New to computer Music

  • Zormiji
Posted: Mon, 10/20/2008 - 03:14
I'm new to using computer for music and NEED help! I'm a musician that's used to tape recorders and 4 track recorders. What would any of you suggest to start with for a music program. I have a Yamaha MOTIF XS 58 for a Synthesizer and I downloaded Rosegarden music program, but I'm lost!!!! Is there a simple music program I can start on to learn the basics and then work up to a more complex program? HELP!!!!! I have a lot of music I'd like to get on CD for friends and Family. Thanks. Zormiji Music (c)

qjackctl

  • porisija
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 10/21/2008 - 15:28
The core of Linux audio system in Studio64 is the program JACK Control. Before starting up Audacity or any other audio software, start that. Then click on the button marked "Connect" and try figure out what is happening. JACK Control is the program that deals with connections between different audio software aka. input and output. With JACK Control you can manipulate your audio routing in a very efficient way. Click to activate an output and route it to an input with another click. Remember, Hydrogen and Audacity will work with ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture), that provides the drivers for your soundcard at kernel level, by themselves - but if you wish to record Hydrogen's output to Audacity - or Ardour - you need to use JACK Control.

New to Computer Music reply

  • Zormiji
  • 10/20/08
  • Tue, 10/21/2008 - 02:16
Thanks Guys! I didn't think I'd get a quick response. When I tried to get on the Rosegarden forum there wasn't any response!. I think I have Audacity, so I can check that out. I was playing with Hydrogen and Rosegarden one nite, buy didn't know how to record or what some of the stuff was. So this is a good place to start. Then I'll leap to Ardour and maybe then 64 Studio. I do have the Cubase AL 4 for the Motif XS but I can't load that on the Linnux program. Here we go....I'll keep you posted. Thanks again!

New to computers

  • porisija
  • 09/29/07
  • Mon, 10/20/2008 - 16:39
Before attempting to get to grips with Ardour, I still recommend reading a book about recording music with a computer. The problem is that most of such books are Windows software oriented, but the basics are the same: sample rates, bit rates, audio formats (wav, aiff, raw, mp3, ogg), what is AD/DA converter - the list goes on.. Then go on reading about Ardour et al. Anyways .. why not try Audacity? It has a very "user friendly" interface and will get you going quickly, whereas Ardour can be a bit intimidating.. powerful, YES - but complex.

Tape recorders

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 10/20/2008 - 05:49
If you are used to tape recorders, the application I would recommend would be Ardour. It is a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) and got its name as a wordplay on Hard Disk Recorder. http://www.ardour.org There is an online manual you might want to take a look at, and we also have a quickstart here in the 64studio manual. http://www.64studio.com/manual/audio/ardour/introduction Enjoy!

New to computer Music

  • Zormiji
  • 10/20/08
  • Mon, 10/20/2008 - 03:24
Hi- I'm I actually talking to someone now? I'm new to all of this stuff, Chatting and forums. I'm not new to computers, but usually only use them for work and emailing, a little journaling on the side. Anywho- I am a 50 year old wanting to finish music that I composed years ago. Also I have started composing again and don't have the knowledge to record music on a computer music program. I'm from the Oregon and have lived here most of my life. I've never been in a band, but have performed solo at art museums, galleries, conventions and etc. I'm a keyboard player, singer and lyricist. I've composed music for over 10 years but didn't have the means for CD's. What else do you want to know?