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Old 01-23-2005, 11:26 AM   #1
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Possible new forum...

Just a thought, but how about adding a forum or sub-forum for the use of Linux in audio production?

I mention this as I've spent quite a while this afternoon trying to get Hydrogen and Audacity working under a stock Slackware 9.1 installation. Audacity finally came round, but Hydrogen is still inoperative.

It seems to me that the underlying structure of sound systems for Linux - OSS/ALSA/JACK, lots of weird libraries - causes me a lot of grief when I'd much rather be laying down a groove (maaan). A single forum for audio production would be great for helping we musos get on and make some music rather than messing around with configure and make all the time!

Perhaps, if nothing else, we could have a music/audio subforum under software?

Old 01-23-2005, 01:00 PM   #2
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Having recently messed with Linux audio quite a bit for the LQ Podcasts and LQ Radio, I agree that it can be quite daunting. However, I don't think the demand is quite there at this time for a dedicated forum.

Old 01-23-2005, 03:03 PM   #3
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I think it would be cool to have a forum because getting a full Linux audio rig set up might involve quite a few components, depending on the level of complexity you're looking for - for example, you might go for a Rosegarden/Jack/Ardour/Audacity set up with a gazillion plugins or, like me, you might just want a nice drum machine, bass synth and audio editor. Having a single repository for queries encompassing multiple components, rather dealing with each program as a separate entity on individual mailing lists or developer forums, would be useful.

However... you are in a better position than I to judge demand, so I bow to your experience on this one... whilst simultaneously urging all Linux Musos to bombard you with requests for a suitably rockin' forum... heh.
Old 03-02-2005, 11:46 AM   #4
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I would very much like to see an Audio forum. I've spent a lot of time configuring audio apps for a couple linux boxes now and it's always an evolving process. Like erraticassassin mentioned, the links, libraries, and other substructures are quite complicated. Though I won't 'demand', I'd like to 'suggest'


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