Linux Recording Studio Softwares




This is a branch of my other instructable, The Around The House Junk Recording Studio,for Linux Users. I would like to thank lan M for these great suggestions.

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Step 1: Hydrogen-Advanced Drum Machine

This is basically a multi-track recorder. If you use windows, this would be something like adobe Audition.
1st Picture-Hydrogen

2nd Picture-Adobe Audition

Download at This site.

Step 2: Ardour-Digital Audio Workshop

This is just a software to record,edit,and mix multi-track songs. You can even make your own cds. Windows users n-track audio software.
Picture 1- Ardour

Picture 2-N-track
Download at this site.

Step 3: Audacious-Media Player

Normal media player. Windows would compare to Windows Media Player.

Picture 1-Audacious
Picture 2-Windows Media Player

Download at this site.

Step 4: Tada!!! You Are Done!!*

*After you install them* I can't show you how because I have a Windows. But you are done!!!

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    8 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I run linux and windows. I would really like a program (for either) similar to garage band. I really need some drum lines to add to my guitar riffs.

    3 replies

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Hydrogen is the best available drum machine that I know of. If you're more used to sequencers, the one I currently use is Renoise. A single license gets you an entire version worth of upgrades, and can be run on your choice of mac, windows, or linux (so if you change OS, you won't miss out). When I switched from XP to Linux, I initially had issues getting used to the way they work audio. Many things need to be relearned, but it's simply operation. Different interfaces. What you gain with a linux studio can heavily outweigh proprietary solutions in the end, you just have to be patient. If you don't want to spend the time getting it all going, then you probably don't want to switch to linux for audio either. And as an aside, I agree with the comments pointing out how futile and weak this article is. You linked 3 pieces of software, and then didn't even mention JACK (which you need to connect the different programs).


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    There's not really a good open source equivalent to garage band right now (it's a common question), but all of the programs mentioned in this 'ible and by threecheersfornick are good. If you don't already have linux installed, you might think about installing Ubuntu Studio, which is essentially (as a friend of mine put it) Ubuntu "stuffed like a turkey" with audio production software. There can be problems with US, though, since it uses PulseAudio and not JACK, but worth looking in to (as is JAD-JACK Audio Distro).


    10 years ago on Introduction

    What about midi? I need to run a kurzweil 88 with midi. What software works for Linux? Type of midi interfaces? etc...

    3 replies

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    if you don't have linux, why did you write a linux based instructable?

    There are thousands of issues not covered in this instructable. Like compiling kernels modules for hardware not supported by the stock settings of your distro. Which audio connection kits are you using? Why don't you explain how to compile the sources of the software you linked?

    You can't just slap Ubuntu on a computer and call it an audio designer.

    Here is a starter website that will point people to a better direction when referring software.