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Linux.com: Linux and Music Creation Software

Mar 08, 2000, 22:28 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Alami)

"Using computers for composing music has traditionally been the realm of Windows and Macintosh users. While the popular commercial sound tools aren't available for Linux, quite a few free music software projects have cropped up. Most of them are under heavy development, and features are being added to them constantly. There may not be many fully released music tools for Linux, but the future looks encouraging."

"While a professional music artist would be better off using the more well-known and supported Windows and Macintosh applications for music creation, hobbyists with Linux on their system will find these offerings to be worth trying. The main problem lies with the sound support, especially drivers for specialized devices which communicate with professional equipment. Hopefully, as Linux moves further into the mainstream, commercial music software companies will become interested in supporting the platform."

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