Halion, Cubasis, Logic Audio, Cakewalk vs. Linux

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by Snubbelfoot, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. Snubbelfoot

    Snubbelfoot Guest

    Hi @ll,

    I'm interested in getting to know more about MIDI under Linux machines.
    Especially I need to know if the programs that are available for Linux offer
    the same or even more options, and if they do their jobs as good as do
    Cubasis, Logic Audio etc. on Windows machines. Does it pay off to move to
    Linux?

    How about softsynths - I like working with SoundFonts (*.SF2) and I have
    found out that they can be used with some applications under Linux as well
    as under Windows. What are the Linux-softsynths like? Do they work as good
    as do their commercial Windows counterparts?

    My computer (AMD 2000+, 512MB) should be fast enough for this, as far as
    hardware is concerned.

    All kinds of hints welcome, thx for Your help.

    Kind regards,
    Lutz.
  2. On Wed, 18 Jun 2003 21:16:26 +0200, Snubbelfoot wrote:

    > Hi @ll,
    >
    > I'm interested in getting to know more about MIDI under Linux machines.
    > Especially I need to know if the programs that are available for Linux
    > offer the same or even more options, and if they do their jobs as good
    > as do Cubasis, Logic Audio etc. on Windows machines. Does it pay off to
    > move to Linux?


    There are some promising projects on the go, like muse
    (http://muse.seh.de) and ardour (http://ardour.sf.net - no MIDI yet)
    Sequencers still do not offer the control that logic or cubase has, but
    however are usable and productive as well. Another project you might be
    interested to is Rosegarden: http://www.all-day-breakfast.com/rosegarden/
    FWIW, I have made the switch and I'm very happy. I use a bundle called
    PlanetCCRMA on a RedHat 8.0:
    http://www-ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/

    > How about softsynths - I like working with SoundFonts (*.SF2) and I have
    > found out that they can be used with some applications under Linux as
    > well as under Windows. What are the Linux-softsynths like? Do they work
    > as good as do their commercial Windows counterparts?


    I don't know well windows soft-synths, but for linux there are many:
    http://zynaddsubfx.sourceforge.net/
    http://www.suse.de/~mana/kalsatools.html
    http://www.pawfal.org/Software/SSM/
    ....and many others

    For sf2, you have the choice between timidity and fluidsynth
    http://www.onicos.com/staff/iz/timidity/ http://www.fluidsynth.org/

    > Kind regards,
    > Lutz.


    HTH
    Ciao

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