Michael Willis wrote:For what it's worth, I have the opinion that Ardour and Mixbus should be considered different DAWs for the purposes of a survey like this.
ufug wrote:Hey, why isn't Jokosher in the poll?
Well, the maximum number of entries for a poll is 10 which only leaves one more choice left to put on there which I was trying to save for any successful Linux DAW that I was ignorant to. Also, just my personal opinion, but Mixbus seems to just be Ardour with a modified mixer that has built in DSP as far as I can tell. Maybe that's just my ignorance though.. As for Jokosher - never heard of it. But I am always interested in looking into new Linux DAW's so am trying to look it up now. But the website (http://www.jokosher.org) doesn't seem to be working to well right now. I'd like to look at some good screenshots and videos of it - know any?
milo wrote:I agree with Michael Willis - your choice of software environment for music production is purely pragmatic, and there is no shame in using a Windows/OS X tool that you like. There are many factors in the equation (in no particular order): cost, freedom, workflow, interface, stability, software capability, technical expertise, creative style, curiosity, etc, etc. These factors weigh differently for different people, and even for the same person they will weigh differently at different times, and even for different songs.
These days I am using Ardour mostly, because I am not doing a lot with MIDI, and it is a really great environment for recording multiple takes on guitar and vocals. But I have also done some LMMS work recently, and I often use Hydrogen for my drum tracks. I've read enough comments from Qtractor fanboys on this forum that I am curious to give it a try. Maybe on my next song. I have also used Audacity in the past, but I don't recommend using that for anything non-trivial.
Yes. I'm not one of those Linux users that needs everything to be free and open source. I don't think that always makes sense for developers who wish to actually make some money from their work (we all know what happened to the music business once it all became available for free!). FOSS is awesome too though for obvious reasons. I respect both!
Honestly, as an FL Studio user, I just find it hard to leave that sequencer, piano roll and general flexibility of midi clips behind. FL Studio is so bloody good at it and I'm so accustomed to it! It's hard to explain how good it is to people that have never spent much time with it.. I'm not at all ashamed of using Windows software either. I just want to use all Linux software someday so I can become more of an advocate for Linux and music making on this platform. Qtractor is very cool though. I really like it and I think it's my favourite so far. I just have a couple of serious issues with that program which is why I haven't switched to it. The lack of PDC is a big deal for me. I also don't like the way that you can't make windows permanently stay on top of other windows - it disrupts my workflow too much. I spoke to the dev about it on this forum and it sounded like nothing would be done about these things anytime soon. Still, it'll stay there in my mind and I can imagine myself using it one day, or maybe switching to Ardour or Mixbus if the midi improves enough.