Getting started with music

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Getting started with music

Post by wunder_musiker »


after looking around for half a year getting some tips from this forum I finally registered.
Switched to Ubuntu about 4 years ago and took my family with me. Started last year playing guitar and got into those music applications mid last year.
Lenovo W520 20GB RAM
Focusrite Solo Bundle
Arturia Factory Keyboard
Ibanez RG370DX
Yamaha CPX 900NT
and a Rockband Drumkit haha :D

Digging into the Music Apps with currently using:
Ardour 6pre - compiled from github - from my perspective midi editing looks fair
Hydrogen - Great Drum App
Cadence/Carla Jack/LinVST - Great
LMMS - Great to create new sounds
Musecore for notation and furthermore...
Luppp + Seq64 + Non-Sequencer for looping & sequencing or just playing around

for the electric guitar Tonestack, Go-DSP-Guitar, Moddevices,Guitarix and Rakkarack. First two mentioned are the easiest to use for a beginner.

Targets: Improve musical skills. Get to know the Apps and recording. Try & Error. Have fun. :P
DAW: Ardour
Guitars: Acoustic Yamaha CPX900; Ibanez RG 370DX
Audio: Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio
Keyboard: Arturia Analog Factory Expression
Midi Pad: Akai Professional MPD32
Roland Cube 40GX & Footswitch

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Re: Getting started with music

Post by Openmastering »

Hey there and welcome.

You seem to have a solid hardware and software basis to really live your music.
I like that you commit to the Linux audio modular way with non-sequencer and luppp. I find it quite rewarding to craft once own perfect setup.

Keep us tuned
Audio mastering for open minds:
I master music using only free/libre softwares and DIY hardware.
Contact me for a free mastering sample.

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