[linux-audio-user] Recommendations for audio software needed

Ketil Thorgersen linuxuadio at rytmisk.net
Thu Jan 8 16:27:22 EST 2004

torsdag 8. januar 2004, 21:30, skrev Conrad Newton:
> I need some advice from those more experienced with
> audio software than myself.
> I am building a Knoppix-style live CD that will be
> used by teachers and pupils in Oslo, Norway.
> Most of the users are unfamiliar with Linux, and
> the CD is supposed to be their first introduction.
> Within the audio category, it is obvious that
> I should have a CD player (kscd), a CD-burner (k3b),
> and an mp3/ogg player (xmms).  I also want to have
> some music editing software, and I have identified
> the following programs as potentially interesting
> ardour
> audacity
> muse
> rosegarden4
> I have also been meaning to include solfege, the ear
> training program on the CD, but without really being
> certain how many people would use it.
> My question is, if I can only include 2 of the above
> programs (for space reasons), which two should I take?
> Bear in mind the restriction that the users are not
> a high-tech crowd.

Very interesting! I'm a teacher in Norway as well and have thought about 
starting to use linux apps in my music teaching, but have found it to 
cumbersome in the present state. I think audacity is the way to go as it is 
multiplatform. The pupils and teachers can easily use it on their windows 
home-pc. Both Muse and rosegarden is fine, although I personally find Muse a 
bit more intuitive. One of them should be included for composing by way of 
notation. If there is space I'd definately use the ear-training app.

Let us know when it is reseased!

Best regards (og lykke til!)

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