Ardour vs. Audacity?
studio1 at commspeed.net
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
> D. Michael McIntyre
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.
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8519 rosegarden companion
http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1000086 HDR & DAW
Trouble shooting Linux audio
http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1000254 part 2
http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1000262 part 3a
Here are more Linux audio articles and blogs by Dave Phillips.
Hope this helps
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