[PlanetCCRMA] Recording Application Preferences (pros and cons)

Jan Depner eviltwin69@cableone.net
Sun Mar 11 09:16:00 2007

Ardour.  If you're recording instruments as opposed to computer
generated music Ardour is really the only choice.  It's comparable to
the higher end versions of Pro Tools.  I use JAMin (obviously) to do the
final mastering and the ability to run Ardour "master out" into JAMin
and then from JAMin back in to an Ardour stereo track at the same time
is really nice.  As far as I know, that capability is not available in
either the Mac or Windows world.  I usually use Audacity to trim the
final product and optionally dump to Ogg and/or mp3.


On Sun, 2007-03-11 at 10:56 -0500, Bill Polhemus wrote:
> As I've stated, I've been working so hard on the hardware aspects of my 
> studio including the non-computer stuff, that I'm only now getting to 
> where I want to start laying down some tracks.
> The only Linux app I've used so far to record PCM is "Audacity." I've 
> actually been amazed at how fully-featured it is (in addition to having 
> a Windows version, which ain't bad for me since I'm still running 
> Windows XP on my HP laptop). Obviously, Audacity has its limitations, 
> but so far I haven't seemed to bump up against them.
> I also have Rosegarden, which I'm tending to try next because the main 
> guy on the Rosegarden project actually actually published a manual, a 
> copy of which I purchased on Amazon.
> Finally, of course, there's Ardour, which seems the more powerful of 
> these but also the more daunting.
> Not sure if I've missed any. But what are the "pros and cons" involved 
> here? Which do you prefer, and why?
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