Linux.com: Linux and Music Creation Software

“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