PM   #3
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If what you're looking for is a tracker program, then have a search on these forums. I know that I've asked before, and got a good answer... but I can't remember where! If you're happy to run something under Wine, then take a peek at Psycle. It's a Windows program ,but it is open.
Old 11-06-2003, 05:02 PM   #4
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i asked at the forums (i use psycle in windows) and they reckoned that using it under wine is not a good idea, although they said they were doing a port...
Old 11-07-2003, 07:13 AM   #5
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If you want a good multichannel hard disk recording and mixing environment, there's pretty much only one viable solution under Linux: Ardour. I have tried it with my Hoontech/STAudio DSP2496 (8+2 in, 8+2 out) and while it's really nice and promising it cannot rival the functionality of Emagic Logic. It's quite exciting to follow its development though, the developers listen to users and try to implement features that people ask for.

Old 11-26-2003, 07:48 AM   #6
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maybe you can try:

- Runs under Linux
- Synths (VST instruments)
- NoteDeath (NNAs)
- Diskop. Skin selection on
- 24bit video mode support
- Panic Button
- Config file in text mode
- Configurable Auto-tune samples on/off
- FXs routing
- Better mouse control in mixer vertical controllers
- Mixer SubGroups
- Skin: Silent Hil
- Block selection using keyboard

- Includes Basic version + Silent Hill Skin (Baktery's gift)

- jump to next pattern line effect Dxx (and similars) while "playing pattern" now doesn't jump to the next pattern
- Shift+tab on effect or instrument column now jumps to the note column in the same channel
- File locks aren't released on previously opened Songs
- Saturated signal entering into VST plugings
- MIDI Controler map info wasn't saved in SKM files
- XM instrument header was corrupted
- XM save: Fxx effect wasn't saved
- MIDI Out misc bugs fixed
- Hardware mouse hangs
- Record Channel light


or this:

(beast looks like psycle...)

but i don't know about VST!

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Old 11-26-2003, 09:54 AM   #7
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to do muti=track recordings, all i use is audacity. It is extremely easy to use and has quite a few built in effects. I used cakewalk sonar XL in windows, and this was the most similar i could find out there. (it's no cakewalk of course, but it gets the job done)


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Old 11-13-2004, 12:48 PM   #8
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On the subject of pro audio tools, there's an article on Slashdot today (2004 nov 13): Wired: Pro-Level, GPL'd Audio Editing for Linux, with some informative posts.

One post has a link to a Linux Audio Guide, and a tutorial on using VST/VSTi plugins with Linux.

Tons of other links in the Slashdot article.


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