View Full Version : [photography] music making sofware recommendations?

August 25th, 2012, 07:56 PM
sorry i have to put "photography" for the prefix it doesn't give any more relevant choices, like i said it my other thread i am new here so if this doesn't go here then a mod can move it, i am not sure where else this would likely go though.

anyways i am new to Ubuntu and music making in general, i played around with Garage band trying to learn it but i don't own it on my computer. i really like electronic music like trance and ambient music and stuff like Owl City or LIGHTS. i know that with a good program i would have to learn it and i most likely wont be making music right away as these things take time. but going by my taste what program for Ubuntu can make music like this? also i would prefer a loop based program that comes with a decent amount of loops although i could go on a website and download more (preferably for free) loops.

i have heard of Ardour, LMMS and Rosegarden so far, which of these would be good for what i would like to do? also when i say "stuff like Owl City or LIGHTS" i don't mean exactly like them but a program that is powerful and capable enough to make similar electronic music.

also i hear a lot of musicians use more than one program so i would like recommendations on what programs and plugins i would need to get started. i would like it if these programs were beginner friendly, but i am sure i can learn it if its a little harder it just may take some time. however maybe i should start with something easy then go to something harder once i am familiar with music making in general.

i know this is a lot of questions and details, sorry about that. also i downloaded Ardour but i haven't tried it yet, and i hear its not really for loops. it may help as an additional program to edit my music though so i will keep it.

Adam's AI
September 8th, 2012, 05:14 AM
I haven't tried any yet, but have also heard good things about LMMS and ardour. If you have some extra harddrive space and don't mind setting up a VM, why not give Ubuntu Studio (http://ubuntustudio.org/) a spin? They describe what comes with it audio-wise here (https://staging.ubuntustudio.org/tour/audio/).