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leasure98
2nd May 2004, 04:53 PM
There are two programs I really miss in Linux that keep me jumping on the Windows machine.......
1. Musicmatch......my entire collection is there and all I need to do is double-click and it's on the playlist.
2. Love Adobe Audition (formerly Cool Edit Pro). Excellent waveform editor.
Any equivalents in Linux?
Thank you!

gonzalo76
2nd May 2004, 05:16 PM
Yep, there are:

MusicMuch = Zinf Audio Player http://www.zinf.org/
or Rhythmbox (comes with Fedora Core)

Cool Edit Pro = GLAME http://glame.sourceforge.net/index.var

Downloads for Fedora Core 1:
GLAME
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/11/limit/2/dl/40/vendor/2619/com/Livna_org%20RPMS.html

Zinf Audio Player
http://dag.wieers.com/packages/zinf/

Check this page for equivalents:
http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-lin-soft-en/table.shtml

Good Luck

Die_Lah
2nd May 2004, 06:17 PM
Hi
A very good sound program and worth looking at, is Audacity
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

gonzalo76
2nd May 2004, 07:26 PM
Yep, Audacity is excellent too.

shtik
2nd May 2004, 07:48 PM
i don't know musicmatch, but if you want something like a music library than give madman a try:
http://madman.sf.net

you can manage you music, and by doubleclicking it enqueues the selected songs in xmms, it's even better than winamps library (not sure if you're searching for that, but it's a great software!)

shtik

leasure98
2nd May 2004, 08:00 PM
I'll give them a try! Want to ditch Windows completely. I've heard of Madman, too. Thanks to all!

gunnyman
3rd May 2004, 10:58 PM
all we need now is a Linux alternative to iTunes.
IS there a music download service that works with Linux?

Ug
3rd May 2004, 11:11 PM
Originally posted by gunnyman
all we need now is a Linux alternative to iTunes.
Rhythym box is that one. It is standard with a fedora core installation.
IS there a music download service that works with Linux? I'm not entirely sure. There isn't a legal music downloading system in the UK yet so i couldn't say.

Bana
4th May 2004, 12:39 AM
Ardour (I have heard) is going to be one of the 'Killer Apps' for the linux platform. It is a Cubase/Cakewalk replacement (DAW Digital Audio Workstation).

gunnyman
4th May 2004, 12:50 AM
when I was referring to iTunes I was meaning the music purchase end of things.

I like Rhythmbox alot. I just wish it had a radio browser built in.

Picomp314
4th May 2004, 01:01 AM
I... love music; currently 9300 songs, and adding every day

The Music software I use is:

Xmms 1.2.10-2p http://www.xmms.org
With mp3 rpm patch http://yarrow.freshrpms.net/rpm.html?id=906
With Crossfading Plugin http://www.xmms.org/plugins.php?details=167
With Media Library Plugin http://www.xmms.org/plugins.php?details=165

Media Library is great because you can add thousands of songs easily to your playlist in a second or two, and searching is quick and painless.

I also recommend Audacity for waveform editing.


In reference to P2P apps for linux, all I have to say is bittorrent @Suprnova.org

gunnyman
4th May 2004, 01:54 AM
I want to BUY my music.
but Bittorrent is nifty software

gonzalo76
4th May 2004, 03:30 AM
Originally posted by shtik
i don't know musicmatch, but if you want something like a music library than give madman a try:
http://madman.sf.net

you can manage you music, and by doubleclicking it enqueues the selected songs in xmms, it's even better than winamps library (not sure if you're searching for that, but it's a great software!)

shtik

shtik,
I was actually looking for a good music library program. I downloaded madman and it's simple the best music library program, it's amazing!!!
Thank you for the info.
greetings :)

Jman
4th May 2004, 04:41 AM
As far as I know the iTunes music store is integrated into the iTunes player, which is only for Mac and Windows. Sorry.

Prometheus
5th May 2004, 01:04 AM
I dont know why you couldnt buy your music through something like buymusic.com through linux. Its a straight http or ftp download, so it shouldnt matter that we are using linux. As far as i know (never tired) it should work just fine from a site. As for download programs like Itunes and Napster, well have to wait for a linux version

Varkk
5th May 2004, 04:29 AM
Is there a Build of JuK for Fedora? I know it has been included in the KDE multimedia packe set for KDE3.2 but FC2 tests seem to not have it. (probably due to mp3 license issues) I have heard good things about JuK as a player and music management tool . It is similar to iTunes apparently.

David
9th May 2004, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by Bana
Ardour (I have heard) is going to be one of the 'Killer Apps' for the linux platform. It is a Cubase/Cakewalk replacement (DAW Digital Audio Workstation).
Actually it's more of a pro tools app. Rosegarden and Muse are more like Cubase but neither of them really measure up.

Same applies to audacity on comparison to adobe audition (cool edit pro), I'm afraid. It does your basic stuff and does it well, but it lacks the more sophistocated tools and overall refinement that make audition such fun.

Ardour does look promising though and I'd be interested to see what effect it has on the audio industry once it goes stable.

crackers
9th May 2004, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by Varkk
Is there a Build of JuK for Fedora?

It's now part of the "standard" KDE installation.

leasure98
28th May 2004, 02:25 AM
O.K. I tried Audacity. Uh, I don't know.
Soon as I installed it, I opened up a music file to play around with editing it. Man it took a couple of minutes just to load the file! With Adobe audition, it's like 10 seconds and boom! go at it. I was disappointed. Guess I'll keep looking. Adobe Audition is great for getting all your tunes to the same loudness level and for equalizing.

Varkk
1st June 2004, 11:42 PM
Originally posted by crackers
It's now part of the "standard" KDE installation.

Yes but it is not included in the Fedora Core 2 KDEmultimedia package. Is there a new build of this package for FC2 users or perhaps just an RPM of JuK?