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8th March 2005, 02:41 PM
Hello, I'm new. I'm a long time Windows user who is seriously considering jumping ship over to Fedora Core 3, for a variety of reasons. I'm also an aspiring computer musician, so I was impressed with a series of Linux Format articles detailing all of the powerful free apps available for a streamlined virtual studio (JACK, ALSA and the like). The thing is, I'm kind of attached to ACID - out of all of the applications I've tried, it remains my sequencer of choice, my favorite features being the one-file per track drag and paint interface, and the on-the-fly pitch shifting and event splitting (anyone who's used the Chopper understands the awesomeness of the latter).

I really don't mind a change of programming approach, but I'd just like to read a few words by anyone here that's used ACID or knows of Linux apps that work similarly - or better yet, knows of a Linux ACID port (and in the world of dreams, one that works with JACK). Is there anyone here that can help me?

8th March 2005, 03:12 PM
you can try audacity

yum install audacity

8th March 2005, 03:46 PM
Why didn't I think of that? Gracias.

8th March 2005, 04:14 PM
Maybe you find these links (http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=25793) useful. You may also want to try out a live cd distro dyne:bolic (http://www.dynebolic.org/) that has many preinstalled music software and is optimised to multimedia use. It may give useful experience and save you from some trouble installing and testing some sowtware/features.

8th March 2005, 09:44 PM
planet ccrma (which has an apt repository) has a large number of apps geared towards musicians.

21st March 2005, 04:12 PM
I second the last two posts. I have used Dyne:bolic quite a bit, and it is fun to use and get an understanding of how Jack works.

I have installed DeMuDi (Agnula Debian), and it is an absolute pain to configure with me setup. I got it working for a while using fake 1024x768 on my monitor, but I replaced the XF86Config files a couple of days ago wit he xorg.conf file, and messed it all up.

I've been wanting to play with CCRMA for a while, so I think I will wipe that partition, and do a CCRMA install.