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PratterFak
June 2nd, 2010, 01:30 AM
I had a program a long time ago I used on Win 98 (can't remember the name) and you could create tracks for each sound by placing the actual notes on measures. Kind of like the Magix Music Maker, but more advanced in that you were creating your own loops note by note.

Is there music maker program available for Linux?

Mattlock
June 2nd, 2010, 01:47 AM
Ardour is one example of a DAW for linux:
http://ardour.org/

Of course, there is Ubuntu Studio as well:
http://ubuntustudio.org/

Can't vouch if it is exactly what you are looking for, but these should suit most needs for audio production.

Have a search/read around on the forums etc.

Let me know if you have any luck, I'm always keen to try open source alternatives to Logic/Fruity/Cubase

Almost forgot! 64 Studio looks great too. http://www.64studio.com/screenshots

owenlinx
June 2nd, 2010, 03:19 AM
Jokosher is an easy one to use. The most "GarageBand" like. I have used it many times to produce late night classic w/ my friends.

https://launchpad.net/jokosher

cchhrriiss121212
June 2nd, 2010, 08:34 AM
Try out LMMS for simple audio production.

a z
June 2nd, 2010, 11:15 AM
I'll second that: LMMS

it's very fruity-loops. lots of (included) samples for instruments/loops, and you can (i think) use your own sounds for loops or drum sounds if you want. you can control synth plugins from it as well - fun...

for serious multitrack audio recording:
Ardour. you must have jack running first (audio backend). it's like an open-source pro-tools - very powerful!

Traverso. also powerful, just less daunting. elegant interface, and it'll run with or without jack.

ps, 64studio looks very inactive at the moment - be careful. i'd look at ubuntustudio or av-linux. you don't have to have a realtime kernel for audio, so if your regular ubuntu is happy, stay with that, or get a separate box/hdd for a recording-only OS

ibuclaw
June 2nd, 2010, 11:46 AM
ps, 64studio looks very inactive at the moment - be careful. i'd look at ubuntustudio or av-linux. you don't have to have a realtime kernel for audio, so if your regular ubuntu is happy, stay with that, or get a separate box/hdd for a recording-only OS
Doesn't look so to me: http://pdk.64studio.com/projects/64studio/

I know it is rather behind the scenes, but last update was 21-May-2010 13:35. That being the 3.3 alpha2 release. (On their website, they have only announced the 3.0beta3 release though).

I see they have also departed from Debian... :(


And I enjoyed using EnergyXT in the time I was given to play about with it. :)

Regards

PratterFak
June 10th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Thanks everyone! I'll be checking all these suggestions out when I get a chance.