Ardour vs. Audacity?

thomas fisher studio1 at
Sat Jan 5 05:40:20 GMT 2008

On Friday 04 January 2008 19:46:22 D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> On Friday 04 January 2008, Christopher Stamper wrote:
> > Rosegarden is for notation and MIDI, NOT audio. So it won't help at all.
> > (unless you wanted to record MIDI and not audio).
> I'm not sure what to make of this.  Are you saying that Rosegarden can't
> record audio, or that its audio facilities are so horrible that it's not
> possible to conceive of using them for something?
> Ardour wins for features, sure, because it only does the one job.  However,
> if the field of consideration includes something like Audacity...  Are you
> nuts? Come on man, I'm fine with everyone preferring Ardour for audio
> recording, but you seem to be implying that Rosegarden is less useful for
> recording and mixing a one man band than Audacity, and that's simply
> ludicrous.
> --
> D. Michael McIntyre
Thanks Michael
  I believe the biggest obstacle to  OS and to Linux is the learning curve. 
Here we have one of the finest information systems available, growing at an 
exponential rate and we are somehow failing to deploy the state of the 
communication art to assist the user to come up to speed more easily. An 
informatics project?  It certainly could be. The quick answer is, "Google 
it,"  works well for the one that already has some orientation and has 
geekish tendencies but for the one fresh in from "MS land" the info-shock 
hits them square  in the face. Overload. Tilt! I am hoping an information 
specialist is picking up on this.

  Off the soap box.      Here is a nice tutorial for Rosegarden. Just how 
concurrent it is to the versions in the 7.10 repository, I do not know. For a 
quick overview I would suggest a read of section 1 and then jump down to 
section 4. Too bad the diagrams do not include the possible hosting by 
jackand other potential clients.

A rosegarden tutorial

Here are some audio articles by Dave Phillips.  rosegarden companion   ardour   jack   HDR & DAW

Trouble shooting Linux audio    part1    part 2    part 3a

Here are more Linux audio articles and blogs by Dave Phillips.

Hope this helps

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