View Full Version : Whats the best multitrack recording software for linux?

January 20th, 2007, 10:00 AM
Does anyone know of a good multi track recording program for linux? Im thinking about using a linux system as a recording studio for my band. Thanks :D :guitar:

January 20th, 2007, 10:33 AM
Check out Rosegarden and Ardour. More here:


January 20th, 2007, 10:39 AM
you might be interested in http://www.dynebolic.org/

January 20th, 2007, 10:42 AM
Thanks :D

January 20th, 2007, 12:11 PM
you might want to look at jokosher

jokosher (http://jokosher.org/)

its at an early stage of development, but coming along quickly.

August 27th, 2009, 11:15 AM
The next question is what kind of interface is availabe to hook up more than one sound source at a time? That way you could record your entire band on individual tracks from the mixer.

August 27th, 2009, 02:08 PM
You can buy sound cards at the music store that have a lot of inputs. I used to have one that could do 4 simultaneous inputs. They have them with a lot more. There's a good chance that none of those will work well with Linux, though.

One trick you can do to get 2 channels at a time on any sound card is to get a splitter and record 2 mono instruments in as a stereo track and split that track into two separate mono tracks.

No matter what OS you use, you're not going to get a professional recording studio without spending some money.

If you're not doing midi stuff, Ardour is great software. It sounds like you are probably not doing a lot of midi.

September 2nd, 2009, 03:08 AM
I wonder if there is a program that will allow you to play drums from your computer keypad and record without having to have midi cables plugged into a sound module or a keyboard?. In other words you could manualy play the entire drum track right on your keypad if you so choose or bits and pieces of it and use loops in other parts plug it into the system and use it at a gig.

September 2nd, 2009, 03:09 AM
+1 ardour

September 2nd, 2009, 05:10 AM
you might want to look at jokosher

jokosher (http://jokosher.org/)

its at an early stage of development, but coming along quickly.

I second this... Ardour is great but it's one hardcore mean mofo. I mean if you need that level of control go for it but Jokosher is the garageband of Gnome.

I'd also checkout LMMS for electro stuff

September 2nd, 2009, 11:43 AM
+1 ardour too, i can't believe how **** hot Jaunty Studio is, it rivals a mac/protools setup easily, my demos are sounding just as good

September 26th, 2009, 06:19 AM
Serious thread bump; this one is like four years old! I'm getting a lot of hiss in my recordings and suspect the problem lies with my soundcard. I have an Acer Aspire 6930. What can I get that will work with this thing (a good interface would also be nice)?

February 12th, 2012, 10:15 AM
and another serious *bump*.

i've been doing some tracking on windows, then started getting into renoise, which is not free.

so i'm looking for free linux software i can use for tracking as well as classic multitrack recording and mixing.

what's number one these days?

is a real time kernel always needed/recommended?


February 13th, 2012, 04:42 PM
I would recommend Linux Multimedia Studio (LMMS). Its similar to windows based music production software but its all open source and works perfect on Ubuntu. Have a look here for more info http://lmms.sourceforge.net/