Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th May 2009 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Many Linux users have experience with Wine, the application compatibility layer which allows some Windows programs to run on UNIX-like machines. During Ubuntu's Open Week event, Mark Shuttleworth was asked about Wine, and how important he believes it is for the success of Ubuntu.
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RE: Not there yet in many fronts.
by Calipso on Wed 6th May 2009 12:29 UTC in reply to "Not there yet in many fronts."
Calipso
Member since:
2007-03-13

Linux is "not there yet" in some fronts
-Audio (Ardour is good for audio, but no midi support and nothing near VST quality)


Try giving Rosegarden or LMMS a shot. I'm not a composer or anything but I have heard good things about the two. Especially Rosegarden. Might fit your needs.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"Linux is "not there yet" in some fronts
-Audio (Ardour is good for audio, but no midi support and nothing near VST quality)


Try giving Rosegarden or LMMS a shot. I'm not a composer or anything but I have heard good things about the two. Especially Rosegarden. Might fit your needs.
"

Linux does audio.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_audio_software

http://sound.condorow.net/

http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20080622143124178/Audio.html

For composition & music notation, apart from Rosegarden one can try Lilypond and Musecore

http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20080626163212768/LilyPond.html

http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20070819052014491/Rosegarden.html

http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20080626144848130/MuseScore.html


For Midi stuff, check out LMMS, FluidSynth and LinuxSampler:

http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20080406122656131/LMMS.html

http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20080628142113958/FluidSynth.html

http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20080626155705514/LinuxSampler.ht...

Audio-oriented Linux distributions include dyne:bolic, 64 Studio and Wolvix

http://dynebolic.org/

http://www.64studio.com/

http://wolvix.org/

Edited 2009-05-06 12:47 UTC

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Jokel Member since:
2006-06-01

Named distro's also have (apart from using the Jack sound server), wineASIO. Also you can use some VST instruments in this manner.

Take a look at this site: http://ladspavst.linuxaudio.org/

And this site: http://www.linux-vst.com/

About the sampler: http://www.linuxsampler.org/about.html

And some more info about wine ASIO: http://www.sandgreen.dk/index.php?side=linux_wineasio

Very interesting stuff....

Years ago I bought a (very cheap) music notation and playback program. I was very pleased to see it working without any problem under wine. The program is named Melody Assistant.

More information and a trial version can be found here:
http://www.myriad-online.com/en/products/melody.htm

Edited 2009-05-06 13:09 UTC

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Calipso Member since:
2007-03-13

heh, well you sure put my post to shame. Those are some quality links. ;)

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