We're evaluating options for a live recording setup in a church. Because the budget is tight, we're looking at running Linux with two Delta 1010's.

So far I've Audacity and Ardour. So far I'm leaning towards Ardour because it's got a more familiar environment for our uses, and it's bundled with a flavour of Ubuntu.

What other pieces of software are out there for Linux?


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I believe Audacity is intended for stereo recording and basic editing.

Ardour is aimed at the traditional DAW market, like other products such as Sonar & ProTools.

If you are looking to produce a podcast, Audacity is probably the best tool. If you are looking to produce a musical album, Ardour is probably the best tool.


Audacity's recording capabilities are very very limited, and it can't record multiple tracks simultaneously (one 5.1 track - yes, 2 solo voices - no). It's only suitable for recording radio shows or lp/cassette conversions or may be your church program live, one mic non-stop.

Ardour works great. probably the best choice, and there's Jokosher

Reaper can be made to work in linux. Not free, but uncrippled, unexpiring trial version available.


Rosegarden is an alternative http://www.rosegardenmusic.com/


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