|jeff on 24 Jan 2011 07:40:50 -0800|
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|[PLUG] linux music hw/sw|
http://www.linux-sound.org/ This is a very good site if you're gonna stick with linux only.My understanding is that the `pros' use ProTools, which is primarily Mac but has been ported to Win. Naturally there is no linux version.
LMMS is a very interesting all-in-one linux program that should do most, if not all of what your son is looking for. Hydrogen is a really cool drum sequencer.
On the Win side, Cakewalk and Sonar are very popular.You can use an external USB adapter or an add-in card to get the information to and from the computer. I'm pretty sure the card is the better way to go, resourcewise.
The external boxes start around $89. M-Audio and Tascam start in that range and the prices go up with features and inputs.
In an almost related vein, I just read that someone got Guitar Rig running through WINE. It's a very interesting amp/effects emulator for guitar and bass. There's a less intensive linux program called Rakarrack (or something like that - it's in Ubuntu repositories) that does all sorts of emulation. Might do more effects than amps - I'm not sure.
JACK is your friend. Good luck. ___________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia Linux Users Group -- http://www.phillylinux.org Announcements - http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug-announce General Discussion -- http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug