Making Music on Linux; It’s A Thing

“There are lots of ways to model amps and pedals. Apple’s GarageBand is probably one of the most popular consumer avenues. But I wanted to try and implement something on Linux, despite the near constant refrain that Linux doesn’t do audio production well.

I decided to repurpose my T43 ThinkPad for music and downloaded Ubuntu Studio 11.04 (the Ubuntu Studio people very candidly recommend against 11.10). Ubuntu Studio is a fairly standard Ubuntu with a bunch of multimedia packages pre-installed. I liked that aspect since it let me play with a lot of software without having to figure out what I should be playing with.

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