Linked by Filippo Pappalardo on Wed 14th Apr 2004 07:36 UTC
Multimedia, AV I wanted to write something about the great progress being carried on linux as OS of choice for a professional Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) since a long time. With the inclusion of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) into the 2.6 kernels, time has come to extend my experiences to all of you.
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@Danii
by foljs on Thu 15th Apr 2004 08:54 UTC

"I'd like the open source community to release something along the lines of Logic Audio, midi and multitrack recording in one application. An open source Reason like app would also be cool.

Are there any decent midi sequencers for Linux that would support a Motu usb Fastlane Express XT?"

I think you are missing the point. Jack allows Audio Apps to play together in a way that means you no longer need to have all your functionality in the one app.


No, I think YOU are missing the point.

I WANT to have all this functionality in one app. Probably you never used a professional sequencer. Apart from the integration aspect (have everything about a song in one place), there are several tasks that need these. Like extracting the groove from a MIDI or Rex-ified audio file to use on another track.

Simply being able to stream audio from app to app doesn't cut it.

AFAIK this type of functionality is not available at the system level anywheere else



P.S Jack is a program, it's not "at the system level". As such it is similar to Rewire which is available for Mac and Windows.