Computer music with linux
January 21, 2013 11:24 AM Subscribe
I just discovered the wealth of audio programs
, and it's very exciting except I don't know how to use any of it. I'm learning linux, computer music composition, and music programs all at once.
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Which programs are the easiest to use/best to learn? I am interested in composition/loops/sampling/drums etc.
What basics should I know? Are there any youtube tutorials that are good?
(Either on electronic composition or the programs themselves would be great.)
What are some requisite programs? (I've heard of JACK, but I don't know what it's for.)
So far, I have tabs open for amsynth, amuc, hydrogen, breakage, seq24, LMMS, cheesetracker, and some other stuff. I'm very confused.
I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 on an Acer Aspire One 722. I don't have any external instruments, so everything would be using the computer (e.g. synth input etc.) I do know music theory etc. though but I don't really know how to translate that to the computer I guess.
PS I'm using linux on principle because I like open source, so I don't want suggestions for FL or anything! I know there are a lot of free programs out there...I just need some advice on how to use them.