[linux-audio-user] Re: Recommendations for audio software
conrad.newton at broadpark.no
Fri Jan 9 05:49:42 EST 2004
>From BrbrOfSvl at aol.com on Friday, 2004-01-09 at 01:11:49 -0500:
> In a message dated 1/8/04 5:32:16 PM,
> linux-audio-user-request at music.columbia.edu writes:
> > But if I had to choose a musical education tool for teachers
> > and young people, might I not be better off with a midi
> > program such as muse or rosegarden4?
> > What would be the advantage of csound/cecilia?
> You will not find better software than Csound for making people actually
> think about the nature of sound. I learned more about acoustics/psychoacoustics
> working with csound than I did in any class on the subject (not a knock on my
> teachers, however, who have been great). Its small size and enormous
> versatility, with the addition of a score-making front-end like score11 or ngen,
I had not heard of these programs before. Thanks for the tip!
> could prove an extremely valuable application for advanced students who want to
> know what's actually going into the sound they are producing. I don't like
> cecilia at all - though it does make some things (particularly granular
> synthesis) somewhat easier. I feel the great versatility of csound lies in its
> absence of an encumbering GUI. I also am not fond of midi, but I guess it's
Trouble is, my target audience will collapse in a heap without a GUI!
> I would not include Ardour unless you want to include other Jack clients.
> Ardour is buggy (though the newest release is better), and it can be a real
> pain to use. I really like Rezound, but it can be a little buggy (particularly
Ardour is out, according to everything I have heard until now.
> if you are using it as a jack client). Jack is good if you have a soundcard
> that will only talk to one program at a time, and you need to do several
> things at once - with jack you can run Ardour's output into freqtweak, and send its
> output into rezound for recording on the fly. Depends on what you want to
> be able to do with this stuff. Another decent program you might check out is
> Pure Data (or PD) - great for realtime applications if you're into that.
Another application I know nothing about. I will look it up.
Thanks for your comments and suggestions.
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