I really like it though.
I am for now happy with lmms, and all or most of what I (need to) learn is the same for all daw.
The side chaining in lmms has given me a few headache already.
Its not easy at all to get that working.
I am not sure if lmms can do real side chaining. I have seen a few tutorials. ( and discussions about this)
There seem to be two methods used for lmms, one uses a calf sidechain plugin.
The one time I got it working the result was rather disappointing.
Making serious music on a computer is allot harder then I had thought.
Most stuff I need to learn is not daw specific though.
Mixing is one thing, but I am still making progress. I am starting to use more and more equalizers, and I am starting to hear / understand why you might want to cut frequencies on some instruments.
About sonic visualizer. Compiling should be relative easy because I should already have all or most libs.
I will have to install the devel files though, I hope there is a list of dependencies in the tarball.
This will be the third time I compile a program my self.
Doom3 for Linux was the first one, lmms the second.
Edit: With the tar ball comes a install text file, with the dependencies.
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To build on a Unix-like system, run
$ ./configure && make
The following additional libraries are required or optional when
building the SV core libraries:
REQUIRED Qt v5 http://qt-project.org/
REQUIRED Vamp Plugin SDK v2.x http://www.vamp-plugins.org/
REQUIRED Rubber Band Library http://www.breakfastquay.com/rubberband/
REQUIRED libsndfile http://www.mega-nerd.com/libsndfile/
REQUIRED libsamplerate http://www.mega-nerd.com/SRC/
REQUIRED FFTW3 http://www.fftw.org/
REQUIRED bzip2 library http://www.bzip.org/
REQUIRED Sord and Serd libraries http://drobilla.net/software/
Optional MAD mp3 decoder http://www.underbit.com/products/mad/
Optional Oggz and fishsound http://xiph.org/oggz/
Optional liblo OSC library http://www.plugin.org.uk/liblo/
If you are going to build the rest of the SV libraries and the Sonic
Visualiser application, you will also need one or more of:
Optional JACK http://www.jackaudio.org/
Optional PortAudio v19 http://www.portaudio.com/
Optional PulseAudio http://www.pulseaudio.org/
Although JACK, PortAudio, and PulseAudio are individually optional,
you will need to have one or the other of them in order to get any
audio playback. Usually JACK is preferred on Linux, with PulseAudio
as a backup, and PortAudio is used elsewhere.
On Linux, you will need the ALSA libraries (used for MIDI).
If you happen to be using a Debian-based Linux, you probably want to
apt-get install something like the following packages: qtbase5-dev
qt5-default libsndfile1-dev libsamplerate0-dev libfftw3-dev libbz2-dev
libjack-dev libjack0 libpulse-dev libmad0-dev libid3tag0-dev
liboggz2-dev libfishsound1-dev libasound2-dev liblo-dev liblrdf0-dev
libsord-dev libserd-dev vamp-plugin-sdk librubberband-dev.