View Full Version : [ubuntu] GarageBand Equivalent?

July 23rd, 2008, 04:49 AM
Does anyone know what is good equivalent of the MAC program GarageBand for Ubuntu? I'm not a musician so I dont need a complicated program just one that is fun and easy. I've read about a few different ones but wasn't sure if anyone knew which one was the best in their opinion.


July 23rd, 2008, 04:53 AM
You've probably heard of Jokosher. That's probably the nicest one to use if it works. Audacity is a very good program. More professional and less easy to use but it depends on your needs.

I've only seen garage band briefly so I hope my reccomendations aren't too far off :)

July 23rd, 2008, 05:00 AM
Open-source alternatives to GarageBand (http://www.osalt.com/garageband)
Forum search is useful (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=10016)

I hope you'll find what you are looking for. :)

July 23rd, 2008, 05:00 AM
Unfortunately there is not anything nearly as easy and simple to use as Garageband right now in Linux. There is nothing like Garageband for Windows either, for that matter.

Some ones to check out are:

rosegarden - midi sequencer (does not make sound, but can 'plug-in' to things like qsynth)

ardour - strictly audio, like Pro Tools. Midi is coming

reaper - runs in Wine. Many people use thing and love it

Programs like Reason 3 work fine under Wine.

July 23rd, 2008, 05:36 AM
stmiller: Actually, there is a garageband for windows. I don't know too much about it, but I'm almost 100% sure that it works the same. For mac, audacity is the best thing that you can get as long as you don't rely on appleloops. If you do, thank I have no idea.