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Post by Stefan Koopmanschap » Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:12 pm

So I've been playing around with Rosegarden on Linux. I'm quite happy with it. Happy enough to start getting rid of my hardware. Anyone else here make music with Linux?

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Post by brianc » Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:23 pm

Rosegarden is something I've been meaning to experiment with, but haven't had the chance. I have dabbled with BEAST a few times, which is really powerful, but not terribly polished.

Linux audio's something I hope takes off some day. It's got a lot of potential, but not a whole lot of work is being done on it, at least visibly. Hopefully once LADSPA starts taking off, more people will start moving over.

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Post by adam » Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:43 am

Any of these toys compiling under OS X?

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Post by Stefan Koopmanschap » Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:20 am

brianc: yeah, LADSPA is cool but it needs more plugins. Rosegarden supports it, so I'd gladly get more LADSPA plugins :)

adam: I have no idea, you'd have to check the documentation of the software.

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Post by brianc » Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:57 pm

adam wrote:Any of these toys compiling under OS X?
It definitely could be done, but I have the feeling that it'd be a painful process...

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Post by sqook » Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:16 pm

brianc wrote:
adam wrote:Any of these toys compiling under OS X?
It definitely could be done, but I have the feeling that it'd be a painful process...
It'd probably just be easier to run them under apple's X11 environment rather than porting everything over to carbon. However, most of the linux sound libs (such as jack) have been ported over to osx already, iirc.

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Post by brianc » Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:26 pm

sqook wrote: It'd probably just be easier to run them under apple's X11 environment rather than porting everything over to carbon. However, most of the linux sound libs (such as jack) have been ported over to osx already, iirc.
Definitely. I was wondering if it was dependant on some Linux-centric things like ALSA, and it seems to be, but it's been ported to the BSDs, so it could be done. All you have to do is get all the dependencies like the KDE stuff.

In general, though, I would love to see a lot of software working on both Linux/BSD and OS X, since I use them both. I think if OS X music people started using the free programs out there, they might be a real help in improving them.

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Post by Stefan Koopmanschap » Sat Apr 09, 2005 12:44 pm

I've recently seen some very nice apps that are available for all platforms that were written in Java. These apps were aimed at programming, and not music making, but Java is clearly very good for these kinds of things. So now a company needs to decide to focus on developing in Java ;)

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