"This is a great time to be your own recording and sound
engineer. There are all kinds of great digital recording gear, from
tiny portable recorders to multi-channel mixer-recorders with CD
burners, and Linux has a wealth of good-quality audio recording and
editing programs. The hard part is figuring out where to start
because there is so much to choose from. I'll talk a bit about the
different types of digital recorders, and then run through
recording a live performance and making a CD using Linux.
"Two of my favorite sites for music gear are Musician's Friend
and zZounds; if you're not familiar with digital recording gear
check out this assortment of digital multitrack recorders, and here
is a sampling of small portable digital recorders..."